Local News

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary offers swimming tips

    Linda Jones

    Special to the Chronicle

    The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to offer some suggestions to help boaters who swim off their boats as part of National Safe Boating Week, which begins today and runs through Friday, May 27. 

    Turn off the engine before anyone enters the water, and take the key out of the ignition.

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  • RSVP schedules call-down drill

    The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a program of the Nature Coast Volunteer Center (NCVC), will conduct a special-needs call-down drill from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, June 7. The training exercise is being sponsored in partnership with the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office’s Emergency Management division.

  • Don’t take hurricane preparedness lightly


    Dave DeCarlo

    Guest Column

    It’s Saturday, and that means we have reached the end of Hurricane Preparedness Week. Let’s us wrap up the week on a strong note: Complete your written hurricane plan! Do it today! 

  • Weekly roundup: Issues of authority

    Brandon Larrabee

    The News Service of Florida

    TALLAHASSEE — The issues in Florida were driven by questions of authority this week.

  • A grand hurrah for the YMCA


    Andrew Caplan

    For the Chronicle

    Businessmen, politicians and the public don’t always see eye to eye. 

    They sure did Friday.

    As some of the county’s most influential figures gathered at what was a pine thicket just a year ago, they agreed on one thing: The YMCA is good for Citrus County.

  • Citrus jobless rate falls

    Citrus County’s unemployment rate in April dipped slightly from March and is down 0.9 percent from a year ago.

    The unemployment rate is 6.3 percent, down from 6.6 percent in March. It was 7.2 percent in April 2015, according to data released Friday from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

  • Adams seeks second term on county commission

    One thing can certainly be said for Scott Adams’ four years in office: They haven’t been dull.

    Adams, elected in 2012 to the District 5 seat on the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners, announced a re-election campaign Friday and promised more of the same if voters return him to office.

  • County briefs 5/20/2016

    Democratic Black Caucus to meet

    The Citrus County Democratic Black Caucus will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Oysters Restaurant, 606 U.S. 19, Crystal River. Attendees who wish to share lunch should arrive at noon. Call 352-522-1859.

    Suncoast GOP club meets Saturday

  • DHS grads who broke big paying it forward


    Jeff Bryan

    Riverland News

    If you haven’t heard by now, then you missed the Social Media storm a pair of Dunnellon High School alumni created May 12 with their announcement on Facebook.

    Green Bay Packer Lerentee McCray and Baltimore Raven Terrence Brooks are teaming up one more time, but not quite the way you might think.