Warm weather comes early

Homosassa resident Flint Stone uses a metal detector to scour Fort Island Gulf Beach on Tuesday morning, Feb. 21.

Fort Island Gulf Beach will soon get a facelift thanks to a state grant worth $500,000.

The money courtesy of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Recreational Trails Program.

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Michael D. Bates is a staff writer with the Citrus County Chronicle and can be reached at mbates@chronicleonline.com.