Today's News

  • Streetscaping squabble

    Gwen Bittner: For the Chronicle

    Merchants in downtown Inverness got a rude awakening Monday after they woke up to find the streets outside their businesses torn up and fencing blocking access to the shops and parking spaces.

  • Spurrier to speak before Black Diamond tournament

    Black Diamond is once again opening its gates to help raise funds for local causes.

    The Black Diamond Foundation, the exclusive community’s charitable arm, will hosting the 14th annual Black Diamond Pro-Am golf tournament Monday in support of organizations like the Citrus Abuse Shelter Association and Family Resource Center. Registration is ongoing.

  • Slain SEAL honored with Navy Cross

    Bravery, valor and gallantry were in Charles Keating IV’s job description.

    And on Friday, the late Navy SEAL’s valor was recognized yet again.

    During a ceremony Friday at Virginia Beach, Virginia, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus posthumously awarded the Navy Cross to Chief Petty Officer Keating.

    Keating’s mother, Krista Joseph, attended the ceremony along with other family members.

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  • Man charged with robbing store at knifepoint

    A Crystal River man was jailed for armed robbery Friday after being accused of robbing a Crystal River convenience store at knifepoint.

    According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, 911 callers reported that a man — later identified as 36-year-old Michael Robert Scully — enter the Sunoco gas station store at 6971 State Road 44, brandished a knife and demanded the money from the cash register.

  • Pokemon hunt this weekend at springs

    Manatees aren’t the only unusual creatures you’ll find at Three Sisters Springs this weekend.

    The city of Crystal River will be hosting a Pokemon Go gathering at the popular destination from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday — and this isn’t any normal hunt. 

    While the Springs are reportedly already a good spot to find water-type Pokemon, organizers are hoping to round attendees up at noon and reap the benefits of having a big crowd.

  • Warriors hand Lions first loss of season, 36-18

    C.J. Risak


    LECANTO — A basketball team may search through a wide variety of philosophies in trying to find a path to success. The one that best fits that team’s strengths will be its foundation, what it will rely on throughout the season.

    Of course, it always helps if there’s a go-to person, someone to count on when a basket is needed, or a stop is imperative, or a run must get kick-started.

  • Pirates strike back against Rattlers

    David Pieklik


    CRYSTAL RIVER — Emily Hooper’s five goals led Crystal River over Belleview 8-0 in the District 3A-5 playoff quarterfinal Tuesday, setting up a semifinal showdown against Lecanto tonight.

  • Scoring onslaught pushes Panthers on

    Chris Bernhardt Jr.


    LECANTO — If anyone arrived a few minutes late to Lecanto’s field on Tuesday night, they missed an awful lot. 

    Hosting sixth-seeded Lake Weir in a Class 3A, District 5 quarterfinal, the third-seeded Panthers wasted no time jumping all over the visiting Hurricanes.

  • For the record 1-17-17

    Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

    DUI arrests