The Citrus County Commission has declared February 2020 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Various agencies dealing with domestic violence have banded together to make dating safer for the county’s teens (February 13, 2020)
Nobody knows where 72-year-old, Carol McHugh, suffering from dementia, went after she took a walk with her dog near her home in Inverness on June 8, 2017.
On February 9, 2020 the cold weather did not deter the Inverness Sertoma Crew from joining over ninety volunteers as part of the Carol McHugh Search Team organized by Carol’s friends and family members.
On Jan. 20, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) added another accomplishment into the history books by seizing 1.6 pounds of methamphetamine and 1.8 ounces of powdered fentanyl.
“This is the largest seizure of fentanyl and methamphetamine in Citrus County’s history. The amount of fentanyl seized could have killed hundreds of people,” said Sheriff Mike Prendergast.
Mariselle Rodriguez has taken over as the Citrus County Community Services director.
She came to the job from Cleveland, Ohio.
Rodriguez was formally introduced to the Board of Citrus County Commissioners at the BOCC’s regular meeting on Jan. 21.
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.
No one should simply shake their head and sadly lament the horrific story of child abuse. Instead of passive despair, let these tragic incidents serve as a galvanizing call to action for us all to commit to ending abuse and securing the safety and future of every child in Citrus County.
Yes, we can end child abuse. We can end it when we all become advocates for children.