County emergency agencies assessing storm damage

Crystal River City Hall

Citrus County's Emergency management agencies, county government and cities are assessing the aftermath of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Hermine.

As straggler rain bands pelt the county, the National Weather Service keeps posted a flood watch for the county until tonight, with the promise of widespread showers and thunderstorms.

County roadways were still clogged on Friday morning.


Homosassa drug house busted

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Suspicious activity at a Homosassa residence eventually led to a search warrant on Thursday that uncovered a cache of drugs and resulted in nine arrests.

Earlier this month, members of the Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) received a narcotics complaint at 5740 South Ocelot Point in Homosassa, the Citrus County Sheriff's Office said today.


Second suspect arrested in counterfeit money case

LEFT: Lelton Barron, 31 of Homosassa. RIGHT: Tiffany Coldsnow, 31, of Floral City.

Lelton Barron, 31, of Homosassa is now in custody after being on the run for almost two weeks in connection with a counterfeit money case which unfolded on Aug. 11 at a motel in Crystal River.

Person of interest sought in counterfeit case

LEFT: Lelton Barron, 31 of Homosassa. RIGHT: Tiffany Coldsnow, 31, of Floral City.

Detectives with the Citrus County Sheriff's Office are looking for Lelton Barron, 31, from Homosassa, in reference to a counterfeit case which unfolded on Thursday night at the Crystal River Motel in Crystal River. 

County OKs Homosassa RV resort

Stillwater RV Resort

The Citrus County Commission on Tuesday gave a green light for a 168-acre RV resort in Homosassa.

The unanimous vote by the commission means that the pristine property can now proceed building a site that will host 379 RV spaces and a resort with 55 cabins, together with six bath houses.

The project is being piloted by Stillwater Estates LLC, whose majority stockholders are Steve Ponticos and Larry Tate. The plan is to build the resort in four phases


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