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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...

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Local restaurant offers meal deal for local animal adopters

Citrus County Animal Services (CCAS) would like to thank Angelo’s Pizzeria for offering a meal deal for to promote adoptions. After adopting a pet from CCAS, simply visit either Angelo’s location (Hernando or Inverness) by Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, and show your adoption paperwork for $10 off any meal. For more information about pet adoptions,...

SWFWMD criteria for minimum wetland, lake levels
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SWFWMD criteria for minimum wetland, lake levels

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) will hold an independent, scientific peer review of wetland-based criteria for use in establishing minimum wetland and lake levels beginning this month. A minimum level is the level of groundwater in an aquifer or the level of surface water at which further withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water...

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FWC reaches major milestone with release of genetically pure hatchery-raised shoal bass

Freshwater fisheries researchers and managers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) successfully released 3,300 hatchery-raised shoal bass fingerlings (young fish) into the Chipola River in May. In 2018, Hurricane Michael depleted more than 90% of the shoal bass population in the Chipola River. As a direct management action following the hurricane, the...

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...

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Inverness Sertoman appointed to MPO Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board

Inverness Sertoma Club is pleased to announcee that long time member Bud Osborn has been appointed by the Citrus County Board of Commissioners to serve on the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (LCB), representing veteran interests. Walter “Bud” Osborn has been a member of the Inverness Sertoma Club for the past...