New hours announced for county Animal Shelter

Beginning Oct, 15, 2019 the Citrus County Animal Shelter will be closing from 1pm-2pm for staff lunches.

The Shelter will be extending public hours for the kennels, which will now remain open along with the front office until 5pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7pm on Thursdays and, 5pm  Fridays and Saturdays.

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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.

Medicare 101: SHINE offering free seminar

Join UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County and SHINE at this free event on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 6pm located at the Extension office at 3650 S Sovereign Path, Lecanto 34461 to learn about Medicare and your options.

Get answers to your Medicare questions, concerns, and options from a knowledgeable unbiased source.

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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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Part of Apopka closes for beauty enhancements

Due to the City of Inverness Liberty and Wallace Parks, and the Dampier Street beautification construction projects taking place at the same time, the Apopka Avenue entrance to the Courthouse Annex (Stoval Building) parking lot is closed temporarily until further notice.

Citizens with business at the Property Appraiser or Tax Collector’s Office may still park in the lot using the Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. entrance.

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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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