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Ernie Chatman, a legendary Hernando County coach and runner, dies

BROOKSVILLE — One of Hernando County's greatest institutions wasn't stationary. Unlike Weeki Wachee Springs, Brooksville's Coney Island Drive-Inn or Tom Varn Park, Ernie Chatman never was embedded in a singular spot. This local fixture — teacher, coach, mentor, umpire — got around, typically at a pace that belied h …

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  1. Hometown Hernando for July 29

    Human Interest

    We want your news!

    Hometown Hernando is devoted to everyday life in our county, whether it's snapshots from your family reunion, recreational sporting event, news from your last club meeting or just a few lines thanking someone for a job well done. You can contact Hometown Hernando news coordinator Jean …

    New officers for Sons of Italy: Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502 had its 2016-18 installation ceremony during a recent meeting. New officers include: Salvatore Rotella, president; Lucille Mainenti, vice president; Laura Laveroni, immediate past president; Stephen Inguanta, orator; Sheila Colletti, recording secretary; Frank Tarantino, financial secretary; John Furnari, treasurer; trustees Frank A. Colletti, Josephine Cusumano, Irma Gulotta, Mary Ann Hopkins, David Little, Ida Luciano and Peter Mainenti; Barney Gulotta, master of ceremonies; Pia Bonfiglio, mistress of ceremonies, and Dennis Bonfiglio, guard.
  2. Hernando commission candidate out as wrestling coach at Springstead High

    Local Government

    SPRING HILL — After 10 years coaching wrestling at Springstead High School, Michael LaRocca says he has been told by school officials that he will not be asked to return this fall.

  3. Brooksville's Chatman had a great race through life

    Human Interest

    Some people might think that the manner of Ernie Chatman's death proved his lifestyle wrong.

    I think the opposite.

    Ernie Chatman, 66, was a community institution as a runner, coach and teacher. He died Sunday after finishing a short jog.
  4. Art exhibits and performing arts on the North Suncoast

    Events

    On stage

    Tickets to the shows: Season tickets are on sale for Live Oak Theatre's 2016-2017 season, which will feature Peter Pan (including dessert) on Nov. 4, 5, 11 and 12; the Merry Medieval Madrigal Feast, (dinner and dessert), on Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17; and Wizard of Oz

  5. Letters: Readers comment on Hernando news

    Letters

    Building a bat house is well worth the effort

  6. Hernando Business digest for July 29

    Business

    Business digest

    Who's news

    DOCTOR CREATES APP: Dr. Srin Dutt, an ophthalmologist with Eyecare Centers of Florida in Brooksville, created a new app called the "Site of Surgery Assistant," designed to prevent surgical errors or "wrong-site surgeries."

  7. Ernie Chatman, a legendary Hernando County coach and runner, dies

    Crosscountrypreps

    BROOKSVILLE — One of Hernando County's greatest institutions wasn't stationary. Unlike Weeki Wachee Springs, Brooksville's Coney Island Drive-Inn or Tom Varn Park, Ernie Chatman never was embedded in a singular spot.

    Ernie Chatman