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  • 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.

  • Rodeo, Grand Prix highlight weekend

    Staff report

    A fun-filled weekend of kart racing, craft shows and other activities are on tap this weekend. Here are a few activities for residents of all ages:

  • Supreme Court backs foundation in Citrus Memorial case


    The Florida Supreme Court today overturned a 2011 state law that gave the Citrus County Hospital Board oversight of the Citrus Memorial hospital, saying it interfered with a legal contract.

  • Corrected clues for Sunday, Nov. 9, crossword puzzle

    Due to an editor error, the wrong clues were provided to solve the Sunday, Nov. 9, crossword puzzle. The correct clues follow.

    The entire crossword puzzle with the proper clues, blank puzzle grid and answer grid will be printed in the Tuesday, Nov. 11, edition of the Chronicle.

    These are the clues:


    1   Say

    6   A little bit wet

    10 Coup —

    15 Chem. or biol.

    18 Hue

    19 Comment

    21 Pleasant smell

    22 Burial place

  • Kitchen wins county commission seat

    Former Crystal River Mayor Ron Kitchen Jr. was elected to the county commission by a wide margin over no-party affiliation opponent Joey White.

    Kitchen won office with 67.5 percent of the vote in the District 2 race.

    Also, county voters soundly defeated a sales tax referendum that would have provided money to resurface neighborhood streets.

  • Adams Investigative Report


    Scope of Investigation and Investigatory Process

  • Report says Adams badgered Thorpe, others

    Commissioner Scott Adams clearly violated county code in creating a hostile work place with his behavior toward former County Administrator Brad Thorpe and other county workers, a report released today concludes. The report cleared Adams of violating federal harassment laws for his treatment of county employees with the exception of County Attorney Kerry Parsons, who Adams has referenced about her age.

  • 8 dead in Gilchrist murder-suicide

    The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting at a residence that left a family of eight, including six children, dead.

    The shooting occurred in a residence north of the town of Bell. Early reports are indicating it is a murder suicide. Bell is about 20 miles north of Chiefland.

    Levy and Dixie County sheriff's deputies and emergency medical services were helping the Gilchrist Sheriff's Office with the investigation.

  • Morning signs of fire not a threat near Meadowcrest area, Crystal River

    CRYSTAL RIVER -- The sights and smells of a burning fire in the area of Meadowcrest, adjacent to either County Road 486 or State Road 44, was not a threat to local residences.

    The Citrus County Sheriff's Office did not receive reports of any large sized fires in the area.

    It was possible, according to the Withlacoochee Forestry Center, that these burns were legal and done in line with city burn codes.