Local News

  • ‘Land that Job’ forum set Friday

    If your job search has stalled, United Way of Citrus County has an opportunity to get the process moving.

    Whether it is time to retool your résumé, acquire new skills or hone your interview techniques, the organization can help through its “Land that Job” forum on Friday, Jan. 30. 

  • City to discuss springs access

    The Crystal River City Council will vote this evening on a motion to allow three temporary measures that will affect access in and around Three Sisters Springs during the 2015 manatee season.

    During a city council meeting on Jan. 12, council members seemed in agreement with the proposals, which were presented by Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge Manager Andrew Gude of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

  • Citrus Memorial begins expansion

    Citrus Memorial Hospital will begin construction on a helipad in anticipation of applying for Level II Trauma Center status this spring. 

    At 6 a.m. Monday, hospital security will begin restricting traffic and parking at the front entrance of the emergency room at 502 W. Highland Blvd., Inverness. Designated ER parking will be made available in the main hospital parking lot. 

  • Group to honor Marine

    Local Marine Corps detachment 819 is changing its name in honor of renowned local veteran Ted Archambault, who died June 21, 2014.

    Archambault was a Marine Corps veteran who helped organize and operate Toys for Tots, among other programs. The Marine Corps detachment is honoring Archambault’s life and legacy by changing the name it has had since 1992, Citrus Detachment 819, to the Staff Sgt. Ted Archambault Detachment.

  • School board seeks traffic light

    By Carly Zervis, Correspondent

  • County briefs 1/26/15

    ­Fundraiser evening slated for libraries

    The annual Love Your Library Evening is set for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Central Ridge Library in Beverly Hills.

    This year theme is “An Evening with the Classics,” with live classical music, complimentary wine and snacks and a silent auction. 

  • Weather, flu still impact blood donations

    Since declaring an emergency need for blood donations recently, LifeSouth Community Blood Centers is making progress, but the blood supply is still extremely low.

    “We want to thank the media and our donors who responded to our call for help. We are gaining ground, but we are not out of the woods yet,” said J.B. Bowles, LifeSouth vice president of operations.

  • Rowers brave bad weather

    By Morgan Brown
    For the Chronicle

    INVERNESS — Facing strong winds and whitecaps, rowers at the second annual Citrus Sprints Regatta, hosted by ROCCS (the Rowing Organization of Citrus County Students) did their best given the conditions.

  • Former local doctor has license revoked

    A Crystal River obstetrician who faced charges of sexual battery on a patient had his medical license revoked recently.

    Dr. Joseph Miller’s Florida osteopathic license was revoked effective Dec. 31, 2014, by the Board of Osteopathic Medicine after an appeal for a lesser punishment by Miller was rejected. Miller also was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. Miller was given 30 days to appeal the decision.

  • Lyngbya cleanup slated Feb. 7

    CRYSTAL RIVER — The King’s Bay Lyngbya cleanup effort will get an infusion of youthful heft and energy Saturday, Feb. 7.

    That is when about 40 students from Darton College, Albany, Georgia, will help kick off the 2015 One Rake at a Time/Kings Bay Rotary Club cleanup, starting at noon at Hunters Springs Park in Crystal River.