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Smoke detector saves lives

A working smoke alarm on Friday night is credited with saving a Floral City family.
 
Firefighters arrived to find a mobile home at 10040 S. Arabian Ave. with fire coming from the porch area. 
 
Firefighters from three engines quickly put out the fire. Firefighters said that all occupants were able to get out of the house because of a working smoke alarm.
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Teaching old dogs new tricks

CCA inmates are given the opportunity to work with dogs which are homeless or have been abandoned by their families.
By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer
 
The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) Inmate Dog Training Program gives both the inmates and dogs participating in the program, a new “paw-spective” on life.
 
In partnership with Citrus County Animal Services, select dogs are chosen to participate in an eight-week basic obedience program a
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Traffic patterns change during Halls River bridge construction

Beginning Tuesday, January 24th, traffic on Halls River Road (CR 490A) will use a single lane to cross the Halls River bridge.
 
Temporary traffic signals will be used to direct traffic over the bridge. 
 
Motorists in this area should use caution and allow for extra travel time through the work zone as delays are likely.
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County names new Engineering Division director

Randall S. Olney
By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer
 
Citrus County Department of Public Works has named Randall S. Olney, P.E., as the new Engineering Division Director.
 
Olney started in his new position on Monday.
 
Olney graduated from University of Florida with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
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Markers installed at Hells Gate in Homosassa

Citrus County has been working closely with the United States Coast Guard for the past several months to improve the navigational waterways of the Homosassa River.

One of the improvements suggested was to install “informational” markers at Hells Gate notifying boaters of the narrow channel ahead.

On Wednesday, Citrus County completed the installation of these “informational” markers. New pilings and signs were installed on both ends of Hells Gate to notify boaters of the narrow channel ahead.

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Transit offers new program for senior residents

The Citrus County Transit’s Transportation Disadvantaged Advisory Board has approved a new option for residents 60 years of age and older.
 
The new program invites any resident that is age 60 and older to get a free pass to ride the Deviated Fixed Route, and have a discount on the Para Transit service.

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