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New locations set for county fairgrounds, animal services

Citrus County Solid Waste has relocated and consolidated recycling bins at the Citrus County Fairgrounds and Animal Services. The Citrus County Fair Association Board has requested a relocation of the four recycle containers located at 3600 S. Florida Ave, Inverness due to upgrades at fairground main gate entrance. The recycling containers located at Citrus County […]

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DeSantis appoints 2 to Water District governing board

Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Jack Bispham and Seth Weightman to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Bispham represents Manatee County and Weightman represents Pasco County. Bispham, of Myakka City, is the owner and operator of Red Bluff Plantation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the University of Florida. Bispham is appointed to […]

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PDC seeks applications for vacancies

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for three (3) vacancies on the Planning and Development Commission (PDC). The Board is seeking regular position members for terms beginning February 1, 2020 and ending on January 31, 2024. Eligible applicants shall be employed or retired from one of the following professions:  architect: urban, […]

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Citrus County GIS Division celebrates GIS Day on Nov. 13

Citrus County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division Recognizes How Geographic Information System Technology Makes a Social Impact and Inspires Scientific Education The Citrus County GIS Division will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. The Citrus County GIS Division has shown an innovative application of geographic information system (GIS) technology in analysis, visualization, gaining […]

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FPRA: Seven proven strategies for positive PR

OCALA, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2019) — The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will hold its monthly professional development meeting on Friday, Nov. 15, from noon-1 p.m. with networking starting at 11:30 a.m., at the College of Central Florida Ewers Century Center 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. The featured speaker is Tracy Zampaglione, […]

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Inverness man faces 50 counts of possession of child porn

Inverness man faces 50 counts of possession of child porn

Following a cyber tip received on July 7  from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrested an Inverness man after discovering child pornography on his computer. After an extensive investigation, deputies arrested Joshua J. Faciane, 40, who was subsequently charged with 50 counts of possession of child […]

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Deputies arrest son for death of his mother

Deputies arrest son for death of his mother

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Monday arrested the son of apparent murder victim Denise Hallowell, 57, who was found dead on July 13. Denise Hallowell’s son, Carlos Hallowell, 17, was allegedly sleeping in his room at the time of this horrific murder and said he was awakened by their dogs barking.

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Body of missing paddle boarder found

Body of missing paddle boarder found

The body of paddle boarder, 43 year-old Joshua Hensley. was recovered by Marine Unit Deputies in the waters of Kings Bay in Crystal River. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident, and in a statement, the CCSO said it will provide more information as it becomes available.

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