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  • Prepare for FEMA aid

    Wednesday’s presidential declaration of a federal disaster area and Thursday’s declaration of a business federal disaster mean Citrus County residents and business owners may be eligible for low-interest loans, grants or other federal aid. To prepare for the assistance office opening, officials suggest owners of damaged property gather the following:

    * Important papers, such as documentation of ownership.

    * Receipts of any repairs they may have already had done.

  • Good Fella's wins appeals court decision

    A Sumter County garbage hauling company co-owned by Commissioner Scott Adams scored a major victory Thursday in its battle against Citrus County government over where it can dispose of garbage.

    The 5th District Court of Appeal ruled against the county in its attempts to force Good Fella’s Roll-Off and Waste Disposal to dispose of garbage it collects from the Citrus County School District in the Citrus landfill.

  • Vietnam memorial wall in Dunnellon this weekend

    Augie Salzer

    For the Riverland News

    DUNNELLON — In years past, Vietnam veterans were ignored and shown disdain for their service.

    For almost 20 years, the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces fought a battle they could not win and the public blamed them for the fiasco.

    It has taken decades, but Vietnam veterans are finally receiving the honor and respect they deserve.

  • A brand new beach

    Hunter Springs Park is back in business.

    Almost.

    Crystal River’s park and freshwater beach will open to the public Saturday after being closed for months while it underwent significant renovation.

  • Today the last day to apply for Royal scholarship

    Today is the deadline to apply for the Phil Royal Law Enforcement Academy Community Service Scholarship, which seeks to offer financial assistance to outstanding cadets while perpetuating the legacy of a man who exemplified community service.

  • Holding court
  • County briefs 9/29/2016

    Services for Clouse set for Friday

    A celebration of life service for Darryl Clouse will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club Hampton Room. Friends will start to gather at 6 p.m.

    Clouse, Citrus County’s director of systems management, died Saturday.

  • Check to make sure you're registered to vote

    The Presidential General Election is quickly approaching and now is the time to make sure your voter record is up-to-date with the Supervisor of Elections office.

  • Judge: Man's statements fair game

    A Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday that statements made to police by a St. Petersburg man charged with murdering a confidential informant can be used against him in court.

    Judge Richard “Ric” Howard denied attorney Candace Hawthorne’s motion to suppress Curtis Marco Wilson’s December 2012 statements to investigators. Hawthorne had argued Citrus County Sheriff’s Office detectives coerced Wilson and did not respect her client’s requests for an attorney.

  • Ready for the game