July 2016

Sentenced: Sean Nelson

Sean Nelson was sentenced on July 29 to 8 years in the Department of Corrections with a 3 year minimum/mandatory in Judge Howard's courtroom for Trafficking in Cocaine, Possession of Paraphernalia, and a Violation of Probation for Possession of Firearm/Ammunition by Felon.

Additionally, he was sentenced as a Habitual Felony Offender.

Traffic Alert: Crystal River crash

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office shortly after midnight on Sunday advised motorists to be on the alert for a single-vehicle crash that occurred on West Ozello Trail near the intersection of South  Winterset Avenue in Crystal River recently. 

Take the time to reach out to your representatives

Couple of happy updates to share with you all this week.

You may remember that earlier this year I wrote about a small, but nonetheless significant, issue facing many of our residents in southern Spring Hill.

Volunteers sought for telephone reassurance program

Special to Citrus Daily

The Nature Coast Volunteer Center and the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) are offering the Telephone Reassurance Program to seniors or isolated individuals to create a sense of security through regular phone contact with one of our volunteers.

County mulls economic ombudsman post

Citrus County commissioners discuss the new economic ombudsman position.

The consensus among Citrus County commissioners on Wednesday was that the idea of an economic ombudsman between business and the county's various business-related departments is a good one.

Indeed, navigating the maze of county regulations and codes might be easier for a big business, but smaller businesses have not been so successful.

Top Video: Budget Talk

Citrus County Commissioners had a chance to comment on a first review of the budget for the coming Fiscal Year (FY 2016-17). The new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.

YMCA End-of-Summer Bash

WHEN/WHERE: From 7-10 p.m. on Friday Aug. 5 at the YMCA, 4127 W. Norvell Bryant Highway in Lecanto.

COST/WHO: Free admission. Open to Citrus County teens in midle school or high school. Bring your swimsuits.

Date: 

Friday, August 5, 2016 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Aug. 7: Purple Heart Day in Citrus County

Citrus County Commission Chairman Ron Kitchen, second from right, joins fellow commissioners (background) in presenting to the representatives of the local Military Order of the Purple Heart Organization a proclamation declaring Aug. 7, 2016 as Purple Heart Day in Citrus County.

Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day in Citrus County.

The Purple Heart, originally known as the Military Badge of Merit, was established by the General Orders of Gen. George Washington 234 years ago on Aug. 7, 1782, and is the oldest military decoration in the world in present use.

Dawsy backs Prendergast for sheriff

Citrus County Sheriff Jeff DawsyCitrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy on Wednesday announced he endorses Michael Prendergast, who was formerly on Gov. Rick Scott's cabinet as Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Director.

Missing/runaway juvenile

Kelsey Ann Tallman

On July 15, Kelsey Ann Tallman was reported as a missing/runaway juvenile to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Kelsey Tallman is 5’6” tall, 120 pounds, with red hair and hazel eyes. She has a piercing in the left side of her lip, and a tattoo on her lower abdomen of a black bird with the words “let it be”.

Kelsey was last seen wearing a blue and black horizontal striped dress, gray flip flops and carrying a purse with gold studs.

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