Universal Garbology 4 (Commission Discussion)

Scott Carnahan, Citrus County Commission Chairman

The issue of mandatory garbage collection in Citrus County may be knocked down for now, but it's certainly not knocked out.

The Citrus County Commission will revisit the issue in the coming months, so residents will have to stay tuned (August 22, 2017)



Unlocked cars an open invitation to thieves

Car BurglarThe Citrus County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday that cars are being left unlocked, especially on the northwest side of the county.

Residents are asked to remember to make sure their vehicles are secured at night, and valuable items are kept in your home and not in plain view.

"We've had nearly 40 unlocked vehicles that have been burglarized in the past month," a CCSO statement said on Thursday 

Sheriff's Office looking for missing/runaway teen

Juanita Williamson

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in finding missing Citrus County teen Juanita Williamson, who went missing from her residence on July 29.

She is described as a 17-year-old white female, 4 feet 11 inches tall, 101 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes.

At last report, she was wearing a navy blue T-shirt with black spandex pants. She may be in the company of her 18-year-old boyfriend, Dalton Bailey, in the central Florida area, the Sheriff's Office said. She has not returned home or contacted family members.

TOP VIDEO: Universal Garbology 3 (Open To The Public)

The Citrus County Commission seems to have taken a softer stand on the issue of mandatory garbage collection.

In advance of the formal commission discussion, a couple of members of the public shared their thoughts (August 22, 2017)


Suspicious substance causes temporary courthouse evacuation

The Citrus County Courthouse was briefly shut down after a suspicious substance was reported (August 23, 2017)

After a suspicious substance caused a temporary evacuation of the Citrus County Courthouse at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, the facility was given the all-clear signal after the substance was identified as being harmless.

The incident first began after a clerk's office employee found what looked like a white substance inside of an envelope.

Mandatory garbage collection still struggling

Garbage collectionThe Citrus County Commission on Tuesday seemed to take a softer stand on the issue of mandatory garbage collection.
Discussion among commissioners ranged from topics about the possibility of using a regional landfill based on a study recently completed -- but deemed by Commission Chairman Scott Carnahan to be useless since the plan will not be used -- to space left in the county's landfill to flow control.


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