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Citrus County Water Resources receives statewide award for best tasting water

Citrus County’s drinking water has officially been named “best of the best” in a statewide tasting competition. The “Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest” is held annually by the regions within the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FSAWWA) and brings together other utilities to compete for the title. Samples are judged on taste,...

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Citrus County Commission lifts evacuation order, closes shelters

The mandatory evacuation order for Evacuation Zone A, which includes all low-lying areas west of U.S. Highway 19 and some areas additional areas east of U.S. Highway 19, has been lifted as of 8:00am on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Public shelters will close at 11:00am. As we continue to feel the impact of Hurricane Ian,...

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Hurricane Ian now tropical storm

Hurricane Ian has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Citrus County is no longer under a storm surge warning and the areal flood watch for the county has been canceled. The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Operations Center is now downgrading to a partial activation, level 2 status. From the National Weather Service briefing at...

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Travelers vote Manatee Swim Tour among world’s ‘Top Bucket List’ experiences

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. (Aug. 15, 2022) – Tripadvisor®, the world’s largest travel guidance platform, announced the winners of its coveted Travelers’ Choice® Best of the Best Things to Do Awards earlier this summer, with the Explorida Manatee Swim Tour in Crystal River, Florida, voted the No. 10 Top Bucket List Experience in the world. The...

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DeSantis reappoints Armstrong, Hogarth to water governing board

Governor Ron DeSantis has reappointed Ed Armstrong and William Hogarth to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Both Armstrong and Hogarth represent Pinellas County and were both reappointed for a term ending March 2026. Armstrong, of Dunedin, currently serves as treasurer of the Governing Board and was recently elected vice chair. He is...

Support organization donates much-needed equipment to Citrus County Animal Services
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Support organization donates much-needed equipment to Citrus County Animal Services

On  March 11,  Citrus County Animal Services (CCAS) received a donation of a syringe IV pump from the Citrus County Foundation for Animal Protection (CCFAP). County veterinarian Dr. Meaghan Meilo expressed the need for the $1,177 piece of equipment to the support organization, who immediately went to work to obtain it. The pump was already...

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Meals on Wheels Program needs volunteer drivers

Do you have a few hours a week to give of your time? If so, your local Meals on Wheels Program could use your help. Citrus County’s Meals on Wheels Program needs volunteers to deliver meals in the Inverness areas of Gospel Island and The Highlands. Volunteers deliver meals to seniors throughout Citrus County around...

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Citrus County provides EMS Transition FAQ’s

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on Sept. 14 affirmed that providing timely, dependable, and fiscally responsible Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was paramount to the citizens of Citrus County. The Board, as a result, voted to end their partnership with Nature Coast EMS (NCEMS) and transition these responsibilities to Citrus County Fire Rescue...