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County to hire 'water police' to stop overconsumption

The Citrus County Commission today voted to hire five new people to help stop over-consumption of water.

The county would use the one full-time and four part-time employees to enforce county regulations to safeguard the county's water supply.

The hiring of the "water police" is the first step the county is taking to urge conservation of water that is drawn from the aquifer and local springs. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) has levied a $240,000 fine on the county for not being in line with SWFWMD conservation standards.

County meets with Legislative Delegation on Thursday in Inverness

 Ron Schultz, Charlie Dean, Mike Fasano.The annual pre-legislative session for the Citrus County Legislative Delegation meeting will be on Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at the county courthouse in Inverness.

The meeting, in preparation for the 2010 session of the Florida Legislature, will be hosted by the county’s three legislators in the Citrus County Commission chamber room on the first floor of the courthouse.


School bus accident sends driver, four students to hospitals

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Highway Patrol were called to an accident today involving two school buses.


Man injured when shots fired in Crystal River

Citrus County Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating shots fired at 12:06 p.m. today at 2790 N. Reynolds Ave. in Crystal River.

During the incident, a 30-year-old man was struck by a bullet and was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital.

The unidentified victim, who lists his address as in Jacksonville, has been of late been staying at several locations around Citrus County.


Citrus Springs woman killed in Friday accident

The Florida Highway Payrol is still investigating the cause of a Friday morning crash in which a Citrus Springs woman was killed.

According to the FHP, the woman, Larissa McKinnon, 32, of Citrus Springs, was a passenger in a van being driven by Jerome Jackson, of Valdosta, Ga.



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