City: dismiss suit by annexed residents

By Times staff
Published February 10, 2007

The city has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit brought by 13 residents who paid Crystal River taxes during the short time their land was annexed into the city. They sued last fall to get their money back. In the motion filed Friday, City Attorney Anthony Perrone argues that the tax collector, not the city, would be the correct party to sue. He also argues that the plaintiffs based their claim on the wrong statute. In addition, the city seeks to strike several plaintiffs from the case because they are named as individuals in the suit but different related legal entities actually paid the taxes on their property.

Rotary clubs hold radio, TV auction

The five Rotary Clubs of Citrus County will hold their second annual Radio and TV Auction today to raise money for community service projects. The auction will be broadcast on WYKE-TV Ch. 47 (channel 16 on cable) and on WRGO-FM 102.7 from 1 to 5 p.m. Bidders will call 795-4919 to place bids within prescribed times. A list of items up for bid will be published in the St. Petersburg Times today.

State park's art, craft show is today

The Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will host its fifth annual Staff Art and Craft Show and Sale today and Sunday. The event will feature artwork by park employees and volunteers and benefit Friends of Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. The sale will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the park visitor center, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19).

Kash n' Karry sold Fantasy 5 winner

The Florida Lottery announced that one of five tickets that matched all five winning numbers in Thursday's Fantasy 5 drawing was sold at the Kash n' Karry at 1651 SE U.S. 19. The other tickets were sold in Miami, Zephyrhills, Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale. Winners will share the $252,967.75 top prize, each winner receiving $50,593 and change. The winning numbers were: 7, 10, 12, 20 and 22.

Charity collecting for tornado victims

The Salvation Army is collecting tornado relief items today for emergency response to Lady Lake. New, unopened nonperishable food, hygiene supplies, baby food and diapers, pet supplies and water can be dropped of at Winn-Dixie in Beverly Hills, Meadowcrest and Homosassa; Publix in Inverness and Homosassa; and Kash n' Karry in Inverness, Crystal River and Homosassa. Items can also be dropped off 8 a.m. to 4 p.m weekdays at the Salvation Army office, 3975 W Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Salvation Army Thrift Store, 3400 W Gulf to Lake Highway, Inverness; Key Training thrift stores; and Hernando Produce, 2666 N Florida Ave., Hernando. To donate other household items call 341-3333.