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Fort Island Gulf Beach Closed until further Notice – Boat Ramp Remains Open

Due to water testing results in the past week, in an abundance of caution, Citrus County Parks and Recreation has announced Fort Island Gulf Beach will be closed until further notice.

The Fort Island Gulf Beach Boat Ramp will remain open to the public.  Signage has been posted at the beach.

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New locations set for county fairgrounds, animal services

Citrus County Solid Waste has relocated and consolidated recycling bins at the Citrus County Fairgrounds and Animal Services.

The Citrus County Fair Association Board has requested a relocation of the four recycle containers located at 3600 S. Florida Ave, Inverness due to upgrades at fairground main gate entrance.

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DeSantis appoints 2 to Water District governing board

Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Jack Bispham and Seth Weightman to the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board. Bispham represents Manatee County and Weightman represents Pasco County.

Bispham, of Myakka City, is the owner and operator of Red Bluff Plantation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the University of Florida. Bispham is appointed to a four-year term.

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County Government

PDC seeks applications for vacancies

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for three (3) vacancies on the Planning and Development Commission (PDC).

The Board is seeking regular position members for terms beginning February 1, 2020 and ending on January 31, 2024.

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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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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.