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YMCA Youth in Government Week

YMCA Youth in Government Week

Feb. 9-13, 2015 is "YMCA Youth in Government Week" in Citrus County.…

Text Me NOT

Citrus County Commission Chairman Scott Adams has told fellow commissioners that  he doesn’t want any commissioner to use iPads or private smart phones to text messages during county…

County

Suspect wounded by Citrus County deputy

Suspect wounded by Citrus County deputy

A suspect wanted in Marion County was shot by a Sheriff's Office deputy in Hernando…

County gives thumbs down to grass-height rules

County gives thumbs down to grass-height rules

A request by the Beverly Hills Civic Association would have regulated the height of overgrown…

County names new Solid Waste Management director

County names new Solid Waste Management director

Citrus County Department of Public Works has named Barry Boldissar as the new Solid Waste…

County utilities urges businesses to conserve water

County utilities urges businesses to conserve water

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing campaign, Citrus County Utilities Water…

Business

County utilities urges businesses to conserve water

County utilities urges businesses to conserve water

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing campaign, Citrus County Utilities Water Conservation Division is sponsoring “Fix a Leak Week” March 16 through March 20,…

Jobs numbers reflect shrinking labor force

Jobs numbers reflect shrinking labor force

A shrinking labor force is said to have led to a reduction in the jobless rate in Citrus and neighboring counties…

Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program Nominations Begin Jan. 30

Kohl’s Cares® Scholarship Program Nominations Begin Jan. 30

Kohl’s Department Stores will be accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers beginning next week for the 2015 Kohl’s Cares®  Scholarship Program. Nominations for kids ages six to 18…

PSC approves Duke’s nuclear spent-fuel storage plan

PSC approves Duke’s nuclear spent-fuel storage plan

The state's public utilities commission has approved Duke Energy's plan to hold existing spent nuclear fuel during the plant’s decommissioning…

Jobless rate, labor force see shrinkage

Jobless rate, labor force see shrinkage

While the unemployment rate dipped slightly, Citrus County is continuing to experience a declining labor force…

Opinion

Beheading ISIS will take sound strategy

Beheading ISIS will take sound strategy

Defeating ISIS will take more than an authorization from Congress. It's going to take a sound strategy.…

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State

Fireball, sonic boom witnessed from Florida to South Carolina

Fireball, sonic boom witnessed from Florida to South Carolina

Residents of the Sunshine State say they spotted a massive fireball soar through the Florida sky over the weekend, and similar reports have since surfaced from as…

Nation

Guilty verdict in ‘American Sniper’ trial

Guilty verdict in ‘American Sniper’ trial

A Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty in the 2013 shooting deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield. A Texas…

World

France investigates drone sightings over Paris

France investigates drone sightings over Paris

French authorities have launched investigations into sightings of drones this week close to sensitive sites in Paris such as the presidential palace and the U.S. embassy, the…

Et Cetera

Obama aides sharpen criticism of Netanyahu

Obama aides sharpen criticism of Netanyahu

WASHINGTON — The strain between the U.S. and Israel deepened Wednesday, as top advisers to President Barack Obama sharply rebuked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to…

Citrus County

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge

Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1983 for the protection of the West Indian manatee, an endangered species…

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…