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February 17, 2001

Drought enables weed removal
[Times photo: Ron Thompson]
When low water levels prevent county workers from clearing the channels in the Tsala Apopka chain, they tackle a project that has been discussed for years.
Sen. Cowin to hold a town hall meeting

INVERNESS -- State Sen. Anna Cowin will hold a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 at the Old Citrus County Courthouse.

3 men, woman held after fracas at bar
At least eight law officers converged on Wet Willie's Bar & Grill Thursday to break up a parking-lot melee.

Building permits hit the Internet
The county makes the status of all building permits available online in real time. Builders love the addition.

Crist exhorts Republican faithful
Republicans, gathered at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner, feast on steaks and Charlie Crist's speech at Andre's of Citrus Hills.

Care facility cleared by state in death of wandering resident
Two vehicles hit the 74-year-old resident of Sugarmill Manor on Jan. 31 after she stepped with her dog onto U.S. 19.

A study of presidents, leadership
Christian educators are using the holiday to teach students how religion has influenced the chief executives.

Knack for science sends two to top competition
The Lecanto High juniors earn regional acclaim and are invited to state and international science fairs.

Honor rolls for Citrus County schools
These honor rolls are for the second grading period.

Noted ink-and-watercolor artist to conduct workshop
HERNANDO -- The Citrus County Art League will sponsor a sumi-e workshop conducted by artist Susan Frame, March 10-11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Art League Cultural Center at Annapolis Avenue and County Road 486, Citrus Hills.

Fishing about to heat up
The spring-like weather over the past week has made a dramatic difference.

On the cutting edge
"Live free or die," says the New Hampshire plate on Dave Newcomer's truck. That simply epitomizes his lifestyle.  

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