Today's News

  • Ozello Arts & Fine Craft Festival
  • Balloon release honors Ashley Wilson
  • Duke sees more customers, but less revenue

    While Duke Energy Florida increased its average number of customers and sold more electricity for the first nine months of 2015, total revenues for the company were down.

    The figures were published in Duke Energy’s third-quarter 2015 statistical supplement, filed Nov. 19 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    The filing provided a financial breakdown of Duke Energy’s five regulated utilities, including Duke Energy Florida LLC.

  • Frog Holler bar-b-que
  • County briefs 11/29/15

    City will be testing hydrants

    The city of Crystal River will be conducting its annual fire hydrant flow and pressure test city wide from 

    Nov. 30 to Dec. 18. Residents may experience a slight drop in pressure and/or slight discoloration of water during the testing period. For more information, call the water department at 352-795-4216 ext. 310 or 312, or Veolia Water at 352-795-3199.

  • Campaign Trail 11/29/15

    The Campaign Trail is a weekly announcement of fundraisers, meetings, candidate appearances and the like for this year’s political campaign.

    Send information to mwright@chronicleonline.com.

    •  Steven Burch, Republican for sheriff, will meet the public from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Fox Den Winery & Cellar, 109 W. Main Street, Inverness.
  • Gators get Cooked

    GAINESVILLE — Dalvin Cook ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns, Roberto Aguayo kicked two long field goals and No. 14 Florida State upended 10th-ranked Florida 27-2 on Saturday night.

    The Seminoles (10-2, No. 13 CFP) won their third consecutive game at Florida Field — the first time that’s happened in the history of the storied rivalry — and ended any chance the Gators (10-2, No. 12 CFP) had of making the College Football Playoff.

  • Best at the net in Citrus County named

    C.J. Risak: Correspondent 

    Note: The athlete of the year finalists and winners in each sport will be honored May 26 at the annual Student Athletic Recognitions banquet at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus in Lecanto. More information about the event will be published as it becomes finalized.

    All-Chronicle Volleyball Team

  • Citizen input needed


    Restrictions at Three Sisters Springs.


    County residents need to voice their opinions.



    That is the address that Citrus County residents need to plug into their computers so they can send a comment to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services.

  • How we lost Thanksgiving

    I’m pretty sure Christmas is still December 25. Not that we would know that based on the marketing and merchandise in just about every store across the country. We’ve barely finished being scared at Halloween before Santa is on his way down the chimney. 

    The problem is that there’s this day on the calendar in November; a historically major American holiday called Thanksgiving. Recently, it seems in our culture, this day just keeps getting in the way.