County calls for public to be aware of human trafficking

Representatives from social agencies and law enforcement are presented with a proclamation declaring January 2020 as Human Traffic Awareness Month in Citrus County (January 21, 2020)

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday proclaimed the month of January as a time to be aware of the issue of human trafficking.

Commissioners presented the proclamation to a group of law enforcement and social agencies in a special ceremony.

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County demands EMS contract compliance

The Citrus County Commission is reacting to reports of poor response times by the Nature Coast EMS.

The commission will send out a letter that requires NCEMS to comply with its county contract within 45 days of the letter’s receipt. (Jan. 7, 2020)

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County Commissioner Kitchen alleges error in fact in ridership

Citrus County Commissioner Ron Kitchen wonders if a local newspaper considered fact-checking before writing a story and editorial about the number of riders who were allegedly barred from using the Citrus County Transit bus system. (January 7, 2020)

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EMS response time questioned

A group of Ozello  residents have complained that EMS response times are far higher than what they believe they should be.

They told Citrus County Commissioners that, for them, the longest wait time for paramedic service by Naturecoast EMS was 80 minutes. (December 16, 2019).

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County landfill employee takes first place at international workshop competition

Citrus County Solid Waste employee; Carl Ballard, Heavy Equipment Operator displaying his first place award. (Courtesy photo)

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday recognized one of the county’s own by presenting him with a certificate of recognition of his first-place showing at an international “Road-E-O” competition in Phonenix, Ariz.

Carl Ballard, Heavy Equipment Operator for Citrus County’s Solid Waste Division, competed at the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) International Road-E-O Workshop, Oct. 24-25 at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Ariz.

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