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Local News

  • Road dispute has 50 years of history

    The dispute over the paving of a 300-foot stretch of roadway called East Bennett Street goes back more than 50 years and is the subject of a complex, 5-year-old lawsuit between the county and a development’s majority landowner.

    Q: Who is suing the county and why?

  • Just Josh

    To most, if not all, Joshua Langston-White is a local hero, a decorated war veteran.

    He can’t go out in public without someone stopping him, thanking him for his service, wanting to talk about “that day.”

    Langston-White, now 26, appreciates it all because, as he says, he knows people’s hearts are “coming from a good place.” But he just sees himself as a regular person, albeit one without legs.

  • Homes For Our Troops: What it is and who it helps
    • What is Homes For Our Troops’ mission?

    Since its inception in 2004, HFOT has sought to build brand new, mortgage-free, specially adapted homes for veterans severely injured in combat since Sept. 11, 2001, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

    • What does “specially adapted” mean?
  • In home, Langston-White sees future

    With the loss of his legs after stepping on a pressure-plate IED in Afghanistan in 2012, everyday tasks aren’t impossible for Marine Cpl. Josh Langston-White, but they can be challenging.

    He’s not alone.

    Since Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of American military veterans have been severely injured, some enduring multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis and traumatic brain injuries.

  • Aiming high
  • New lungs give woman new legs

     

    Kim Dame

    For the Chronicle

    Andrea Fisel will proudly wear her Cystic Fibrosis Foundation T-shirt today.

  • Former commissioner Thrumston takes on Adams

    The last time John Thrumston had a campaign for county commission, it didn’t turn out in his favor.

    He is hoping for a better result in 2016.

    Thrumston, who served four years as a Citrus County commissioner before losing a re-election attempt in 2010, announced Friday he will run for the commission District 5 seat held by Scott Adams.

    Thrumston, who with his wife Kathy co-own an Inverness business, said Adams is not a leader.

  • Recycling drop-off center closing

    The recycling collection center at the Homosassa Lions Club on Homosassa Trail will permanently close effective May 31, the county announced Friday. 

    An alternate site is being sought, the county said in a news release, though no details were given about the reason for the closure.

  • Missing Michigan child found in Citrus

    A Michigan Amber Alert for 7-year-old Sapphire Palmer ended Thursday when the child was found in a Homosassa home.

    According to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office news release, the sheriff’s office was told Thursday by the FBI about the alert, issued Tuesday by the Hamburg Township Police Department.

  • Man convicted of raping former co-worker

    A Dunnellon man was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting a former coworker while she was asleep in her bed.

    Jurors took about 30 minutes to find Adam Anthony Barrett guilty after his one-day trial on charges of sexual battery upon a physically helpless person. Barrett did not react to the verdict while standing next to his attorneys, Luther Waatti and Charity Braddock.