Local News

  • Trump to challenge tough Obama-era mileage standards

    YPSILANTI, Mich. — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that the administration will re-examine federal requirements governing the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks, moving forcefully against Obama-era environmental regulations that Trump says are stifling economic growth.

    Trump revealed his plans during a speech at an automotive testing center near Detroit, where he also met with auto company executives and workers.

  • Prescribed burn in southern Citrus County

    The Florida Forestry Service is currently conducting a 1,900-acre prescribed burn near the intersection of County Road 491 and West Stage Coach Trail.
    Prescribed burns reduce the brush and overgrowth that could serve as fuel for dangerous and fast-moving wildfires. These controlled burns also return nutrients to the soil, provide better forage for wildlife and help control certain plant and tree diseases.

  • College graduate spotlights Citrus High teacher who makes dulcimers


    When University of Florida student Kaitlyn Anthony had to find a project to finish her degree, she looked around. 

    A first-year English teacher at Citrus High, Anthony noticed Tim Stuart, a longtime media specialist who builds dulcimers in his spare time.

  • 'Godspeed, John Glenn'

    WASHINGTON — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

    Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was hospitalized for more than a week, said Hank Wilson, communications director for the John Glenn School of Public Affairs.

  • School District swears in two board members

    By Gwen Bittner, For the Chronicle

    Newly elected school board member Sandra “Sandy” B. Counts raised her right hand with a smile Tuesday to take the oath of office under Florida legislature. Superintendent Sandra “Sam” Himmel led ceremony welcoming Counts to the school board alongside District 2 member Ginger Bryant, who was sworn in concurrently. 

  • Clinton congratulates Trump after 'painful' loss


    (AP) — Hillary Clinton acknowledged that America has not "shattered that highest and hardest ceiling" with her failed bid for the White House. But she said, "someday, somebody will."

  • Citrus winners: Kinnard, Smith, Coleman, Prendergast, Counts

  • Poll: Clinton, Rubio have narrow leads in Florida

    The News Service of Florida

    TALLAHASSEE — As both major presidential campaigns blanket Florida in the final weeks before the Nov. 8 election, Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican Donald Trump in the state is down to three points, according to a poll released Wednesday by Florida Atlantic University.

  • Rubio, Murphy clash in second debate

    DAVIE — Sen. Marco Rubio and his re-election opponent, Congressman Patrick Murphy, went hard at each other during their final scheduled debate Wednesday night, accusing each other of being ineffectual and accomplishing little in Washington.

  • Clinton, Trump clash in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Threatening a fundamental pillar of American democracy, Donald Trump refused to say Wednesday night that he will accept the results of next month’s election if he loses to Hillary Clinton. The Democratic nominee declared Trump’s resistance “horrifying.”