August 2017

Inverness updates City Capital Projects

The Inverness Depot District graphics by Bruce Day

Inverness Infantry Memorial is a special project to the community that will find its new home outside the west wing of City Hall at 212 W. Main St., Inverness.

The lifelike bronze soldier statutes will be placed upon a double-tiered granite pedestal that will be surrounded by a granite wall and benches.

Lighting, landscaping and flag mounts will round out an impactful display. The anticipated ribbon cutting will occur in January or February of 2018.

Inverness WWTP Honored by FWPCOA

Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association logo

The Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association honored Woodard & Curran’s Water Reclamation Facility in Inverness, during their annual award luncheon in Fort Pierce Florida this August. 

The facility uses a state-of-the-art Biological Nitrogen Removal process to treat up to 1 million gallons of wastewater daily. This allows the facility to produce, on average, 600,000 gallons of reclaimed water every day, which is then pumped through a three-and-a-half-mile pipe to be used for irrigation at the Inverness Golf and Country Club.

Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee meeting

CRYSTAL RIVER, FL, August 26, 2017: The Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) meeting is Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Citrus County Democrats' office in space 591 at the Crystal River Mall. All registered Democrats are welcome to attend.

The Citrus County DEC is responsible for managing the affairs of the Florida Democratic Party (FDP) within the county. Membership of the DEC includes elected Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen who represent the registered voters of their precinct.

Date: 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Sheriff's Office still looking for missing woman

Carol McHughThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office is still looking for 72-year-old Carol McHugh, who went missing from her neighborhood on Thursday, June 8, 2017. 

After an extensive five-day search, she could not be found ,and is still at large. The CCSO is still asking for your help in locating Carol. 

Construction accident halts work on Halls River Bridge

Construction personnel deal with an accident at the site of Halls River Bridge construction. No injuries were reported. (CCSO photo on August 31, 2017)

A truck interrupted work on Thursday on the Halls River Bridge in Homosassa.

For the majority of the day, the construction-related accident made the bridge completely impassable.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office had to use other resources, such as launching boats from the fire departments, to ensure emergency services were available to those in need. Citrus County Road Maintenance and the construction company worked together to stabilize the incident and return travel to the bridge as quickly as possible.

No injuries were reported in the accident.

Springs activist Mercer honored at SWFWMD meeting

Phillis Rosetti-Mercer was presented with the Springs Community Partner award in memory of the late springs activist, Bob Mercer of Crystal River (SWFWMD photo on August 29, 2017).

The Governing Board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District today recognized Bob Mercer, who passed away in January, for his passion and dedication to improving the Crystal River/Kings Bay spring system.

Mercer’s wife of many years, Phillis Rosetti-Mercer, accepted the Springs Community Partner Award in her husband’s memory.

“Bob would have loved this so much,” she said during the Governing Board presentation, as she wiped away tears.

Historical Society Jazz Concert

What a summer we have had! From the Beach Boys and their band the Corvairs to Roy Orbison and Conway Twitty to Elvis, our concerts have been sold out and we thank you all for your support.  We invited you to the beach and you came, beach balls and all.   
 

Date: 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 7:00pm

Summer Music at the Museum Concert Series ends with cool summer jazz

What a summer we have had! From the Beach Boys and their band the Corvairs to Roy Orbison and Conway Twitty to Elvis, our concerts have been sold out and we thank you all for your support.  We invited you to the beach and you came, beach balls and all.   
 

Flashback: Citrus County among others in Florida, Texas scammed by Russian couple

Citrus County is among a list of locales in Florida and Texas where in 2012 millions were taken from would-be investors by a Russian couple in 2012, North Miami Beach developers Victor and Natalia Wolf, who have since vanished, the Miami Herald reports. 

Duke Energy Florida files higher 2018 rates

Duke Energy LogoST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Duke Energy Florida (DEF) on Thursday filed its annual request to set electric rates for 2018 with the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC).

Based on fuel, capacity, energy conservation and environmental costs, DEF estimates in 2018 residential customers’ rates will increase about 8.5 percent, for a total cost of $128.54 per 1,000 kWh.

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