County names new engineering director

Mark A. Young, Citrus County Director of
Engineering.

Citrus County Department of Public Works has named Mark A. Young as the new Director of Engineering. Young officially started his new position on Monday, October 28, 2019.

With more than 20 years of experience in engineering, Young was a Professor at the University of Miami in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering for a period of 13 years during his career.

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West Plantation Lane closure

Citrus County Road Maintenance has closed West Plantation Lane in Crystal River from North Hourglass Terrace to North Michaelmas Terrace.

A detour will direct vehicles from West Plantation Lane south on North Hourglass Terrace to West Pimpernel Lane, then north on North Michaelmas Terrace back to West Plantation Lane.

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County closes temporary animal shelter, old one back in business

Animal Services is closing their temporary shelter at the Fire Station located at 9658 S. Pleasant Grove Road in Inverness.

Residents looking for their lost pet, or who would like to adopt a pet, are asked to visit the official Citrus County Animal Shelter at 4030 S. Airport Rd., Invernessl.

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Crews battle Crumps Landing fire

Citrus County Fire Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office had units on scene for a reported fire at Crumps Landing in Homosassa.

Crew members on scene were able to safely put out the fire. No one was injured during this unfortunate event.

The main tiki hut was destroyed in the flames, however.

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Landing gear frozen, but pilot lands plane safely

Emergency vehicles surround plane that had a frustrated landing at the Inverness Municipal Airport. (CCSO photo on June 21, 2019)

No injuries were reported Friday when a plane — whose landing gear was stuck — got things unstuck when the pilot was able to deploy gear manually.

The Citrus County Sheriiff’s Office (CCSO) said that the CCSO Aviation Unit, alongside Citrus County Fire Rescue and Nature Coast EMS, arrived on scene as the small plane circled the Inverness Airport with failing landing gear.

Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement all came together to prepare for the worst, but hope for the best, the CCSO said in a statement.

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County offices closed in observance of the July 4 holiday

BOCC SealCitrus County Government offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 in observance of July 4 Holiday.

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