Alert Citrus: New emergency notification system

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements via "Alert Citrus".

BOCC: Farm-City Week Nov. 16-23

The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives of the Hernando-Citrus County Farm Bureau. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald, BOCC Public Information Officer on Nov. 15, 2016)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Nov. 15 presented a Proclamation proclaiming Nov. 16-23, 2016 as National Farm-City Week in Citrus County. 

American farmers and ranchers help feed the world by producing a bounty of nutritious foods. To do this, they rely upon essential partnerships with urban and suburban communities to supply, sell and deliver finished products across the country and around the globe, as they contribute to the health and well-being of our country and to strengthen our economy.

County's unemployment rate treads water in October

Citrus County's unemployment rate for October 2016 is unchanged at 6.8 percent from September's number, according to job numbers released on Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

At that level, the county occupies the fifth-highest spot in terms of unemployment ranking among the state's 67 counties.

Citrus County Citizens’ Academy recognizes fall 2016 graduates

Vanessa Benjamin, Andrew Benjamin, Alex Chuckman, Linda Chuckman, Patricia Ellis, Bernard Gray, Janet Haight, Elaine Koehler, Jackie Manning, Chris Monrad, Valerie Monrad, Marie Nolan, Peggy Sanders, Robert Sanders, Barbara Zoumbaris and Jeff Zoumbaris. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald, BOCC Public Information Officer on Nov. 17, 2016)

The 2016 Fall Citizens’ Academy Graduation Event was held on Thursday at the Historic Courthouse.

Commissioner Brian Coleman and Commissioner Ron Kitchen, along with County Administrator Randy Oliver, were in attendance to congratulate the participants and present certificates.

Dunnellon man sentenced in 2012 Seeger murder

Marrio Demetric Williams

Marrio Demetric Williams, 31, of Dunnellon was found guilty on Wednesday of murder in the first degree in the death of Jamie Seeger in 2012.

Road resurfacing issue paves way for discussion

Scarcely had three new county commissioners taken the oath of office and been seated on Tuesday than Citrus Springs residents brought complaints to the open to the public portion of the commission meeting accusing the county of not doing enough to repave their residential roads.


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