Local News

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  • Duke sees more customers, but less revenue

    While Duke Energy Florida increased its average number of customers and sold more electricity for the first nine months of 2015, total revenues for the company were down.

    The figures were published in Duke Energy’s third-quarter 2015 statistical supplement, filed Nov. 19 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    The filing provided a financial breakdown of Duke Energy’s five regulated utilities, including Duke Energy Florida LLC.

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  • County briefs 11/29/15

    City will be testing hydrants

    The city of Crystal River will be conducting its annual fire hydrant flow and pressure test city wide from 

    Nov. 30 to Dec. 18. Residents may experience a slight drop in pressure and/or slight discoloration of water during the testing period. For more information, call the water department at 352-795-4216 ext. 310 or 312, or Veolia Water at 352-795-3199.

  • Campaign Trail 11/29/15

    The Campaign Trail is a weekly announcement of fundraisers, meetings, candidate appearances and the like for this year’s political campaign.

    Send information to mwright@chronicleonline.com.

    •  Steven Burch, Republican for sheriff, will meet the public from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Fox Den Winery & Cellar, 109 W. Main Street, Inverness.
  • Trend looks good for county home sales

    Local real estate agents had much to give thanks for this past holiday week with new data out from October sales that shows the Citrus County housing market continues to grow in certain key indicators.

    Citrus County’s property values continued to climb, but increasing restrictions upon existing inventory is slowing sales, said Kevin Cunningham, broker-owner of RE/MAX Realty One.

  • Black Friday a bit of a flop

    Goodbye Black Friday and hello Gray Thursday.

    Because so many retailers started their sales the night before, some of the stores were noticeably emptier on Black Friday, generally recognized as the start of the Christmas shopping season.

    Bill Caldwell of Chassahowitzka experienced Gray Thursday when he went to the Walmart in Homosassa on Thursday night and spent $300 on presents for the family. It was packed, he said.

  • Consequence on display

    It’s flashy, sporty and eye-catching when it cruises down roads or leads parades.

    Decorated with decals on its white finish, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s 1999 Chevrolet Corvette is working to combat crime and drug use through awareness and interest.

    But one decal on the Corvette stands out the most: “Confiscated vehicle.”

  • Teen girl killed in crash Wednesday

    A 16-year-old Citrus High School student was killed Wednesday in a car crash on State Road 44 near Inverness.