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CR491 temporary lane closures

The northbound outside lane of County Road 491 will be temporarily closed south of State Road 44 just south of West Laurel Street to install a storm water inlet. 

Daytime closures are scheduled from 9:00AM to 1:30PM on Tuesday, November 28; Wednesday, November 29; and Thursday, November 30. 

Motorists will be directed to the inside travel lane and are advised to use caution in the area and to look for alternate routes.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with Representatives from Citrus County nonprofit organizations. (November 14, 2017)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on November 14, 2017, proclaiming November 11 – 19, 2017 as National Hunger and Homelessness Week in Citrus County.  

On January 24, 2017, members of the Mid Florida Homeless Coalition’s Continuum of Care identified 133 households with 175 people who were literally homeless. The Citrus County School System reported 600 students were identified as homeless based on the Department of Education’s homeless definition.

Farm-City Week in Citrus County

The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with James Brooks, Marnie Ward and Representative from Hernando-Citrus County Farm Bureau. (November 14, 2017)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on November 14, 2017, proclaiming November 15-22, 2017 as National Farm-City Week in Citrus County.  

American farmers and ranchers help feed the world by producing a bounty of nutritious foods. To do this, they rely upon essential partnerships with urban and suburban communities to supply, sell and deliver finished products across the country and around the globe, as they contribute to the health and well-being of our country and to strengthen our economy.

Region's jobless rate holds steady, Citrus at 4.9 %

OCALA, Fla. (NOV. 17, 2017) – The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region remained unchanged in October at 4.2 percent, but was 1.8 percentage points lower than the region’s rate of 6.0 percent a year ago.
 

Periodic night lane closures on U.S. 19 in Homosassa

TOP VIDEO: Hurricane Irma Lessons

Citrus County Commissioner Ron E. Kitchen Jr., District 3

Citrus County Commissioner Ron Kitchen Jr. on Tuesday told fellow commissioners about a Nov. 13 meeting of the Tampa Bay Regional Council to discuss lessons learned from Hurricane Irma.

Kitchen represents Citrus County on the council.

Out of those discussions, the council fomulated possible Legislative priorities to make the state more prepared for future hurricanes. Part of those discussions included hurricane evacuation routes and, Kitchen said, the Suncoast Parkway extension project through Citrus County was also discussed as being a priority.

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