Local News

  • Carnival goes to the dogs
  • Kitchen says he’s enjoyed role as BOCC peacekeeper

    When Ron Kitchen Jr. abruptly adjourned the Citrus County Commission meeting on Feb. 23, he was sending a message.

    Kitchen, the board chairman, had just battled with Commissioner Scott Adams over what Kitchen believed was Adams making unfounded allegations against the county staff. Repeatedly, Kitchen asked Adams to stop. Adams would not, and the county commission adjourned the meeting early.

    It was an unprecedented action, and Kitchen didn’t want a repeat.

  • Restaurant gets new owners, new name

    Sharon Anderson

    For the Chronicle

    “It’s been such a whirlwind here,” said Brad Burkhardt, owner-manager of the new Suncoast Bar & Grill in Homosassa. “Hermine and I did not get along too well.”

  • City to discuss Three Sisters issues

    A working group comprised of citizens and stakeholders in Three Sisters Springs will deliver to Crystal River officials Monday its recommendations on development of the city’s most popular tourist destination.

  • Making a difference
  • Local briefs 10/24/2016

    Republicans plan Trump rally

    The North Suncoast Republican Club will hold a rally in support of presidential nominee Donald Trump at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Two Guys From Italy Restaurant, 5792 U.S. 19, Homosassa. The featured speaker will be Samantha Hebert, grassroots coordinator for Florida for Trump.

    Visit nsrc-gop.com or call club President Bruce Bryn at 352-503-7375.

    Community band planning concerts

  • Blood drives

    LifeSouth Community Blood Centers have set the bloodmobile schedule for coming weeks. 

    The Lecanto branch office is at 1241 S. Lecanto Highway (County Road 491), open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (6 p.m. Wednesdays), 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and closed Sundays.

    The Inverness branch is at 2629 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

  • A look at county's real estate market in September

    The number of closed sales in Citrus County declined 11.5 percent in September from one year ago and the number of single-family homes on the county’s inventory list continues to plummet, according to new statistics from Florida Realtors.

    There were 239 closed single-family homes in September in Citrus County, down from 270 last year. The number of buyers who paid in cash was down 28.1 percent — from 135 a year ago to 97 last month.

  • Local briefs 10/23/2016

    Veteran to receive lifetime of haircuts

    Goodfellows Barbershop will once again award free haircuts for life to one veteran. Owner George Edwards has a county commissioner draw the name from the year of entries from customers and a winner is then named.

    Goodfellows is at 1650 U.S. 41, Inverness. The phone is 352-341-2882.

    Courthouse series gets new date

  • Campaign Trail 10/23/2016

    * Duane Godfrey, Democrat for county commission District 1, will be attending a meet-and-greet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the Riverhaven Clubhouse, 11450 Riverhaven Drive, Homosassa.

    * Mike Klyap, no-party affiliation for sheriff, will have an ice cream social from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the Southern Woods Country Club in Sugarmill Woods.

    * Mike Prendergast, Republican for sheriff, will have a meet-and-greet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Boulevard Bistro.