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    The Florida Park Service has contracted with a private firm to seek corporate sponsors on major state trails, including the Withlacoochee State Trail.

    Combined, the seven trails — Blackwater River Heritage Trail, Tallahassee-St. Marks Historic Railroad State Trail, Nature Coast State Trail, Withlacoochee State Trail, the Florida Keys Overseas Heritage State Trail, General James A. Van Fleet State Trail and the Palatka-Lake Butler State Trail — attracted 2.74 million visitors in 2013.

  • Annual golf classic supports education

    HOMOSASSA — Enduring a good-natured golf competition only promises opportunities for Citrus County students.

    The Citrus County Education Foundation and the Citrus County School District invite golfers of all skill levels to join them at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at the 16th annual Superintendent’s Golf Classic at the Sugarmill Woods Golf Club, 1 Douglas St., Homosassa.

  • Guided tour set of recycling facilities in Citrus County

    Did you know that plastic bags can be recycled into fences, decks and shopping carts; or, that 60 percent of paper recycled in the U.S. is made into products like cereal boxes, tissues, and file folders? 

    No? You are invited to come learn more by participating in a guided tour of the recycling facilities in the Citrus County from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 22. This is a great way to celebrate Earth Day by discovering how recycling helps conserve natural resources and reduce waste.

  • County briefs 4/19/14

    ­N. Suncoast GOP meeting canceled

    Due to Easter weekend, the North Suncoast Republican Club will not meet today.  

    The regular meeting on the third Saturday of each month will resume May 17 at the Sugarmill Country Club, Homosassa. 

    A forum for Citrus County Commission candidates for District 2 will be on the program.

  • Tai Chi for the mind and body

    Editor’s note: This is National Library Week. Our local Citrus County Library System offers so much more than just books. Each day this week we are telling you about one of the many great things you can do at the library.

    Fluid movements, gentle, flowing postures. 

    With roots in Chinese meditation and medicine, the martial art of Tai Chi and its slow, deliberate moves focus the mind and challenge the body.

  • Costs in question

    OLD HOMOSASSA — Historic landmark or community eyesore?

    However one views the Old Homosassa water tower, nestled at the intersection of West Yulee Drive and West Fishbowl Drive, its future is at a crossroads.

    On Monday, the Homosassa Special Water District board will vote on the future of the district’s 100,000-gallon elevated storage tank at a 3 p.m. special board meeting at the water district office, 7922 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa. 

  • EDC foresees quick deal in land swap

    The Citrus County Economic Development Council (EDC) heard some good news on progress with the Inverness Airport Business Park.

    The project has been an EDC priority and the focus of a pending land exchange between the county and the city of Inverness.

    The city will get some county land near Whispering Pines Park in exchange for a former city spray field near Inverness Airport. 

  • Panel mulls tent sale rules

    LECANTO — Once again, one person’s property rights conflicted with another person’s established business as a citizens’ panel confronted outdoor retail sales events, known as tent sales, often involving the sale of automobiles.

  • Traffic signal back on following five-car crash
  • Guest service earns hotel recognition

    Ongoing efforts to improve guest experience at the Quality Inn Conference Center at 

    Citrus Hills have been recognized.

    The business is the recipient of the 2014 Gold Hospitality Award from Choice Hotels International, one of the world’s largest hotel companies.