Public Notice

Construction accident halts work on Halls River Bridge

Construction personnel deal with an accident at the site of Halls River Bridge construction. No injuries were reported. (CCSO photo on August 31, 2017)

A truck interrupted work on Thursday on the Halls River Bridge in Homosassa.

For the majority of the day, the construction-related accident made the bridge completely impassable.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office had to use other resources, such as launching boats from the fire departments, to ensure emergency services were available to those in need. Citrus County Road Maintenance and the construction company worked together to stabilize the incident and return travel to the bridge as quickly as possible.

No injuries were reported in the accident.

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.

Accepting Applications for a Vacancy on the Water & Wastewater Authority

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for one Lay member (four-year term) to serve on the Citrus County Water & Wastewater Authority.

This board provides for regulation of private, for-profit water, bulk water and wastewater utilities within the unincorporated areas of Citrus County. Current position expires January 31, 2018. Applicants are required to be Citrus County residents and registered to vote in Citrus County. 

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in September 2017

Two free Florida-friendly gardening workshops in September 2017

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.

Temporary traffic changes at U.S. 19 and Homosassa Trail intersection

Due to drainage construction work, traffic has been shifted on U.S. 19 (Suncoast Boulevard) near West Homosassa Trail.

As a result, the southbound US 19 left turn onto eastbound Homosassa Trail is now temporarily closed.

Homosassa Trail on the west side of US 19 is also temporarily closed to all traffic. Drivers going to the shopping plaza on the west side of US 19 need to use one of the entrances to the parking lot that is north of Homosassa Trail.

The temporary closures and detour will be in place for approximately two weeks, weather permitting.

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