Local News

  • CRHS band places at tournament

    By Lou Elliott Jones, Chiefland Citizen

    It was just cardboard-cutout clouds and sun paired with colored nylon material, but for the Crystal River High School band, there was gold at the end of their handcrafted rainbow.

  • A broom with a boom
  • County briefs 9/27/16

    Budget on agenda for commission

    The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners meets at 1 p.m. today at the county courthouse, 110 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness.

    The agenda includes a 5 p.m. final public hearing on the 2016-17 budget and property tax rate.

    To view the full agenda, go to citrusbocc.com.

    —Mike Wright/staff writer


  • Bluegrass bash entertains in Hernando
  • Local briefs 9/26/2016

    Medicare seminar scheduled

    Medicare’s open enrollment period is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Each year Medicare health and drug plans can make changes. Learn what changes may affect you and receive information about what plans may meet your needs better from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 17 at the UF/IFAS Extension Office, 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Ste. 1, Lecanto.

    For more information or to register, call Sarah at the UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County office at 352-527-5700.

  • Hot Rod Willie

    Every man remembers his first love.

    For Willie Wilde, it was a 1932 Ford.

    “That was the first year of the Ford flathead V8, the first car Ford made after the Model A’s,” he said.

    Now 84, Wilde, a self-described “hot rod guy,” still loves the ’32, even though he’s had many loves since.

  • City to get storm damage update

    The Crystal River City Council will get another update Monday on the city’s recovery from Hurricane Hermine.

    As of Saturday, Florida was still awaiting a federal disaster declaration from President Barack Obama, which would allow the Federal Emergency Management Agency to assist the state and affected counties.

    Crystal River officials approved $1 million Sept. 10 for two rounds of storm debris pickup prior to a presidential declaration.

  • Florida-friendly Landscaping Principles


    For more information concerning Florida-friendly Landscaping, call Steve Davis at 352-527-5708. Or attend the free FFL workshops, held twice monthly on varying dates at the county Extension office, located at 3650 W. Sovereign Path in Lecanto. Workshop times are announced on the county’s website, at www.citrusbocc.com and in the Chronicle.

    Florida-friendly Landscaping Principles

  • Education program assists in transforming your yard


    Sharon Anderson

    For the Chronicle

    Citrus County residents who are planning landscaping projects can take advantage of the wealth of expertise and information available through the University of Florida Extension Service’s Florida-

    friendly Landscaping (FFL) public education program, administered by the county’s Water Resources Department.

  • Peace, tranquility in Florida’s Gulf


    Amber Sigman

    For the Chronicle

    Kathy Campbell’s long hair blows in the wind as she and her friends ride in a Sundance skiff through pristine looking waters of the Salt River estuary — a glimpse of Old Florida’s paradise. The captain takes his crew through less-crowded waters towards the Gulf to catch scallops on Saturday, the last day of the season.