All are welcome to attend the free presentation by Deb Pedone, Procurement Consultant for Paff Tree Service noon, Friday, Nov. 8, at the Floral City Community House in the Town Center, 8370 E. Orange Ave. Pedone will review the historic oak tree evaluation survey that was accomplished last year, the maintenance schedule, planned preservation and will discuss the best planting practices and how and when replacement of lost oaks will be accomplished. It is advised that advocates for historic oak trees should attend. 

Yard sale for charity Nov. 8 and 9

A yard sale will be held at Springs Masonic Lodge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8 and 9 at 5030 S. Memorial Drive Homosassa. The sale is indoors, with a lunch of hotdogs and soda with free coffee available. Net proceeds donated to Citrus County charities.

New rule banning deer imports taken place

A new rule banning deer imports into Florida recently took place to help stop the spread of a disease that’s fatal to the animal species. Executive Order 19-41, issued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), prohibits carcasses of deer, elk, moose, caribou and other members of the deer family from being transported into the state, according to an FWC release. White-tailed deer that’s been harvested legally from Georgia and Alabama can still be imported into Florida, provided they meet certain requirements. To learn more, visit This order was made to curb the spread of chronic wasting disease, CWD, a transmittable illness that impacts the nervous system of deer. CWD has been undetected in Florida since FWC began its monitoring program in 2002. Those who see a sick or abnormally thin deer, or a dead deer from unknown causes, can report the location to FWC’s CWD hotline, 866-293-9282.


A headline for a Sound Off on Page A10 in Monday's edition contained an error. The headline should have read: "Signal more important than adding new bridge." 


Due to a reporter’s error, a story on page A1 of Saturday’s edition, “CR man charged with sexually abusing, molesting young girl,” contained incorrect information. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office detectives overheard a phone call between Charles Roth Dipilla and the girl’s mother.

The Chronicle regrets the errors.

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