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Saturday, February 04, 2023
Friday, February 03, 2023
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Monday, January 30, 2023

The saga continues – a prior commission decided to sell the Betz farm property to help finance a new animal shelter. A buyer was found and a price agreed upon. Tying the property sale to a new animal shelter was an unorthodox approach, but at least it gave hope for the many shelter supporters in this county and those animals in need. The county could have financed a shelter the same as any other capital project but choose to proceed down this road. Read moreEditorial l Board OKs extension on deal for Betz farm

Sunday, January 29, 2023
Saturday, January 28, 2023

The county is getting a new and expanded Veteran’s Administration outpatient clinic due to funding secured through the PACT Act passed last year. This new law increases VA health care and benefits for veterans. And we can thank Congressman Gus Bilirakis (R-12th District) for getting $15 million through this law, which will build a brand-new clinic with expanded services, including optometry, radiology, and mammography. He said this came about when he learned early during his campaign las… Read moreEditorial l Citrus County’s veterans to get expanded VA outpatient clinic

Friday, January 27, 2023
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Rebecca Bays, newly elected member of the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), has done the county a favor. She proposed serious consideration of a transportation issue, something the previous board had not done. Not only was the topic important – transportation and its management are top issues for both quality of life and economic development – but the discussion prompted appreciative comments from other BOCC members regarding the breadth of expertise now represented on the board. Read moreEditorial l Bays pushes for traffic study

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Sunday, January 22, 2023

Each year the Chronicle recognizes a Citizen of the Year for accomplishments important to our community. For 2022, we recognize a woman who led an active, service-oriented career and now, in her so-called retirement, is applying her skills and enthusiasm in multiple fields for the good of the Citrus County community: Bonnie Rybak. We also want to recognize two others who were finalists in Citizen of the Year deliberations: Patrick Simon and Jim Greene. Read moreEditorial l Citizen of the Year for 2022

Saturday, January 21, 2023
Friday, January 20, 2023

By the looks of it, Citrus County government is on the crest of a great year in 2023. We are starting off the year with a newly composed County Commission and a new county administrator. After the Jan. 10 County Commission Board meeting, we also have two new hires. Mariselle Rodriguez will be the new assistant county administrator, and Eric Landon will head up the Department of Growth Management. Read moreEditorial l County filling key leadership positions

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Meadowcrest Boulevard is a private road that links County Road 486 and State Road 44, but for most people using the road, it looks very much like a public county road. County offices and businesses are located along the road, and it is the most convenient access to businesses and government offices for residents in communities such as Pine Ridge. Read moreEditorial l Plan would put gates around Meadowcrest

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