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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.

Animal control seizes 65 dogs from elderly Homosassa couple

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office announced that on Monday Citrus County Sheriff Animal Control officers seized 65 dogs from an elderly couple in Homosassa.

The couple has been monitored regularly as dog breeders, the CCSO said, just barely meeting minimum standards to care for their dogs.

During this monitoring period, Animal Control was aware of 18 dogs. Dozens of dogs were kept hidden from law enforcement during checkups.

Animal Services policies take center stage at BOCC

Animal Services artworkPolicies of the Citrus County Animal Services division took center stage on Tuesday at the county commission, and passions were high as animal activists took exception to any number of policies in force at the county's animal shelter.

FHP updates vehicle info in Oct. 13 fatal hit-and-run

Hit-And-Run sign

The Florida Highway Patrol is seeking help in identifying and locating a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred on Friday, Oct. 13 in Lecanto.

Citrus County Sheriff's office deputies assisted troopers with the accident that occurred at the intersection of West Southern Street and South Fairland Terrace in Lecanto at approximately 10:20 p.m.

Long-time dangerous suspect apprehended in Thailand

By Heather Yates,
CCSO Community Relations Director

Ten years ago when I first joined the Sheriff’s Office, one of my favorite things about my job was putting out our top 10 Wanted of the Week.

It was a way to quickly educate our residents about who to be on the lookout for and the program provided instant gratification for our hardworking deputies whenever someone on the list was caught.

Citrus County lowers joblessness to 4.8 percent for September

Jobs artThe Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) reported on Friday that Citrus County's jobless number for September 2017 has been lowered from 5.9 percent in August to 4.8 percent for September.

Citrus County still remains the fourth highest in the state behind Hendry County (8.6%),  Hardee County (6.0%) and Glades County (5.3%).

Even so, rates across the state's counties show a definite trend downward.

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