MPO public workshop slated

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Consultant, Kimley-Horn will conduct a Public Workshop for the Crystal River Congestion Management Study on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., at the Crystal River City Hall Council Chambers, 123 US19, Crystal River, FL 34428.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 16:30

UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County 4-H holds County Events Day

This year, more than 100 youths participated at 4-H County Events Day held at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. [ Click image for larger photo ]
Each year, Citrus County 4-H members compete at the county and district level to demonstrate what they have learned through their 4-H work.
Through this demonstration of knowledge and skills, 4-H youth reflect mastery – one of the essential elements of 4-H youth development. 
This year, more than 100 youths participated at 4-H County Events Day held at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Inverness. The young people showcased their project work with Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks, Public Speaking and Share the Fun.

TOP VIDEO: Inverness-Fire Services pact

The Citrus County Commission voted 4-1, with Commissioner Ron Kitchen voting no, to OK a deal between the county's fire services division and the city of Inverness to enter into an "Automatic and Mutual Aid Agreement." 
County commission Chairman Scott Carnahan said the principle of the agreement had already been vetted by the city, sheriff and Fire Services Chief Jim

FWC encouraged by 2017 manatee survey

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported a preliminary count of 6,620 manatees in Florida waters. 
A team of 15 observers from 10 organizations counted 3,488 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 3,132 on the west coast of the state.

BOCC proclaims 'Through with Chew Week' in Citrus County

The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida and Florida Department of Health in Citrus County. (February 14, 2017)
The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners has proclaimed the week of Feb. 19-25 as "Through with Chew Week."
Using smokeless tobacco can lead to nicotine addiction and dependence; smokeless tobacco can lead to nicotine addiction and dependence, the proclamation reads. 
"Smokeless tobacco users have an 80 percent higher risk of oral cancer. Youths' use of smokeless tobacco has fluctuated but has not decreased compared to a decade ago. Many of the highest youth smokeless tobacco use rates are in rural areas.

Changing regulations and the culture

Every year government creates more regulations, increases cost to business and comes up with programs that are supposedly there to help, yet what often happens is that government is actually defeating the free market values that is the core of our American way of life, instead of helping.
The regulations alone are not the problem, but are exacerbated by the growth of rules that follow and the interpretation of those rules at the lowest level


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