Local News

  • Man dies after Wednesday wreck

    A Homosassa man has died following a Wednesday morning wreck.

    Charles C. Wilson, 86, was traveling northbound on West Rosedale Drive, approaching County Road 490 in Homosassa, at about 10:50 a.m.

    At the same time, John Robert Barbour, 66, of Homosassa was traveling eastbound on C.R. 490 on a Honda motorcycle, approaching West Rosedale Drive.

  • Three Sisters open daily starting Saturday

    Starting today, Three Sisters Springs will open on a daily basis for the first time in history. Shuttled access will be provided by River Ventures during manatee season months.

    The shuttle runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and leaves from Kings Bay Plaza, at the corner of Kings Bay Drive and U.S. 19.

  • Five tips to help in the quest for health insurance

    Open enrollment season for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, begins today. Are you ready?

  • Health care enrollment begins

    Today is the kick-off of a three-month period when those without health insurance can get it. Officials with the Affordable Care Act are hoping to enroll up to one million Floridians.

  • County briefs 11/15/14

    ­Restaurants to treat military on Monday

    Golden Corral is having its 14th annual Military Appreciation Monday this Monday to thank active-duty and retired United States military personnel for their service. Present and former members of the military will be treated to a free dinner buffet and beverage.

    The Golden Corral west of Inverness is at 2605 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway.


  • Mini Grants spur success in Citrus schools

    It took a big stage to make a big impact.

    The Citrus County Education Foundation (CCEF) had its annual Foundation for Success Mini Grants award celebration Thursday night at Curtis Peterson Auditorium in Lecanto.

    By the end of the night, 86 grants had been given out to individuals and teams, reaching 161 teachers and totaling $64,798 in giving.

  • Start your engines

    Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines!

    The annual Inverness Grand Prix and Motorsports Festival is coming Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 to 22. 

    Here are the top five reasons to attend:

  • Horde of cats found at Floral City house

    An anonymous tip Thursday afternoon led Animal Control officers to a Floral City home where an estimated 60 to 100 cats were found in horrendous conditions.

    According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Heather Yates, the Fire Rescue Hazmat Team could not enter the house due to hazardous ammonia levels.

  • Everyday battle

    Editor’s note: November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. This is a story about one form of the condition that’s characterized by recurrent seizures.

    INVERNESS — At 9, Maegan Haganey loves bending over backward and performing other gymnastics moves.

    She loves flying into the air on her backyard trampoline and feeding her 26 chickens mini marshmallows.

  • Sex sting conviction brings eight years

    Edward Lee Powell has been sentenced to eight years in prison after a jury found him guilty on two out of three felony sex charges involving a minor.

    He was taken into custody Wednesday evening following the verdict and Judge Richard Howard pronounced the sentence Thursday morning.