Citrus County, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Two more car washes coming to Citrus County

Lecanto and Crystal River are getting new car wash facilities. Caliber Car Wash is building a second location at 2927 County Road 491, next to the Shell-Circle K gas station and across from Wawa and Wendy's. The chain has not announced an opening date. The first Caliber opened April 2020...
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Catching COVID-19 in Citrus

There is much discussion and debate going on regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. Whether you should get it, the effectiveness, the science, conspiracy theories behind it, and much more. Like so much else in our time, it has become a very political discussion. We hear about it framed through a national debate...
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Crystal River, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Death closes Crystal River park; CCSO suspects drug overdose

Crystal River’s Hunter Springs Park closed for part of the day after a death was reported at the city park. According to the city and Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, a dead woman was discovered the morning of Friday, July 23, inside a restroom, closing the park until the afternoon. Sheriff’s...
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Citrus home prices soar; inventory remains low

The median sales price for a single-family home in Citrus County skyrocketed 37% in June, rising from $174,900 the previous year to $240,000. Existing homes are still selling almost as fast as they are listed. In June, it took just seven days for a seller and buyer to reach a contract, compared to 48 days a year ago, according to Florida Realtors data released Friday.
Hernando County,

Republic Services garbage collection fee increase

Commissioners voted 4-1 to pass a resolution increasing the annual assessment rate for southwest Hernando County’s solid waste collection Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU). This area of Spring Hill requires mandatory curbside garbage collection by Republic Services. Commissioner Beth Narverud voted nay on the matter. The annual rates for single-family...
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Gas savings: The cheapest station in Inglis

(INGLIS, FL) For bargain hunters there may be no better target than gas, with the cheapest station in the Inglis area offering savings of $0.06 per gallon. On Saturday the cheapest gallon of unleaded regular in the area was at Shell at 6164 N Suncoast Blvd. Regular there was listed at $3.09 per gallon Wednesday, compared to $3.15 at Circle K at 4 Us-19 S, which GasBuddy clocked as the most expensive station in the area.
Citrus County, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Shrinking lands: Wetland lines encroach inland as sea levels rise in Citrus

Yes, sea level rise is impacting coastal Citrus County. Many of you may know that I am a professional wetland scientist and have been studying, mapping, protecting and mitigating wetland impacts in Citrus County since 1986. I am sure many of you drive the coastal highways or boat the rivers and have observed the “skeletons” of dead oaks, palms and cedars along the coastal hammocks and are witnessing, first-hand, the effects of sea level rise and saltwater intrusion.
Spring Hill,

Kidney Stones Can Put Kidney Function at Risk

SPRING HILL, Florida – If you feel a sharp pain in your back, side, lower abdomen, or groin, or have blood in your urine, you may have a kidney stone – a condition that is common and on the rise. Left untreated, kidney stones can cause serious complications in addition to severe pain. Nabeel Hamoui, M.D. a Urologist with Shoreline Urocare, is making sure patients know timely treatment can prevent permanent damage.
Marion County,

New Trulieve opens doors in Crystal River

Trulieve, a medical marijuana dispensary company, has opened another location near Marion County. The company recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in Crystal River. The new location at 275 State Hwy 44, is about 20 minutes from Dunnellon in Marion County. Trulieve Crystal River opened earlier this...

Couple charged in Brooksville home invasion

A man and woman are facing multiple charges after they were accused of restraining and beating a Brooksville man after entering his home in the Trillium subdivision. Michael Terry, deputy public information officer (PIO) for the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) said that on the afternoon of July 16, HCSO deputies responded to a report about a possible physical altercation. During a 911 call, a witness said that she had seen a man covered in blood exiting a home on the 14000 Block of Wake Robin Drive, getting into a vehicle and driving away.
Inverness, FLCitrus County Chronicle

Taking COVID-19 risk is a personal decision

For those of us receiving physical therapy, please be aware of COVID-19 immunization protocols at our local Inverness physical therapy providers. One provider in particular requires staff to wear masks, however haphazardly, and not all staff is vaccinated. My therapist, with his mask not covering his nose, revealed he saw no need to receive a COVID immunization, as he already had the virus.
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Growth making Citrus look like Tampa, Orlando

When Pine Ridge gets built out, the residents will be screaming for the state to turn Pine Ridge Boulevard into an expressway so that they can escape the traffic jams within the community itself. Meanwhile, Citrus County is selling its soul to get more fast food restaurants and tourists into...
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Where's the cheapest gas in Spring Hill?

(SPRING HILL, FL) Depending on where you fill up in Spring Hill, you could be saving up to $0.28 per gallon on gas. Sam's Club at 13360 Cortez Blvd was the cheapest station in the area, according to a survey by GasBuddy, with regular listed at $2.81 per gallon Wednesday. By comparison, the most expensive gallon was at Shell at 14314 Spring Hill Dr, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.09.
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Crime report from July 21 to July 23

• Gregory Norton Schoonmaker, 50, Beverly Hills, arrested July 21 for possession of controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. Bond $3,000. • Kenneth Elliott Craner, 56, Crystal River, arrested July 21 for felony petit theft (two or more convictions). Bond $2,000. • Christina Caridao Peidra, 38, Crystal River, arrested July 21...