Local News

  • Flags for the fallen
  • Monday Conversation: Joe Eckstein

    Every day is a day of preparation for Capt. Joe Eckstein.

    Eckstein has worked almost 30 years within the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, with 12 years acting as emergency management director, strategically organizing for any disaster that could strike Citrus County.

  • DEP adopts restoration goals

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has adopted site-specific water-quality restoration goals for the Homosassa and Chassahowitzka spring systems to reduce nutrient pollution, specifically nitrogen, to a healthy and functional level. 

    The restoration goals, known as a total maximum daily loads, or TMDLs, identify the reductions necessary to bring water quality up to the state standards which protect human health and aquatic life. 

  • Schools graduate students

    Inverness Christian

    Inverness Christian Academy had its graduation at 7 p.m. Thursday. Below is the list of graduates, along with brief biographies.

    Shannon Richards, valedictorian: Shannon is engaged to be married after graduation and will be joining the U.S. Air Force. She would like to settle in a career in law enforcement after her time in the Air Force.

  • County briefs 5/25/15

    American Legion observing Memorial Day

    The American Legion Herbert Surber Post 225 of Floral City will put on its 41st annual Memorial Day observance at the Hills of Rest Cemetery on U.S. 41 just north of the traffic light.

  • ‘... go and do hard things’

    Commencement exercises at Seven Rivers Christian School often have the feel of watching one’s own children grow up and graduate.

    It’s a sentiment not lost on the graduates themselves, who spoke Friday night of taking memories of the bonds they share into college and the careers that will follow.

    Twenty-three seniors graduated during the school’s 16th commencement celebration. The school opened its doors 23 years ago.

  • Residents wonder what happened to Citrus Springs Boulevard repaving

    Stan Stewart has driven in Russia, so he knows a bad road when he sees one.

    North Citrus Springs Boulevard, he said, is a bad road.

    “As you can see, it needs repaving,” he said, standing on the corner of North Citrus Springs and Elkcam Boulevard, just outside the North Oak Baptist Church where he is pastor. “It’s been on the books for three years. So far, nothing.”

  • Rocky roads

    Citrus County plans to spend $6.4 million repaving neighborhood roads, including streets in Citrus Springs with no homes. Meanwhile, the one road that community wants repaved is, they feel, being ignored.

    The roads in Citrus Springs have a reputation, and it’s not one to brag about.

  • At reunion, community bonds over food and fun

    By Carly Zervis, For the Chronicle

  • Mother, son arrested in meth bust

    A man and his mother were arrested on numerous drug-related charges for allegedly producing methamphetamine at multiple locations within the Crystal River area.

    Members of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Tactical Impact Unit served a search warrant Thursday on a house at 6235 W. Fox Lane near Crystal River.