Escaped Hernando County inmate captured

Escaped inmate Joshua Holmes, 35, has been taken into custody after escaping from a work detail at the Hernando landfill. The Citrus County Sheriff's Office assisted Hernando deputies in the search for Holmes. PHOTO: Hernando County Sheriff's Office on August 17, 2017).

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office today announced that the inmate that CCSO was helping Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) find has been found and arrested.

Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis said shortly before 10 a.m. today that Joshua Holmes, 35, was found by HCSO deputies in Masaryktown near U.S. 41.

Two arrested after warrant search in Inverness

Shaquita Washington, left, and Reginald Martin (CCSO photo on August 16, 2017)

Two people were arrested on Monday following the serving of a warrant warrant at a home in Inverness.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office was assisted by its SWAT team during the search at 823 Poplar St.

Detectives served the warrant after it was learned the residence was used to sell a variety of drugs, the CCSO said. Today's operation was the culmination of a several month investigation into illegal drug sales at the home, the Sheriff's Office said.

CCSO assisting Hernando in search for missing inmate

Joshua Holmes (August 16, 2017)

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is canvassing the area near U.S. 19 and 98 in Homosassa and near the Hernando County line.

The CCSO is assisting Hernando County Sheriff's Office with trying to locate escaped inmate Joshua Holmes, 35, who was on a work detail at the Northwest Solid Waste Management Facility (landfill) located on Norris Bishop Loop.

Holmes and two other inmates were working under the supervision of Hernando County landfill employees at the time of the occurrence.

Holmes is described as follows:

CR 491 Road construction debris recycled, repurposed

Nothing is going to waste during the CR491 road widening project (August 2017)

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Nothing is going to waste during the CR491 road widening project, officially named; County Road 491 Phase I Roadway and Regional Storm Water and Utility Improvements Project. 

Thanks to project contractor Commercial Industrial Corporation (CIC), the project has become a “best practices” for construction debris repurposing.

Hackers take down appraiser websites in Citrus, Manatee

This notice was posted on Monday following a hack attack at property appraisers' web sites in Citrus and Manatee counties (August 14, 2017)

The Citrus County Property Appraiser's website and Manatee County Property Appraiser were hacked on Monday.

It is thought that "Iranian hackers" took down the sites, and some media have reported that the two sites had an image with the words, "Hacked" and "Hacked by Iranian Hackers."

"You may have seen that our Property Appraiser website has supposedly been hacked," wrote Citrus County Property Appraiser Les Cook on the appraiser's facebook page on Monday night.

Letter To The Editor: Daniel Webster's sham Town Hall

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