Today's News

  • Pictures worth 1000 friends

    FLORAL CITY — Gary Kuhl said he never knows what kinds of critters will visit him at his Floral City home.

    Standing on his dock leading out to Lake Tsala Apopka, he might see alligators, herons, egrets, turtles or otters. Over in the wooded area, the occasional deer.

  • COURT DIGEST: Defendant argues with judge over ruling

    An Inverness man accused of stalking and imprisoning his ex-wife got into a heated argument Wednesday with a circuit court judge about a court ruling to deny his motion to have another judge.

    Jeffry Roy Dickerson, 61, filed a motion Friday to remove Judge Richard “Ric” Howard from presiding over his case, “for the unprovoked, unprofessional intentions and biased rulings of Judge Howard,” his motion stated.

  • No charges filed in handgun at school incident

    A Crystal River man will not be charged for having a gun on school property in February before it fell out of his shorts and was accidentally fired into the ground while children were going to a before-school daycare.

    Assistant State Attorney Julia Metts declined to charge Roy Joseph Caffera, whose handgun fell out of his shorts on the morning of Feb. 17 at Rock Crusher Elementary School, while he dropped off his stepdaughter at the YMCA Before Care program. 

  • On Fourth, use horse sense

    Most people like to ring in the Fourth of July with a bang.

    But for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, the booms from fireworks can be a terrifying reminder of mortar shells or improvised explosives. Worse, many people don’t realize that their fun can be traumatic to their neighbors. 

  • July Fourth closings

    * The Citrus County Chronicle business offices in Inverness and Crystal River will be closed Monday. Customer service hours will be from 8 to 10 a.m.

    * Government offices in Crystal River and Inverness will be closed Monday.

  • County prepared for hurricane season


    David DeCarlo

    Guest column

  • For Scott, no taking politics out of money

    THE ISSUE: Gov. Scott asks for federal funds following the Orlando shootings.

    OUR OPINION: More of Scott’s inconsistent attitude regarding federal funds.

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency for an emergency declaration and an initial $5 million in federal funding following the Orlando nightclub shootings.

  • July brings concerts, musicals and more

    Jim Davis



    Some would deny T.S. Eliot’s dictum that “April is the cruelest month…” and say that July in these latitudes would make Satan pause and consider relocation.  Nonetheless the live music scene hereabout remains cool and vital, although ensconced in air-conditioned venues.  


  • Things change — and there is a bright future ahead

    Norm Freyer

    Citrus Watercolor


    July is the one month of the year that the Citrus Watercolor Society declares a hiatus, and takes a deep breath in anticipation of the events of the future. But things change, and we have no control over those changes. Such is the recent unexpected death of Ray Jowers, the first vice president-programs of the Citrus Watercolor Society. 

  • ‘Carousel’ coming to Art Center Theatre

    Sharon Harris

    Art talk


    “Carousel,” the musical play considered by Richard Rodgers as the favorite of all his musicals and named by Time magazine as the Best Musical of the 20th century, opens July 15 for a three-weekend run at the Art Center Theatre in Citrus Hills.