Local News

  • In over their heads

    This is the story of two Polk County-based companies that came to Sugarmill Woods sensing an opportunity.

  • Tourism ad targets LGBT community

    CRYSTAL RIVER — Adam Thomas, who heads up Citrus County tourism, said it doesn’t matter what he personally believes about gay and transgendered people.

  • County briefs 5/22/2016

    More mentors needed for students

    Take Stock in Children is a school-based mentoring program that assists in creating a brighter future for deserving youths from qualified families by providing college and vocational scholarships, volunteer mentors, tutoring and long-term support.

    Take Stock currently monitors 45 students enrolled in Citrus County’s middle and high schools and will be welcoming 14 new scholars who are looking forward to meeting their mentors in the fall.

  • Campaign Trail 5/22/2016

    * Chuck Kanehl, Republican for sheriff, will have a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Seafood Seller & Cafe in the Crystal River Mall. Information: 352-422-0233.

    * Steve Burch, Republican for sheriff, will greet the public from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday, May 26 at the Chicken King Restaurant, 2420 N. Florida Ave., Hernando.

  • Final march for Warriors

    Bagpipes and baby pictures, prayers and boisterous applause, laughter and tears — it wouldn’t be a Seven Rivers Christian School graduation without them.

    On Friday, family and friends filled the sanctuary of Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church in Lecanto to celebrate the graduation of the 20-member SRCS class of 2016.

  • For the record 5/22/2016

    Citrus County Sheriff’s Office


    * A residential burglary was reported at 4:52 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the 5700 block of S. Rovan Point, Lecanto.

    * A burglary to a structure was reported at 6:59 p.m. May 19 in the 3300 block of N. Tyrone Ave., Hernando.


  • 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.

  • WTC graduation
  • 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!