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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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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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Sen. Rubio’s office to hold mobile office hours in Citrus County

The Gulf Coast Regional Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will be holding office hours in Crystal River on Monday, June 17, 2019.

The Senator’s staff will be at the Citrus County Chamber of Commerce from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Sheriff’s Office looking for runaway juvenile

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office looking for runaway juvenile, Jordan Turner.

Turner is a 16- year-old black male, 6 feet tall, 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen May 25, 2019 at about 8:00 PM at his residence in Inverness.

It is not known what Jordan was wearing at the time that he ran away. Jordan does have a cell phone in his possession.

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