Periodic night lane closures on U.S. 19 in Homosassa

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HOMOSASSA -- No lane closures are scheduled in the US 19 construction area from 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 26.



Focus on nutrients, not water

Citrus County Commissioner Jimmie T. SmithHere in Citrus County, water is one of the main issues we focus on, so many people, regardless of political affiliation truly understand that water is key to how we live our lives here.

Governor Scott presents service medal to veterans

Florida Governor Rick Scott made an appearance today at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River to honor veterans. (November 21, 2017

Florida Governor Rick Scott made an appearance today at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River to honor veterans.

Gov. Scott presented all of the veterans in attendance with the Governor's Veterans Service Medal.

Many veterans were on hand to receive the medal, including many Citrus County Sheriff's Office employees. Speaking with evident sincerity, the governor expressed his gratitude for all of those who have served our country.

Sheriff Mike Prendergast is very passionate about our veterans and was on hand to shake hands and thank everyone there. 

Turkey giveaway, courtesy Church Without Walls

The Church Without Walls on Tuesday handed out free turkeys for the needy as part of their annual gesture.

Helpers included the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, whose Lt. Lambert, Deputy Tewell and some of the Community Crimes Detectives helped out Pastor Doug Alexander at the Church Without Walls.

Floral City shootings leave two men injured

Two people were injured after a Floral City homeowner shot them. At this time it appears the men may have been trying to break into the homeowner's camper (November 20, 2017)

Two people were shot by a Floral City homeowner during what appears to be an attempt to break in to his camper.

The two unnamed suspects were airlifted to Ocala suffering from gunshot wounds.

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said that deputies responded to a home on Sunray Lane in Floral City on Monday before 2 pm.

It appeared that the two people had been shot by someone living inside the residence, the CCSO said.

Southwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility project construction on schedule

The Southwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SWRWRF) is an existing wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) owned and operated by Citrus County approximately three miles east of the Chassahowitzka River, which has been designated an Outstanding Florida Waterway.

The Chassahowitzka River flows to the Gulf of Mexico and is formed from pristine waters contributed by more than 12 springs.


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