The Hernando Today started as a free green sheet and lasted over 20 years. It printed its last issue on November 30, 2014.
The Hernando Today was started by Derek Dunn-Rankin and grew from a green sheet to a weekly to finally a daily in the mid-1990s. The Hernando Today competed head-to-head in Hernando with the daily editions of the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune. Dunn-Rankin eventually sold it to Media General Corp which also owned the Tampa Tribune.
Another Dunn-Rankin newspaper, the Charlotte Sun won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing for a series of pieces about an inmate killed at the Charlotte Correctional Institution by corrections officers.