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The Hernando High cheer squad in the 2014 Brooksville parade.OCTAVIO JONES | Times (2014)

Hernando Holiday Events

For nearly four decades, one event has successfully put Hernando County residents in the Christmas spirit — the annual Brooksville Christmas Parade. Now in its 38th year, this year's parade, which is put on by the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville, will include about 120 units traveling through downtown Brooksville — mar …


  1. New commissioners put brakes on utility rate increase

    Local Government

    BROOKSVILLE — On their first official day in office, Hernando County commissioners John Allocco and Steve Champion were asked to approve a utility rate increase that would bring another $1.4 million into the county's general fund coffers annually.

    New commissioner John Allocco asked why the increase had to be made now.
  2. Brooksville man accused of theft from bike shop



    Man accused of theft from bike shop

  3. Deputies search for man they say built meth lab in Wellington


    SPRING HILL — A man is being sought after authorities say he built a lab for cooking methamphetamine inside a home in a retirement community.

  4. Hernando Pet of the Week for Dec. 9


    Pet of the week | Jamie

    Jamie is a 2-year-old domestic shorthair mix. She is all black except for a white spot on her chest, and loves sitting in the sun and being gently pet. She would be best suited in a calm home with older children. Inquiries about adopting Jamie or other cats and dogs can be …

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast
  5. Hernando Government Meetings for Dec. 9-15



    Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 a.m., commission chambers, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.


  6. Hernando Blood Mobile for Dec. 9


    LifeSouth Community Blood Center will have blood drives at the following off-site locations during the coming week.

  7. Be a Santa program aims to brighten holidays for needy seniors

    Human Interest

    In this do-good, feel-good season, hearts easily respond to children of depravation. Meanwhile, some at the other end of the age spectrum are gut-wrenchingly wanting as well.