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Crystal River Pirates make their mark on softball

This was their year as the Crystal River High School “Pirates” girls’ softball team earned second place in the Class 6A State Softball Championship Game.

The Pirates finished the season 20-7 with the second Final Four appearance in school history, and first trip to the title game.

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June 15 Elder Abuse Awareness in Citrus County

The Citrus County Commission has proclaimed June 15 as 2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Citrus County.

All five commissioners signed the position, as an effort to show that older adults deserve to be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to serve as leaders, mentors,
volunteers and vital participating members of our communities;

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U.S. Dept of Interior disburses $215 million in energy revenues to Gulf States for coastal conservation, hurricane protection projects

WASHINGTON –  Last Friday, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) disbursed $214.9 million in FY 2018 energy revenues to the four Gulf oil and gas producing states – Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and their coastal political subdivisions (CPS) – an increase of $26.95 million or 14.3 percent over the prior year.

The funds from the second disbursement under Phase II of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006 (GOMESA) will be used to support coastal conservation and restoration projects, hurricane protection programs, and activities to implement marine, coastal, or conservation management plans.

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Mental Health Council

Citrus County Commission Chairman Jeff Kinnard recently attended a meeting of the Citrus County Mental Health Council. He tells fellow commissioners what he learned (March 11, 2019)

January’s jobless rate up over the month, long view shows steady, ‘stable growth’

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 5.0 percent in January 2019, up 0.9 percentage point over the month and 0.2 percentage point lower than the region’s rate a year ago.

According to the preliminary employment summary released today by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, there were 10,088 unemployed residents in the region, up from 8,301 in December 2018 and 251 fewer than January 2018.

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Beverly Hills gets bum wrap

Jimmie T. Smith

Recently, there was a news article in the Orlando Sentinel about the 50 worst places in America to live and they placed Beverly Hills as number 50.

Let me be clear that I don’t agree with someone writing an article based off a website to rate our community.

The article talked about low income in Beverly Hills, yet this is a location with a lot of retired residents and income is obviously not high for many because of retirement.

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