Accelerated Decommissioning Partners becomes licensed operator of Duke Energy’s Crystal River Nuclear Plant

  • State regulators approved transaction in August after 14-month review.
  • Decommissioning will start nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.
  • Transaction has no impact on Duke Energy customer bills.

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(Photo courtesy: Duke Energy Florida)

CRYSTAL RIVER, Fla. – Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy successfully completed a transaction today to start decontamination and dismantlement of the Crystal River Nuclear Plant in Citrus County, Fla., in 2020 instead of 2067 – nearly 50 years sooner than originally planned.

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Resurfacing, ‘lane diet’ in Citrus Springs creates new bike/pedestrian lane

FROM LEFT: Curt Reed and fellow cyclist Bob Feldberg ride the new bike lane on Citrus Springs Boulevard. (Photo courtesy: Cyntihia Oswald, BOCC Public Information Officer)

Construction was recently completed for the County resurfacing project on Citrus Springs Blvd from US41 to Withlacoochee Trail (C39), 1.4 miles.

The project was jointly funded by Citrus County and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Small County Outreach Program (SCOP).

The bid amount for the project was $970,546 and the project was completed on time and within the allocated budget.

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Capt. Vincent retires from Sheriff’s Office

Capt. David Vincent retires (CCSO photo)

After 27 years of highly dedicated selfless service to the citizens of Citrus County, Captain David Vincent is retiring from the Sheriff’s Office.

Starting his career in 1993, Captain Vincent starting working as a Communications Officer.

Shortly after starting with the agency, Captain Vincent transferred to the Patrol Division and worked as a Patrol Deputy until 1996.

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Threatening emails sent to some Citrus County voters

On Oct. 21, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) was made aware of emails sent to Citrus County voters.

These emails were allegedly addressed from the group “Proud Boys” and made threatening statements to recipients.

The CCSO is working in partnership with the Supervisor of Elections Office to document these cases and forward all reports to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as the lead investigating agency. These emails are not isolated to Citrus Count,y and are being reported in pockets across the state. Nationally, Proud Boys has denied involvement.

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Inverness father charged in infant’s death

Andrew Martin (CCSO mugshot on Oct. 21, 2020)

On Jan. 7 of this year, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) responded to a medical emergency involving a three-month-old infant.

Upon arrival, deputies observed the victim’s father, 24-year-old Andrew Lynn Martin of Inverness, attempting to perform CPR.

Emergency Medical Services transported the victim to Citrus Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Detective Brian Casalvieri, with the CCSO Major Crimes Unit (MCU) and Detective Bruce Arnold with the CCSO Special Victim’s Unit (SVU), responded and began a thorough investigation.

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November Cardinal Street meeting canceled

The Citrus County Planning and Development Commission (PDC) has canceled its November 17, 2020 Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Public Hearing on the Cardinal Interchange Management Area.

This public meeting will be rescheduled at a future date.

More information on the project is available at:

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