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  • Schoolhouse Hustle

    An estimated 500 paying participants attended the inaugural Schoolhouse Hustle, hosted by the Citrus County Education Foundation and held at CREST School, according to the event chair Tracy Bryson.

    “It’s all about public education and school budgets,” Bryson said. “The budgets are hurting and these programs help to support shortfalls.”

    The event was a great success, according to event Bryson.

  • County briefs 4/15/14

    Kenney, Cook to speak in Beverly Hills

    Beverly Hills will have its next town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at 77 Civic Circle.

    Citrus County Commissioner John “JJ” Kenney and Citrus County Property Appraiser Les Cook will be the guest speakers.

    The community is welcome. Refreshments will be served. 


    Republicans to host Phillip Mulrain

  • King’s Bay cleanup continues

    Workers removed 28 tons of Lyngbya algae by hand from King’s Bay last week through the One Rake at a Time project. Working in Cedar Cove under the Beaches and Mines Grant with the city of Crystal River, Art Jones and his crew of workers hand rake tons of Lyngbya every day the weather and tides allow them to work.

  • County briefs 4/14/14

    ­Withlacoochee water authority to meet

    The Withlacoochee Regional Water Supply Authority will have its regular board meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Room 166 of the Lecanto Government Building, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto.

    The board’s packet is available at wrwsa.org.


    Veterans committee plans appreciation 

  • Ground search for pilot on hold

    Hernando County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday evening called off the ground search for a pilot and his airplane missing for a week.

    “We’ve searched for six days and exhausted our efforts,” said HCSO spokeswoman Denise Moloney on Sunday.

  • Duke deal aids county budget

    BEVERLY HILLS — How the Duke Energy legal settlement will affect next year’s property taxes and whether it was a “negotiated surrender” were questions for the county property appraiser last week at a citizens’ gathering.

    Last month, Citrus County Property Appraiser Les Cook and Duke Energy settled two lawsuits amounting to billions of dollars in taxable value at the company’s power plant in Crystal River. 

  • Proud to read aloud

    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.

  • June wedding for transportation panels

    The first joint meeting of the merged transportation groups for two counties is targeted for June, according to officials.

    Citrus County Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is set to join the Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization for a combined group this summer.

  • City to search for new manager

    CRYSTAL RIVER — The Crystal River City Council will begin initial plans Monday to replace City Manager Andy Houston, who recently announced his retirement.

    The council will discuss the best way to proceed in filling the vacancy.

    Houston announced his resignation March 31 after eight years at the helm.

  • Eighth annual Taste of Inverness


    • Appetizer: Chefs of Napoli
    • Casual Dining Entree: Rustic Ranch
    • Fine Dining Entree: Chefs of Napoli
    • Vegan: McLeod House Bistro
    • Pizza: Papa John’s
    • Dessert: Nicole’s House of Cakes