Crystal River Pirates make their mark on softball

This was their year as the Crystal River High School “Pirates” girls’ softball team earned second place in the Class 6A State Softball Championship Game.

The Pirates finished the season 20-7 with the second Final Four appearance in school history, and first trip to the title game.

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June 15 Elder Abuse Awareness in Citrus County

The Citrus County Commission has proclaimed June 15 as 2019 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Citrus County.

All five commissioners signed the position, as an effort to show that older adults deserve to be treated with respect and dignity to enable them to serve as leaders, mentors,
volunteers and vital participating members of our communities;

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Snakes released: 15 eastern indigo snakes just released in north Florida

Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, have just been released in northern Florida as part of a continuing collaborative plan to return the important, native, non-venomous apex predator to the region.

This effort marks the third year in a row that snakes raised specifically for recovery of the species have been released at The Nature Conservancy’s Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve in Bristol.

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U.S. Department of Labor investigation finds federal contractor violated prevailing wage law at Tyndall AFB

PANAMA CITY, FL – After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Coqui Disposal Services LLC – a disposal and janitorial service company and federal contractor at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida, an area significantly affected by Hurricane Michael – has paid $22,335 in back wages to 46 employees for violating requirements of the McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA).

WHD investigators found that Coqui Disposal Services LLC violated the SCA by failing to pay janitorial employees the increased prevailing wage rates required after the contract renewed for the work they performed.

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Two years on, CCSO still looking for Carol McHugh

Carol McHugh

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for a county resident who went missing two years ago.

That resident is Carol McHugh, who vanished on June 8, 2017.

McHugh, a 72-year old mother and grandmother from Inverness, suffering from memory issues, completely disappeared without a trace in 2017 from her home while she was on a walk, and left without any food, water, or medications.

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Drugs found in home with 3-month-old

Deputies on Thursday found drugs inside of a home where a couple and their 3-month-old child were living in at 9318 N. Travis Drive in Citrus Springs.

The discovery came after the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) served a search warrant at the home.

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