County mulls economic ombudsman post

Citrus County commissioners discuss the new economic ombudsman position.

The consensus among Citrus County commissioners on Wednesday was that the idea of an economic ombudsman between business and the county's various business-related departments is a good one.

Indeed, navigating the maze of county regulations and codes might be easier for a big business, but smaller businesses have not been so successful.

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Top Video: Budget Talk

Citrus County Commissioners had a chance to comment on a first review of the budget for the coming Fiscal Year (FY 2016-17). The new fiscal year begins on Oct. 1.

Aug. 7: Purple Heart Day in county

Citrus County Commission Chairman Ron Kitchen, second from right, joins fellow commissioners (background) in presenting to the representatives of the local Military Order of the Purple Heart Organization a proclamation declaring Aug. 7, 2016 as Purple Heart Day in Citrus County.

Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed Aug. 7 as Purple Heart Day in Citrus County.

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Dawsy backs Prendergast for sheriff

Citrus County Sheriff Jeff DawsyCitrus County Sheriff Jeff Dawsy on Wednesday announced he endorsed Michael Prendergast, who was formerly on Gov. Rick Scott's cabinet as Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Director.

Missing/runaway juvenile: Updated

Kelsey Ann Tallman

On July 15, Kelsey Ann Tallman was reported as a missing/runaway juvenile to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

Kelsey Tallman is 5’6” tall, 120 pounds, with red hair and hazel eyes. She has a piercing in the left side of her lip, and a tattoo on her lower abdomen of a black bird with the words “let it be”.

Kelsey was last seen wearing a blue and black horizontal striped dress, gray flip flops and carrying a purse with gold studs.

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