Builders’ 26th Annual Fishing tourney on deck

Citrus County Builders Association

CITRUS COUNTY – The 26th Annual CCBA Fishing Tournament, presented by Apopka Marine, will be held on April 24 & 25, 2021 at MacRae’s of Homosassa.

Entries are now at the Regular Entry Fee rate of $160 per boat and CCBA Members can register for $145 per boat through April 22, 2021. This tournament will cap at 200 boats.

This tournament has raised more than $32,000 for the Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776 Military Order of the Purple Heart to date. CCBA’s tournament offers over $15,000 in cash and prizes based on 150 paid boat entries.

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DeSantis announces first emergency bridge loan for small business impacted by Hurricane Sally

Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the first Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan has been approved for a business impacted by Hurricane Sally.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) will provide the loan to Brett Hinely, owner of Bluewater Bay Marina in Niceville, Florida.

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Local woman seeks 5G moratorium

The controversy over 5G’s implementation has reached Citrus County.

On Tuesday, a woman called “Miss Beatrice” spoke to county commissioners about the health effects of the 5G communications network coming soon to a town near you.

Below is a video of the woman’s presentation, and the responses of the officials.

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Water district declares Phase I water shortage in Central, Southern regions

SFWMD Water District LogoThe Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board voted today to declare a Phase I Water Shortage for the District’s central and southern regions, which include Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.

The primary purpose for a Phase I water shortage is to alert the public that watering restrictions could be forthcoming.

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USDA increases monthly SNAP benefits by 40%

(Washington, D.C., April 22, 2020) –Today, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced emergency benefit increases have reached $2.0 billion per month for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households across all 50 states and 3 territories to increase food security during the coronavirus national emergency.

These emergency benefits represent a 40% increase in overall monthly SNAP benefits, significantly increasing food purchasing power for American families.

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