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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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Citrus Dems slate Blue Gala dinner

The Citrus County Democratic Party is hosting a Blue Gala Dinner on Sept. 21 at the Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 4705 W Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto.

Reception starts at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7.

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Text-to-911 now available in Citrus County

In an effort to increase accessibility to 9-1-1 emergency services, no matter the situation, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) will be implementing text-to-9-1-1 beginning on Aug. 9.

Citrus County citizens who are deaf/hard of hearing, or have a speech-impairment will be among those most impacted by the text-to-9-1-1 implementation.

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Undercover FWC case ends in 3 arrests, 15 others cited

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation led to the arrests on Friday, Aug. 9, of three suspects in Levy and Pinellas counties for violating state laws pertaining to illegally harvesting and selling various fish and wildlife.

Fifteen additional suspects were served with notice to appear citations in Levy, Orange, Pinellas and Broward counties.

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Citrus County names new assistant Administrator

Steven Lachnicht, Assistant Citrus County Administrator (PHOTO: Cynthia Oswald)

Citrus County has named Steven Lachnicht, AICP, MPA as the new Assistant County Administrator.

Lachnicht was unanimously confirmed by the County Commission on July 23rd and began his new position on July 29.

Steve is a professional planner certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners with more than 25 years of experience in comprehensive planning and land development.

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Spiny lobster season starts Aug. 6

The 2019 recreational and commercial spiny lobster season starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2020.

Learn more about bag limits, size limits, where you can harvest, and other regulations at MyFWC.com/Fishing by clicking on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Lobster,” which is under the “Crabs, shrimp and shellfish” tab. Get your recreational license and spiny lobster permit at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com.

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