Beware of post-storm unlicensed contractors

During recovery from Hurricane Hermine Citrus County Government is reminding residents that hiring an unlicensed contractor is not safe, and it is against the law.

It may be tempting to try and get repairs made as quickly as possible after a storm, but the county is  urging residents not to be lured by unlicensed contractors.

CCSO fugitive uses mug for Facebook

Mack Yearwood

A Florida fugitive has been arrested after cops said he used a wanted poster with his mug shot for his Facebook profile picture.

Stuart police say they were able to track down the wanted man, Mack Yearwood, 42, this week thanks to his choice of a Facebook photo, Fox 29 Palm Beach reported Friday.

Top Video: Marketing Citrus County

Citrus County Commissioner Scott Adams

A $4,000 ad inviting the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) community to visit Citrus County drew fire from Citrus County Commissioner Scott Adams.

Adams said he had hundreds of supporters wanting the county to stop advertising to specific groups.

Nuclear asset-recovery bonds issued for Duke Energy Florida LLC

TALLAHASSEE — Citing the lowest rate ever on rate reduction bonds, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) on June 16 authorized the issuance of $1.294 billion in nuclear asset-recovery bonds to cover the retirement costs of  Duke Energy Florida, LLC’s (DEF) Crystal River III (CR3) nuclear power plant.

County names new public info officer

Cynthia Oswald

Citrus County Administrator Randy Oliver has named Cynthia Oswald as the new Public Information Officer.

Oswald will start in her new position on June 20.
Oswald comes from upstate New York as the Director for the Center for Inquiry, Discovery and Development at SUNY Geneseo, and oversaw the programming for high-end students through endowments, grants and scholarships.

Top Video: Adams Vs. Citizen Lloyd

Citrus County Commissioner Scott Adams took great exception to a private citizen's opinion during public comment at the county commission meeting. Adams also opined about a local newspaper's opinion and the county's roads and landfill, as well. (April 26, 2016)




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