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Springstead High wants to replace its aging, cracked and pitted blue polyurethane floor. With funding tight, officials at Springstead and other schools in the district are looking to private funding to help with public school needs.WILL VRAGOVIC | Times (2009)

With funds scarce in Hernando, schools look to raise their own money

SPRING HILL — Springstead High School's 35-year-old, bright-blue gym floor is hard on the joints of athletes and maybe even harder on the eyes of spectators. "It's more dangerous and impactful than a wooden floor. … It's reached the end of its life expectancy," said basketball coach and sports marketing teacher Tim …

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  1. District wrestling: Pasco wins third straight title

    Wrestlingpreps

    BROOKSVILLE — Pasco wrestlers held up three fingers following Saturday's Class A, District 6 tournament, signifying the Pirates three-peat of district titles.

  2. With funds scarce in Hernando, schools look to raise their own money

    K12

    SPRING HILL — Springstead High School's 35-year-old, bright-blue gym floor is hard on the joints of athletes and maybe even harder on the eyes of spectators.

  3. Hernando deputies investigating fatal stabbing in Spring Hill

    Crime

    SPRING HILL — A 32-year-old man who was stabbed multiple times died from his injuries on Saturday, according to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office.

  4. Fox Chapel students help fill bags with food for families in need

    K12

    SPRING HILL — Hairnets are not considered stylish in middle school. But well over 100 students willingly donned them recently because they knew they were about to do something important.

    Fox Chapel Middle eighth-graders Destiny Harvey, 14, front right, and Samantha Miller, 14, start an assembly line for the Feeding Children Everywhere project to fill bags of food. 
  5. DeWitt: Time to mark Hernando's history of lynchings with a monument

    Public Safety

    Some of the darkest pages in one of the darkest chapters in American history were written right here in Hernando County.

    And now we need to own up to it.

  6. Specialty shows come to Show Palace, Palace Grand

    Stage

    The Show Palace Dinner Theatre and Palace Grand managers found themselves with a few nights not filled with Broadway shows, banquets, weddings, fundraisers or award dinners and decided it was the perfect time to make those "specialty show" nights.

  7. With new minister of music, Northcliffe Baptist offers congregation a choice of worship styles

    Religion

    SPRING HILL — Whatever one's taste in Christian worship music, Northcliffe Baptist Church is aiming to please its congregation by offering two distinctly different music ministry styles.

    Tim Kaufman leads the traditional music provided at the church’s 9 a.m. service.