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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.

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.   
 

TOP VIDEO: 1-Cent Sales Tax

Every Citrus County Commission meeting, the issue of a one-cent sales tax comes up like clockwork, and from a variety of angles.

Some are pushing for a one-cent sales tax to be put on the ballot, with the stipulation revenues would only be used for residential road resurfacing.

But commissioners are reluctant to allow another tax because the political winds aren't blowing that way. (August 22, 2017)

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Citrus Free Jam Concert canceled

Due to possible thunderstorms and potential heavy rain on Saturday night, the Citrus Free Jam Concert (for Middle and High School students)scheduled at Lecanto Park has been canceled.

The Anti-Drug Coalition and Citrus County Parks and Recreation Departmet, in conjunction with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, feel it is in the best interest of those who would be attending tomorrow night that the event be cancelled and moved to a new date.

County lays out gas tax expenditures ahead of budget

Pumping gas

There has historically been a lot of discussion of what has, and has not, been done with Citrus County's Gas Tax revenues.

In this month's issue of Citrus Link, Citrus County's monthly newsletter for county residents, the county breaks down the use of the tax in a concise report for Citrus County residents.

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