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Grocers are some of the last holdouts in joining the online ordering world until recently. Over the last few years, grocery delivery has become “a thing” and doesn’t show any signs of slowing for the time being. Publix decided to put its stake in the ground in July 2016, using the Greater Miami Area as a test market for...
The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers this weekend, which is the beginning of Daylight Saving Time. Saturday night is when we will turn our clocks ahead one hour. The time change is also a good time to make sure irrigation system timers are set correctly to ensure...
A very cool fish that has become a standard "talk around the dock" is our Nature Coast Snook. A colder than normal January took a toll on the snook population, but from the reports of local anglers and guides, snook fishing is good. When I was growing up snook were a fish of legends, apparitions up at the Blue Waters. At MacRae's in Homosassa, Mr. Duncan would sell...
Inverness, Fla. – What started as an abstract idea over a year ago culminated on Wednesday night with the graduation of nine ready to work students. The Construction 101course offered at Withlacoochee Technical College (WTC) prepared students with OSHA safety training and hands on skills to enter the construction workforce with an educational advantage. The students were awarded with...
The Huffington Post recently published an article, “Exclusive: Florida Public School Teacher Has A White Nationalist Podcast.” Today, Citrus County Schools Superintendent, Sam Himmel, issued the following statement: “On Friday, March 2, 2018 the Citrus County School District was made aware of a concerning podcast by a Huffington Post reporter.  The reporter indicated they believed one of the persons participating...
Veteran Affairs
'We want to connect with Veterans before they know they need us’ WASHINGTON — On February 22nd, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the launch of Concierge for Care, a health-care enrollment initiative that connects with former service members shortly after they separate from the service. “Our goal is to give transitioning service members one less thing to worry about,”...
Citrus County residents forming solar co-op to go solar together, get a discount Neighbors in Citrus County have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. League of Women Voters of Citrus County, the Citrus County Council, Suwanee – St. Johns Group Sierra Club, University of Florida Institute of...
Letters to the Editor
I understand there are many issues facing our Commissioners, however, I feel their first priority should be public safety. That brings us to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Department. Do you know the Sheriff, Mike Prendergast, has been selling off old equipment they no longer need to generate funds? He has gotten rid of unnecessary perks in the department to save...
Never thought February would feel so warm. The fishing has been good but this week our tides are spread out. Depending on the style angler you are, can determine how or where you can fish. I've been doing well on the outgoing tide in Homosassa Bay, using MirrOlure Provokers in watermelon red flake with a red 1/8 oz. The trout are keeper-size with...
In honor of Presidents' Day, some of our advertising partners have presented offers for Suncoast Standard readers. These offers are all valid until February 28, 2018, and range across various fields. There is no need to print out this page or bring in a coupon. Just simply mention the Suncoast Standard Presidents' Day special. In the automotive field, Plaza Chrysler...
 

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