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Commissioner Smith speaks at Upward Bound student event

Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith was invited guest speaker at the Rotary Clubs of Citrus County’s Upward Bound program (March 23, 2017)

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith was invited guest speaker on Thursday at the Rotary Clubs of Citrus County’s Upward Bound program on Thursday. Upward Bound is a partnership between the Rotary Clubs of Citrus County and Citrus County School District.

Homosassa game and fish club supports cf student scholarships

FROM LEFT: CF Vice President of Regional Campuses Dr. Vernon Lawter, Cathy Holiday, CF Foundation Development Director Traci Mason, Connie Vazquez and Bobby Denton.

(OCALA, Fla.) Feb. 20, 2017 — The Homosassa Game and Fish Club presented a check for $2,356 to the CF Foundation to increase student scholarships.

The club partnered with the CF Foundation in 2005 to establish an endowed scholarship for CF students from Homosassa and Citrus County.

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Voters speak minds at 2016 Primary polling places

The final unofficial results have been posted in Citrus County's 2016 primary races.

Depending on your political viewpoint, there were a couple of surprises.

Beginning with the U.S. Senator races, in which 21,832 total votes were cast, Marco Rubio outdistanced his rivals with 63.78 percent of the votes (13,924). Carlos Beruff was second, with 24.45 percent (5,339). Dwight Young took 8.20 percent (1,790 votes), and Ernie Rivera took in 3.57 percent of the vote (779 votes).

LHS student, 15, shoots himself in front of classmates

A 15-year-old Lecanto High School 9th-grader shot himself in front of classmates. He was transported to a Tampa hospital for treatment.At approximately 10:30 this morning, Citrus County deputies responded to Lecanto High School after receiving reports of shots being fired from within the school.

The CCSO said that it was an isolated incident. That 15-year-old student was airlifted to a Tampa hospital, the CCSO said, and deputies quickly secured the weapon and the school.

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Kenney ousted, Webb defeated in commission races


The Citrus County Commission race on Tuesday saw Commissioner John "JJ" Kenney unseated by former Crystal River Mayor Ron Kitchen in the District 2 race.

And in the District 4 race, former Commissioner Winn Webb, who had stepped down earlier in a bid for the Citrus County Sheriff's job, was also a primary election victim, as county voters showed they preferred his opponent Scott Carnahan.

In November, Kitchen will face Michael “Joey” White, who has no party affiliation.

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