Hernando teen’s shooting under investigation

On Sunday at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) responded to North Blue Bream Terrace in Hernando in reference to an accidental shooting involving minor siblings.

Upon arrival, deputies located a 13-year-old male with a gunshot wound.

The juvenile was immediately transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center and was later transferred to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for further treatment.

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Citrus County EMS response times questioned

A group of Ozello  residents have complained that EMS response times are far higher than what they believe they should be.

They told Citrus County Commissioners that, for them, the longest wait time for paramedic service by Naturecoast EMS was 80 minutes. (December 16, 2019).

Sheriff’s Office looking for Winn-Dixie robbery suspect

Surveillance photo from Winn-Dixie robbery on Dec. 8, 2019 in Beverly Hills.

At approximately 8:09 a.m. on Sunday a black male with long dreadlocks entered the Winn Dixie store in Beverly Hills demanding money and fled behind the store on foot.

If you live in this area please keep an eye out and report any suspicious behavior.

Citrus joins other like-minded counties on 2nd Amendment

The Citrus County Commission voted on Dec. 3, 2019 to become another of many “Second Amendment Sanctuary” counties in Florida as public discussion has left many citizens in doubt about the future of their guns (December 3, 2019)

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County names new engineering director

Mark A. Young, Citrus County Director of
Engineering.

Citrus County Department of Public Works has named Mark A. Young as the new Director of Engineering. Young officially started his new position on Monday, October 28, 2019.

With more than 20 years of experience in engineering, Young was a Professor at the University of Miami in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering for a period of 13 years during his career.

Immediately before coming to Citrus County, Young worked for the City of Raleigh, North Carolina as Engineering Supervisor in Engineering Services – Roadway Design and Construction. Prior to that position, he was City Engineer for the City of Morganton, N.C.

Young is a graduate of the University of Miami with Bachelor of Science degrees in Architectural and Civil Engineering, while also completing course work toward a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering specific to Biomechanics and Human Factors.

Young and his wife live in Inverness and have three successful adult sons