Today's News

  • Lunch is served

    By Rochelle Kaiser, For the Chronicle

  • Early voting continues

    More than 1.6 million Floridians have already voted in this year’s election.

    New numbers released Tuesday by the state Division of Elections show nearly 300,000 voters went to early voting sites on the first day it was offered in 50 counties. Another 1.3 million voters sent in their ballots by mail.

    So far, about 23,674 Citrus County voters have taken to the polls before the Nov. 8 General Election, according to the county elections office’s website.

  • Humane Society seeks pet supplies

    The Humane Society of Citrus County is hosting a Cram the Van event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the Homosassa Walmart, 6885 S Suncoast Blvd. 

    Donations will help replenish some much-needed supplies for the shelter at 751 S. Smith Ave., Inverness. 

    The Humane Society of Citrus County is a no-kill shelter and receives no assistance from any local or national organization, including the Humane Society of the United States. 

  • County briefs 10/26/16

    Drop off unwanted medications today

    Have unwanted medications and prescriptions? Want to keep them out of the hands of others? Want to get rid of them for free, no questions asked?

    The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Drug Take-Back Day from 1 to 7 p.m. today.

  • Local icon served his community with passion


    Jim Bitter dies.


    Great loss for community.

    Citrus County suffered a loss last week of one of its staunchest defenders of the environment.

    Jim Bitter, 88, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 18. 

  • Changing the mindset of government

    ­Our county is in dire need of business development. We have an unemployment rate that is 6.7 percent, which makes us the fifth worst in the state. 

  • AP Was There: Cubs win 1908 World Series

    DETROIT — The Chicago Cubs often were the team to beat in the National League early in the 20th century, rather than the lovable losers they became in the decades that followed.

    Playing in their third straight World Series, and led by the Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance double play combination that was immortalized in verse, the Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers in 1908 for their second championship in a row.

    The Cubs haven’t won the title since.

  • Just rewards

    Claire Phillips Laxton

  • For the record 10-24

    Domestic battery arrests

    • Mathew Saunders, 44, of Beverly Hills, at 11:49 p.m. Oct. 23 on a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery.
    • Gregory Bullington, 31, of Lecanto, at 9:15 p.m. Oct. 22 on misdemeanor charges of violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence and knowingly driving with a suspended license. 
    • Jessie Encino, 31, of Beverly Hills, at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 20 on an active warrant for felony domestic battery by strangulation and misdemeanor criminal mischief.
  • Council hears springs ideas, makes change to trolley deal

    The Crystal River City Council got guidance Monday night on directing the future of development at Three Sisters Springs and made a last-minute change to its plan for trolley service to and from the site.

    The Three Sisters Springs Community Working Group, comprised of citizens and other interested parties, has met monthly since June to draft a list of suggestions for development of the popular tourist destination based on requirements from the Florida Communities Trust, which assisted with the purchase of the property.