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  • Three accused of sexual battery

    Three men from the Crystal River area were arrested Friday for allegedly having sexual relations with a helpless 15-year-old girl more than two years ago.

    Sheriff’s investigators got a report in late March that four suspects sexually assaulted the teenager one night in early January 2013, according to the arrest reports.

  • County briefs 4/14/15

    School board to meet today

    The Citrus County School Board will meet for its monthly regular meeting at 4 p.m. today at the District Services Center, 1007 W. Main St., Inverness.

    However, the board will start the day with a due-

  • Beverly Hills cleanup Friday

    Beverly Hills Spring Cleanup Day will be Friday. The twice-a-year event is spearheaded by the Beverly Hills Civic Association and Beverly Hills Waste Management, in conjunction with the Citrus County Landfill. This year, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Community Safety Team — headed by Detective Craig Callahan — will be trying to clean up some of the eyesores in Beverly Hills, as well.

  • High school musical
  • Torch Run moves today

    Citrus County’s law enforcement officers and firefighters will once again do their part in the annual Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting Special Olympics Florida.

    More than 300 law enforcement agencies around the state will carry and pass the “Flame of Hope” from county to county, until the flame reaches its 

    final destination at the opening ceremonies of the state Summer Games in Orlando.

  • County briefs 4/13/15

    Church-state discussion April 21 at Inverness library

    Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Nature Coast Chapter, will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. The chapter is committed to protect and preserve the wall of separation between church and state. 

    The public is welcome to attend discourse on constitutional issues pertaining to separation of church and state. 

  • Taste of Inverness
  • Monday Conversation: Jason Koon

    It’s testing time for middle school students in Citrus County.

  • Postscript: Letter writer called himself the ‘well known poison pen’

    OZELLO — It’s not that Patrick Condray liked being antagonistic just to be a thorn in someone’s side — it was never malicious. 

  • The fruit of their labor

    LECANTO - For many families, when one apple can cost a dollar and one orange can cost 50 cents, fresh fruit is a luxury. 

    That shouldn’t be, says DuWayne Sipper, executive director of The Path of Citrus County. For the past 10 years, The Path has operated a farm, growing fresh vegetables that go to feed the hungry of Citrus County.