Sunshine Grand Prix coming to Citrus County

Citrus County and Inverness are now a major part of the present and future of Sunshine Gran Prix, a nationally ranked event.

The Sunshine Grand Prix is an annual Professional & Amateur Cycling and Fun & Healthy Community Living event.  This weeklong event will take place during the week of March 25 to April 2, 2017.

Veterans Services Office hours changing

The hours of the Citrus County Veterans Service Office are changing. Effective April 17, 2017, the Veterans Service Office will be CLOSED for lunch from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, and will accept clients on a BY-APPOINTMENT ONLY basis from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

Should anyone have questions, they can contact the Veterans Service Office directly at: 352-527-5915.

Medicare 101 class offered

ARE YOU APPROACHING 65?  HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE?  JOIN UF/IFAS EXTENSION CITRUS COUNTY & SHINE FOR MEDICARE 101

WHO:             Individuals approaching 65 or joining Medicare   

WHAT:           Medicare 101:

Learn about Medicare and your options.  Get answers to your Medicare questions, concerns,

and options from a knowledgeable unbiased source.                    

Date: 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 6:00pm

Recycling bins get reprieve

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday approved delaying the removal of recycling bins from six locations in Citrus County.

The decision was made when the commission discovered that it could be approximately four months before a county-hired consultant company could come up with recommendations for efficient management of the county's waste stream, from the landfill operations and practices to recycling.

Tough sledding with fire services grant request

Citrus County Sheriff Fire Rescue Chief Jim Goodworth
The ghost of the state Legislature darted in and out of the Citrus County Commission chambers on Tuesday as commissioners were still absorbing the spectre of a possible increase in homestead exemption that could deal a crippling blow to the county's coffers.
 
If the Legislature puts the measure on the 2018 ballot, Citrus County Commission Chairman Scott Carnahan told fellow commissioners, the county could stand to lose an estimated $4 million in revenue from property taxes, if taxpayers were to approve the measure.

Water District buys portion of Rainbow River Ranch property

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board has approved a contract for the purchase of a significant portion of the eastern bank of the Rainbow River.

The parcel proposed for acquisition consists of nearly 115 acres, and includes nearly a half mile of river frontage.

The contract also contains provisions to protect an additional 620 feet of shoreline associated with existing private landholdings.

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