Today's News

  • Rubio, Murphy clash in second debate

    DAVIE — Sen. Marco Rubio and his re-election opponent, Congressman Patrick Murphy, went hard at each other during their final scheduled debate Wednesday night, accusing each other of being ineffectual and accomplishing little in Washington.

  • A calm, steady hand

    Editor’s note: In the next months, several longtime leaders are leaving posts they’ve held for many years. This is first in a series of stories chronicling those individuals.

    Eight years ago, a 28-year-old Joe Meek entertained thoughts about entering county politics, but wasn’t sure he was ready. 

    He had never run for office, was busy with his construction business and enjoyed spending time with his family.

  • Beauty schools

    By Gwen Bittner, For the Chronicle

  • Poll: Clinton, Rubio have narrow leads in Florida

    The News Service of Florida

    TALLAHASSEE — As both major presidential campaigns blanket Florida in the final weeks before the Nov. 8 election, Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead over Republican Donald Trump in the state is down to three points, according to a poll released Wednesday by Florida Atlantic University.

  • Golfing event to benefit Phil Royal Legacy foundation

    Grab your clubs and head out to the Annual Stuart Redrick Golf Outing on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Citrus Hills Oaks Golf Course. 

    All proceeds of the golf outing will go to the Phil Royal Legacy Inc. to help April Royal kick off the foundation. 

    April Royal set up the Phil Royal Legacy, Inc., to give back to anyone in the local community who could use help in a difficult time. 

  • Medical ‘rodeo’ helps professionals sharpen skills

    LECANTO — Nature Coast EMS will host the fourth annual EMS Intubation Rodeo and Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in the parish hall. 

    The rodeo is the only one of its kind in the United States.

  • Deadline to request mail ballots approaching

    The supervisor of elections office is urging registered voters to request mail ballots for the presidential general election now.

    Any qualified registered voter in Citrus County is entitled to a vote-by-mail ballot. The ballot may be requested in person, by mail, email, fax, phone or website. An immediate family member or legal guardian may request a vote-by-mail ballot for a voter. Immediate family means the voter’s spouse, parent, grandparent, child or sibling.

  • County briefs 10/27/16

    META to host training session

    The Manatee Eco Tourism Association (META) will be hosting a training conference for tour captains and guides to promote best practices for tour operators.

    Training will be from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 in the Palm Room at the Plantation on Crystal River at 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River.

  • Jaguars, Titans looking for AFC South win in lone prime-time game

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans have been so bad in recent years that each sees the other as an opportunity for a rare win.

    In the woeful AFC South, tonight not only offers the lone prime-time opportunity this season for both teams, but the chance for a huge step up in the division.

  • AP Was There: Indians win 1948 World Series

    The Cleveland Indians had won their only World Series appearance in 1920 when they returned in 1948.

    The Indians made it 2 for 2 when the defeated the Boston Braves to win the 1948 championship in six games. The Indians defeated the Braves 4-3 in Game 6 on Oct. 11, 1948. The Indians would go on to win three more American League pennants but not another World Series championship.

    Here’s the report from The Associated Press on the day the Indians won their last title.