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Citrus Free Jam Concert canceled

Due to possible thunderstorms and potential heavy rain on Saturday night, the Citrus Free Jam Concert (for Middle and High School students)scheduled at Lecanto Park has been canceled.

The Anti-Drug Coalition and Citrus County Parks and Recreation Departmet, in conjunction with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, feel it is in the best interest of those who would be attending tomorrow night that the event be cancelled and moved to a new date.

County lays out gas tax expenditures ahead of budget

Pumping gas

There has historically been a lot of discussion of what has, and has not, been done with Citrus County's Gas Tax revenues.

In this month's issue of Citrus Link, Citrus County's monthly newsletter for county residents, the county breaks down the use of the tax in a concise report for Citrus County residents.

Unlocked cars an open invitation to thieves

Car BurglarThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday that cars are being left unlocked, especially on the northwest side of the county.

Residents are asked to remember to make sure their vehicles are secured at night, and valuable items are kept in your home and not in plain view.

"We've had nearly 40 unlocked vehicles that have been burglarized in the past month," a CCSO statement said on Thursday 

Sheriff's Office looking for missing/runaway teen

Juanita Williamson

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in finding missing Citrus County teen Juanita Williamson, who went missing from her residence on July 29.

She is described as a 17-year-old white female, 4 feet 11 inches tall, 101 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes.

At last report, she was wearing a navy blue T-shirt with black spandex pants. She may be in the company of her 18-year-old boyfriend, Dalton Bailey, in the central Florida area, the Sheriff's Office said. She has not returned home or contacted family members.

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in September 2017

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in September 2017

Duke Energy Florida eel grass giveaway

A young girl learns how to care for eelgrass from a Duke Energy Florida volunteer. (PHOTO: Heather Danenhower, Duke Energy Florida)

As part as Duke Energy’s commitment to the environment and community, the company’s Crystal River Mariculture Center will be giving away free eelgrass to local residents while supplies last.

Duke Energy, in partnership with Save Crystal River, will be teach Citrus County coastal residents how to harvest, grow and plant eelgrass.

Residents will receive both pots and bare root plants, along with supplies and instructions for planting and growing.

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