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Articles from the January 16, 2024 edition

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  • Newcomer Says "Out with the old, in with the new"

    Tom Lemons|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    HERNANDO COUNTY – Marvin Baynham is new to politics and has never run for public office, but the 31-year-old firefighter from Weeki Wachee believes people are ready for that kind of change in the Hernando Board of County Commissioners. According to his campaign website, Baynham is a Christian, husband, father, and conservative who graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development. Baynham grew up in the tough neighborhoods o...

  • Local Teen Hopes to Save Lives by Installing Life Rings - Spotlight Adventure Coast Journal

    Tom Lemons, January 19, 2024|Updated Jan 22, 2024

    SPRING HILL – Jesse Kolberg is a senior at Springstead High School, an exemplary student, an Eagle Scout, and the captain of his soccer team at the Hernando Soccer Club. After high school, Jesse hopes to attend the University of Florida with aspirations of someday practicing law. But what led R News to feature Jesse in our Spotlight Adventure Coast Journal series is what he did to help Hernando County a little bit safer. Jesse wanted to do something "big" to help his c...

  • Fire Destroys Mobile Home, Several Cats Perish

    Tom Lemons, January 18, 2024|Updated Jan 19, 2024

    BROOKSVILLE – Firefighters responded to an early morning structure fire inside the Brookridge Mobile Home Community that claimed the lives of several cats. Upon arrival at the 8000 block of Morelli Ave, firefighters discovered a fully involved mobile home. All occupants escaped without injury, but three cats perished in the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation....

  • Detectives Find Stolen French Bulldog in Amazon Driver's Home

    Tom Lemons, January 17, 2023|Updated Jan 18, 2024

    SPRING HILL – Just before Christmas last year, Sterling Hills resident Nichol Exline discovered that her family's beloved French Bulldog "Kali" had disappeared from the front yard of her residence on Copper Hill Road. It didn't take long for Exline to realize that Kali had not run away; instead, she'd been taken by an Amazon driver. Surveillance video taken on December 22, 2023, shows an Amazon driver pulling into Exline's driveway, delivering a package to her front door, and...

  • Gruesome Murder, Suicide, Leads to Arrest of Accomplice

    Tom Lemons, January 16, 2024|Updated Jan 17, 2024

    SPRING HILL – Yesterday, R News reported the suicide of a Spring Hill man who allegedly hung himself at a residence on Elkin Ave. After speaking with a family member today, we learned that the man who hung himself had just committed a gruesome murder inside his own home. Shyanna Enos tells R News that her brother, 25-year-old Dakota Lee Croft killed his uncle William Trudell inside the home on Elkin Ave. Enos says his friend 33-year-old Dustin McMillan helped Croft kill T...