'Social promotion' rears head with School Board
||Boy, that's good
[Times photo: Douglas R. Clifford]
Three-year-old Blake Hartmier wastes no time polishing off an ice cream treat Tuesday at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill. The snack was one of the highlights of the boy's visit to the park, where he played for hours with his friend after spending the early part of the day in preschool.
The board is leery of promoting failing students. This year, they have asked staff how students fare when they receive "social promotions."
Officials toss their 2 cents in on new rail
County Commission Chairman Chris Kingsley's letter urges the Legislature not to forget the little guys when planning the high-speed rail.
Students to carry on without lockers
Nature Coast Technical High School will open with lockers in areas such as the gym and labs but with none in the hallways.
Changes proposed for dealing with dogs
Animal Services officers' recommendations for handling problem dogs receives a warm response from officials and residents.
Radios a waste of public funds
Editor: Re: Leaders tuning in to firefighters, Feb. 16 Hernando Times:
Path clears for clairvoyants who don't vote in county
BROOKSVILLE -- Fortunetellers and clairvoyants no longer must vote in Hernando County in order to make their prognostications here.
Leopard switches into baseball mode -- for now
Now that practicing for the state wrestling meet is done, Drew Innes will concentrate on playing shortstop. That is until the national meet.
Ferguson's absence doesn't slow Eagles
Even with Steve Ferguson nursing an ankle injury, Springstead dominates.
Pedestrian from Wisconsin struck by car, injured