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Reward money increases in 1985 cold case

Victim in a 1985 Cold Case in Lecanto

Victim in a 1985 Cold Case in Lecanto

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s (CCSO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) and Crime Stoppers of Citrus County, Inc. as part of an initiative to enhance reward money for information leading to the identity of the perpetrator(s) responsible for the June 1985 homicide of an unidentified male in Lecanto. “We are extremely proud to work with the Florida Sheriffs Association and Crime Stoppers of Citrus County,” Sheriff Prendergast said. “Through FSA’s Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program (CAPP), we will be able to shine a new light on our Fire on the Roadside’ case to hopefully generate new leads and bring closure to this mystery. Read more

DEC meeting set for March 20

The Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) meeting is Wednesday, March 20th , 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Citrus County Democratic Party office in space 591 at the Crystal River Mall.

All registered Democrats are welcome to attend.

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Senior programs ‘March for Meals’ seeks community champions

Citrus County needs Community Champions!! Citrus County’s Meals on Wheels Program participates in the national March for Meals Campaign, which is an annual month-long event, sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America). This event is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by Senior Nutrition Programs across the country. Read more

‘Trash to Treasure’ art contest deadline set

The University of Florida-Citrus County Extension Service is proud to debut a new contest open to all Citrus County middle and high school students.

Participating students can showcase their environmental awareness by transforming trash into art for awards and prizes.

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Spring Career Fairs plant seeds of opportunity for businesses, job candidates

OCALA, Florida – Employment and recruiting opportunities will be in full bloom next month during a pair of Spring Career Fairs hosted by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion. Read more

Missing man

Robert Nelson Merlina

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing adult, Robert Nelson Merlina. Merlina was last seen on Friday at around 11 a.m. He is a 27 year old white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Merlina was last seen in the Floral City area. It is unknown what he was wearing at the time he went missing. If you have seen Robert or know his whereabouts, please contact the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office at 352-726-1121 and ask for the Major Crimes Unit.
To remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward, contact Citrus County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-269-8477 or online at www.crimestopperscitrus.com.