Sept. 22, 2010

For Hugh Adkins, supervisor of the Marine Science Station in Crystal River, Tuesday was like winning the lottery or being on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The site was chosen as one of about a dozen Progress Energy Day of Caring local projects.

Dec. 8, 2010

Battling painful contractions, Whitney Wright made her way out of the house early Saturday morning to go to the hospital to give birth to her second child. However, she didn’t go far. Collapsing in her front yard in Inverness, Wright, 24, realized she was going to give birth right then and there. She reached into her purse, grabbed her cell phone and called 911. Minutes later, Kelsey Blair Wright entered the world.

July 19, 2012

The funeral motorcade of Army Spc. Clarence Williams III, who died July 8 while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, traveled from MacDill Air Force Base through CitrusCounty on Wednesday, as it made its way north to the final destination at a funeral home in Chiefland.

Nov. 17, 2012

CitrusCounty farmers have dedicated this week to sharing the story of area agriculture

and raising public awareness.Friday morning, the Hernando-Citrus Farm Bureau

formally kicked off National Farm-City Week, which runs through Thanksgiving Day.

July 2, 2013

Scattered storms interrupted the inaugural weekend of the 2013 scallop season, but the weather is doing little to dampen enthusiasm and the expected shot in the arm the season will mean to the county economy.

Dec. 7, 2013

Now there are two. Today, Ted Archambault and Jack Cissel are scheduled to be among those honored at the annual Pearl Harbor Day Survivors ceremony and lunch at

Stumpknockers on the River, sponsored by the Fleet Reserve Association Branch/Unit 186.

Feb. 18, 2014

Five hundred cats and dogs are scheduled this month to be pulled out of the gene pool thanks to a special promotion put together by three pet agencies in the county.

Thanks to the “It’s Hip to Snip” spay and neuter promotion organized by Snippet-

Citrus, Humanitarians of Florida and Citrus County Animal Services, the county

won’t have to deal with a potential 16.75 million dogs and nearly as many cats in six

years’ time. The special promotion spays or neuters each pet, vaccinates it for rabies, identifies it with a microchip and gets it a county license for the price of $5. The offer opened at the beginning of the month, but organizers soon were overwhelmed with

requests and closed it.

Jan. 3, 2015

Hardened by winning re-election by another thin margin, Florida Gov. Rick Scott is  harging into his second term by promising to keep working on the same agenda that drove his first four years in office.

June 2, 2015

Nell Mayberry had her finger on the pulse of the community and knew what was going on. She wore bright red lipstick, loved conch peas. The only song she ever seemed to know

was “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” which she sang as

a lullaby to her daughter Leslie, whom she called “Precious.”

Sept. 2, 2016

Nature Coast EMS was one of roughly 10 fire and EMS stations that responded to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point in Hudson on Wednesday night after a lightning strike took out the hospital’s power at about 6:15 p.m.

Sept. 17, 2017

Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 17-23. The goal of the week is to make sure all parents and caregivers secure children correctly in the right car seat or booster for their age and size.

March 14, 2018

After nearly a year of discussion, CrystalRiver and federal wildlife officials have released their separate proposals for the future management of the Three Sisters Springs refuge


June 9, 2018

Ice cream lovers rejoice: The Inverness Dairy Queen is scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Monday, June 11. The new DQ Grill and Chill restaurant is located at 1231 U.S. 41 North, which used to be a Beef ‘O’ Brady’s.

May 24, 2019

VERO BEACH — There have been different heroes at the plate every game during the  Crystal River softball team’s postseason run, so it made perfect sense that new ones emerged in Thursday’s Class 6A state semifinal victory against Rockledge. The Pirates (20-6) bunted their way to a pair of runs in the sixth inning for a 2-0 win over the Raiders to reach today’s title game against Sebring (26-2) at 12:35 p.m.

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