Today's News http://www.chronicleonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en County looking for international attention http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/county-looking-international-attention <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1002_nz_visit_citrus_dominant.jpg" alt="German on-camera host Heiko Obermoeller swims in Three Sisters Springs on Wednesday afternoon while being filmed for a German tourism video. " title="German on-camera host Heiko Obermoeller swims in Three Sisters Springs on Wednesday afternoon while being filmed for a German tourism video. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> CRYSTAL RIVER &mdash; The international spotlight shined on Citrus County on Wednesday when German film crew members documented their outdoor exploits to attract vacationers from overseas.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &ldquo;It&rsquo;s quite simple, if you&rsquo;re from Germany and you come to Florida, this is heaven,&rdquo; German film host Heiko&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> City eyes office space beside Valerie Theater http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/city-eyes-office-space-beside-valerie-theater <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1002_nz_law_offices_near_valerie.jpg" alt="The law office of Bradshaw &amp; Mountjoy is located next door to the Valerie Theatre in downtown Inverness. The theater is under total renovation and discussion about the city purchasing the law office was broached but no plans to do so are in the works. " title="The law office of Bradshaw &amp; Mountjoy is located next door to the Valerie Theatre in downtown Inverness. The theater is under total renovation and discussion about the city purchasing the law office was broached but no plans to do so are in the works. " align="left" hspace="6" width="135" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">INVERNESS &mdash; The Valerie Theatre project may end up involving more than just the old theater.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> City Manager Frank DiGiovanni and attorney Michael Mountjoy are discussing the city buying the Bradshaw &amp; Mountjoy law office on the Courthouse Square, right next to where the now shell of the old Valerie Theatre sits.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Mountjoy said he and DiGiovanni recently mutually discussed the idea.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Firefighters visit Seven Rivers preschoolers http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/firefighters-visit-seven-rivers-preschoolers <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1001_nz_fire_truck_visit.jpg" alt="Preschoolers at Seven Rivers Christian School were recently visited by members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue Division. Firefighters showed the children various pieces of equipment as well as how to use a fire hose. Spraying the hose are Abigail Chambliss, holding hose, Joseph Dawnson, back, and Jacob Baker, right. Firefighters suited up in their gear and explained its purpose to the children, showing them they should not be fearful of firefighters in the event they should ever see them in an actual emergency situation. " title="Preschoolers at Seven Rivers Christian School were recently visited by members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue Division. Firefighters showed the children various pieces of equipment as well as how to use a fire hose. Spraying the hose are Abigail Chambliss, holding hose, Joseph Dawnson, back, and Jacob Baker, right. Firefighters suited up in their gear and explained its purpose to the children, showing them they should not be fearful of firefighters in the event they should ever see them in an actual emergency situation. " align="left" hspace="6" width="142" height="85" /> Business Women’s Alliance Health and Fitness Expo http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/business-women%E2%80%99s-alliance-health-and-fitness-expo <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0929_a3_bwa_1.jpg" alt="LaVerne Schell from Crystal River spins the dial Saturday at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center’s booth to learn a health tip from Seven Rivers Chief Nurse Executive Cyndi Heitzman at the eighth annual Business Women’s Alliance Health and Fitness Expo at the Crystal River Mall. Seven Rivers was the presenting sponsor at the event and was one of 100 exhibitors where more than 1,000 were expected to attend. http://www.spiphotos.smugmug.com/" title="LaVerne Schell from Crystal River spins the dial Saturday at Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center’s booth to learn a health tip from Seven Rivers Chief Nurse Executive Cyndi Heitzman at the eighth annual Business Women’s Alliance Health and Fitness Expo at the Crystal River Mall. Seven Rivers was the presenting sponsor at the event and was one of 100 exhibitors where more than 1,000 were expected to attend. http://www.spiphotos.smugmug.com/" align="left" hspace="6" width="81" height="85" /> Sparse turnout backs sales tax http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/sparse-turnout-backs-sales-tax <div id="cke_pastebin"> INVERNESS &mdash; The good news for the county is 100 percent of the people who attended Wednesday&rsquo;s town hall meeting are strongly in favor of the sales tax referendum to resurface neighborhood roads.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The bad news? Only three people showed up.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> County staffers had a two-to-one edge on attendees for the county&rsquo;s first town hall meeting to explain the Nov. 4 referendum, which would bump the sales tax by 1 percent to pay for 20 years of resurfacing county-owned local roads.</div> Floral City bypass knocked out http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/floral-city-bypass-knocked-out <div id="cke_pastebin"> BROOKSVILLE &mdash; The proposed study regarding a road bypass around Floral City officially has been killed off.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &ldquo;I thought for all practical purposes that this matter was dead some time ago, and yet it continues to rear its ugly head,&rdquo; said Inverness City Council member Cabot McBride, speaking Tuesday at the board meeting of the Hernando-Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) of which he is a member.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> For the record 10/02/2014 http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/record-10022014 <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>DUI arrest</strong></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>* Joelle Parisel</strong>, 56, of Crystal River, at 2:32 p.m. Sept. 30 on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence and resisting an officer without violence. Her bond was set at $2,000.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>Domestic&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">battery arrest</span></strong></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> SECO announces cost-saving measures http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/seco-announces-cost-saving-measures <div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Sumter Electric Cooperative (SECO) is passing along a rate reduction plus savings on the cost of purchased power to its members.&nbsp;</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The cooperative has also announced a record return of $4.2 million in the form of capital credits to its member-customers in November.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Wednesday, SECO and its board of trustees announced authorization of the three initiatives. The cooperative serves about 15,000 customers in Citrus County.</div>