Nature Preserve dedicated in Old Homosassa

Dedication of the Troy Sameuel Cumming Nature Preserve in Old Homosassa

In 1998, Homosassa resident Roger Adams bought a piece of property on West Yulee Drive from his long-time friend, Troy Samuel Cumming, with the promise of keeping the land pristine.

On Wednesday, after years of searching for the right people to donate the land to, Adams and his wife, Sally Smith Adams, officially donated the property to the Tampa Bay Conservancy.

The occasion was marked with the dedication of the property as the Troy Samuel Cumming Nature Preserve, and has the blessing of the Southwest Florida Water Management Water District (SWFWMD).

Paramedics among trio busted for meth production

FROM LEFT: Paramedic Jeffrey Allen Kehr; paramedic Heather Shea Carson and civilian Stefanie Lynn Smith.

Three people, two of whom were paramedics working for Naturecoast EMS, were arrested on Wednesday, and charged with cooking meth in an Inverness home.

Citrus County deputies arrested Stefanie Lynn Smith, 28; Jeffrey Allen Kehr, 39; and Heather Shea Carson, 20. Kehr and Carson were EMS paramedics.

Two children under the age of 11 also lived at the home, and were removed from the home by the state’s Department of Children & Families.

'Code of Conduct' ordinance rife with 'zingers'

County approves public participation ordinance change

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday passed 5-0 allowing the county's public participation ordinance to be restored.

Civic groups had complained that limiting public comment to a "time certain" at the beginning of commission meetings was going too far.

New info released from Crystal River drug bust

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Friday released new information about the Crystal River woman arrested on Wednesday on drug-related charges.

The Florida Department of Corrections Probation & Parole Division responded to 2828 North Pennsylvania Ave. in Crystal River at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday to conduct an unannounced probation check.

Friday fire scars Inverness apartment

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