May 19, 2000
|Drought-weary pray for rain
Citrus has the second worst drought index level in the state and the same number of brush fires (about 80) as last year.
Artist sharing his vision of life
HOMOSASSA SPRINGS -- With its abundant waterfront and endangered manatees, Citrus County has long been a nexus for wildlife conservation efforts. Soon, that reputation will take another big leap.
||Getting a kick out of playing football
[Times photo: Kevin White]
Lauren Fraysse is having fun working with the Hernando High team, but she also is intent on making field goals and gaining the respect of her teammates.
Jim McIntosh announces he will run for County Commission seat
INVERNESS -- Jim McIntosh, a longtime government watchdog, has announced his candidacy for the District 5 County Commission seat being vacated by Brad Thorpe.
Pro-Line receives a hearty greeting
Members of the Citrus Springs Civic Association expect the new boat factory to be a boon.
Man acquitted of sex charges
INVERNESS -- Michael Sullo spent seven months in jail waiting for trial on charges that he raped a woman who asked him for a ride.
Wal-Mart plan survives review board vote
LECANTO -- Over the objections of county planners, the Citrus County Planning and Development Review Board on Thursday recommended a land-use change that keeps alive a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter off U.S. 19 south of Crystal River.
Art groups to have summer camps
Youths can practice portrait painting, take art classes or hone their theater skills this summer.
Mexican masks on display at Appleton
An exhibit of Mexican folk festival masks lasts until June 25 at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala.
A master of Florida folk
Jeanie Fitchen's gig at the Studio Art Center is a warmup for her 34th appearance at the annual Florida Folk Festival.
Neumann back to his old engine and his winning ways
INVERNESS -- Last season wasn't exactly an experiment gone wrong for George Neumann, just one that came up short of expectations.