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Today's News

  • Inverness preps for Independence Day fireworks
  • Trial set to begin three years after murder

    ary of the death of former Citrus County Sheriff’s Office confidential informant Jamie Seeger approaches, the trial of the three men accused of killing her remains set to begin Aug. 31, with the entire month of September booked for the proceedings.

    Lawrence James Vickers, 48, of Crystal River, Marrio Demetric Williams, 30, of Dunnellon, and Curtis Wilson, 32, of St. Petersburg, appeared together Thursday before Judge Richard Howard.

  • Brinson trial set for December

    A new trial date has been set for Crystal Michelle Brinson, who faces a charge of first-degree murder for a crime dating back to the Christmas season of 2012.

    Brinson, 38, of Brooksville, has been charged in connection with the 2012 death of DeAnna Lee Stires, 18, also of Brooksville.

  • Valerie’s new man

    INVERNESS — Alan Forino is the man with the hat.

    As the new cultural director for the newly opened Valerie Theatre in downtown Inverness, he wears two hats: He will be booking performances and events in conjunction with the city’s events and visitor’s bureau as well as running the technical side of the theater and managing the facility.

  • Clerk: We expected budget cut

    When the state this week ordered an immediate 5 percent budget cut for clerks of court across Florida, Angela Vick didn’t panic.

    And while other clerks of court are reacting with layoffs, furloughs or cuts in public services, Vick said that won’t be the case in Citrus County.

  • Park Service reopens renovated campground

    The Florida Park Service has opened the newly renovated Magnolia Campground at Manatee Springs State Park in Chiefland. The $1.3 million renovations include six additional campsites, upgrades to the existing campsites, a 2,090-square-foot bathroom and shower facility, and new sidewalks, fire pits, grills, picnic tables and sanitary sewer system. 

  • Motorcyclist killed in Citrus Springs crash

    A motorcyclist died Thursday after being injured in an accident Wednesday evening in Citrus Springs.

    Gary F. Goller, 78, of Citrus Springs, was stopped at the West Country Club Boulevard and North Deltona Boulevard intersection, according to a Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) crash report.

  • Homosassa man dies in Hillsborough wreck

    A Homosassa man was critically injured Wednesday night and later died from his injuries after his motorcycle overturned in a crash in Hillsborough County.

    At roughly 10 p.m., Tampa residents Ileana Echavarria, 46, and her 24-year-old passenger Jorymayline Dipre were exiting a private driveway off of West Hillsborough Avenue and went south, across westbound lanes of West Hillsborough Avenue, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

  • For the record 7/03/2015

    Domestic battery arrest

    * George Reider III, 33, of Inverness, at 12:41 a.m. June 29 on a misdemeanor charge of violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence.

    DUI arrest

  • Dragon Boat Fest set for Vets Week

    Teams from neighborhoods, businesses, schools, law enforcement, military, veterans groups, clubs, service and community organizations, as well as out-of-town and out-of-state visitors will battle it out on a scenic Citrus County lake.

    Plans are shaping up for the Lake Hernando Dragon Boat Festival set for Nov. 13-14 during Veterans Week at Lake Hernando Park and the call is out for additional teams to participate.