Traffic patterns change during Halls River bridge construction

Beginning Tuesday, January 24th, traffic on Halls River Road (CR 490A) will use a single lane to cross the Halls River bridge.

Temporary traffic signals will be used to direct traffic over the bridge.

Motorists in this area should use caution and allow for extra travel time through the work zone as delays are likely. The single-lane traffic pattern is necessary to build the first half of the new bridge. This phase of construction is anticipated to take approximately five months to complete.

Animal Services to hold Super Bowl Saturday event

It’s Dogs vs. Cats at the Citrus County Animal Services Super Bowl Saturday event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 4 at the Citrus County Animal Shelter, 4030 S. Airport Road, Inverness. 
 
The event is free and open to the public. There will be vendors, food and fun for all ages. 
 

County names new Engineering Division director

Randall S. Olney

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Citrus County Department of Public Works has named Randall S. Olney, P.E., as the new Engineering Division Director. Mr. Olney started in his new position on Monday, January 23.

Olney graduated from University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He is also licensed in the State of Florida as a Professional Engineer.

Region’s jobless rate dips to 5.9%

OCALA, Fla. (Jan. 20, 2017) – The jobless rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area was 5.9 percent in December 2016, down 0.2 percent over the month and the same as the region’s rate a year ago. Out of a labor force of 197,029 there were 11,565 unemployed, or 488 fewer than the previous month.
 

Warrant issued for suspected bank robber

Brent Edward Bevil
A warrant has been issued for a Homosassa man in connection with the robbery on Friday of the Bank of America in Homosassa on Suncoast Boulevard.
 

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