No cost to check water quality

In June of 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency implemented the Lead and Copper Rule as part of the Safe Drinking Water Act.

This law mandates that Public Water Systems (PWS) conduct sampling and analysis for levels of lead and copper in households located within their distribution system.

Sampling and testing is scheduled for the month of August 2020 in the County’s Charles A. Black, Citrus Springs-Pine Ridge, and Sugarmill Woods PWS’ at no cost to our customers and takes only a few minutes of your time.

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CF offers virtual open house on July 29

OCALA, Fla. (July 6, 2020) — The College of Central Florida invites recent high school seniors and those looking to advance their career to a virtual open house on Wednesday, July 29.

This drop-in event is from 10 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. online and will give participants an opportunity to speak one on one with CF staff from Admissions, Financial Aid, the Health Sciences program and more.

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Citrus County Affordable Housing Committee to meet in July

The Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 15, at 5:00pm, at the Citrus County Resource Center, in the café, 2804 West Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, Florida.

Any person desiring further information regarding this meeting may contact Citrus County Housing Services, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Court, Lecanto, FL 34461 (352) 527-7520.

2020 CCBA Candidate Stump set for July 15

Citrus County Builders Association

The Citrus County Building Alliance (CCBA) will hold their 4th Candidate Stump on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, beginning at 5:30pm at 1196 S Lecanto Hwy, Lecanto FL 34461.

This year’s stump will feature primary and general election candidates from the 2020 county and state political races.

The stump will also feature a lighthearted “FUN”raiser for CASA Citrus where attendees and candidates can make a minimum donation to have other attendees and candidates “arrested”.

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Gym at Central Ridge Community Center to reopen

Citrus County is pleased to announce the reopening of the Gym at the Central Ridge Community Center, 77 Civic Circle, Beverly Hills.

The gym will reopen on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by appointment only.  Please call 352-746-4882 to schedule your time slot.

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County parks to reopen

Citrus County reopens all parks on Friday, May 1, 2020, for recreational activities following CDC guidelines and direction from the Citrus County Health Department.

Fort Island Gulf Beach and Hernando Beach remain closed, in an abundance of caution, pending water quality results.

Federal and state social distancing/gathering guidelines remain in place. Groups of more than 10 will not be permitted, and social distancing of six feet is necessary to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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‘She loves out loud’ day observed Feb. 15

The Citrus County Commission has declared that Feb. 15, 2020 is “She Loves Out Loud Day” in Citrus County.

The event is celebrated throughout the state as a time of prayer seeking God’s favor in the lives of everyone; in particular, lives of women and children. (February 13, 2020)

Inverness Sertoma joins search crew

Searching for Carol McHugh
FROM LEFT: Inverness Sertoma Club members and volunteers; Bud Osborn, Sue Alvis, Rainer Jakob and Dolly Mayes)

Nobody knows where 72-year-old, Carol McHugh, suffering from dementia, went after she took a walk with her dog near her home in Inverness on June 8, 2017.

On Feb. 9, 2020 the cold weather did not deter the Inverness Sertoma Crew from joining over ninety volunteers as part of the Carol McHugh Search Team organized by Carol’s friends and family members.

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County closes temporary animal shelter, old one back in business

The the official Citrus County Animal Shelter is open for business

Animal Services is closing their temporary shelter at the Fire Station located at 9658 S. Pleasant Grove Road in Inverness.

Residents looking for their lost pet, or who would like to adopt a pet, are asked to visit the official Citrus County Animal Shelter at 4030 S. Airport Rd., Invernessl.

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Mark Avery named Inverness Sertoma Golf Tournament Chair

Mark Avery, Inverness Sertoma
Inverness Sertoman Mark Avery has been named Tournament Chair for the November 24, 2019 “Golf for Kids” Tournament at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, the Oaks Course. (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald)

Inverness Sertoman Mark Avery has been named Tournament Chair for the November 24, 2019 “Golf for Kids” Tournament at Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, the Oaks Course.

Mark has been with Inverness Sertoma for the past sixteen years and during his tenure has served as club president for four terms, sergeant at arms for five terms, chairman of the board for three terms and received his Tenure Award five years ago in 2013.

Mark is a great supporter of Sertoma and believes in the work of the local club. Mark likes helping people in his community and on a personal note Mark said, “Sertoma helped my grandmother get hearing aids about eight years ago or so, and she is now 95 years old.”

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