Floral City, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Floral City man arrested for three incidents in one day

A 48-year-old Floral City man was arrested for three different incidents in one day and accused of a string of burglaries and thefts, according to Citrus County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavits. Ronald Jack Taylor was charged with auto theft, grand theft, burglary of an occupied residence and trespassing in an...
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Homosassa, FLCitrus County Chronicle

All about the Suncoast Parkway

It seems like yesterday when the state gave the go-ahead for Suncoast 2, which would extend the Suncoast Parkway toll road 12.7 miles from U.S. 98 to State Road 44. Today, we’re just months away from the opening. Here are some highlights:. • Work began on the $135-million project in...
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Lapeer, MIoscodaherald.com

Kathryn Ann “Kathy” Downey (Sweeney)

Kathryn Ann “Kathy” Downey (Sweeney), 84, of Brooksville, Florida died Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Bayonet Point Medical Center in Hudson, Florida. Kathy was born August 1, 1936 in Lapeer Michigan. She graduated from Lapeer High School in 1955. After marrying her husband, Gerald “Jerry” Downey in 1963, she lived and worked in Lapeer until 1984. She then moved to the Mio area. In 2007, Kathryn and her husband, Jerry, moved to Florida to enjoy her final retirement years.
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Coleman, FLvillages-news.com

Prison parolee arrested in Coleman on multiple drug offenses

A former prison inmate who was on parole was arrested in Coleman on multiple drug offenses. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Florida Department of Corrections Office of Probation and Parole at about 9 a.m. Monday at 2827 Taylor Ave. in Coleman. During a routine search, 38-year-old David Joseph McKenzie was found to be in possession of 55 grams of methamphetamine, 27 grams of marijuana, assorted pills, scales, smoking devices and more than $5,000 in cash.
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Citrus County, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Citrus County hits the big screen

Beloved Citrus County landmarks such as the Roller Barn, Chicken King, Oscar Penn’s Restaurant and Big Blue Springs saw their day on the big screen in the new indie thriller, “Feral State.”. Released in May 2021 and set in Citrus County, the film is a modern spin on “Oliver Twist.”...
Hernando County, FLsuncoastnews.com

Vincent House gets funding for bigger facility

SPRING HILL — Finally, a mental health organization in Hernando County is a step closer to building a bigger facility to support the growing needs of the community after it received $500,000 in the state budget. Elliott and Dianne Steele left their careers in 2003 to open Florida’s first internationally...
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Richloam General Store In Florida Will Transport You To Another Era

In Webster, Florida there is an old-school general store that has been around since the 1920s. Still standing and now thriving, the Richloam General Store in Florida is the perfect place to shop for one-of-a-kind items that you won’t find anywhere else, while also learning about the history of the area. Offering only time period […] The post Richloam General Store In Florida Will Transport You To Another Era appeared first on Only In Your State.
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Citrus County, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Crime report from June 23

• Thomas Declan Ebbert, 28, Inverness, arrested June 23 for domestic battery. No bond. • Christian Nicholas Beeman, 25, Floral City, arrested June 23 for no motor vehicle registration. Bond $500. • William John McMurry, 51, Inverness, arrested June 23 for possession of controlled substance and. • Arcadio Morales, 28,...
The Villages, FLvillages-news.com

Fines racking up for son in deceased parents’ home in The Villages

Fines are beginning to rack up for a 40-year-old son living in his deceased parents’ home which has become a neighborhood eyesore in The Villages. The home at 1906 Augustine Drive in the Village of Santo Domingo was the subject of a deed compliance hearing in March before the Community Development District 2 Board of Supervisors. Since that hearing the District has had had to cut the grass twice. A total of $500 in fines has been imposed on the property. If fines reach $1,500, the case will be turned over to District counsel.
Inverness, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Hope e-bikes aren’t used on trail

I write with respect to the referenced article by Michael D. Bates on June 20, concerning the new e-bike shop in Inverness. I wish the young entrepreneur success in selling bikes, but not for use on the Withlacoochee Trail. On the homepage of the trail website, these words appear prominently:
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Inverness, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Local officials break ground on Inverness' first hotel

Local physician and entrepreneur Dr. Paresh Desai stood Wednesday on the two cleared acres near downtown Inverness and grinned as he lamented the work it took to get the ground ready for the city’s first hotel. “I’ve done more than 10 groundbreakings for hotels, but this has been the most...
Citrus County, FLCitrus County Chronicle

SWFWMD to burn 1,500 acres of its land in Citrus County over summer

Southwest Florida Water Management District officials are planning to burn 1,500 acres of agency land within Citrus County over the summer. In small and manageable portions between July and September, the district will set 1,000 acres alight in the Flying Eagle Preserve and set 500 acres ablaze in the Potts Preserve.
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Felony battery suspect arrested in The Villages after woman places 911 call

A felony battery suspect was arrested in The Villages after a woman called 911. Joshua Thomas Stratton, 30, of Silver Springs, was sitting in the front passenger seat of a 2019 Toyota Corolla that was pulled over shortly after noon Tuesday on El Camino Real, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. A woman in the vehicle said she did not want Stratton to get “in trouble,” but admitted she called 911 because he “was beating her up,” according to the report. A witness said that Stratton struck the woman “several times with a closed fist in the upper torso area.”
Inverness, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Inverness security cameras ready for Independence Day crowds

Visitors to Inverness’ Liberty and Wallace Brooks parks as well as the city’s Depot District should smile — they will be on camera. At least 18 security cameras will be operational at the two parks and Depot District beginning July 1, just two days before the city’s popular downtown Independence Day fireworks and celebrations July 3.
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Red Tide Blooms Have Now Reached Pasco County

The red tide blooms persisting along Florida's Gulf coast have now reached Pasco County. The bloom is located near Anclote River Park Beach, according to the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported Wednesday that the toxic algae remains at bloom-levels in...
Citrus County, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Local business donates to Find M Friends

Ben and Nancy Divona, employees of Citrus Lift Chair Showroom, donated to Find M Friends. The donation will support their efforts to raise, train and certify scent tracking bloodhounds and gifts them to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. Their showroom, owned by their cousin Joe LoPinto, is located...
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