Today's News

  • Transportation crossroads

    Once again, Crystal River is looking to become a golf cart city.

    Over the last several years, officials have been mulling whether or not the city could become a community for golf carts.

    In its most recent attempt, the city hired consultant Kimley-Horn to take a look at local streets to see if they could safely support a place for the buggies to travel.

  • While board meets, Mr. Smith goes to Washington

    When Citrus County commissioners gather Thursday for a special meeting to allocate office space for other elected officials, they’ll be doing so without one of their own.

    Commissioner Jimmie T. Smith is foregoing the board meeting for a trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with Billy Kirkland, deputy director of intergovernmental affairs at the White House.

  • Board has full plate this week

    It’s a great week for county commission junkies.

    The board has five meetings scheduled over three days, including the regular meeting Tuesday afternoon.

    Board members will discuss the landfill, budgets and office space. They’ll set the tentative tax rate and give an indication whether to initiate universal garbage pickup — and how to pay for that.

    The meetings are:

  • Rocking the county

    Inverness and Crystal River rock, so does Dunnellon.

    The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office rocks, too.

    It seems lots of people and places are rocking, the newest craze since Pokemon Go.

    As self-described newbie rocker Mary Alice Hogan explained, people everywhere are leaving painted rocks, hidden in plain sight, in public places for other people to find.

  • Crystal River performers take top honors

    Reilly Cash

    Chronicle Intern

    Beth Bedee loves sharing her passion for the performing arts with children. 

    Unfortunately, she said, kids in the community have limited opportunities to pursue artistic interests; locally, there aren’t a lot of public outlets for young performers to hone their skills.

  • News Briefs 7/24/17

    AES still taking applications

    The Academy of Environmental Science is still accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Ninth- through 12th-grade students with a strong interest in science are encouraged to apply.

    The academy offers a unique hands-on learning opportunity for students. Students explore Citrus County estuaries and rivers by kayak and canoe under the guidance of teachers during outdoor lessons designed to ensure real-world connections.

  • Save a life: Donate blood this week


    LifeSouth faces emergency need for blood donors.


    Donate now.


    It seems pretty easy to get worked up over the wide disagreements we face today in our nation. We try to present our position, but the other side doesn’t listen and we seemingly have no power to make change.

  • New rules, new regions impact Dunnellon, SRCS

    Chris Bernhardt Jr., Correspondent

    Three prep football seasons have gone by since Frank Beasley last served as Dunnellon High’s head coach.

  • Rangers turn Rays miscues into 4-3 win

    ST. PETERSBURG — Texas turned three Tampa Bay miscues into a three-run sixth inning and the Rangers beat the Rays 4-3 on Saturday night.

    The Rangers took a 4-3 lead during the decisive sixth when two runs scored after center fielder Mallex Smith misplayed Adrian Beltre’s two-out deep fly ball, and Beltre scored on two wild pitches by Chris Archer with Mike Napoli at the plate.

  • Hollywood goes to Hungary

    Diane Dobry, Special to the Chronicle

    It’s not unusual to consider Hollywood films to be purely an American phenomenon, but the productions that come out of the American film industry are, in reality, not limited to any one nation, group or style.