Reward money increases in 1985 cold case

Victim in a 1985 Cold Case in Lecanto

Victim in a 1985 Cold Case in Lecanto

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s (CCSO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) and Crime Stoppers of Citrus County, Inc. as part of an initiative to enhance reward money for information leading to the identity of the perpetrator(s) responsible for the June 1985 homicide of an unidentified male in Lecanto. “We are extremely proud to work with the Florida Sheriffs Association and Crime Stoppers of Citrus County,” Sheriff Prendergast said. “Through FSA’s Criminal Apprehension Assistance Program (CAPP), we will be able to shine a new light on our Fire on the Roadside’ case to hopefully generate new leads and bring closure to this mystery. Read more

DEC meeting set for March 20

The Citrus County Democratic Executive Committee (DEC) meeting is Wednesday, March 20th , 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Citrus County Democratic Party office in space 591 at the Crystal River Mall.

All registered Democrats are welcome to attend.

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Beverly Hills gets bum wrap

Jimmie T. Smith

Recently, there was a news article in the Orlando Sentinel about the 50 worst places in America to live and they placed Beverly Hills as number 50.

Let me be clear that I don’t agree with someone writing an article based off a website to rate our community.

The article talked about low income in Beverly Hills, yet this is a location with a lot of retired residents and income is obviously not high for many because of retirement.

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Senior programs ‘March for Meals’ seeks community champions

Citrus County needs Community Champions!! Citrus County’s Meals on Wheels Program participates in the national March for Meals Campaign, which is an annual month-long event, sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America). This event is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by Senior Nutrition Programs across the country. Read more

‘Trash to Treasure’ art contest deadline set

The University of Florida-Citrus County Extension Service is proud to debut a new contest open to all Citrus County middle and high school students.

Participating students can showcase their environmental awareness by transforming trash into art for awards and prizes.

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USDA aims to keep African Swine Fever out of U.S.

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2019 – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced additional steps to keep African swine fever (ASF) from entering the United States, even as the disease spreads internationally.

These steps strengthen the protections announced last fall after the deadly swine disease reached China.

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