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Congratulation Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County 2017 Red Ribbon Essay Winners!

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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The Board of County Commissioners; Chairman Scott Carnahan, First Vice-Chairman Ron Kitchen, Second Vice-Chairman Jeff Kinnard, Brian Coleman and Jimmie T. Smith, are pictured with the 2017 Red Ribbon Winners

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners acknowledged and congratulated the Citrus County Anti-Drug Coalition 2017 Red Ribbon Winners at their regular meeting on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The winners of the annual essay contest are as follows:

   1st Place: Kaiya Brown

   (5th Grade) Ms. Wright's Class,

   Floral City Elementary

   2nd Place: Taylor Spires

   (5th Grade) Mr. Breder's Class,

   Pleasant Grove Elementary

   3rd Place: Paris Barnes

   (4th Grade) Mrs. Johnston's Class,

   Citrus Springs Elementary


The Board of Commissioners and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County value the health and safety of all our citizens. Substance abuse and bullying is particularly damaging to one of our most valuable resources, our children, and a contributing factor in the three leading causes of death for teenagers – accidents, homicides and suicides.

The goal of Red Ribbon Week, National Bullying Prevention Month, Unity Day, the Board of Commissioners, Street Team Citrus and the Anti-Drug Coalition of Citrus County is to involve families, schools, businesses, churches, law enforcement agencies and service organizations in all aspects of the campaign and establish an atmosphere that supports awareness, education, and ongoing initiatives to prevent illegal drug use and bullying.

Florida Department of Transportation Advises of Night Lane Closures

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) advises of periodic lane closures may take place in each direction of US 19 from W. Green Acres Street to S. Jump Court between 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. Sunday, December 3 through Thursday, December 7, nights. Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and to be alert to possible lane shifts.

Citrus County Citizens Academy Recognizes Fall 2017 Graduates

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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Citrus County Administrator Randy Oliver and Citizen Academy Facilitator Doug Wright are joined by fall 2017 Citizen Academy Graduates

 The 2017 Fall Citizens Academy Graduation Event was held at the Historic Courthouse Museum in Inverness on Thursday, November 30. In attendance was County Administrator Randy Oliver, who congratulated the participants and thanked them for spending time learning more about local government. Graduates recognized at the event were: James Bell, Susan Bell, Rita Bosse, Bill Buesching, Bonnie Buesching, Stephanie Clamer, Mary Fenton, Clara Gettman, Doris Gratopp, Irene Grbich, Sean Hennebery, Lezlie Hughes, Lynn Mazzie, Karen Pyrtek, Pat Scully, Don Smith, Sally Smith, and Bret Touchton.

The Citrus County Citizens’ Academy is an interactive program that focuses on educating citizens about the County’s governmental operations. Elected officials, Constitutional Officers, Department Directors and county staff host unique and informative sessions designed to give a hands-on inside look into county government operations. Participants learn about our local government, the community in which we live, and at the end of the twelve sessions, have made new friends, and most of all gained knowledge to be great ambassadors within our community.

For more information on the Citizens’ Academy program or to register for the spring 2018 session please contact Doug Wright at: douglas.wright@citrusbocc.com.

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