After 63 years, he gets his diploma
An Inverness man takes advantage of a state program to award World War II veterans high school diplomas.
Board balances crowding, funds
The Citrus County School Board seeks a way ease crowded high schools in a cost effective manner -- while also trying to better service problem students.
City gets outfoxed by Fitzpatrick brothers
People running from the law pick all kinds of places to hide. But the laundry room?
Silent prayer, if any, best at meetings
Editor: The Interfaith Council of Citrus County is deeply concerned with the young people and school system of our community, especially in view of the disunity precipitated by the heated discussions regarding prayer before School Board meetings. We feel prayer is needed and is a practical way the community can support our children and school personnel. We also firmly believe in supporting the laws of our land.
Property tax sticker shock comes home
It's sticker shock of a new sort for some home buyers.
Wheeler leads 13 to Finals
Lecanto junior standout Kate Wheeler heads the area contingent as a qualifier in four events.
This week in government
Week in review
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Citrus political scene
The Nature Coast Republican Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. May 12 at the Coastal Region Library, 8619 W Crystal Ave., Crystal River. The featured speaker will be Ron Schultz, Citrus County property appraiser, who will talk about Citrus County 1990 and 2000.
County high school teams ready to spring into action
CRYSTAL RIVER -- Call it the last oasis -- that final refreshing drink before entering the longest, driest, most treacherous stretch of the desert.
INVERNESS -- At the 2001 Citrus County 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Contest on Thursday and Friday, fourth- through sixth-grade students from public and private schools addressed topics as diverse as tornadoes, lobsters and Elvis Presley.
Lawyer seminars highlight Law Week
INVERNESS -- Citrus County's fourth-annual Law Week begins Monday. Here are some highlights:
Seminar focuses on mental health
LECANTO -- Mental health and treatment options will be the topics for discussion during a special seminar that the Marion-Citrus Mental Health Center and drug manufacturer Eli Lilly and Co. are organizing next month.
Educator starts biological census
CRYSTAL RIVER -- While recently surfing the Web, J.D. Mendenhall, education coordinator at St. Martins Marsh Aquatic Preserve, came across a great idea: bioblitz, a 24-hour census in which scientists and ordinary people alike uncover every plant, tree, fish and mammal.