Today's News http://www.chronicleonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Monday Conversation: Jim Kimbrough http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/monday-conversation-jim-kimbrough <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0330_a1_nz_kimbrough_conversation_dominant_0.jpg" alt="Jim Kimbrough, seated in his Brooksville SunTrust office, is a firm believer in creating infrastructure, especially highways, to handle Florida’s growth." title="Jim Kimbrough, seated in his Brooksville SunTrust office, is a firm believer in creating infrastructure, especially highways, to handle Florida’s growth." align="left" hspace="6" width="54" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <em style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">BROOKSVILLE&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">&mdash;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Jim Kimbrough knows people. Important people.</span></em></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <em>He was a University of Florida classmate of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. He first worked on a political campaign for Ferris Bryant, the 34th governor of Florida. The man who asked for his help was classmate Buddy MacKay, who would later be governor himself for a scant few weeks.</em></div> Report: County not so healthy http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/report-county-not-so-healthy <div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">When it comes to being healthy, Citrus County weighs in toward the bottom of Florida&rsquo;s 67&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">counties.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The County Health Rankings report, released this past week by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, ranked Citrus in 50th place.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> High school club learns about politics http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/high-school-club-learns-about-politics <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0330_a1_macginnis_noah.jpg" alt="Noah MacGinnis is founder of the Young Republican Club at Citrus High School." title="Noah MacGinnis is founder of the Young Republican Club at Citrus High School." align="left" hspace="6" width="62" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Students wanting to know more about their government are educating themselves after classes let out.&nbsp;</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Noah MacGinnis, a senior at Citrus High School, founded the Young Republican Club this year. The club meets at Citrus High School most Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Citrus County Fair ends http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/citrus-county-fair-ends <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0330_a3_fair_1.jpg" alt="Aubrey King, Nyla Jackson and Olivia Colby are thrilled to ride the Moonraker at the Citrus County Fair on Sunday. On the last day of the fair, the girls said they just wanted to have fun." title="Aubrey King, Nyla Jackson and Olivia Colby are thrilled to ride the Moonraker at the Citrus County Fair on Sunday. On the last day of the fair, the girls said they just wanted to have fun." align="left" hspace="6" width="159" height="85" /> Hernando pizza restaurant to get new owner http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/hernando-pizza-restaurant-get-new-owner <div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">HERNANDO &mdash; There&rsquo;s good news and bad news for customers of Chef Anthony&rsquo;s Pizza Caf&eacute; in Hernando.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> First, the bad news: Owners Kevin and Teresa Paige are leaving the business at the end of April to concentrate on their other business, Paige&rsquo;s Root Beer.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Crystal River open to sponsorships http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/crystal-river-open-sponsorships <div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">CRYSTAL RIVER &mdash; Crystal River is offering a challenge to businesses and organizations.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Leslie Bollin, special events coordinator for the city, unveiled a new sponsorship program in January for businesses to help promote and fund city-hosted events for 2015 and beyond.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> &ldquo;The whole point of doing these events is to bring people to Crystal River, to downtown, and expose them to ... what we have,&rdquo; Bolin said.&nbsp;</div> Seniors vs. Crime 3/30/15: ‘Smishing’ sends spam text messages http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/seniors-vs-crime-33015-%E2%80%98smishing%E2%80%99-sends-spam-text-messages <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/alexander_lee_2015_1.jpg" alt="Lee Alexander is the senior affairs coordinator and Seniors vs. Crime office manager for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office." title="Lee Alexander is the senior affairs coordinator and Seniors vs. Crime office manager for the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office." align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> In order to address an individual&rsquo;s situation, the staff at the Seniors vs. Crime office must have a &ldquo;Request for Service&rdquo; form signed by the individual, allowing us to act on their behalf.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> American Folk & Hymn Festival http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/american-folk-hymn-festival <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0330_folk_fest_1.jpg" alt="Nearly 1,000 guests fill Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church on Friday night to enjoy the music of 140 musicians playing and singing at the American Folk &amp; Hymn Festival." title="Nearly 1,000 guests fill Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church on Friday night to enjoy the music of 140 musicians playing and singing at the American Folk &amp; Hymn Festival." align="left" hspace="6" width="127" height="85" />