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Cops join in bringing Christmas cheer to local children
Each year a team of employees and staff at the Homosassa Walmart transform the store into Santa's one-stop-shop for just a few hours as the annual Citrus County Shop with a Cop program kicked off.
Historic train depot in Inverness moved to new location
As part of the development of Inverness new Depot District, the train depot is being relocated to face the Withlacoochee State Trail and accommodate small businesses wanting to rent space.
State plans $86.6 million parkway extension to CR 486
State transportation officials, for the first time, have confirmed a plan to continue the Suncoast Parkway to County Road 486 to follow the connection to State Road 44 is completed.
Former Hernando superintendent Romano poised to advance in Pasco school district
Former Hernando County schools superintendent Lori Romano is making a quick rise through the ranks of the Pasco County school district. Fired by her School Board in June amid accusations of ineffective leadership, Romano took a mid-level job as Pasco's lone full-time grants writer weeks later.
Driver walks away from rollover crash in Beverly Hills
No one was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon when a vehicle t-boned another vehicle at a Beverly Hills intersection, causing a rollover. A Jeep Cherokee was traveling east on Roosevelt Boulevard, approaching the intersection with South Jeffery Street, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deput
Christmas tree giveaway for 20 local families
For the past 30 years, Dawn Avery’s dad, Vance Lecka, sold Christmas trees in Citrus County, grown by the Avery family in western North Carolina. Until he died this past summer, Lecka had tree lots in Crystal River and Inverness -- A Very Merry Christmas Tree Farm.
Smoke forces firefighters to cut power to Lecanto McDonald's
Firefighters had to disconnect power to a Lecanto McDonald’s on Tuesday evening after responding to a fire alarm at the fast-food restaurant. Citrus County Fire Rescue crews were dispatched at 5:39 p.m. to the McDonald’s at the corner of County Roads 486 and 491, with firefighters from the Connell H
Police seeking public's help in identifying woman suspected of vehicle burglary at YMCA
Citrus County Sheriff’s Office detectives need help identifying a woman suspected of burglarizing a vehicle at the Citrus County YMCA. Surveillance cameras recorded the woman at 5:23 p.m. on Nov. 15 leaving the Lecanto-area gym off of County Road 486, after breaking into an unlocked car and stealing
Driver from Ocala arrested after caught speeding on Main Street in Wildwood
A driver from Ocala was arrested after he was caught speeding on Main Street in Wildwood. Jonathan Renard Doby, 33, was driving a gray Ford passenger car at about 10:30 a.m. Thursday when he was pulled over for driving 61 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, according to an arrest report from the Wildwo
From farming to fermentation: Masaryktown Winery owner grows most of the fruit that goes into his wines
MASARYKTOWN — Dan Ebbecke’s latest farming enterprise allows him to serve up the fruits of his labor, this time in a stemmed glass. The long-time grower of small fruits and produce is fermenting homegrown fruits into an array of table wines at his Florida farm-based Masaryk Winery. Ebbecke helped to
Full slate of Christmas activities in Brooksville downtown
BROOKSVILE — If you missed Christmas on Main Street, on Dec. 6, you can still take advantage of nearly a month of holiday-inspired events. Brooksville Main Street Program, the entity responsible for many events in Brooksville’s downtown district, has a bulging calendar of festivities to ring in the
Animal rescue group part of larger problem
THE ISSUE: Animal rescue forced to relocate. OUR OPINION: Bigger issue exists for county’s animal rescue groups. The city of Inverness found itself in an unenviable position last week as it pushed to have an animal rescue group vacate a city-owned home ahead of its demolition.
Frost advisory issued for Citrus, Hernando counties
The National Weather Service has issued a frost advisory for Wednesday morning for parts of Citrus, Hernando, Levy and Sumter counties. Temperatures will range from 32-36 degrees Fahrenheit with widespread frost possible.
Villager arrested at his home after attack on another man witnessed by deputy
A Villager was arrested at his home after an attack on another man was witnessed by a Sumter County sheriff’s deputy. The deputy had gone at 8:14 p.m. Sunday to the home of 55-year-old Robert William Wyatt at 1807 San Luis Lane in the Village of Tierra del Sol South, according to an arrest report. T
Wildwood woman armed with scissors arrested after alleged attack
A Wildwood woman armed with a pair of scissors was arrested after an alleged attack on a man at a home they share. Kelli Marie Rasberry, 31, was arrested on a charge of battery Saturday night at her home on County Road 155, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
Twistee Treat in Homosassa opens Tuesday morning
Max Fromberg hopes the chilly weather won't stop ice cream lovers from attending opening day Tuesday of the new Homosassa Twistee Treat off U.S. 19. Fromberg, president and chief operating officer of the Twistee Treat chain, was on hand Monday to make sure all was ready for the big day. Joining him
Florida man shoplifted from Kohl's minutes after interviewing for job there, police say
SPRING HILL, Fla. - Only in Florida. A man was arrested Wednesday for shoplifting from a Florida Kohl's store minutes after interviewing for a job there, police said. Dominick Breedlove, 24, is facing charges for retail theft.
TORNADO WARNING until 10 a.m. for Pasco and Hernando counties
Strong to severe thunderstorms moving onshore Sunday have the potential to produce a tornado or two. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 8 miles south of Hernando County Airport, or 11 miles southeast of Spring Hill, moving east at 30 mph. This has prompted the National
Calendar of events for Dec. 10 and beyond
• Marion County Development Review Committee: 9 a.m., Marion County Office of County Engineer, Building 1, 412 SE 25th Ave., Ocala. Call 671-8686 or visit marioncountyfl.org.
Man living with grandmother in The Villages sentenced after pair of drug arrests
A 30-year-old man living with his grandmother in The Villages has been sentenced after a pair of drug arrests this year. Matthew Phillip Beaton was arrested this past August after he was found sleeping in a Villages Property Management truck at Lake Sumter Landing. He was found to be in possession o