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  • Full plate awaits county board

    INVERNESS — It’s one of those bring-your-dinner-and-snack type of agendas for Tuesday’s meeting of Citrus County commissioners.

  • Council to look at fire options

    INVERNESS — The Inverness City Council will have the first of two scheduled workshops Tuesday evening to discuss the possibility of forming its own fire department now that the county is pressuring the city to join a taxing unit to help pay for protection.

    City Manager Frank DiGiovanni said during a budget hearing that start-up 

  • Happy trails

    INVERNESS — It’s no secret that visitors to Citrus County love to explore the water adventures offered on the west side of the county. However, more and more, outdoor enthusiasts are starting to discover the recreational gems that lie beyond the crystal clear springs, and one of these gems is shining just a tad bit brighter, thanks to some national recognition.

  • Monday Conversation: Mike Orlito

    CRYSTAL RIVER — Five years ago, Mike Orlito set up shop in Citrus County running the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the University of North Florida. 

    As an outreach program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, under the guidance of a state university, the SBDC offers no-cost, confidential consultation to owners of new and existing businesses.

  • Postscript: Glen Bortell: A century of service

    INVERNESS — Even at 100, Glen Bortell was nimble and quick on his feet as a Citrus Memorial Hospital volunteer, transporting patients in wheelchairs to diagnostic imaging and back to their rooms.

    Even at 100, he was more interested in serving others than in being served.

  • Sheriff’s Summer Safety and Youth Expo
  • County briefs 4/27/15

    Floral City crash victim identified

    Authorities identified the victim of a fatal Floral City crash on Friday.

  • Woman killed in Floral City crash

    A fatal crash occurred Friday evening in Floral City when a pickup truck hit a stopped motorcycle. 

    According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, John Seibert Jr., 23, of Citrus Springs, was driving a 1993 Ford F-250 and travelling northbound on U.S. 41 at approximately 4:55 p.m. with a trailer in tow. 

  • Missing juveniles returned home

    Three missing juveniles were returned to their families recently. 

  • Coworker's cancer is staff's crusade

    INVERNESS — With family, when one has a need, everyone comes to their aid.

    At Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, the staff and employees consider themselves family, and right now they all are rallying around Nora Souhrada, the dealership’s warranty administrator who is currently going through chemotherapy for her second bout with cancer.