Local News

  • Case involving deputy still being investigated

    Hernando County authorities continue to investigate a case involving the arrest of a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputy on a charge of soliciting and engaging in prostitution.

    Due to the ongoing investigation, details about why 31-year-old Robert John Grange was arrested Wednesday on the misdemeanor charge are not being released yet, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.

  • United Way looking to boost GEDs

    Whatever the reason for dropping out of school, it’s never too late for a second chance.

    Between now and June 30, 2017, United Way of Citrus County has set an ambitious goal of helping 100 people earn their GED.

  • Key Center, sheriff's office: Come out and walk for Phil

    This week marked Phil Royal’s 19th year participating in the Key Training Center’s Run for the Money.

    Citrus County’s law enforcement officers, paramedics and firefighters will not let Saturday’s finale take place without finishing the run for their fallen friend.

    The annual run, canceled after Royal died Monday as the first day’s leg was nearing its end, will conclude Saturday as it always does — somewhat.

  • For Citrus Springs library, a new chapter

    From its beginning, the quaint Citrus Springs Memorial Library has been a grassroots, community effort.

    It began in 1977, with a collection that fit on two shelves and a countertop in the garage of Elyce and Charles McGrenra.

  • Welcome Center to close weekends

    CRYSTAL RIVER — This will be the first weekend that the Citrus County Visitors & Convention Bureau’s Welcome Center will be closed.

    And it will remain closed every Saturday and Sunday for the foreseeable future because of a bureau feasibility study that showed declining weekend visitation numbers. Whether it reopens during busy manatee season this winter is undecided, said bureau director Adam Thomas.

  • If panel gets its way, sidewalks coming to schools

    LECANTO — Members of a local transportation advisory group made it clear Thursday that school safety is a top priority.

    Four of the top five transportation projects on the Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Council’s (BPAC) wishlist for the next five years involve sidewalks 

  • Moberley: Delegates outraged with Cruz

    Mike Moberley’s cellphone lit up the moment Sen. Ted Cruz left the stage to boos.

    Moberley’s Republican friends back in Citrus County were letting Moberley know they shared the outrage in Cleveland, Ohio, that Cruz did not endorse Donald Trump for president.

    Moberley, chairman of the Citrus County Republican Party and a delegate to the Republican National Convention, said he and other Florida delegates could see the teleprompter from where they sat.

  • Large hole opens behind Inverness shopping plaza


    Andrew Caplan

    For the Chronicle

    Crews on Wednesday were busily attempting to do what they could to shore up a sizable hole that opened in late June behind the site of the former Kmart in Inverness.

  • Her touch turns glass to art


    Jordan Bomse

    For the Chronicle

    Susan Healy has always liked glasswork.

    At a young age, it interested her. When she took a class in it in 1998, she knew she had found a career.

  • Jury finds Dickerson guilty on all counts

    Jurors found an Inverness man guilty Wednesday of stalking and holding his ex-wife hostage at gunpoint in her own home.

    It took jurors roughly an hour and a half to convict 61-year-old Jeffry Roy Dickerson on charges 

    of aggravated stalking with a firearm, armed burglary, false imprisonment and aggravated assault with a firearm for crimes committed in May of last year.