Today's News


    On July 6, the day before her daughter’s 17th birthday, Alicia Adams said she was told by a pair of doctors she would die.

    The infection in her right leg, which began months prior, had spread into her back, across her abdomen and into her left leg. Options were slim. It was only a matter of time until the flesh-eating bacteria would take her life.

    “It was crushing,” her husband Mike Adams said. “The doctors said all they could do is make her comfortable.”

  • Pill mill suspect commits suicide

    The lead defendant in a long-

    running case against a Crystal River pain clinic took his own life the day his trial was scheduled to start.

    Yolanda Fernandez, spokeswoman for the St. Petersburg Police Department, confirmed Monday that Daniel Phillip McIntire Jr. had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

  • Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs. ethics

    By Lauran Neergaard, AP medical writer

    WASHINGTON — The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.

  • Feeding alliance sets table

    No one in the community should go hungry, especially at Thanksgiving.

    That’s the sentiment behind the annual Citrus County Thanksgiving Feeding Alliance (TGFA), the countywide program that provides all the elements for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner for families who otherwise might go without.

  • Slow driving leads to big pot bust

    A Beverly Hills man pulled over for driving too slow early Saturday morning was arrested on a charge of drug possession after deputies allegedly found over 120 grams of marijuana in his car.

    A Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputy pulled over Trever Alan Born’s car at around 2 a.m. near County Road 486 because Born was driving 35 mph in a 45 mph zone, Born’s arrest report states.

  • In Cuba, spirit and soul

    By Amber Sigman, For the Chronicle

  • Monday Conversation: C. Wayne Toms

    No stranger to the Crystal River Energy Complex, C. Wayne Toms is project director for Duke Energy’s planned 1,640-megawatt combined cycle natural gas plant in Citrus County, and has been working on its development since January 2013. 

    The project is not only destined to change the local energy industry, but is expected to add several million dollars to the county’s tax base.

  • Chili Appreciation Society International Chili Cook Off

    Saturday and Sunday marked the 14th annualChili Appreciation Society International (CASI) Chili Cook Off for Charity at Nature’s Resort in Homosassa. The event benefits Citrus County Blessing, Citrus AID and the Citrus County Anti-Drug Coalition.

    The event is sponsored by the Lecanto Levis 4H club and headed up by Margaret Roddenberry.

    Last year, the event raised $7,000 for the charities, according to Roddenberry. This year, she said she hopes raise around $10,000.

  • County briefs 10/13/15

    Discuss separation of church, state

    The Nature Coast chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Lakes Region Library, 1511 Druid Road, Inverness.

    The chapter is committed to protect and preserve the wall of separation between church and state.

  • For the record 10/13/2015

    DUI arrest

    * Daniel Ryan, 24, of Largo, at 8:50 p.m. Oct. 11 on misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence with property damage, leaving the scene of an accident, and knowingly driving with a suspended license. His bond was set at $2,000.

    Domestic battery arrest