County announces second phase of recycling center closures

The county on Monday will engage in its second phase of closing county recycling centers, having voted 5-0 on March 14 to close all recycling centers except the county's landfill recycling center in Lecanto, only a couple of miles from Inverness.

Fix a Leak Week: PSC offers easy repairs to save water, money

Are you ready to chase down leaks?

Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, equaling the water use of more than 11 million homes.

Joining with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) reminds consumers to “hunt down the drips” during Fix a Leak Week 2017, March 20-26.

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Woman uses social media to confess 'crimes'

This anonymous woman has posted confessions to a homicide and sex crimes on several social media websites. Citrus County detectives are asking the public to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-ANY TIPS with any information about the woman. (CCSO photo on March 17, 2017)
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Friday said it was fully aware of a video posted on Facebook, and other social media sites, in which a woman confesses to a homicide that allegedly occurred in Citrus County, as well as various sex crimes.
 
Citrus County detectives have been looking into these claims since late last year, the CCSO said in a statement released on Friday. 
 
"We have spent many hours investigating the statements made by this individual, including detectives traveling out of state to interview her.

Volunteer Fair in Beverly Hills

The Nature Coast Volunteer Center is proud to sponsor the National Volunteer Week “Service Unites” Volunteer Fair being held at the Central Ridge Community Center located at 77 Civic Circle in Beverly Hills, Florida April 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. 
 
There is no registration fee, and table and chairs will be provided.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00

County to close public recycling centers

Citrus County Commission Chairman Scott Carnahan

The county is closing its public recycling centers.

The only place residents will now have to recycle will be the county landfillat 230 W. Gulf to Lake Highway in Lecanto, which the county said on Thursday will not cost residents a fee to use.

Impact fee moratorium should stay in place

Why does it matter if impact fees are increased?
 
It should matter to you, the blue collar worker, who works hard for your dollar.
 
With impact fees there is always a chain reaction: if you make it more expensive to build here, people will be less likely to come here at all, which would affect the economy of the county greatly, including your family and their potential earnings.
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