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No turnpike through Citrus County, Commissioners say

'Let’s not be blind to the potential for us to ruin our own futures.'. The state should study extending Florida’s Turnpike north and west, but remove potential routes through Citrus County. County Commissioners reached that unanimous consensus during a Tuesday morning workshop, following two hours of public comment...
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Other Voices l Complex not right fit for Meadowcrest

After reading the May 18 Chronicle article, “Meadowcrest to fight affordable housing complex,” clarification is needed. The residents of Meadowcrest understand the need for affordable housing, but any such housing needs to be built in an appropriate location complimentary to the existing developed area. What residents are organizing...
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BOCC rejects turnpike routes through Citrus

County commissioners backed the “no build” option for the northern turnpike extension – at least for those routes that would go through Citrus County. The board at a workshop Tuesday unanimously and enthusiastically asked staff to draft a resolution that would take three of the southernmost corridors – the ones that would affect Citrus – off the table.
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Arrests from May 20 to 23

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Arrests from May 20. Marissa Leeann Alemany, 28, Beverly Hills, arrested May 20 for felony possession of controlled substance, driving while license suspended or revoked (knowingly – first offense) and drug paraphernalia. Bond $3,500. Kayley Amber Jackson, 30, Inverness, arrested May 20 for misdemeanor...
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Homosassa man arrested for letting dogs suffer in hot pens

A Homosassa man was jailed under accusations he let his dogs suffer in sweltering conditions. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 36-year-old Blake D’Brell Kirkland Wednesday, May 18, on a first-degree misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty. Court records show Kirkland posted a $1,000 bond, and was ordered to appear June 9 for his arraignment.
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Cruising on the Chassahowitzka

Let’s just get right to it: We’re going to call this spot by its nickname because not even the locals call it by its full name. It’s The Chaz. That’s short for the Chassahowitzka River, or “pumpkin hanging place.”. This spring-fed, 6-mile river starts near...
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Proposed apartments won’t ruin community

The proposed low- and moderate-income affordable apartment development next to the former Winn-Dixie between Meadowcrest and West Gulf-to-Lake Highway drew quite a response from the Meadowcrest residents at a community meeting May 17. There was universal opposition. Most of the opposition was of the NIMBY (not in my back yard)...
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Summer fun on tap at day camps

Looking for something fun and interesting to do when school gets out?. Join Citrus County Extension for summer day camps. Camp is Monday through Wednesday, June 6-8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Campers can design, plan and create items to keep or share. Choose from aprons, pillows,...
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Arrests from May 23 and 24

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Arrests from May 23. Delia Marie Dean, 44, Floral City, arrested May 23 for murder as result of unlawful distribution of controlled substance and misdemeanor failure to appear. No bond. Mark Allen Stacey, 32, Floral City, arrested May 23 for felony battery on persons 65...
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Business owners struggling with inflation

Business owners in Citrus County and the nation are being forced to raise prices and make other adjustments as inflation continues to escalate. They are saddled with higher supply costs than even six months ago. Most small business owners (62.7%) report lower profits than expected over the past six months...
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Take a leisurely trip down the Rainbow River

Editor’s Note: This story is part of an occasional series of “staycations” that allow Citrus County residents to spend vacation time locally this summer without the expense of traveling very far. As many of Florida’s famed theme park attractions south of the Nature Coast attract most of...
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