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  • Monday Conversation: Diana Finegan

    INVERNESS — The typical victim of domestic violence is young and she is old, educated and non-educated, poor, middle class and wealthy.

    In other words, there is no typical woman who ends up at a domestic violence shelter such as CASA, the Citrus Abuse Shelter Association.

    According to Diana Finegan, CASA executive director, one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence some time in her life. 

  • Putting Citrus front and center

    The business of tourism in Citrus County has been on a blitzkrieg of sorts recently — all manner of strategies and efforts are under way to sell tourists on the hidden ecological and sparkling gem that is this county.

    And, the reward, officials hope, is hordes of outsiders trudging through with their pocketbooks open to peek or swim with manatees, go fishing, scalloping or go spelunk underwater. Better yet, go bike or walk the moss-draped, oak-canopied trails of the county.

  • For the Record 10/20/14

    Citrus County Sheriff’s Office


     A residential burglary was reported at 3:17 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the 5400 block of S. Loni Point, Homosassa.

     A vehicle burglary was reported at 4:46 p.m. Oct. 15 in the 3200 block of E. Crown Drive, Inverness.


  • Indomitable spirit

    BEVERLY HILLS — Hope never left Ray Albro’s mind during one of his most troubling times.

    It was hope that kept him volunteering at the Beverly Hills Surveillance Unit after he recovered from the amputation of his right and last remaining leg as a result of diabetic complications.

  • County briefs 10/20/14

    ­Group to discuss constitutional issues

    Americans United for Separation of Church and State-Nature Coast Chapter will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness.

    The public is welcome to join in the discussion about constitutional issues pertaining to separation of church and state. 

  • From clean water nemesis to fertilizer

    Collected Lyngbya from King’s Bay, Crystal River, is transported to a drying field off of Southeast Eighth Avenue next to Jim LeGrove Memorial Park before being moved to the Path Homeless Shelter as fertilizer in their organic gardens to provide food to the homeless community.

    This Lyngbya recycling process has been coordinated for over a year by Save Crystal River, Kings Bay Rotary Club, Path Homeless Shelter and FDS to reuse over four years of collected Lyngbya from clean-ups in King’s Bay.

  • A primer on the race for mosquito control

    Editor’s note: This year’s ballot includes the three-position race for Citrus County mosquito control board. Mosquito control board members set policy and a tax millage to operate the mosquito control district, which was created by an act of the Legislature. The position is nonpartisan and pays $4,800 a year. There are two incumbents: Albert Jordan and Bob Milan; Jordan, however, is seeking re-election to a different seat.

  • A primer on the race for circuit court judge

    WHAT: 5th Judicial Circuit Judge.
    COVERS: All Citrus County, plus Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties.
    TERM: Six years.
    PAY: $146,080.
    ON THE NOV. 4 BALLOT: Denise Dymond Lyn and Mary Hatcher.

  • A primer on the race for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 11

    WHAT: U.S. House of Representatives, District 11.
    COVERS: Citrus and all or parts of five other counties.
    TERM: Two years.
    PAY: $174,000.

  • A primer on the race for agriculture commissioner

    WHAT: Florida agriculture commissioner.
    COVERS: All of Florida.
    TERM: Four years.
    PAY: $128,971.
    ON THE NOV. 4 BALLOT: Republican incumbent Adam Putnam; Democrat Thaddeus “Thad” Hamilton.