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Humberto crawls northwestward

Tropical Storm Humberto Intermediate Advisory Number 8A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL092019 200 PM EDT Sat Sep 14 2019

…HUMBERTO CRAWLING NORTHWESTWARD…

…FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY SUNDAY NIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY… SUMMARY OF 200 PM EDT…1800 UTC

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USDA to Pprovide $150 million to aid rural communities affected by natural disasters

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers today announced that USDA is making $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters.
“When rural America thrives, all of America thrives,” Lammers said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA stands with the Nation’s rural communities in their long-term recovery following natural disasters.”

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2019 bay scallop seasons coming to an end in September

Scallop season runs from July 1 to Sept. 25.

Bay scallop seasons in the following regions close on:

  • 11 – Dixie and a portion of Taylor County (includes Dekle Beach, Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee).
  • 16 – Gulf County.
  • 25 – Franklin through northwest Taylor County and Levy through Hernando counties (includes Carrabelle, Lanark, St. Marks, Cedar Key, Crystal River and Homosassa).

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Avoid this genetic testing scam

Have you heard about the latest scam? Scammers are offering “free” genetic tests and claiming Medicare will cover it — so they can get your Medicare Number and use it to commit fraud and identity theft.

They’re targeting people through telemarketing calls, health fairs, and even knocking on doors.

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‘Operation Coin Toss’ yields 24 arrests

For the past two months, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) has covertly executed Operation Coin Toss, a comprehensive operation aimed at cracking down on the distribution of illegal narcotics within our county.. This effort has been a resounding success.

After securing over 20 arrest warrants with the help of the State Attorney’s Office, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) executed four search warrants throughout the west side of Citrus County.

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Saltwater license-free fishing Saturday, Sept. 7

Try your hand at saltwater fishing Saturday, Sept. 7, without needing a saltwater fishing license.

License-free fishing days are a great way for Florida residents and visitors to get out on the water and find out why Florida is known as the Fishing Capital of the World.

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