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Citrus County Chronicle

Arrests from Dec. 1 to 4

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Arrests from Dec. 1. Skyler Ronnie McKeown, 25, Crystal River, arrested Dec. 1 for misdemeanor driving while license suspended or revoked knowingly. Bond $500.
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Sound Off calls from Monday, Dec. 5

(Re Friday, Dec. 2’s front-page story, “County to work with jail on staffing”): It is in the best interests of Citrus County to work a deal with CoreCivic to keep the county jail functioning. With a shortage of jail space about 40 years ago, the county judge required use of the county auditorium as a jail with chicken wire as bars. That temporary auditorium jailhouse is why we operate today with the CoreCivic jail. Consider wisely.
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Homosassa Man faces battery on law enforcement charges

A Homosassa man is sitting in jail facing four counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and one count resisting arrest with violence. On Dec. 1, Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies were sent to 4040 S. Gate Point, Homosassa following a report of a violent individual under the influence of drugs, according to the arrest report.
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Fleeing law enforcement ends in multiple charges for Crystal River man.

A stolen vehicle complaint led to a high-speed chase, drug charges and a DUI charge for a 55-year-old Crystal River man. According to the arrest reports for Robert Louis McCarron, a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputy on Nov. 29, at almost 9 p.m., was dispatched to a gas station at 662 Northeast U.S. 19 regarding a stolen vehicle.

Ocala Skate Park reopens to public

The City of Ocala has announced that the skate park located at 517 NE 9th Street will reopen effective immediately. The skate park was closed last week for maintenance. In a social media post on Monday, December 5, the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department stated that the closure was due to vandalism in the park, and that crews were “working hard to repair and clean up the vandalism to make it a safe place for all to enjoy.”

Citrus County (FL) Fire Rescue Holds ‘Push-In’ Ceremony for Two Trucks

Residents were invited to take a look at Citrus County Fire Rescue’s new fire engine and aerial ladder truck during a “push-in” ceremony Monday, reported. The new aerial ladder truck is a 2022 Pierce Ascendant 107’ heavy-duty aerial ladder and the specifications for its development were...

MSCO identifies victim of first homicide in Dunnellon in 32 years

DUNNELLON, Fla. (WCJB) - The sheriff’s office is releasing the name of the man killed in Dunnellon in the first suspected homicide in the city in the last 32 years according to city leaders. Marion County Sheriff’s Office officials say Eric Daugherty, 41, was killed on Walnut Street in...

Oxford woman enters plea in DUI case after night of drinking at Ocala bars

An Oxford woman has entered a plea in a drunk driving case resulting from a night of drinking at downtown bars in Ocala. Ella Kaitlyn Flack, 27, pleaded not guilty last week in Marion County Court to a charge of driving under the influence. She is being represented by attorney Benjamin Boylston and remains free on $1,000 bond.

Local success story: Ocala Downtown Market is thriving

Two years ago, when the pandemic overwhelmed the world and sent everyone into lockdown, open-air markets and venues like the Ocala Downtown Market struggled to stay afloat. Independent vendors depend on the revenue they make at these events. When Dawn Bowman took over management of it, she knew she had a challenge ahead of her.

Pit bulls are not the problem

I don’t live in the Villages. I live just outside in Summerfield. Pit bulls are not the problem. No animal is born cruel or aggressive. Wild animals are because that is their only way of survival. PEOPLE make animals mean and aggressive. I have a Chewenni. She is protective of her family. When someone or another animal comes around, she does what comes natural. Her hair bristles, she may growl because she is being protective. Then, she rolls over to show her belly making her vulnerable.
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Sound Off calls from Friday, Dec. 2

(Re Thursday, Dec. 1’s front-page story): I have to somewhat agree with so many of my neighbors in Citrus County. According to social media, they are complaining that it is unfair that the Dunnellon man, Kelly Meggs, the leader of Florida’s Oath Keepers, is going to prison for committing seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack. What is unfair, in my opinion, is because prison is not enough punishment for him … for being a traitor against the United States of America.
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Homebuyers trickling back as mortgage rates decline

Pending and closed single-family home sales in Citrus County dropped in October, as 30-year fixed rate mortgage rates reached a 20-year high. Closed single-family homes sales totaled 230, down from 315 from a year ago, a 27 percent drop, according to Florida Realtors.

Weeki Wachee, December 07 High School ⚽ Game Notice

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