Archive - 2010


December 22nd

Sheriff's Office looking for missing, endangered man

HOMOSASSA - Citrus County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for a 51-year-old Homosassa man who was last seen on Nov. 29 at his residence at 5460 W. Holiday St.

When deputies responded, Christopher Waugh’s home was unsecured, and his personal belongings were intact. There was no sign of violence or foul play.

Waugh is a white male, 6’0” tall, 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has three missing front teeth. It is unknown what clothing he was wearing the day he disappeared.


County has new Veterans Service Officer

Citrus County’s new Veterans Service Officer is no newcomer to veterans’ affairs.

He has been providing assistance and guidance to veterans and dependents filing claims for benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs for the past 17 years.

Homosassa resident Charles Fettes served for 13 years with the American Legion Department of Michigan Veteran Affairs and Rehabilitation. Before that, he served for three years as the Director of Veterans Affairs in St. Clair County in Michigan.


Beverly Hills wins in latest battle over low-income rental housing

Beverly Hills residents and civic groups on Tuesday won the latest round in an effort by a developer to build low- and middle-income rental homes in that city.

The plan by Diamond Housing Partners LLC, which had been before the Citrus County commission on May 27 and June 9 seeking county approval to build 80 single-family units, was eventually rebuffed.

On Monday, by a 5-0 vote, the county again turned the $10 million project down, but for different reasons.

County OKs Kensington fire station for cash infusion

The Citrus County commission on Tuesday approved using the Kensington fire station in Lecanto to receive $500,000 from county coffers to beef up fire services.

The commission on Dec. 7 had decided to spend the money to help an overwhelmed fire services department try to improve under-served communities, but voted to wait until it heard back from Citrus County Fire Services Chief Larry Morabito as to which of the county's fire stations would receive the money.

December 15th

Bicyclist in Inverness collision dies

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said today that a bicyclist involved in a collision with a pickup truck in inverness on Nov. 27 has died.

The CCSO was notified by the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office, which said that Kenneth Smith, 57, of Inverness died at 3:32 p.m at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa.

Out-of-state family members were ultimately located, and have been notified of Smith’s death.