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CCSO pursuit leads to an officer shooting incident In the early morning hours of Thursday, February 15, 2018, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office attempted a traffic stop near Periwinkle Lane in Homosassa when the driver refused to stop his car. William Bryant, 21, of Homosassa, then led CCSO Deputy Mike Laborda on a chase that ended in the Stone Gate community,...
Governor Rick Scott
PARKLAND, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott made the following statement regarding the FBI’s admission that they failed to take action after receiving information on January 5, 2018, regarding “ Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.” Governor Scott said, “The FBI’s failure...
In the wake of the senseless tragedy that occurred in south Florida our thoughts and prayers are with the students, staff, parents, and the entire Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community. As we monitor the developments of this most recent school shooting we want to assure our community that the health, safety, and welfare of our students and staff will forever be our...
At today’s meeting, the Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved two incentive packages that will bring 75 new jobs to Hernando County. An $817,000 incentive package for a warehousing and logistics company, referred to as “Project Diamond” until all negotiations are final, will bring 60 new, full-time jobs within the next three years. The second $30,000 incentive package for Interconnect...
Two Honduran citizens plead guilty to scheme to facilitate employment of undocumented aliens in construction industry, evasion of payroll taxes and workers' compensation laws United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Anyi (“Angie”) Artica-Romero (32) and Milton Noel Romero (35), both of Orlando, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Both are Honduran citizens who do not have legal status...
You have to dig thru the swamp to get the answer, but here it is. The city of Crystal River wants your money! Mr. Brown said it best, Chronicle article 2/3/18 Opinion section. "It scares me when we talk about reductions," Brown said. "If we don't invest in our communities, companies won't want to come here." Wow, no wonder Crystal River...
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested 57-year-old Antonio Colmenares and 60-year-old Antonio Sabatier, both of Miami, on first-degree grand theft related to more than $300,000 worth of donated items to the Florida Veterans Foundation (FVF). The FVF is a nonprofit that offers support to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs (FDVA). Colmenares, of 4345 SW 10th St., was...
Response to Chronicle Article Recently there was an article “Smith blasts Oliver in email to Commissioners”. The article while on topic was not able to build the historical aspect of why I sent an email to my peers that took the Administrator to task. First, the Administrator and our county lawyer are the commissions only actual direct employees, all other work for...
Ross Spano
Ross Spano returns to Citrus On January 13, Spano first visited Citrus County as a GOP candidate for Attorney General, participating in the Nature Coast Republican Club Candidate Forum. He was the sole GOP Attorney General candidate in attendance at the January 13th event. This Saturday he is set to return to Citrus, paying another visit to the Nature Coast Republican...
Dodd files for re-election Doug Dodd, current Chairman of the Citrus County School Board and School Board Member, has filed to run for re-election. Dodd is entering the fourth year of his first term as School Board Member, Seat 3. He filed on February 2nd, becoming the first CCSB candidate to file during this election cycle. Seat 1, held by incumbent, Thomas Kennedy,...
 

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