Local News

  • Commissioners say they are removing 10-day euthanasia rule at shelter

    County commissioners say they are ditching the 10-day euthanasia rule at the animal shelter. Commissioners also want to turn over operation of the shelter to a animal-rescue non-profit group. See tomorrow's Chronicle for the details.

  • Plane clips home in Inverness

    A small airplane clipped the porch of an Inverness area home Monday afternoon, taking down a power line.

    After the mid-afternoon accident -- on Carnegie Drive, off Old Floral City Road -- the pilot was transported by Nature Coast EMS for hospitalization but did not appear to be seriously injured. No residents of the home or neighbors were injured.

    The porch suffered some damage, as did a wing of the airplane.

  • Deputies discover pot grow house

    Citrus County deputies uncovered a marijuana-grow house early Monday morning while executing an unrelated arrest warrant.

    Deputies serving a warrant at the 18-foot travel trailer at 2051 S. Colonial Ave. in the Homosassa area found potting soil in buckets with marijuana stalks, a small marijuana plant and grow equipment outside the front door, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Deputies: Suspect attempts to flee

    An Inverness man now faces numerous charges, including resisting an officer with violence, after Citrus deputies had to break open a car window to get to their suspect, who allegedly had drugs inside his car.

    Sheriff deputies early Monday morning pulled over Garrett L. Todd, 30, for having faulty taillights and not stopping at a stop sign at the Inverness RaceTrac gas station on State Road 44, according to Todd’s arrest report.

  • Board sinks Port Citrus on 3-2 vote

     INVERNESS -- Port Citrus and the Citrus County Port Authority are heading off the map.

  • Teenage cyclist dies after U.S. 19 accident

    HOMOSASSA — A 15-year-old boy died after his bicycle collided with a car Tuesday morning on U.S. 19 near West Cypress Boulevard in the Sugarmill Woods area.

    According to a Florida Highway Patrol accident report, Clayton T. Storey of Homosassa was cycling south on U.S. 19 along the outside apron, north of West Cypress Boulevard.

    Paul Gary Hirst, 58, and passenger Susan C. Davids, 56, both of Wisconsin, were travelling south on U.S. 19 in the outside lane, the report stated.

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  • Plenty to do during Thanksgiving weekend

    Citrus Community Concert Choir to present shows

    The Citrus Community Concert Choir announces its annual holiday concert season. This year’s program, directed by Jacki Doxey Scott, and accompanied by Sally Smith-Adams, is “For Unto Us.”

  • Lecanto Homecoming Court and winners

    Wearing pink, the Lecanto High School 2014 homecoming court supports breast cancer awareness.





  • Report says FSU shooter was former student

    The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University's library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

    The official said the shooter was Myron May, who graduated from Florida State before attending Texas Tech University's law school. The official requested anonymity because he was not authorized to release the name.