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Homosassa man charged with possession of child porn

Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Homosassa man on Wednesday and charged him with possession of child pornography.

Arrested was Joseph Samuel Sullivan, 38, of 3430 S. Suncoast Boulevard.


Criminal 'travelers' attempt to shake down county residents

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office detectives have received their first call from citizens asking about the legitimacy of asphalt pavers making the rounds in the region.

Criminals known as “travelers” roam the nation much of the year, posing as painters, roofers, sealers, tree trimmers and pavers.

Fire destroys vacation home near Crystal Manor

Citrus County firefighters on Tuesday were called to the scene of a structure fire that completely destroyed a cottage-type vacation home near Crystal Manor.

Fire crews were called to 9791 W. Riverwood Drive, where about 500 square feet of the home was already consumed by fire when they arrived, and which threatened another small building approximately 10 feet away.

No one was home at the time.


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.



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