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July 20th, 2017

Reconciling repaving in coming budget

Citrus County Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith, District 3

It's almost budget time for the county, and in that, we have some tough choices to make about how we deal with how much money we collect in taxes and how we spend it.

'Blessings' and 'Feed The Kids' programs supported by United Way

Pictured are, from left, United Way’s CEO, Amy Meek and COO, and Meghan Pitzer. Amy and Meghan are shown packing Blessings’ bags. (July 2017)

Inverness, FL (7/17/2017) –- Citrus County Harvest has been awarded $40,000 by United Way of Citrus County. It is the largest grant to be received by Harvest since the creation of their Blessings program in 2009.

“The United Way grant will help fund two programs in the 2017-2018 academic year,” said Grace Hengesbach, Harvest’s Executive Director.  

Sabal Trail gas flowing from Alabama to Florida

Sabal Trail Project

LAKE MARY, Fla. –- Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal Trail), a joint venture of Spectra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: SEP), NextEra Energy, Inc., and Duke Energy, announced today that on July 3, 2017, it placed into commercial service its pipeline system and facilities from Alexander City, Alabama, to the Central Florida Hub in Kissimmee, Fla.

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July 19th

Willmott sentenced a second time for bomb hoaxes

David Wayne Willmott, Jr., 24, of Inverness
David Wayne Willmott, Jr., 25, of Inverness, pleaded guilty in federal court in April to making threats to use an explosive device. 
 
He sent emails in November 2014 and April 2015 from a computer at the Lakes Region Library in Inverness, threatening to blow up targets all over the Tampa Bay area. 
 
He was sentenced Wednesday to three years in federal prison for making bomb threats against public buildings and spaces, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Search warrant yields meth finds in Inverness

Steven Lockyer, 55, of Inverness

Early this morning, members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and Tactical Impact Unit (TIU) executed a search warrant at 2187 S. Border Ave in Inverness.

Deputies with the TIU’s Intelligence Led Policing (ILP) Squad received information that the owner of the home, Steven Lockyer, 55, of Inverness, was actively dealing in methamphetamine.

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