TOP VIDEO: Universal Garbology

The Citrus County Commission at its solid waste workshop on Tuesday unanimously agreed that it wants to go down the road toward mandatory universal garbage collection. Payment will be on the residential property tax bill.  The amount, to be determined, will be a combination of the cost to collect the garbage and the cost to dispose of it. (July 25, 2017)

Old turpentine camp memorial may be erected in Hernando County

An historic site that once stood in Citrus County may have its memorial shifted to somewhere in Hernando County.

John Wade, past president of the Citrus County Council, told Citrus County commissions on Tuesday that the Florida Turnpike Authority will set aside an estimated $500,000 to $700,000 to have a site memorializing the old Etna Turpentine Camp built somewhere in Hernando County.

Progressive Amateur Golf Tour forming

Crystal River -- The Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) announces the first Progressive Amateur Golf Tour, a professional-style series of competitive golf tournaments open to all skill levels.

Golfers will experience beautiful courses throughout Central and North Florida while playing with like-minded and evenly matched competitors. The annual tour membership fee is $99 for the first 144 members.

'Save Ozello' effort targets rezoning push

No Rezoning sign

Ozello, Fla. -– "Yard Sign Army" has donated 50 “No Re-zoning” yard signs to the "Committee to Save Ozello."

The signs went quickly at the Committee’s June 17 meeting.

The yard signs are intended to amplify residents’ objections to a Tennessee developer’s application to rezone property from residential to commercial in order to build a multi-use complex.

Team effort secures grant for Sugarmill Woods landscape project

Sugarmill Woods logo

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Citrus County Administrator Randy Oliver was notified by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on July 18 that Citrus County’s requested funding of the State Road 700 (U.S. Hwy 98/West Ponce De Leon Boulevard) landscape project was approved for $395,000. 

'Blessings' and 'Feed The Kids' programs supported by United Way

Pictured are United Way’s CEO, Amy Meek and COO, Meghan Pitzer. Amy and Meghan are shown packing Blessings’ bags.

Inverness, FL (7/17/2017) –- Citrus County Harvest has been awarded $40,000 by United Way of Citrus County. It is the largest grant to be received by Harvest since the creation of their Blessings program in 2009.

“The United Way grant will help fund two programs in the 2017-2018 academic year,” said Grace Hengesbach, Harvest’s Executive Director.  


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