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County offices closed to mark Veterans Day

   Citrus County Government offices will be closed Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day.

  • In observance of Veterans Day, the Citrus County Central Landfill will close early Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2:30pm.  The Administrative Office will be closed all day. Normal hours will resume the next day. For more information on landfill hours, call 527-7670 during office hours or go to the county’s website at: http://www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/swm/solid-waste.htm

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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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FWC approves blackfin tuna rule changes

At its October meeting in Cape Canaveral, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved regulation changes to create a recreational limit for blackfin tuna of two fish per person or 10 fish per vessel, whichever is greater, and to extend these regulations into federal waters.

These changes will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

Blackfin tuna can be found throughout Florida, the Atlantic, Gulf and Caribbean.

FWC’s TrophyCatch program celebrates 9,000 catches

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program, now in Season 7, has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than 9,000 largemouth bass since the program began in 2012.

To date, 7,303 Lunker Club, 1,751 Trophy Club, and 66 Hall of Fame fish make up the milestone.

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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.
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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.

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