County

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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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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Silver Alert turns to tragedy with discovery of body

Silver Alert turns to tragedy with discovery of body

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday said that the search for Mary Gates, age 94, ended after her body was located off of a hiking trail in Inverness. She was reported missing on Friday night and a Silver Alert was initiated. Deputies located her vehicle first near the entrance to the hiking trail, and […]

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‘Operation Coin Toss’ yields 24 arrests

‘Operation Coin Toss’ yields 24 arrests

For the past two months, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) has covertly executed Operation Coin Toss, a comprehensive operation aimed at cracking down on the distribution of illegal narcotics within our county.. This effort has been a resounding success. After securing over 20 arrest warrants with the help of the State […]

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