Local News

  • Dunnellon drumbeat


    Ed Youngblood

    For the Chronicle

    Mamadouba “Mohamed” Camara strikes an imposing presence. Standing 6 feet, 3 inches tall, he has wide shoulders, a broad torso and calloused hands. But Camara’s callouses didn’t come from manual labor — he earned them as an acclaimed master of African drumming who has performed on most of the world’s continents.

  • Duke gets behind Holder industrial park

    Duke Energy has come out in support of Citrus County’s efforts to grow and diversify its economic base by developing an industrial park in Holder.

    The park is a 555-acre site currently owned by the Deltona Corporation. The west border of the land runs along U.S. 41 and County Road 491 is to the north.

  • Park fees, vacancies on council’s plate

    Crystal River Councilwoman Paula Wheeler’s surprise resignation from her seat brought an unexpected start to the city’s election season.

    It was no surprise to city staff, who worked prior to Wheeler’s announcement on Oct. 26 to smooth Wheeler’s path out of office and determine an appropriate selection process for her interim replacement.

  • K-9 Karnival
  • County briefs 11/16/15

    Community Center hosting Techno Fair

    Central Citrus Community Center will host a Techno Fair from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. 

    Representatives from Sprint will be available to give instruction on how to use cellphones, smartphones, tablets and other devices to help participants become more proficient in using modern technology. There will be no solicitation, and participants can bring in devices from other carriers.

  • Denim & Diamonds
  • Home sales on the rise in Citrus County

    The third quarter statistics for Citrus County single-family real estate sales continue to look strong, according to Kevin Cunningham, broker-owner of RE/MAX Realty One.

    Cunningham said there were more than 22.5 percent closed home sales in Citrus County in July, August and September compared to the same period last year. New pending sales were 17.4 percent for that period and there was an increase in the median sales price of 11.9 percent.

  • Dragon Boat Festival on Lake Henando
  • Red wolves focus at park


    Susan Strawbridge

  • County briefs 11/15/15

    Church, state group to meet Tuesday

    The Nature Coast Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness. The public is welcome to attend the discourse on constitutional issues pertaining to the separation of church and state.

    For information, 352-344-9211 or email naturecoastau@hotmail.com.

    Housing committee to meet Tuesday