Local News

  • Women injured in crash

    Two women were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Wednesday after a morning car crash near the entrance to the Roger Weaver Educational Complex.

  • CenturyLink cuts checks for tech
  • Inverness says no to parkway connector

    INVERNESS — Don’t count the Inverness City Council among supporters of further expansion of the Suncoast Parkway.

    The council on Tuesday declined to endorse a proposed resolution to extend the parkway north of State Road 44 to Interstate 75 as a freeway reliever.

    Council members agreed with City Manager Frank DiGiovanni, who said there are still many studies yet to take place before anyone knows where a parkway extension would end up.


    Survivors of war and combat traded their fatigues for the sea breeze last weekend during their most recent mission: Operation Outdoor Freedom.

    “Some of them are depressed, some have PTSD, some of them are in the house on medications; they lose interest in life,” said Larry Salter, volunteer coordinator with Operation Outdoor Freedom. “And this program gives veterans a chance to get out and socialize with other veterans — it does a world of good.”

  • Adams targets Oliver, Lyn

    Citrus County Commissioner Scott Adams is calling on the county’s top two staffers to resign, accusing them of misconduct.

    Adams sent an email Sunday morning to County Administrator Randy Oliver and County Attorney Denise Dymond Lyn, saying their actions are “costing the taxpayers dearly.”

    “I have been placed in a situation where I will be forced to ask for resignations,” Adams wrote.

  • Crash kills woman, knocks out power
  • County briefs, 4//20/2016

    YMCA waives fee for a few days

    Are you a member of the YMCA yet? Citrus County’s YMCA will open its doors on May 1. Take advantage of the last chance for the $50 activation fee to be waived.

    Become a member from April 21 to 23 at the membership trailer only. The opportunity is not available online.

  • Citrus teen killed in Sumter crash

    A Floral City teen was killed in a single-car crash Monday afternoon in Sumter County.

    At about 2:15 p.m., 19-year-old Angelina Holloway was driving a 1999 Chevy Lumina north on Sumter County Road 48 approaching the curve near the road’s intersection with C.R. 319, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • Teen girl declared missing

    Police are asking for help finding a missing teenage girl.

    Brittany Nichole Hawes, 16, who is a white with long blonde hair and blue eyes, was reported missing to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on March 29. Hawes is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. Police think she may be with family near Ocala or Bradenton.

    Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers at 888-269-8477, or go to crimestopperscitrus.com.

  • Inglis man faces meth-trafficking charges

    An unbuckled seatbelt cost an Inglis man an ounce of meth and his dog.

    Thirty-eight-year-old Eric Middleton, of 11240 N. Northwood Drive No. 119, Inglis, was pulled over by Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Emanuel Aguilera and Abner Cruz on the corner of River Road and Honey Jordan point after Cruz noticed Middleton was driving without a seatbelt while the deputies were conducting traffic enforcement in the area.