Assistant principal charged in theft
||Cub makes itself at home
[Times photo: Steve Hasel]
To make sure a bear cub and a tiger cub get along during playtime Tuesday, Susie MacKay keeps a close eye on the two at Wild Bill's Airboat Tours and Wildlife Sanctuary. The bear, Little One, is 12 weeks old, and the Siberian tiger, Shertan, is 17 weeks. Soon Little One will be moved from the Inverness sanctuary to become part of an educational program at a sanctuary in Fort Lauderdale. "She'll only be here a few more days," said owner Bill MacKay.
Jeffrey Walz says he was faced with personal problems and reacted poorly. He has been charged with retail theft at an Inverness Wal-Mart.
Courthouse restoration to be honored
INVERNESS -- The historic Citrus County Courthouse will be one of 10 restored buildings statewide to receive the highest honors next month from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, a private, non-profit group.
Deal lets bottler shift water source
Three Sisters Springs Water Co. agrees to draw water from a lake to help protect the endangered manatee.
Teacher's helper accused of theft
The classroom aide took checks from the teacher and cashed them for close to $2,000, authorities say.
Arrest imperils Internet grant
A Lecanto High teacher who won a $350,000 award to head an "Internet Academy" is arrested in March after celebrating and crashing his car. His arrest threatens the grant's future.
Boys & Girls Clubs considers new home
The group is negotiating for a building and a dozen acres off U.S. 19 in Homosassa.
Every turtle death at nuclear plant is a reason for alarm
Editor: Re: Turtles flocking to nuclear facility, April 4 Citrus Times:
Board, teachers grapple over pay issues
A spokeswoman for the teachers union says current faculty should come first. Officials warn the budget year ahead could be tight.
Lecanto looks strong
LECANTO -- The regular season is all but over, and, with that, so are the easy predictions.
Panther fares well at tourney
Harold Skidmore's two losses this season left a bad taste in his mouth and a tear in his eye.
Alzheimer's group to offer orientation, in-service
Easter egg hunts
Several groups in the county are celebrating Easter with special Easter Egg hunt on Saturday.
School Board has expelled record number of students
INVERNESS -- In a closed session Tuesday, the School Board expelled 11 students bringing the total for the year to 54, a record.
Water, sewer plan pushed forward
County commissioners approve preliminary steps to add the utilities in the Chassahowitzka River area.
Central Florida Community College will host a University of South Florida Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today on the Ocala Campus between Buildings 5 and 7. Representatives from USF will be be on hand with information on admissions, financial aid, and adult and transfer student services. There also will be advisers from the university's various programs. Those who attend can receive transcript evaluations, scholarship and transfer information, and meet with a USF adviser and get on-the-spot admissions decisions (for associate of arts degree recipients only).
The Wisconsin Club will hold a Last Gathering Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 18 at Whispering Pines Park, Inverness, in the Area B shelter house. Reservations are required. Call Rita or Tony by Friday at 382-3721.
You're never too young to enjoy the library. Recent participants in Mother Goose Time at the Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills literally had a ball. This program is for children from infants to 18 months, but 2-year-old Ashley Dwyer was right at home with "the kids."
The Citrus Detachment Marine Corp League is looking for new members. The group meets monthly at VFW Post 4252 on State Road 200 in Hernando. For information, call Ralph at 726-7836.
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