Local News

  • Good weather expected for Thanksgiving week

    While others may be facing colder air, Citrus County is facing mild weather through the Thanksgiving holiday. 

    Perfect weather is sweeping its way into Florida providing warm weather for traveling, shopping and spending time with family.  

    Bay News 9 Meteorologist Mike Clay says it is going to be beautiful into Sunday — the primary traveling day for many. 

  • FEMA to survey damaged homes, businesses

    Teams of contractors with the Federal Emergency Management Agency arrived Tuesday in Citrus County to begin inspecting about 800 homes and businesses damaged by Hurricane Hermine to see if should be rebuilt to more stringent flood zone standards.

    At issue is hundreds of business and homeowners who did not voluntarily provide county officials with damage estimates from the Sept. 2 storm-surge, which brought the worst coastal flooding to Citrus County in 23 years.

  • ‘No Place in This World’

    The harsh reality of bullying goes beyond the four walls of a home or school — it sweeps through the lives of everyone in a family and sometimes community. 

    Writer-director Brad Castillo breathes life into this story with his new movie “No Place in This World.” 

    The film is the latest from independent film company CVI Productions. 

  • Five tips for food safety during Thanksgiving

    Special to the Chronicle

    This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness.

  • County brief 11/23/16

    Restaurants: Are you open for Thanksgiving?

    The Chronicle will be compiling a list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day. 

    If you would like your restaurant listed, send an email with the name, location and Thanksgiving Day operating hours of your restaurant to bbautista@chronicleonline.com. 

    Please note whether reservations are required or requested.

    The following restaurants will be open:

  • Caruth Camp Challenge Golf Tournament
  • Manatees on the move; share local waters

    By Stacy Dunn, Special to the Chronicle

  • Community dinner on Thanksgiving table

    This is the 10th year for First Baptist Church of Crystal River to offer the community a free Thanksgiving dinner.

    Initially, members wanted to do this just for the homeless; however, they realized the public would appreciate fellowshipping with others in the community. So, the meal is offered to those who may be alone that day, those who cannot afford to prepare a special meal and anyone else who would like to enjoy the meal in a friendly social setting.

  • SCORE-ing a win for small business

    By Diane Dobry, For the Chronicle

  • Attorney eyed for top post

    Florida’s Supreme Court nomination committee will interview State Attorney Brad King as a potential candidate to fill a vacancy on the state’s high court.

    The Judicial Nominating Commission for the Supreme Court, known as the JNC, will interview King and 10 other applicants Monday in Orlando to be considered by Gov. Rick Scott to replace Justice James Perry, according to the Florida Bar.