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Today's News

  • Missing plane found

    An airplane matching the description of a plane reported missing in April was found Sunday night by a Dunnellon man walking on a trailhead inside the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve in southwest Marion County

    Human remains were also found still inside the cockpit.

  • Artist sculpts aquatic beauty

    Ed Youngblood

    Special to the Chronicle

    Sitting in Kevin Jenkins’ Homosassa studio is like lounging at the bottom of the sea. All around and overhead are fish. There are dozens of them, and some are as large as 10 feet in length. But these fish are not flesh and blood. They are made of metal — the work product of an acclaimed copper sculptor with a worldwide clientele. 

  • A forum for local authors

    HOMOSASSA — A dedicated reader of a particular author might never get the opportunity to meet her favorite writer to discuss the books she reads over and over again.

    Readers of Citrus County authors were able to get that chance on Saturday during the Fifth Annual Local Author Fair at the Homosassa Public Library.

  • Chronicle forum Tuesday night at CF

    The Citrus County Chronicle’s general election candidates forum is at 7 p.m. today at the College of Central Florida in Lecanto. The college is on County Road 491 about 3 miles south of State Road 44. Doors open at 6 p.m.

    The forum will feature a debate format for Citrus County Commission District 2 candidates and U.S. House of Representatives District 11 candidates.

  • Dental clinic director forced to resign over confrontation

    The executive director of Nature Coast Ministries, which operates the Samaritans dental clinic in Homosassa, is resigning after an angry confrontation with a food pantry volunteer last week in the building shared by charities.

    Tom Slagle, who has led Nature Coast Ministries for four years and is also the dental clinic director, is accused of grabbing We Care Food Pantry office manager Nancy Herne last Tuesday afternoon in the Catholic Charities offices.

  • COURT DIGEST: Former paramedic offered plea deal in meth case

    Jeffrey Allen Kehr, a former paramedic with Nature Coast EMS, was in court Monday on a variety of drug-related charges.

  • Panel OKs zoning change

    A new national maintenance company moving to the area that sought a land use designation change from county officials got most of what it wanted.

    The county’s Planning and Development Commission (PDC) voted last week to amend the county’s comprehensive plan to designate a former Pontiac-Oldsmobile dealership at 3029 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, an industrial area. The panel also OK’d changing the area’s zoning from commercial to light industrial.

  • EDC barbecue visitor
  • For the record 10/21/2014

    DUI arrest

    * Janet Beck, 57, of South Bainbridge Terrace, Homosassa, at 8:55 p.m. Oct. 17 on a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. According to her arrest affidavit, Beck was involved in a car accident on Suncoast Boulevard in Homosassa. She was asked to perform field sobriety tasks and did poorly. Tests of Beck’s breath showed her blood alcohol concentration was 0.163 percent and 0.158 percent. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Her bond was set at $1,000.

  • Jags credit defense for first win

    JACKSONVILLE — The Jacksonville Jaguars call it the “Sweet Six.”

    It’s a list of goals coach Gus Bradley has established for his defense: stop the run, affect the quarterback, limit third-down conversions, force field goals in the red zone, avoid explosive plays and create turnovers.

    The Jaguars accomplished each one in Sunday’s 24-6 win against Cleveland.