FWC reaches major milestone with release of genetically pure hatchery-raised shoal bass

Freshwater fisheries researchers and managers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) successfully released 3,300 hatchery-raised shoal bass fingerlings (young fish) into the Chipola River in May.

In 2018, Hurricane Michael depleted more than 90% of the shoal bass population in the Chipola River. As a direct management action following the hurricane, the FWC passed an Executive Order that suspended harvest and possession of shoal bass.

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U.S. hits 1 million deaths from COVID-19

THE HILL — The United States has reached 1 million reported deaths from COVID-19, according to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a number that shows the shocking toll the virus has taken on the nation.

The U.S. has had more deaths per capita than Western Europe or Canada, and while new deaths have fallen, they are still rising.

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Sheriff’s Office seeking runaway juvenile

Kellie Worrick

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said that it is looking for a 15-year-old juvenile female who was reported missing on March 14.

Kellie Worrick is 5 feet 3 inches tall, 115 lbs, with blue eyes and brown hair.

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Missing Inverness senior found safe

Inverness resident Michael Clarke (Courtesy photo)

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, March 12, reported that missing Inverness senior Michael Clarke has been found safe in Gainesville.

The 82-year-old Clarke was reported missing on March 10. He was last seen around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at his residence off of South Burr Terrace in Inverness.

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Citrus County provides EMS Transition FAQ’s

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) on Sept. 14 affirmed that providing timely, dependable, and fiscally responsible Emergency Medical Services (EMS) was paramount to the citizens of Citrus County. The Board, as a result, voted to end their partnership with Nature Coast EMS (NCEMS) and transition these responsibilities to Citrus County Fire Rescue (CCFR).

To assist the public in understanding this transition, the County has prepared this list of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) related to the process:

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