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Prepare for spring wildlife encounters

Springtime is an active time for wildlife in Florida, with sea turtles beginning to nest on beaches, manatees leaving their warm-water winter refuges and gopher tortoises starting to stir outside their burrows. With warmer weather, a variety of species around the state are following their internal biological clocks that tell them to move, mate, feed […]

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Missing adult sought

Missing adult sought

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office  is looking for the public’s help in locating George Kiggans. . Kiggans is a 66-year-old white/male last seen in the vicinity of his residence on West Foss Grove Path in Inglis around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.. . He s 5’5″ tall, weighs 125 pounds and has salt-and-pepper hair. When last […]

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Dept. of Health warns of phone call scams

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County has recently been informed of scam calls that look to have originated from our main number: (352) 527-0068. These callers will ask for personal information such as your social security number, Medicaid number or other vital information. These fraudulent calls do not originate from this number.

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January’s jobless rate up over the month, long view shows steady, ‘stable growth’

January’s jobless rate up over the month, long view shows steady, ‘stable growth’

The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion region was 5.0 percent in January 2019, up 0.9 percentage point over the month and 0.2 percentage point lower than the region’s rate a year ago. According to the preliminary employment summary released today by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, there were 10,088 unemployed residents […]

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Deadline nears for water supply project options

The Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) is working collaboratively with the region’s utilities, water users and local stakeholders to identify water supply project options to help meet our water supply needs, now and in the future. One piece of this effort is the creation a new list of potential projects to meet water users’ needs, […]

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Senior programs ‘March for Meals’ seeks community champions

Citrus County needs Community Champions!! Citrus County’s Meals on Wheels Program participates in the national March for Meals Campaign, which is an annual month-long event, sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America). This event is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by Senior Nutrition […]

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FWC: Nesting birds need room to breed

Give waterbirds room to breed this nesting season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Audubon Florida are reminding boaters and beachgoers to watch out for nesting birds. “It is very important to limit the disturbance of nesting waterbirds,” said FWC biologist Nancy Douglass. “When these birds are forced to leave their nests, […]

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