Local News

  • Early voting starts Friday

    Supervisor of Elections Susan Gill is alerting citizens that the early voting period for the primary election begins Friday. 

    Early voting locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the early voting period, which ends on Saturday, Aug. 27. Early voting locations will also be open Sunday, Aug. 21. There are four early voting sites: 

    * The Central Ridge Library, 425 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Beverly Hills.

  • Leadership meeting stresses local unity

    The day after the July 7 fatal shootings of Dallas police officers, a group of Citrus County’s community leaders, local pastors and members of law enforcement met to discuss how to unite and work together in the event of a similar tragedy here.

    On that day, the gathering was comprised mainly of leaders from the county’s east side, led by the Rev. Doug Alexander, pastor of the New Church Without Walls and himself a former Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

  • Inverness OKs plan for more senior apartments

    Gwen Bittner

    For the Chronicle

    Conceptual plans for a new apartment complex in Inverness likened to the Forest Ridge Senior Apartments in Hernando got the OK from city leaders Tuesday night when council approved zoning changes for property on Colonade Street.

  • Wait is over for Citrus Springs
  • Authorities bust counterfeiting operation

    Staff at a Crystal River motel helped uncover a counterfeit operation after one of the suspected counterfeiters tried to pay rent with fake bills.

    Crystal River Motel’s manager caught wind of the illegal business Aug. 11 after Floral City resident Tiffany Editha Coldsnow, accompanied by Homosassa resident Lelton Barron, paid their rent with $110 in cash, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Model resident

    Jordan Bomse

    For the Chronicle


    Model airplanes have been around for more than 50 years, and county resident Stephen Thein has been piecing them together for most of his life. 

    The Long Island native, 56, first became interested in planes as a child. His father was a pilot in the military for more than 20 years. 

  • County briefs 8/17/16

    Fire Up! Citrus returning; deadline approaching

    Do you have what you think is a great idea to help put a fire under Citrus County and move its economy forward? Can you make it a little entertaining, fairly fun and totally presentable in 5 minutes flat? Serious or not so serious, the goal of Fire Up Citrus! is to get you and your audience thinking, “What if?” and “Why not?”

  • For now, Beef’s off menu

    By Gwen Bittner, For the Chronicle

  • Home-buying class set for veterans

    By Gwen Bittner, For the Chronicle

  • City sticks with Sumter landfill despite cheaper offer from Citrus

    INVERNESS — The city of Inverness will keep disposing of its garbage in a private Sumter County landfill for another year, turning down a less expensive offer from Citrus County that was made just last Friday.