Due to ongoing flooding concerns, Citrus County today opened two self-serve sandbag sites.
The sites are at Citronelle Park at 7826 W Dunklin Road in Dunnellon, and at Spruce Drive Boat Ramp at 4863 E Spruce Drive, also in Dunnellon, near State Road 200.
The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday thought so highly of veterans that the opening pledge of alliegance at the BOCC was led by a Vietnam-era Purple Heart recipient.
This was the first way commissioners honored Purple Heart recipents. The second way was to proclaim Aug. 7, 2021 as Purple Heart Day in Citrus County.
After a nationwide, exhaustive, four-day search for Farrakhan Muhammad, members of the United States Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, including task force members from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, were able to take Muhammad into custody without incident.
“Arrests such as these are the precise reason why the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office partners with federal agencies,” said Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast.
Citrus County Administrator Randy Oliver told county commissioners that he is impressed with, and proud of, county staff’s service to the public during the pandemic.
A 500-lot subdivision, located in Citrus Springs, was recently sold to Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County.
George Rusaw, executive director of Habitat for Citrus County, said that the plan is to build homes in phases. The first phase will be for 100 homes.