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Early Retirement

Citrus County Administrator Brad Thorpe will retire early due to family medical problems…

Spring 2014 Citizens Academy graduates honored

Spring 2014 Citizens Academy graduates honored

Certificates of Completion were presented to 22 citizens who recently graduated from the Citrus County Citizens Academy…

County

UN: Shooting down of MH17 may be ‘war crime’

UN: Shooting down of MH17 may be ‘war crime’

+AFP : A UN human rights report on Ukraine released Monday says at least 1,129 people…

Local youth drowns in waters off Hernando County

Local youth drowns in waters off Hernando County

A 17-year-old Citrus County teen drowned on Tuesday while diving with friends in waters off…

Citrus Port Authority OK’s boat ramp, marina plan

Citrus Port Authority OK’s boat ramp, marina plan

The Citrus County Port Authority Ok'd a plan negotiate for the development of a boat…

Citrus County budget stabilized

Citrus County budget stabilized

Citrus County Administrator Brad Thorpe is handing a balanced budget to Citrus County Commissioners to…

Business

Region’s unemployment rate up 0.1%

Region’s unemployment rate up 0.1%

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion’s regional jobless rate was 7.2 percent in June, up 0.1 percent from May 2014…

Hundreds attend Duke Energy Florida open house

Hundreds attend Duke Energy Florida open house

Duke Energy Florida opened wide its door to Citrus County residents on Thursday as it presented its plan to build a natural gas plant…

CareerSource names new regional chairman, officers

CareerSource names new regional chairman, officers

Kevin Cunningham, a Certified Real Estate broker from Citrus County, is the new chairman of CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion’s regional board of directors.…

Women’s health, fitness expo coming to mall

Women’s health, fitness expo coming to mall

The Women’s HEALTH and FITNESS Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 7. at the Crystal River Mall (in the former Belk space).…

Citrus County May unemployment rises to 7.4 %

Citrus County May unemployment rises to 7.4 %

Citrus County's unemployment number for May 2014 sat at 7.4 percent, according to the jobs report released on Friday…

Opinion

Federal Highway Trust Fund propped up, kinda

Federal Highway Trust Fund propped up, kinda

Congress went a little crazy with the accounting gimmicks this week. They did so enthusiastically. Especially with the highway trust fund…

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State

Father killed, daughter on Caspersen Beach in Venice

Father killed, daughter on Caspersen Beach in Venice

Authorities say a father was killed and his daughter seriously injured while walking on the sand when a small plane crash landed on Caspersen Beach in Venice…

Nation

Crews increase containment on Northern California wildfire

Crews increase containment on Northern California wildfire

Fire crews increased containment Monday on a wildfire burning near vineyards in Northern California…

World

Blasts rock major hospital, street in Gaza

Blasts rock major hospital, street in Gaza

A number of children were killed after an explosion in downtown Gaza City…

Et Cetera

Dollar stores joining forces

Dollar stores joining forces

If everything in its stores costs a buck, it will take 8.5 billion items sold for Dollar Tree stores to buy rival Family Dollar…

Citrus County

Nature Preserve dedicated in Old Homosassa

Nature Preserve dedicated in Old Homosassa

In 1998, Roger Adams promised a friend he would preserve a parcel of land in Old Homosassa and keep it pristine. Now, Adams has delivered on that…

Marion County

Marion County: A Short History Lesson

Marion County: A Short History Lesson

Marion County was created in 1844 from portions of Alachua, Orange and Hillsborough counties. In addition, until 1853, Marion County included most of what is now Lake…

Levy County

Levy County history

Levy County history

Levy County, Florida’s 27th county, was formed March 10, 1845. It was named in honor of David Levy Yulee, who is also the namesake of the town…

Suwanee County

Suwannee County

Suwannee County

Suwannee County was founded in 1858 and was named after the famous river which provides the county’s northern and western border. The word Suwannee is thought to…

Community Calendar

  1. Floral City: PACE Community Meeting

    July 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Homosassa Town Hall Meeting (sidewalks)

    July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. NRA friends dinner, auction

    August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  4. Women’s health & fitness expo

    September 7 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm