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House fire causes $25,000 damage; no injuries

There were no injuries on Saturday after a house fire in Crystal River damaged a home there.

Citrus County firefighters were called out at 11:13 a.m. to 4545 Tallahassee in Crystal River, where they found a 1,000-square-foot home with smoke showing from the attic area.

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Inverness mobile home completely destroyed in fire

No one was reported injured in an Inverness mobile home that was completely destroyed by fire on Saturday.

The Citrus County Fire Rescue Division units of the Sheriff’s Office responded at 12:11 p.m. to the mobile home fire at 620 Mellon.

Engine 21 (Inverness station) was the first unit to arrive, and found a 800-square-foot single-wide mobile home with smoke showing from the eaves and 25 percent involvement in fire. Units began an aggressive interior attack, and were able to confine the fire to the structure of origin, the fire report says.

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Grab your bathing suit; county beach revived

Citrus County Parks and Recreation on March 24 opened Fort Island Gulf Beach in Crystal River, having completed a beach sand renourishment project.

Maintenance crews have finished ahead of schedule and under budget. The original completion date was March 30.

A total of 1,625 tons of sand was delivered to the beach for a material cost of $47,775. Labor and equipment cost have been reduced by finishing ahead of schedule.

Beach renourishment is a common shore protection measure that preserves beach resources.

Fitch Rates Citrus County's non-ad valorem revenues 'A+'; Outlook stable

NEW YORK (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Fitch Ratings has affirmed its 'A+' rating on Citrus County, Florida's (the county) $25 million in debt, as shown below:

--Non-ad valorem revenue bonds tax exempt, series 2010A;

--Non-ad valorem revenue Build America Bonds, taxable series 2010B.

In addition, Fitch affirms its 'AA-' implied general obligation (GO) rating for the county.

The Rating Outlook is Stable.

SECURITY

Citrus County welcomes Florida’s top business leaders

More than 50 of Florida’s top CEO’s and business leaders gathered on Thursday morning at the Plantation Inn in Crystal River for a quarterly Tampa Bay Partnership board meeting.

The Tampa Bay Partnership is a non-profit organization supported by the financial commitments of more than 175 private and public organizations.

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