Learn about coyotes at library

Coyotes are often a topic of discussion in Citrus County. The Citrus County Library System would like to invite the public to a presentation at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 at the Central Ridge branch hosted by staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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Inverness teacher heads to Washington for C-SPAN’s 2019 Educators’ Conference

Inverness Middle School teacher Rick Nelson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Inverness Middle School teacher Rick Nelson, will attend one of two C-SPAN Educators’ Conferences for an immersive experience with C-SPAN’s educational resources.

Nelson, a social studies teacher, is one of 32 educators from across the nation selected to attend the middle school conference July 22-23.

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Citrus County Comic and Cosplay Convention at the Library

The Citrus County Library is preparing for C4-Con: Citrus County Comics and Cosplay Convention. 

This family friendly convention will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Homosassa branch.

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Temporary animal shelter opens for adoptions

Citrus County Animal Services received test results from Cornell University confirming Pneumovirus in the canine population in the upper and lower kennels.

Animal Services is awaiting further test results from Cornell that will be used to determine when to lift the quarantine. Pneumovirus is an upper respiratory virus with no vaccine. Best practices dictate quarantining the afflicted animals until the virus has run its course.

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4 unlicensed, unregulated contractors arrested

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on Wednesday concluded a joint investigation with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), CCSO’s Seniors vs Crime, and the Citrus County Building Department, rooting out unlicensed individuals who advertise and perform regulated construction work in Citrus County.

CCSO’s Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) and Community Crimes Detectives arrested the following individuals for violations of Florida state statute regarding unlicensed contracting:

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It’s official: Scallop season begins July 1 in local waters

Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor, as well as Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties, opens July 1

Scallop season runs from July 1 to Sept. 24.

Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor, as well as Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties opens July 1 and will remain open through Sept. 24. This includes Carrabelle, Lanark, St. Marks, Cedar Key, Crystal River and Homosassa.

Do not discard scallop shells in inshore waters commonly used for recreational activities such as the Homosassa River or Crystal River.

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