Local News

  • Staying local

    A Homosassa company, which manufactures specialized devices to improve the daily lives of people with physical or neuromuscular disabilities, has moved to a larger location to accommodate a growing national demand for its products.

    Since 1989, Accessibility Services Inc. has been providing assistive technology and adaptive equipment for disabled individuals, hospitals, businesses, schools and universities throughout Florida and, in recent years, at a national level.

  • County to review animal shelter options

    INVERNESS — Kevin Mallory had quite a second day on the job.

    The new Citrus County Animal Shelter director watched from the back row during Tuesday’s county commission meeting and witnessed:

    * Impassioned volunteers pleadiing for help on behalf of shelter dogs and cats.

    * Commission Chairman John “JJ” Kenney announcing that the new veterinarian would likely be back to work soon because immigration officials approved his work visa.

  • New voting site, voter cards for Precinct 400

    The Citrus County Supervisor of Elections Office has mailed new voter information cards to all registered voters who reside in Precinct 400, as required by law when any changes occur. 

    The polling place for Precinct 400, formerly located at the First United Methodist Church, 3896 S. Pleasant Grove Rd. in Inverness, has been moved to the First Baptist Church of Inverness, 550 Pleasant Grove Rd. Because of complications related to a lightning strike, the First United Methodist Church is unavailable this election cycle. 

  • Inverness man arrested on meth-trafficking charge

    An Inverness man is facing a slew of drug charges including a major felony charge of trafficking in methamphetamine.

    Kristin Blake Robinson, 34, of East Maid Court, also is facing charges of resisting an officer, violation of probation and driving while license revoked or suspended. His bond is $68,000.

  • Alliance wants to grow Movember

    The annual Movember effort to raise awareness about men’s health issues could be stepping up its profile this year with greater public exposure.

    Going into its fourth year, the local observance of Movember, sponsored by the Agricultural Alliance of Citrus County, is part of a month-long global movement.

  • Visa snafu trips up new shelter vet

    Since being hired in June, the county’s animal shelter veterinarian has worked just two weeks. That’s as a result of a snafu with immigration paperwork required because the doctor moved to Citrus County from Canada.

    In an effort to resolve the complications, county officials hired a Virginia attorney for $1,500, plus paid $1,550 in fees in hopes of getting Dr. Danesh Ayromloo back on the job as soon as possible, according to county records.

  • County briefs 8/12/14

    Animal Services has deal on cats

    Citrus County Animal Services is offering free cat adoptions through Friday, Aug. 15, for any cat that has already been spayed or neutered. 

    Every cat adoption includes age-appropriate vaccinations and a microchip. There will be a $5 license charge for Citrus County residents. 

    The price for unaltered cats is $35 and includes spay/neuter surgery, all age-appropriate vaccinations and a microchip.

  • Solid foundations

    Editor’s note: This is part of an occasional “Then and Now” series spotlighting historic buildings around Citrus County, what they were originally and what they are used for now.


    CRYSTAL RIVER — She doesn’t know exactly why, but Denise Burke always loved the brick storefront building at 564 N. Citrus Ave.

  • Suspect in burglary, thefts grabbed

    A 29-year-old Lecanto man is facing charges that he broke into a gas station by shattering the glass door, swiped items, then tried to redeem stolen lottery tickets at other Citrus County retailers.

    Andre Napoleon Kirby, of North Crabapple Terrace, was arrested and charged Friday. His bond was set at $8,000.

    According to Kirby’s arrest affidavit, in late July and at 12:30 a.m., Kirby smashed the front glass door of the Chevron Gas Station at 2205 W. Norvell Bryant Highway.

  • County curiosities

    By Nancy Kennedy and Eryn Worthington