Chad Robinson, former worship leader at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church
Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue Fire Chief and Public Safety Bureau Chief Jim Goodworth
FROM LEFT: Current Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast, the 1910 Citrus County Jail in Inverness and 16-year-sheriff and state Sen. Charlie Dean Jr. (PHOTOS: Robby Douglas on June 2, 2017)
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Regional jobless rate inches up to 5.2%

OCALA, Fla. (July 21, 2017) – The unemployment rate for the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion was 5.2 percent in June, inching up 0.3 percent point over the month but a full 1.0 percent lower than the same time last year. Out of a labor force of 200,522, there were 10,487 unemployed.

Breaking News: Spicer resigns

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned Friday over the hiring of a new top communications aide, sources confirmed, marking a major shakeup in the president's press shop at an already tumultuous time.

Spicer's departure was confirmed just moments after President Trump met with the man being tapped for White House communications director, Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci.

Team effort secures grant for Sugarmill Woods landscape project

Sugarmill Woods logo

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Citrus County Administrator Randy Oliver was notified by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on July 18 that Citrus County’s requested funding of the State Road 700 (U.S. Hwy 98/West Ponce De Leon Boulevard) landscape project was approved for $395,000. 

Reconciling repaving in coming budget

Citrus County Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith, District 3It's almost budget time for the county, and in that, we have some tough choices to make about how we deal with how much money we collect in taxes and how we spend it.

Sabal Trail gas flowing from Alabama to Florida

Sabal Trail Project

LAKE MARY, Fla. –- Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail), a joint venture of Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP), NextEra Energy, Inc., and Duke Energy, announced today that on July 3, 2017, it placed into commercial service its pipeline system and facilities from Alexander City, Alabama, to the Central Florida Hub in Kissimmee, Fla.

U.S., China sign historic agreement to provide market access for U.S. rice exports


(WASHINGTON, July 20, 2017) – Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever.

“This is another great day for U.S. agriculture and, in particular, for our rice growers and millers, who can now look forward to gaining access to the Chinese market.


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