Two Homosassa men face meth manufacture charges

Citrus County Sheriff's deputies arrested two Homosassa men after watching the pair purchasing items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Deputies on Tuesday arrested Michael Clarence Bagley Jr., 21, of 5755 Happy Drive, and Roger C. Smith, 39, after following the men around Homosassa as the men purchased items from Kane's Ace Hardware on two separate stops, the Dollar Store and from the new Walmart on Cardinal Lane.


Property appraiser presents working 2012 tax values to county

Geoffrey Greene, Citrus County Property Appraiser, reported recently that taxable values are continuing their downward trends in 2012.

Each year, the provisional estimates of Taxable Values are issued - as of June 1 - to all taxing authorities for Citrus County by the Property Appraiser’s Office. As required by law, those values are based upon market conditions as of Jan. 1 of that year.


Hopeful 2012 political candidates qualify for upcoming races

Political candidates, both incumbents and hopefuls, officially kicked off the election process on Monday by qualifying for the positions they want to occupy.

For the record, that process of qualifying ends at noon on Friday for those countywide contests, and during the week of Aug. 6-10 for the cities of Inverness and Crystal River.

May marked the end of qualification for the posts of public defender, circuit court judge and State Attorney.

On upcoming ballots, voters will see these qualifiers:



Del Valle retires from county parks post

After 24 years in county government, Rafael Del Valle retired on Friday from the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Department.

Del Valle's history with parks includes New York and Citrus County.

When he came here, his first job was as a casual laborer running the women’s volleyball league with the Citrus County Parks and Recreation Department.

'Operation Spring Cleaning' nets 17 arrests so far

So far, 17 people have been arrested by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office during an action known as "Operation Spring Cleaning", conducted on Thursday in Homosassa and in Crystal River.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Impact Unit, K-9 Unit, SWAT team members, community crimes detectives and patrol deputies coordinated resources to serve two search warrants at a residence at 8527 W. Dixieland St., in Homosassa and the Siesta Apartments, 440 N.E. 9th St., in Crystal River on Thursday morning.



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