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  • Monday Conversation: Kimberlee Tennille

    Kimberlee Tennille is the park manager of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park — and she does not just manage animals.

    Tennille grew up in Clearwater, but relocated to Citrus County after college because of the schools here; specifically, the Academy of Environmental Science, where her daughter attends school.

  • Eatery’s popularity a traffic hazard

    INVERNESS — Duane Fraser said he’s tired of watching a stream of westbound drivers making illegal left turns into Joe’s Family Restaurant along State Road 44 and is appealing to transportation officials to fix the problem before someone gets hurt.

    But so far, Fraser said he’s hit a road block in trying to get action, or at least some pylons placed in the lane to avert drivers. The eatery is at 911 W. Main St. inside the Inverness city limits.

  • Postscript - Judith Parker: Beloved vendor at Howard’s Flea Market

    HOMOSASSA — Judy Parker brought delight to her little section of Howard’s Flea Market.

    She and best friend Judy Gardner — they were called “JudyandJudy” by those who knew them — ran Pup City U.S.A., selling pet supplies and puppies. 

  • VA has care in medical foster homes

    The VA Medical Foster Home Program has expanded into Citrus County with a location in Citrus Springs.

    The program is based at Malcom Randall VA Hospital in Gainesville.

    It matches ex-military personnel with people in their community who have decided to open their homes and act as caregivers.

  • Couple renews vows for 68th anniversary

    By Carly Zervis, Correspondent

  • Crystal River home burns

    A Crystal River residential home was involved in a fire Saturday afternoon.

    Citrus County Sheriff’s Fire Rescue units were dispatched at 12:50 p.m. Saturday to a structure fire that took place at a residence at 8420 N. Troccoli Terrace, Crystal River, according to the fire incident report.

    Four fire engines were at the scene at 1 p.m. Rescue units came from Connell Heights, Crystal River and Homosassa to assist.

  • County briefs 3/2/15

    Chamber luncheon slated March 13

    The Citrus County Chamber of Commerce will have its March luncheon on March 13 at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club. The luncheon is sponsored by Aspire Relationship Center. 

    Dana James, headmaster at Seven Rivers Christian School, will be the guest speaker. He will deliver a presentation on “4 Steps to a Successful School; How it Benefits the Community.”

  • Shoes are a wish your heart makes
  • So, where has the traffic gone?

    “Pray for me, I drive on U.S. 19.”

    That was a popular bumper sticker on people’s cars in the 1980s, and motorists repeated that mantra frequently as they tried to navigate one of the busiest highways in west Central Florida.

  • Suncoast 2 on the fast track

    Whoever coined the phrase “build it and they will come” didn’t have the Suncoast Parkway in mind.

    Fourteen years after the toll road known as Suncoast 1 landed just south of the Citrus County border, fears of traffic unleashed onto a crowded U.S. 19 have not materialized.