Armstrong appointed head of SWFWMD

Brian Armstrong, Executive Director, Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board appointed Brian Armstrong as executive director at today’s monthly Board meeting.

Robert Beltran, who announced his resignation earlier this month, will stay on temporarily to assist in the transition.

Beltran was appointed to serve as the District’s executive director in September 2013, and is returning to the private sector.

Sunday storm fells trees in Floral City

A summer storm blew up across Citrus County on Sunday. Floral City was one of those areas hit by the storm, where five trees caused damage to a car and a home.

A large storm passed through Floral City on Sunday, taking down several trees there.

The Citrus County Sheriff's reported that there were five trees down -- one fell on a vehicle and two other trees fell into an apartment halfway down Moonrise Lane.

Top Video: Marketing Citrus County

A $4,000 ad inviting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) community to visit Citrus County drew fire from Citrus County Commissioner Scott Adams.

Adams said he had hundreds of supporters wanting the county to stop advertising to specific groups.

Applicants invited for seat on Tourism Development Council

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for one vacant position on the Citrus County Tourist Development Council. 

Applicants must be either the owner or operator of a hotel, motel, campground or other property which collects the 3 percent bed tax.  (Applicants are required to be Citrus County residents and registered to vote in Citrus County.) 

Floral City Trailhead parking lot construction begins

The Citrus County BOCC has continued to add to the amenities for the Withlacoochee State Bicycle Trail. Citrus County Public Works has completed design and has commenced construction on the Floral City Trailhead Parking Lot project.

This project consists of creating 17 spaces of vehicle parking for the Withlacoochee State Trail next to the existing trailhead and restroom facility, with drainage and roadway improvements.

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U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron addressed members of Parliament on the EU referendum result on Monday, saying it was not the outcome he wanted but that the result must be respected and implemented in "best possible way." (June 27)

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