3 juveniles arrested in Ryder shooting case

Three youths have been charged in connection with a November 2018 case in which a woman, Sandra Ryder, 53, of Homosassa was found shot in the head at her home near Grover Cleveland Boulevard..

The Sheriff’s Office said that they were called to the woman’s home at 6143 W. Wayward Loop on Nov. 21, 2018 at about 12:43 pm.

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Duke Energy ‘flips the switch’ at ceremonial grand opening of new Citrus Combined Cycle Station

Duke Energy Florida on has officially opened its much-anticipated natural gas plant. Officials officially cut the ribbon during a special ceremony marking the occasion (Phto by Duke Energy on April 4, 2019)

Duke Energy today celebrated the ceremonial grand opening of its new 1,640-megawatt Citrus Combined Cycle Station located at the 5,100-acre Crystal River Energy Complex in Citrus County, Fla., about 85 miles north of Tampa.

More than 300 community leaders, elected officials and Duke Energy employees attended.

The station started producing energy for 4.5 million Floridians in late 2018.

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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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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Organizations in Citrus County, Florida are working together to prevent child abuse in the county. (March 26, 2019)