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Slideshow: Latest from Citrus County
  • Sent via Bay News 9+ app: Viewer Christina sent in a photo showing an apparent water spout off the coast of Homosassa Springs.
  • Ethan (left) and Caleb head off to school Monday in Sugarmill Woods. (Photo courtesy Christina Learn, via the Bay News 9+ app)
  • Ta'Mia and Dai'Lynda head to the bus stop. The sisters are in 7th and 8th grades, respectively, at Lecanto Middle School. (Photo courtesy Nena Osorio, via the Bay News 9+ app)
  • Citrus High School students are back. Monday was the first day of classes in Citrus County. (Photo courtesy Citrus County Sheriff's Office)
  • Students arrive at Inverness Elementary School Monday morning. Students in Citrus County are the first in the Bay area to head back to school. (Photo: Fallon Silcox, staff)
  • Monday's storms knocked over a tree on the grounds of Citrus Springs Middle School. (Photo: Jack Dambach, staff)
  • Sent via Bay News 9+ app: Viewer Frank Witt sent in this photo showing a sunrise over Crystal River on Friday morning. (Photo: Frank Witt)
  • Video footage taken from Sky 9 shows manatees clustered in Three Sisters Springs Friday morning.
  • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service just did a manatee count and a new record has been set. Officials counted 797 manatees in the waters of Citrus County. The old record was 657.
  • High school art student Christian Miranda-Bouley has been tabbed to work on a movie poster for a Hollywood production.
  • A full alarm was activated and firefighters responded to find a 6,000-square foot steel structure fully involved in flames. (Photos courtesy Citrus County Sheriff's Office)
  • Officials said the structure was valued at $510,000 and the contents valued at $600,000. Both the structure and content were a total loss.
  • Wildlife officials are looking to limit access to Three Sisters Springs during the winter, when more manatees avoid cold temperatures by moving into the warmer waters of the springs.
  • Signs like these provide special parking spots for wounded veterans in Citrus County. (Photo: Bobby Collins|Staff)
  • Carol Nicholas meets with Everyday Hero Host Bill Murphy. (Photo: Bobby Collins|Staff)
  • A group of Lecanto Middle School students point to a parking sign for combat-wounded veterans. The students came up with the idea in their American Government class, then found a sponsor and persuaded the county commission to approve the signs. (Photo: Citrus County)
  • This close-up of frost in Citrus County was sent to us by Bonnie Dugan via the Bay News 9+ app. (Courtesy: Bonnie Dugan)
  • Stacey Keck of Beverly Hills in Citrus County says the frost almost an inch thick on her windshield this morning. (Courtesy: Stacey Keck)
  • Interim County Administrator Jeff Rogers, Commissioner Joe Meek, Former Commissioner Vicki Phillips (back row), former Commissioner Josh Wooten, County Attorney Kerry Parsons, Chairman J.J. Kenney, wife Amelia Batchelor and daughter Julie Koonce (front row) at the ribbon-cutting for the new Roger Batchelor Pier in Fort Island Gulf Beach Park.
  • Sue Morris holds photographs of her relatives, Ruby Pearl Ray and Greta Overbay, who died Monday after they were involved in a head-on crash in Citrus County.
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