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Coaching legends Spurrier, Ellis, Andrews join forces to raise awareness, call for disaster relief for Hurricane Michael survivors

(Tallahassee, Fla.) – Joining forces as Coaches for the Panhandle, legendary coaches Steve Spurrier, Cliff Ellis, and Mickey Andrews on Thursday stood together with Florida State Representative Loranne Ausley (D-Tallahassee), Florida State Senator Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee), and former Florida State Representative Robert Trammell (D-Marianna) for a press conference at the Florida Capitol to implore members of the Florida Legislature to immediately support disaster relief efforts in Northwest Florida

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TRAFFIC ALERT: U.S. 19 medians at Grover Cleveland Blvd./Halls River Rd. and Homosassa Trail to be closed at night

Crossroad movements and left turns to be closed at night at two US 19 intersections, beginning tonight

Homosassa Springs, FL — Driving across US 19 on Grover Cleveland Boulevard/Halls River Road and Homosassa Trail will not be permitted during reconstruction and paving operations in the median several nights this week and next.

Left turns through these intersections will also not be available during these overnight operations, which will occur between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. as follows:

  • Wednesday and Thursday (April 17 and 18) nights — Grover Cleveland Blvd./Halls River Road;
  • Sunday and Monday (April 21 and 22) nights — Homosassa Trail.

Traffic will be detoured using other crossroads and north-south roads, mainly to the east of US 19. Through-traffic will be maintained on US 19, but may be reduced to a single lane in each direction.

Law Enforcement Torch Run set for April 26

The tradition continues for the annual Florida Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics. Sheriff Mike Prendergast will join first responders and Special Olympians for the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run at 8 a.m., Friday, April 26 in Crystal River.

Each year, this signature event highlights the law enforcement community’s year-round support of Special Olympics.  Law enforcement officers from more than 300 agencies around the state carry the “Flame of Hope” throughout Florida, covering hundreds of miles.

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‘Matter of Balance’ class starts May 1

Are you concerned about falling?  Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County for Matter of Balance.

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Cast a vote in First Recycled Art Contest ‘Trash to Treasures’

For the first year, Citrus County government, UF Extension, Keep Citrus County Beautiful and Lecanto High School Culture of Clean marketing team are offering the Trash to Treasure recycled art competition for middle and high school students and an opportunity for the public to vote on their favorite artwork.

Twelve students will be displaying their art at the Citrus County Courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Avenue, Inverness, Florida, from Tuesday, April 9 through Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

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Citrus County Animal Services receives 2nd nat’l Maddie’s Fund® grant

Citrus County Animal Services has just received its second grant from Maddie’s Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals.

The Maddie’s Fund® Challenge Completion Award for the Get ‘Em Home Challenge in the amount of $1,000. Maddie’s Fund® supports the lifesaving efforts made by staff and volunteers at the Animal Shelter.

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