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Jacob Volberg, 10, shows off his rabbit at the judging table at the Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show on Friday. Rabbit projects appeal to the younger 4-Hers, county 4-H extension agent Nancy Moores said.

Young 4-Hers learn from rabbits

BROOKSVILLE Cute and cuddly are big attractions, but there's more to raising rabbits than cozying up to them, say young 4-Hers at the Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show. Rabbits and poultry, the first creatures fair-goers encounter through the main gate, are favorite starter projects, introducing young p …

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  1. District softball roundup: Hernando upsets Nature Coast

    Softballpreps

    BROOKSVILLE — Nature Coast was the heavy favorite to win the first district title in school history Friday, but Hernando had other plans.

  2. Hometown Hernando for April 17

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion or a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. Call Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean Hayes at (352) 848-1438, fax (352) 754-6133, or jhayes@tampabay.com.

    Spring Hill golfer scores an ace:  Edward Sokolowski, 81, of Spring Hill recently made his first hole in one on the 13th hole at Seven Hills Golf Golfers Club in Spring Hill. He was informed the ball went 185 yards. Sokolowski is a retired New York firefighter who has been playing golf since he was a kid.
  3. FHP: Two killed, child injured in Spring Hill car crash

    Accidents

    Two drivers died and a child was hurt in a car wreck on Mariner Boulevard in Spring Hill late Thursday, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  4. District softball: Seventh-inning rally lifts Osceola

    Softballpreps

    SEMINOLE — As Lindsey Hall stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and two on, the final between Osceola and Mitchell was assured of being a thriller regardless of who won. Hall made sure the celebration was on Osceola's side.

    Mitchell starting pitcher Ashley Autuori winds up during the second inning.
  5. Rabbit= projects teach young 4-Hers about care, management of animals

    Human Interest

    BROOKSVILLE

    Cute and cuddly are big attractions, but there's more to raising rabbits than cozying up to them, say young 4-Hers at the Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show.

    Jacob Volberg, 10, shows off his rabbit at the judging table at the Hernando County Fair and Youth Livestock Show on Friday. Rabbit projects appeal to the younger 4-Hers, county 4-H extension agent Nancy Moores said.
  6. Florida Blueberry Festival draws big crowds and appetites

    Human Interest

    BROOKSVILLE — Upward of 50,000 guests thronged downtown Brooksville for last weekend's fourth annual Florida Blueberry Festival, bringing appetites for all things fruity and blue.

    About 50,000 guests thronged downtown Brooksville for last weekend’s fourth annual Florida Blueberry Festival.
  7. DeWitt: Petition for bike path through Brooksville might help

    Transportation

    The city of Brooksville is circulating a petition asking for the Coast to Coast Connector bike trail to come through Brooksville "as opposed to being routed around the city on the State Road 50 truck bypass."