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Inverness Sertoma in need of used hearing aids

Rainer Jakob, Inverness Sertoma Club Ambassador poses with one of the club’s Used Hearing Aid Drop-Off Canisters, as part of the SHARP (Sertoma Hearing Aid Recycling Program).

The Inverness Sertoma Club would like to remind community members that the club has Drop Off Canisters at local establishments in the area.

  • Dad & Lad Barbershop, next to Sportsman Bowling Lane on SR 41, Inverness; Gracies Goodies, 9940 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Inverness, and
  • Touch of Glass by Susan, 6040 S Florida Ave, Floral City.
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Community County Law & Order

Sheriff’s Office wins fifth accreditation award

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is proud to announce that we have received our 5th consecutive accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA.)

CFA is a voluntary program for law enforcement accreditation that insures agencies are meeting professional standards, and following industry best practices. Agencies are evaluated for accreditation once every three years, making this the 15th straight year CCSO has been accredited with CFA.

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Community Public Notices

New hours announced for county Animal Shelter

Beginning Oct, 15, 2019 the Citrus County Animal Shelter will be closing from 1pm-2pm for staff lunches.

The Shelter will be extending public hours for the kennels, which will now remain open along with the front office until 5pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7pm on Thursdays and, 5pm  Fridays and Saturdays.

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Community Public Notices

Part of Apopka closes for beauty enhancements

Due to the City of Inverness Liberty and Wallace Parks, and the Dampier Street beautification construction projects taking place at the same time, the Apopka Avenue entrance to the Courthouse Annex (Stoval Building) parking lot is closed temporarily until further notice.

Citizens with business at the Property Appraiser or Tax Collector’s Office may still park in the lot using the Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. entrance.

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Breaking News Community County Law & Order

Inverness man faces 50 counts of possession of child porn

Joshua J. Faciane. (PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office)

Following a cyber tip received on July 7  from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) arrested an Inverness man after discovering child pornography on his computer.

After an extensive investigation, deputies arrested Joshua J. Faciane, 40, who was subsequently charged with 50 counts of possession of child pornography.

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Deputies arrest son for death of his mother

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Monday arrested the son of apparent murder victim Denise Hallowell, 57, who was found dead on July 13.

Denise Hallowell’s son, Carlos Hallowell, 17, was allegedly sleeping in his room at the time of this horrific murder and said he was awakened by their dogs barking.