June 29, 2000
Elementary schools earn improved grades
One of the county's grade schools saw its rating go from a D to an A. But three middle schools saw their marks fall.
Blues to feature Grammy winner
Koko Taylor, the "Queen of the Blues," will be the featured performer at the three-day music festival.
Accident kills two women
Officials say wet roads likely contributed to the fatal accident, which also left another driver in critical condition.
Ex-judge, city may still be poles apart
Gary Graham has come up with a new plan for placing a flagpole near his office. But an Inverness official says the new idea won't work either.
Mining bill shakes resident's faith in GOP leaders
Editor: During the 2000 session of the Florida Legislature, Senate Bill 772 was passed and has been signed by the governor. The new law has a profound effect on this community. It's a done deal and was so slickly accomplished by our Republican Legislature and governor that an emergency rule putting it into effect was ready on the same date and was promulgated three days later.
Twiner leaving with a flourish
The Crystal River graduate has her stroke average down to 76.2 in a busy schedule that is preparing her for golf at Western Carolina U.
Attendance a top goal at Crystal River Primary
The school makes an example of each student who works hard and comes to school each day. Teachers also are recognized for perfect attendance.
And the award goes to ...
Seemingly everyone in these classrooms. The fourth- and fifth-graders were honored for good humor, helpfulness and other positive traits.
Alternative school calendar draws praise
Lecanto Primary School parents and teachers say the year-round schedule helps students retain what they learn.