March 2017

W Va. woman dies in Citrus County crash

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that A 63-year-old woman was killed on Friday after a collision on U.S. 41.
 
The FHP report said that Rebecca Ann Rogers was stopped in her Honda at a stop sign facing east on Country Club Boulevard as a Chevy driven by Darryl Goodman, 27, was traveling southbound on the highway.
 

Six arrested in meth investigation

Citrus County deputies on Friday arrested six suspects, following a search warrant in Beverly Hills.

The Sheriff's Office served the warrant at about 2 p.m. at 15 Taft St., after a weeks-long investigation of activity at the home by Citrus County detectives.

Underwater Easter egg hunt at Bicentennial Park pool

Bicentennial Park Pool will be holding their annual Underwater Egg Hunt on April 15, 2017 from 11am to 2:30pm, which is a FREE event for children under 12 years of age in our community.

There will be games, arts and crafts, an egg based egg hunt, pictures with the Bunny, and of course, swimming for eggs!

Date: 

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:30pm

CDEC Coffee Talk

Join Citrus County Democrats to actively work on local, state, and national issues of concern. At this follow up from our recent Coffee Talk, we will be assigning volunteer roles and forming action plans.
 
Thursday, April 6, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
 
George Washington Carver Community Center
 
555 NE 3rd Ave., Crystal River
 

Date: 

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Advanced Disposal to modify collection dates

CITRUS COUNTY, FL., (March 29, 2017) –Advanced Disposal (NYSE: ADSW), an integrated environmental services company, today announced service day changes of trash, recycling, and/or yard waste collection for select residential customers of their Citrus County hauling facility.

Veterans Services Office hours changing

The hours of the Citrus County Veterans Service Office are changing. Effective April 17, 2017, the Veterans Service Office will be CLOSED for lunch from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, and will accept clients on a BY-APPOINTMENT ONLY basis from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

Should anyone have questions, they can contact the Veterans Service Office directly at: 352-527-5915.

Medicare 101 class offered

ARE YOU APPROACHING 65?  HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE?  JOIN UF/IFAS EXTENSION CITRUS COUNTY & SHINE FOR MEDICARE 101

WHO:             Individuals approaching 65 or joining Medicare   

WHAT:           Medicare 101:

Learn about Medicare and your options.  Get answers to your Medicare questions, concerns,

and options from a knowledgeable unbiased source.                    

Date: 

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Recycling bins get reprieve

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday approved delaying the removal of recycling bins from six locations in Citrus County.

The decision was made when the commission discovered that it could be approximately four months before a county-hired consultant company could come up with recommendations for efficient management of the county's waste stream, from the landfill operations and practices to recycling.

Tough sledding with fire services grant request

Citrus County Sheriff Fire Rescue Chief Jim Goodworth
The ghost of the state Legislature darted in and out of the Citrus County Commission chambers on Tuesday as commissioners were still absorbing the spectre of a possible increase in homestead exemption that could deal a crippling blow to the county's coffers.
 
If the Legislature puts the measure on the 2018 ballot, Citrus County Commission Chairman Scott Carnahan told fellow commissioners, the county could stand to lose an estimated $4 million in revenue from property taxes, if taxpayers were to approve the measure.

Water District buys portion of Rainbow River Ranch property

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board has approved a contract for the purchase of a significant portion of the eastern bank of the Rainbow River.

The parcel proposed for acquisition consists of nearly 115 acres, and includes nearly a half mile of river frontage.

The contract also contains provisions to protect an additional 620 feet of shoreline associated with existing private landholdings.

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