CF wins awards for public relations, marketing

CF logoOCALA, Fla. (Nov. 4, 2017) — College of Central Florida Marketing and Public Relations projects earned numerous awards in state and regional competitions. 

The Marketing and Public Relations Department at the CF earned eight awards in the Association of Florida Colleges Communications and Marketing Commission Awards of Excellence.

The awards were presented at the AFC Annual Conference in Palm Harbor Nov. 1.

For Fire Services: The way forward is backward

Members of Citrus County Fire Services are sworn in on Oct. 1, 2011 to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office. At far right is then-Fire Chief Larry Morabito (Photo by Robby Douglas

Six years after calling on then-Citrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy to take over fire services from the county, the Citrus County Commission has called it back into the fold.

The commissioners voted 4-1 on Tuesday during a special meeting to take fire services back, after complaining they had received little or no information that board members had requested.

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After six years of being a part of the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, at the request of the county commission in 2011, Fire Services has been told that it will returned to the oversight of the county. The county commission has voted 4-1 to have it moved back. (May 9, 2017)


PSC Commissioner Polmann begins term

Donald Polmann, Dunedin

Commissioner Donald Polmann today began serving on the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC), which regulates the state’s investor-owned electric, gas, and water and wastewater companies.

He was appointed by Governor Rick Scott for a four-year term ending in January 2021.

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.

Public input sought for wintering manatees


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to increase manatee protections and improve visitor experiences at Three Sisters Springs.

The Service seeks public review of a draft environmental assessment for management actions to protect manatees and still allow public access at Three Sisters Springs during the winter season.


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