CITRUS COUNTY – The 26th Annual CCBA Fishing Tournament, presented by Apopka Marine, will be held on April 24 & 25, 2021 at MacRae’s of Homosassa.
Entries are now at the Regular Entry Fee rate of $160 per boat and CCBA Members can register for $145 per boat through April 22, 2021. This tournament will cap at 200 boats.
This tournament has raised more than $32,000 for the Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart to date. CCBA’s tournament offers over $15,000 in cash and prizes based on 150 paid boat entries.
In April, we pause to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
More than 2,200 children within the 5th Judicial Circuit (which includes Marion, Lake, Sumter, Citrus and Hernando counties) are being served by the Guardian Ad Litem program, yet many are unaware of their plight.
National statistics show a child abuse report is made every ten seconds, with nearly fifty percent of these reports resulting in an investigation.
During the early morning hours of Feb. 17, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputies responded to a home in Crystal River after the occupants claimed to have been attacked by a suspect armed with a knife.
The suspect, 26-year-old Brett Carver, was later located by deputies at a local hospital where he was seeking treatment for wounds he had received from his own weapon during the attack.
Detectives Casalvieri and Bang with the Major Crimes Unit (MCU) responded to the hospital and began an investigation.