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Fort Cooper Days

Inverness, FL -- On Saturday, March 19 and Sunday March 20, the city is celebrating Fort Cooper Days.

There will be living history demonstrations along reenactments of the Second Seminole War. These reenactments will take place at 11 am and then again at 2 pm, each day. Friends of Fort Cooper will also be present, with arts and crafts, entertainment, and food.

The whole events takes place at the Fort Cooper State Park at 3100 S. Old Floral City Road, from 9 until 4.

Teens and adults are only $6 to get in, children 12 and younger are free.

Be Aware: New Lane Separators

Inverness, FL -- Lane separators are being installed at the intersection of Highlands Boulevard and US 41/SR 44.

The dividers put a barrier between the Eastbound lane of Highland Boulevard and the Western entrance of Highland Plaza. Several accidents, and near misses, caused by attempted left turns prompted the improvement.

Construction should be complete by the end of the day Wednesday.

If you have any question, call the Public Works Department at 352-726-2321.

Are Florida's nuclear plants safe?

CRYSTAL RIVER, FL -- The threat of a nuclear meltdown in Japan has some in the U.S. calling for a full review of the nation's 104 nuclear reactors.

Three facilities with a total of 5 reactors operate in the sunshine state. One is located in Turkey Point south of Miami. Another is in St. Lucie County on the state's east coast, and the other is the Crystal River Nuclear Power Plant north of Homosassa.

Florida gets about 15% of its energy from nuclear power.

"Our plant is designed to withstand what we consider to be the worst case scenario for the Florida area," says Suzanne Grant, a spokesperson for Progress Energy, which operates the Crystal River nuclear plant.

Time to P.L.A.Y. again!

Citrus County, FL -- Register now for the next session of P.L.A.Y.

Sign your child up today so they don't miss out on this great program. The P.L.A.Y. program is designed for kids ages 3-5 who aren't quite ready for the organized team sports leagues. Flag football, cheerleading, and basketball will be the sports offered for the upcoming season.

The season will begin the week of March 21st. Pre- registration is required.

For more information contact Crystal Henry Recreation Program Specialist for youth programs at 352-527-7543 or visit.

City of Inverness again honored as a "Tree City USA"

Inverness, FL -- The City of Inverness has been named a Tree City USA for the 16th consecutive year.

In order to receive this recognition, the City of Inverness must meet four standards: having a tree board/department, having a tree care ordinance, having an annual budget of at least $2 per capita spent through it's community forestry program, and have an Arbor Day observance with a proclamation.

The city was presented with an honorary Tree City USA flag, hat, pin and other items.

There are 3,400 communities credited as Tree City's throughout the U.S.

Public Safety Initiative Task Force announces meeting dates, tentative topics

Public Safety Initiative Task Force announces meeting dates, tentative topics

Citrus County, FL-- The new Public Safety Initiative Task Force (PSITF) has announced tentative meeting dates and topics for its investigation into combining law enforcement, fire rescue and emergency medical services into one department under the Sheriff’s Office.

The meetings are open to the public. The task force will make recommendations to the county commission in April. The first meeting will be at 9 a.m. on Feb. 4 in Room 166 at the Lecanto Government Building. The tentative meeting/topics schedule, which can also be found on the county's blog, includes the following:

2011 Taste of Inverness

2011 Taste of Inverness

Inverness, FL -- You know your city, you see your city, and you can even hear your city. Now, you have the option of tasting your city too.

It's the 2011 'Taste' of Inverness, being held at the Government Center in downtown.

Restaurants like Angelotti's Pizza, Elebant Catering, Ice Cream Dr., Mama's Kuntry Café, and so many more will be featured at the event.

There will also be adult beverages, live music, a classic car exhibit, and a hint of Valentine romance.

So, mark your calendar now for Saturday February 12. 'Taste' begins at 6pm and will wrap up at 9. Admission is $30 and all proceeds will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Citrus County.

You can pick your tickets up at B & W Rexall, the Ice Cream Doctor, Mama's Kuntry Café, Skoors Neighborhood Market and in the Finance Dept at the Inverness Government Center.