Tag Archives: Citrus County

Fishing for job growth in Citrus County

With the recent approval of a blue tilapia farm outside of Citrus Springs, Citrus County is showing its support for small businesses. Citrus County Operations and Projects officer Gary Maidhof says the approval of the farm gives hope for the county which was hit hard by unemployment. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Maidhof1.mp3] He says …

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Non-profit expansion means jobs for North Central Florida

55 full-time jobs are coming to North Central Florida. Childhood Development Services Public Relations Director Brandi Cooney says they are hiring teachers and other positions in Alachua and Marion counties. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Cooney1.mp3] Cooney says there are also 8 position in Citrus county and 6 in Levy county. They are now accepting …

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Streamlining success in Citrus County

Citrus County’s new recycling program has seen some remarkable success, with household collections bins overflowing. Citrus County Solid Waste Director Casey Stephens says education on recycling is one of the keys to the program’s success. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/10/Stephens3.mp3] He says there have been a number of requests for more drop-off locations, and …

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Citrus County dedicates permanent 9/11 memorial

Although most of the residents of Citrus County didn’t feel the ashes raining down from the ruins of the World Trade Center twin towers in New York on September 11th, 2001, everyone felt the impact. The city of Inverness and Citrus County officials along with various members of the community met …

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Recent rain increases mosquito battle

Citrus County Mosquito Control Board is working against the rainy season. Because mosquito larva need water to hatch, the end of June through October are typically the busiest months. Director of Citrus County Mosquito Control Joel Jacobson says the recent rain has increased mosquito breeding ten fold. Jacobson encourages people …

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