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Child advocate volunteers sought for Guardian ad Litem program

Guardian Ad Litem LogoThe Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program is currently in desperate need of volunteers to be advocates for abused, neglected or abandoned children whose cases are in the court system.

A GAL is a trained volunteer appointed by the court to advocate on behalf of a child. The GAL becomes familiar with the child’s case and makes recommendations to help ensure a safe, stable and permanent environment for the child.

Two county water-quality projects get state funding

Under the leadership of Governor Rick Scott, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced a suite of 40 projects that will receive $50 million from the Fighting for Florida’s Future budget to improve water quality, reduce nutrient loading, recharge water supply and protect habitat in Florida’s iconic spring systems.

This includes a state investment of more than $9 million to protect springs in Southwest Florida, including Aripeka, Weeki Wachee, Kings Bay, Crystal and Rainbow springsheds.

Fire claims Homosssa home

Citrus County Fire Rescue emblemA family lost its home in the early morning hours on Sunday after a fire completely destroyed their mobile home.
 
Citrus County Sheriff's Fire Rescue responded at 5:18 a.m. to the fire at 6335 S. Tropicana Ave.
 

Sheriff's Office looking for missing adult

Angela Kaye Callihan

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Angela Kaye Callihan, age 37.

She is a white female, 5’ 1” tall and weighs 110 lbs.

She has brown hair and brown eyes; however, she was last seen with a shaved head. It is unknown what she was last wearing.

She was last seen in the area of Homosassa on June 20, but was reported missing on Aug. 2. If you have any information as to the location of Angela, please contact Citrus County Sheriff’s Office at 352-726-1121, and ask for Major Crimes.

County breaks ground for CR 491 project

More than 30 people attended the County Road 491 widening project groundbreaking ceremony, including Commissioners Brian Coleman, Jeff Kinnard, Ron Kitchen and Jimmie T. Smith. Also attending were County Administrator Randy Oliver, County staff, community members and representatives from project partners, Pegasus Engineering and Commercial Industrial Corporation. (Aug. 2, 2017)

The Citrus County Commission on Wednesday broke ground for Phase 1 of the Roadway and Regional Stormwater and Utility Improvements Project for County Road 491.

Master of ceremonies was Citrus County Commission Chairman Scott Carnahan, who officiated over ceremonies at the corner of CR491 and State Road 44.

Key Training Center thrift stores honored

Key Training Center logo

July has always been a very busy month for the Key Training Center.

With all the "Run for the Money" activities, there is a lot to get done in a short amount of time. 

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