Today's News

  • Happy trails

    INVERNESS — It’s no secret that visitors to Citrus County love to explore the water adventures offered on the west side of the county. However, more and more, outdoor enthusiasts are starting to discover the recreational gems that lie beyond the crystal clear springs, and one of these gems is shining just a tad bit brighter, thanks to some national recognition.

  • Full plate awaits county board

    INVERNESS — It’s one of those bring-your-dinner-and-snack type of agendas for Tuesday’s meeting of Citrus County commissioners.

  • Monday Conversation: Mike Orlito

    CRYSTAL RIVER — Five years ago, Mike Orlito set up shop in Citrus County running the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of the University of North Florida. 

    As an outreach program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, under the guidance of a state university, the SBDC offers no-cost, confidential consultation to owners of new and existing businesses.

  • Postscript: Glen Bortell: A century of service

    INVERNESS — Even at 100, Glen Bortell was nimble and quick on his feet as a Citrus Memorial Hospital volunteer, transporting patients in wheelchairs to diagnostic imaging and back to their rooms.

    Even at 100, he was more interested in serving others than in being served.

  • Council to look at fire options

    INVERNESS — The Inverness City Council will have the first of two scheduled workshops Tuesday evening to discuss the possibility of forming its own fire department now that the county is pressuring the city to join a taxing unit to help pay for protection.

    City Manager Frank DiGiovanni said during a budget hearing that start-up 

  • Seniors Vs. Crime 4/27/15: Learn about fraud protection Thursday

    One of the primary functions of the Seniors vs. Crime Project is to educate the public on how not to become a victim. Our staff is eager to speak with your civic group, club or other organization during one of your regular meetings. If you have a topic you would like covered or just want a general presentation, contact our office at 352-249-9139 and we will schedule a staff member to speak.

  • County briefs 4/27/15

    Floral City crash victim identified

    Authorities identified the victim of a fatal Floral City crash on Friday.

  • Sheriff’s Summer Safety and Youth Expo
  • Trucks season opener to Anderson

    INVERNESS — Danny Anderson turned in his best outing at the Citrus County Speedway in winning his truck series opener from the pole, and Roger Blevins, Robbie Yoakam and Jimmy Kruse made successful returns to the track in Saturday’s racing action in Inverness. 

  • Rays complete sweep of Blue Jays

    ST. PETERSBURG — There was some doubt over whether Chris Archer would even be able to pitch Sunday. When he did make the start, the Rays right-hander exceeded all expectations, even his own.