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Lessons from a professional tennis coach offered

Inverness, FL -- Tennis students can get professional critiques this week.

USTA instructor David Waterman will be at Whispering Pines Park Tennis Courts Monday, June 13 through Thursday, June 16.

The classes are for an hour each day, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and it's $59 per participant.

Whispering Pines Park is located at 1700 Forest Drive in Inverness.

Purple Heart Mural Memorial Display

Inverness, FL -- Beginning Monday, June 13, the Department of Florida Military Order of the Purple Heart Mural Memorial will be on display in the Inverness Government Center lobby during regular business hours, as well as during the Flag Day Ceremony on Tuesday evening.

The memorial will be available for viewing thru Friday morning, June 17.  The memorial includes pictures of Florida residents who served their country and lost their lives between 2001-2010.

The Flag Day ceremony will be held on Tuesday, June 14, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Inverness Government Center. 

Plan on joining us in celebrating the meaning of the US flag and honoring the Veterans who have fought and protected it.

Due to the length of the ceremony it is suggested you bring portable chairs for your comfort.

Hernando man killed in Citrus Co. crash

Hernando man killed in Citrus Co. crash

Citrus County, FL -- A Hernando man was killed in a head-on collision with a bus on CR-491 Thursday night.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 61-year-old Jeffery Stele, was driving sorth on CR-491 (North Lecanto Hwy) south of North Deltona Blvd. when he lost control of his Ford Focus and crossed over the painted median.

Barney Titus, 55, was driving a Prevost bus north on CR-491 when Stele crossed into northbound lanes. The two vehicles tried to avoid each other but were unable to, hitting each other nearly head on.

Commissioners back Thorpe's decision

Commissioners back Thorpe's decision

Inverness, FL -- Despite the fact that Citrus County commissioners have no idea why County Administrator Brad Thorpe pushed his top assistant into retirement, they are backing him.

Deputy Administrator Eber Brown, who was hired in 2008, leaves behind a $106,000 a year job and neither Brown nor Thorpe are talking about the details of the decision.

Read the full article at Citrus County Chronicle Online.

Citrus Memorial Hospital transitions to electronic medical record system

Citrus Memorial Hospital transitions to electronic medical record system

Inverness, FL -- Citrus Memorial Health System’s internal computer system will be unavailable for staff use Friday, June 10 starting at midnight through Monday, June 13 for a system upgrade.

The system will be down for the weekend as Information Systems staff puts in place a system-wide electronic medical record.

Patients, staff and visitors should be aware that the hospital will still be open for business as usual, but some minor delays should be expected in specific areas while the upgrade takes place.

Inverness crash victims identified

Inverness, Florida - An elderly man was fatally injured Friday in a crash on Harvard Street at Highlands Avenue.

He has been identified as Edwin William Cobb, 80, of Inverness.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Cobb ignored a stop sign and drove his pickup truck into the side of another, injuring the driver, Mikki Dale French, 30, of Inverness and her two children, Hayden and Layla, age 3.

Florida gator hunting permits prove to be a hot commodity

Florida gator hunting permits prove to be a hot commodity

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) selected a record number of folks for the opportunity to purchase a gator hunting permit for the 2011 season.

Over 6,100 sportsmen were notified of their good fortune on May 23 and have until midnight, June 6 to complete the purchase.

Permits not purchased for their $272.50 price along with the 700+ permits not previously awarded will become available to the public starting 10 a.m. on June 8 so anyone wishing to participate in this exciting activity still has a chance to pick up a permit.