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County County Services Government

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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Community County Government

BOCC votes 3-2 to not take out digital NY Times subscription

It was a full house as the Citrus County recosidered its decision to pay for the county library subscription to the New York Times (PHOTO: Robby Douglas on November 19, 2019)

In Citrus County, Florida, county commissioners have voted 3-2 to not take out a digital subscription for the New York Times, but to keep the printed version of the paper instead.

County officials’ during the board’s Oct. 24 meeting drew fire when the paper was alleged to have said the  the paper has been writing “fake news.”

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Breaking News Community County Law & Order

Suspect flees Crystal River traffic stop, injures deputies, motorist

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Crystal River man who is alleged to have fled a traffic stop and injured two deputies and a fellow motorist.

The CCSO said that at about  5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 39-year-old John Travis Wilson of Crystal River was arrested after he is said to have fled from a traffic stop in the vicinity of the Sunoco gas station on the corner of State Road 44 and Crede Avenue in Crystal River.

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Agriculture Business Community

USDA Invests in the Expansion of Rural Education and Health Care Access

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $42.5 million in 133 distance learning and telemedicine projects (PDF, 238 KB) in 37 states and two U.S. territories.
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Community Events Public Notices

Stone crab season opens Oct. 15, new recreational trap requirements

Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters.

New Recreational Trap Requirements

Recreational harvesters who are age 16 and older and fish with traps are now required to complete an online, no-cost recreational stone crab trap registration and place their registration number on their traps before using them. 

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Community Events

Fraud topic of Citrus Springs forum

You don’t want to miss this exciting Fraud Prevention Forum with a variety of collaborative speakers from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, Internal Revenue Service, and the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

This event is FREE and open to the public! Come out and learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and financial frauds and scams.