Local News

  • Crystal Aero Group wins FBO bid by default


  • Irene DeLaby: Champion of Florida parks

    HOMOSASSA — Irene DeLaby was feisty.

    She knew how to get things done — and she got things done.

    On Friday, the one-time ambassador for Florida state parks was lauded and applauded for her years of tireless volunteer service.
    Irene DeLaby died Oct. 6. She was 90.

  • High turnout expected in Citrus County

    Now, finally, the end is here.

    All the mail pieces, TV ads, social media debates and sign-wavers on the corner come down to this: Election Day.

    In Citrus County, voters choose in races from president to retaining state Supreme Court justices. Crystal River voters choose a councilman. Homosassa voters pick someone for the Homosassa Special Water District board.

  • Progress customers could see lower rates

    Progress Energy Florida customers could see a decrease in residential power bills next year.

    On Monday, the Florida Public Service Commission approved a $129 million refund to Progress Energy customers in 2013 as part of a comprehensive rate settlement.

    The savings represent nearly 6 percent per year on a 1,000 kilowatt-hour (kwh) residential bill, from the current $123.19 to about $116.06.

  • New parish center honors Father Hoge

    Samantha Kennedy
    On Sunday, Nov. 4, in honor of its namesake, the Father James Hoge Parish Center was officially opened at 12:45 p.m.

    This new addition to the St. Scholastica Catholic Church, which encompasses Pope John Paul II School, will host church events, dinners, dances and will be open for all ministries to use.

    The Father James Hoge Parish Center is able to hold up to 300 people and has office sections along with a hall.

  • County commissioners to mull sales tax

    Commissioners will discuss funding sources Tuesday to raise revenue outside of property taxes so they can stop paying budget shortfalls with reserve funds.

  • Creative crafters

    By Brooke Perry

  • For the Record 11/5

    Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

    Domestic battery arrests
    * Brandie Hatfield, 26, of Homosassa, at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond.

    * Michael Armstrong, 19, of Hernando, at 2:48 a.m. Thursday on misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and domestic battery. No bond.

    * Michael Linsley, 26, of Inverness, at 1:10 a.m. Friday, on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. No bond.

  • 'Citrus Recycles,' but can do better

    Citrus recycles, but we can do better.

    That’s the message people at Keep Citrus County Beautiful will share at the Homosassa Seafood Festival Saturday and Sunday. 

  • In 'Growing up Eden,' memory meets mythos

    INVERNESS — History is more than just dates, places and events.

    It’s more than just facts.