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  • Looking for the next boom

    INVERNESS — So what do the cities of Inverness, Brooksville, Floral City and Dunnellon all have in common?

  • Development will go back to drawing board

    A long and somewhat controversial attempt to revive Citrus County with a major shopping development in Crystal River is back to square one.

    On. Aug. 10, Crystal River’s city council voted to remove from its comprehensive plan the development plan for a 160-acre shopping plaza on the corner of U.S. 19 and West Venable Street, known as Crystal River Commons.

  • Development will go back to drawing board

    A long and somewhat controversial attempt to revive Citrus County with a major shopping development in Crystal River is back to square one.

    On. Aug. 10, Crystal River’s city council voted to remove from its comprehensive plan the development plan for a 160-acre shopping plaza on the corner of U.S. 19 and West Venable Street, known as Crystal River Commons.

  • Crystal River and ... Cleveland?

    Travel sites and blogs are once again touting Crystal River as a top destination.

    In two articles published online in August, the town joined the reputable ranks of places like Key West for the best places to snorkel nationwide, and Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, for the best place to rent a vacation home.

  • Park user fees on council agenda

    INVERNESS — It’s been 17 years since the city of Inverness has modified its fees for extended seasonal users of the baseball and softball fields at Whispering Pines Park.

    Council tonight will discuss amending those fees because of the increasingly high costs of maintaining the ball diamonds. All organized leagues currently pay these fees to use the park facilities.

  • Regional planner needs volunteers

    Wanted: men and women willing to volunteer to help make Citrus and Hernando counties safer for bicyclists, motorists and pedestrians.

    The Hernando-Citrus MPO staffers put the call out several weeks ago for volunteers to apply for four vacancies on the MPO’s Citizens Advisory Committee for the next two years. For purposes of equity, the organization is searching out volunteers from Citrus County.

  • County announces availability of funds to help low-income residents

    Under the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program (SHIP), Citrus County Housing Services announced the following housing programs for which funding has been received:

    SPECIAL HOUSING NEEDS 

  • County briefs 8/31/15

    Vets, Chronicle wants your stories

    The Citrus County Chronicle is seeking U.S. military veterans who live locally to be featured in the Sunday Veterans section. If you have a story to share about your service to the country, contact C.J. Risak at 352-586-9202 or cjrisak2@yahoo.com.

     

    Courthouse museum seeking volunteers 

  • Bibliophiles delight

    INVERNESS — They say brick-and-mortar book stores are relics of the past and won’t make it anymore.

    Store owners cannot compete with online book giants that offer a dizzying array of new books and many older editions, they claim. It would be economic suicide to open a store during these high tech times.

  • Monday Conversation: Bruce Deyarmond

    LECANTO — At 15, Bruce Deyarmond, the Phoenix Program’s intensive outpatient counselor at The Centers in Lecanto, began his foray into a 25-year drug addiction by smoking his first joint.