Today's News

  • Citrus Countians headed to D.C.

    Nothing can prepare Diane Ward and Molly Lovestrand for this adventure.

    As for Mike Moberley, it’s almost another day at the office.

    All three Citrus County residents are headed to Washington, D.C., this week to be a part of history as Donald Trump is inaugurated as the nation’s 45th president.

  • Changing of the guard

    Diane Dobry

    For the Chronicle

    While he won’t be retiring anytime soon, Gary Ellis, founder and director of the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute (GARI), has turned leadership responsibilities for the organization over to former Assistant Director Michelle Sivilich, who is now executive director.

  • A community joins together
  • A festival of smiles
  • New institute director looks forward — into past

    Diane Dobry

    For the Chronicle

    Seven years after doctoral student Michelle Sivilich first met Gary Ellis, she was living in Virginia and had completed her dissertation study for the University of South Florida on the Second Seminole war. Ellis invited her to return to work at Gulf Archaeology Research Institute (GARI) with the intent that she would eventually take over his leadership role there.

  • Fight, shooting, crash, hospital: Man finds trouble aplenty

    A Floral City man was hospitalized early Sunday morning for treatment of a gunshot wound he sustained in a fight with another man outside a Circle K.

    According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, 49-year-old Bryan Sharp and his 45-year-old wife Tammy, both of Inverness, were buying coffee around midnight Saturday at the Circle K convenience store at 1224 U.S. 41 in Inverness.

  • Group aims to fight for Homosassa River

    Sharon Anderson

    For the Chronicle

    A new non-profit organization consisting of citizens and business owners in and around Homosassa has been formed for the purpose of restoring and preserving the Homosassa River.

    The group — the Homosassa River Restoration Project Inc. (HRRP) — is modeled somewhat after Save Crystal River’s Kings Bay Restoration Project, said the group’s president, Steve Minguy.

  • Local briefs 1/16/2017

    Closures announced for MLK holiday

    Expect office closures for Monday, Jan. 16:

    * All government offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King holiday.

    * In addition, the Chronicle’s business offices will be closed. Customer Service hours will be from 8 to 10 a.m.

    DEC meets Wednesday

  • District tournament soccer matches get underway Tuesday for area girls’ teams

    David Pieklik


    They’re all in: in a historical first, four county schools are pursuing girls soccer championship glory as district playoffs kick off Tuesday with some exciting storylines. 

  • Packers kick Cowboys out of playoffs

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Aaron Rodgers didn’t need another Hail Mary this time.

    Maybe just call it a “Half Mary.”

    Rodgers threw a 36-yard pass to a toe-dragging Jared Cook on the sideline, and Mason Crosby kicked a 51-yard field goal on the next play as time expired, sending the Packers to the NFC championship game with their eighth straight win while thwarting a Dallas rally in a 34-31 victory in the divisional round of the playoffs Sunday.