EDC, Chamber working out agreement for partnership

Citrus County Administrator Brad Thorpe told county commissioners today that the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council are making progress toward a workable partnership.

The boards of the two entities met last night.

"I can report to you there were a lot of positives and frank discussions," Thorpe told commissioners. Thorpe said agreement had been reached to reduce the size of the EDC board and that the EDC would develop a memorandum of understanding between the EDC and Chamber boards.


Metcalfe bids farewell at county commission meeting

Retiring Citrus County Solid Waste Management Director Susan Metcalfe said her final farewell at today's county commission meeting.

Metcalfe has served the county for 16 and one-half years.

In honor of her service, the county today presented Metcalfe with a certificate of appreciation and its best wishes.


County begins exploring privatization of utilities

Citrus County is looking at the possibility of privatizing its utilities.

The process was begun today with the award of work to Woolpert Inc., a private engineering and consulting firm.


Phase I extensions underway at Inverness Airport

Construction began Monday on Phase I of the new Inverness Airport runway and taxiway.

The new runway and taxiway are being realigned and will be longer than the existing facilities.


Sheriff's 10-43 Show: 'Bad to the Bone'

Join host Heather Yates and special guest Deputy Thomas Beagan on the next Sheriff’s 10-43 show.

Beagan, a member of the Sheriff’s SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team explains the purpose and responsibilities of the unit in keeping the community safe.

The two also discuss the recent “Bad to the Bone” competition held in Ocala, in which the SWAT team took fourth place. A special video highlights the competition will be shown. Tune into the show to find out all of the details at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.



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