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Christian Arroyo was the 25th overall pick in the 2013 amateur draft. [OCTAVIO JONES | Times (2013)]

Hernando's Christian Arroyo told his mom he was headed to the majors, and she didn't believe him

SAN FRANCISCO — Former Hernando High School baseball star Christian Arroyo's major-league debut didn't go so well — 0-for-4 in the San Francisco Giants' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday. Convincing his mother that his dream had come true wasn't too easy, either. "I cried a little bit, and then I call …


  1. As Spring Hill turns 50, longtime residents contemplate its future



    Greg Kirkland looked down his street near Kass Circle — the original commercial core of Spring Hill — and considered the future of his now 50-year-old community.

    “I believe in this little town. . . . I have that hometown pride.” Michael Gallagher, who owns Bizzoco’s Italian Pizzeria on Kass Circle
  2. DeWitt: The 'vintage' look of old Spring Hill



    That's what people, at least some young people, consider homes in the oldest part of Spring Hill, according to Hernando County planner Pat McNeese.

  3. Hernando Vendors for April 28



    • Vendors are needed for Springstead High School's flea markets, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 13 in the parking lot of the school's theater, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Vendor spaces are $10 and include two parking spaces. For information, call Greg at (352) …

  4. Hernando Government Meetings for April 28


    Government meetings

    Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:


  5. Hernando Briefs for April 28



    Landscaping expert available for classes

  6. Hernando Pet of the Week for April 28


    Pet of the week | Butterfinger

    Humane Society of the Nature Coast
  7. Hernando Events for April 28-May 4


    28 Friday

    Putting for the Pups: The four-person scramble has a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Entry fee includes cart, greens fees, range balls, dinner and prizes. Registration begins at noon. The event is a benefit for Kathi's K9s Dog Rescue and Adoption in Weeki Wachee. $65; $25 for non-golfers. …