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The Centers 'adjusts leadership' at child welfare division

OCALA, FL (October 30, 2017) – As part of its continued efforts on accountability and to quality of services for its clients, Interim CEO, Ralph Fera-McIlwain and Interim COO, Donald Baracskay, adjusted its leadership at its Case Management Agency (CMA).

Contracted as a CMA through Kids Central, Inc., The Centers provides protective supervision services to children and their families regarding issues of abuse, neglect, abandonment, or exploitation by the child’s parent or guardian.

USDA announces enrollment period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

USDA logoWASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year.

The enrollment period will end on Aug. 1, 2018. 


CCSO looking for released sexual offender

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is looking for Jerry W. Corbin, a former inmate, who has failed to register as a sexual offender.

The CCSO said he was released from the Department of Corrections on Sunday, and did not register, as required, upon release.

Corbin is 54 years of age, 5’11” tall, and weighs approximately 164 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He has no vehicles registered to him. The only information he provided to the Department of Corrections was that he was planning on being transient in the area of Homosassa.

Overdue boaters found safe, sound

Two overdue boaters reported as being overdue were spotted on Saturday by a U.S. Coast Guard C-130 plane, and were found to be safe and sound by another boater helping out in the effort.

Members of the public living in the Chassowitzka, Homosassa or Ozello area with a CB radio were asked to tune their radios to Channel 19 and attempt to contact the boaters.

A private vessel met up with the boaters, and towed them back home, the Sheriff's Office said.

TOP VIDEO: Dog Seizure News Conference

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office announced that on Oct. 23, Citrus County Sheriff Animal Control officers seized 65 dogs from an elderly couple in Homosassa, Florida. 
Citrus County Director of Animal Services Morgan A. Woodward explains the seizures at a media news confeence at the shelter (October 27, 2017)

Road work to begin on W. Roosevelt

West Roosevelt Boulevard from County Road 491 to Forest Ridge Boulevard is scheduled to be milled and resurfaced, beginning Nov. 1.

Work will begin on Nov. 1 should be completed in 60 calendar days not including the up-coming holidays. 

The work will be completed by Pave-Rite, Inc. at a Project cost of $678,663.31. Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is funding 75 perecent of this Project through the Small County Outreach Program.


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