Damato honored for springs efforts

Citrus County Commissioner Dennis Damato

Citrus County Commissioner Dennis Damato was recently recognized by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) Governing Board for his service on the Springs Coast Steering Committee.

Damato serves as the representative for Citrus County on the Steering Committee, which was formed by SWFWMD in 2014 to address management of spring systems within the district.

Citrus Dems host annual FDR, JFK dinner

Brendan McLaughlin, former anchor of ABC Action News, speaks at Citrus County Democrats' Annual FDR/JFK Dinner April 16, 2016

Inverness, FL, April 24, 2016 -- The Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) hosted its Annual FDR/JFK Dinner April 16 at the Inverness Golf and Country Club.

The dinner featured guest speaker Brendan McLaughlin, anchor of the evening news for Tampa’s ABC affiliate for the past 21 years. McLaughlin, who won two Regional Emmys during his reporting career, shared stories of political figures he interviewed and the importance of recognizing strong character when electing leaders.

2 die in Saturday Lecanto crash

Two people died following a crash in Lecanto on Saturday night on State Road 44 west of Citrus County Road 491.

The Florida Highway Patrol said that a Jeep SUV entered the median for unknown reason on Lecanto Highway and overturned. The driver, Trevor William Clements, 22, of Citrus Springs, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

Congress examines IRS track record

During the past five years, I have received countless letters from constituents expressing a general distaste for the Internal Revenue Service. And let me tell you, I share in the frustration. Although another tax day has come and gone, the IRS is always lurking.

Let’s recap some highlights (rather, lowlights) briefly.

Renowned composer's suspected killers in custody

Darren Decker, 41, and Jessica Baker, 44, both of Ocala

Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy announced today that two suspects are in custody in connection with the burglary trend which recently swept through several central Florida counties.

These two suspects, who are being held on burglary charges in Sumter County, are also the suspects in the murder of Don "Terry" Plumeri which occurred on March 31.

Currently, the suspects Darren Decker, 41, of Ocala and Jessica Baker, 44, of Ocala, are in custody in Sumter County on a no-bond charge.

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