County briefs 8/4/14

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By The Staff

­Cattle Barons’ Ball kicks off Sept. 13

Citrus County’s 2014 American Cancer Society (ACS) Cattle Barons’ Ball will be Saturday, Sept. 13, at Black Diamond Ranch.

“Our goal is to create an event with the primary focus supporting the American Cancer Society,” event chair Theressa Foster said. “We are creating an opportunity for physicians, businesses and the community to have a fun and memorable night, but at the same time we will be standing together to fight cancer.”

With the theme “Boots and Bling,” the event will raise funds for the American Cancer Society’s Pediatric Research program.

The event will include a VIP party, Western food, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, country-style games and a post-event thank-you party. 

Last year’s ball netted over $70,000 for the ACS.

For more information, call Theressa Foster at 352-457-9644. For information about the American Cancer Society, email Mary Church, American Cancer Society representative, at mary.church@cancer.org.


Universal primary takes place Aug. 26 

In the Aug. 26 primary election, there will be a universal primary election in the race for Citrus County Commission, District 4. 

Florida is a closed primary state. That means voters are limited to choosing candidates in their own party in the primary election.

However, in the District 4 race between Scott Carnahan and Winn Webb, both are in the Republican Party. Therefore, the race becomes a universal primary and will be decided in the primary election. That race will be on all ballots. 

This differs from the school board or judicial races because those races are nonpartisan. The non-partisan races appear on the primary election ballot. If there are more than two candidates, the winner must receive 50 percent plus 1 vote or the race will appear on the general election ballot as a race between the top two candidates from the primary election.

For information, call the Supervisor of Elections Office at 352-341-6740.