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A vehicle collision at a Beverly Hills residential intersection Tuesday evening resulted in two drivers being sent to area hospitals with non-incapacitating injuries. According to a Florida Highway Patrol traffic crash report, Gaynell Howard was traveling west on North Hallow Ridge Drive in the left turn lane, stopped at the intersection at North Forest Ridge Boulevard, preparing to turn left. As Erica Ann Hafeken, traveling north on North Forest Ridge Drive, approached the intersection at North Hallow Ridge Drive in the outside lane, Howard entered the intersection to turn left and hit the left front side of Hafeken’s vehicle. Both drivers were wearing seat belts and neither driver was suspected of being impaired. Howard was cited for running a stop sign. She was transported to Citrus Memorial Hospital and Hafeken was taken to Bayfront Seven Rivers. 

Bridge dedication planned

The Homosassa River Angels will host a dedication ceremony for the Halls River Bridge, a landmark achievement and the first of its kind in the United States, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Halls River Bridge on County Road 490-A in Homosassa. The bridge will be dedicated in honor of James C. Bitter, a veteran of the Korean War and the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was also an icon in Citrus County for his leadership role in his community, government issues, education, preservation and protection of our environment. According to FDOT, the recently completed Halls River Bridge in Citrus County is the first of its kind in the United States. The project began over 2 1/2 years ago using advanced technology materials of hybrid beams of glass and concrete polymers to make the bridge rust resistant with a life expectancy of 135 to 150 years.

CHS hosts Holiday Dinner

The Citrus High School Choral Holiday Dinner will be 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6, at the Citrus High School Cafeteria, 600 W. Highlands Blvd., Inverness. Purchase a $20 ticket: Mr. Edel, 352-726-2241, ext. 3506.

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