County briefs 5/28/14

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By The Staff

FC woman dies in Friday accident

A Floral City woman was killed Friday evening in a single-car crash near the intersection of County Roads 48 and 625 in Sumter County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

At 6:19 p.m. Friday, Angela Russell, 38, was traveling eastbound on C.R. 48 in the area of C.R. 625 in her 1997 Saturn and negotiating a left curve when she reportedly lost control of the vehicle. The car traveled onto the south grass shoulder of C.R. 48 and Russell reportedly overcorrected the steering, causing the car to rotate counter-clockwise across the road. The car then continued east down a grassy embankment on the north side of C.R. 48 and collided with a fence. 

After the collision, the Saturn overturned several times and Russell, who was not wearing her seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle. The car ended up in an upright position facing west.

Russell sustained serious injuries and was transported to Ocala Regional where she was later declared dead.


Group forms in hopes to save tower

The first organizational meeting to save the old Homosassa water tower is at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Homosassa Civic Club.

The public is encouraged to attend to help prepare a plan of action that will be presented to the water board to get an extension from tearing down the structure. Other discussions include forming a nonprofit organization and what the public would like to see done.

The deadline to submit a plan for the water tower is June 16.

The civic club is located behind the Homosassa Learning Center at the corner of Yulee Drive and Mason Creek Road.


Party planned for shelter cat

Many visitors to the Citrus County Animal Shelter are familiar with George, the shelter’s resident cat. George turns 14 this year and, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14, there will be a party for him.

The shelter will have “Kit-Kat” candy bars for everyone who visits. There will be silent auction items; and food, drinks and popcorn available for purchase from Calypso Concessions Inc. 

Cash donations or checks payable to “FOCCAS” (Friends of the Citrus County Animal Shelter) will be accepted to benefit all shelter cats. In lieu of cash donations, dry or canned cat food and packets of Temptations treats are appreciated. 

For information, call Billie Lombardo at 352-746-8408.