Today's News

  • Lecanto grads celebrate four amazing years

    The pride of the Panthers Wednesday was as clear as the sunny sky above Lecanto High School’s football field.

    Introduced by the high school band’s rendition of “Pomp and Circumstance” and ushered by sword-wielding cadets of the school’s Air Force JROTC, about 330 graduating seniors entered the stadium ready to walk out into the next chapter of their lives.

  • TDC hears objections to LGBT ad buy

    LECANTO — Only two people showed up at Wednesday’s tourist development council meeting to object to the agency’s 3-year-old marketing initiative to attract lesbians, gays, bisexual and transgendered people to Citrus County.

    Resident Chris Lloyd said the TDC would get more bang for the buck by spending the money pushing the county’s biking and pedestrian trails to all tourists rather than targeting a certain niche.

  • See you next year, Mrs. Smith

    The setting sun glinted off the gold and black robes of the Citrus High School senior class of 2016 on Tuesday night as graduates crowded the school’s football field to walk into the next phase of their lives.

    Parents could barely contain their excitement and family members rooted loudly in praising the hard work of their graduates.

    “Pomp and Circumstance” echoed through the stadium as students took their seats and prepared to walk up a flower-

  • County briefs 5/26/16

    TOO FAR group to convene Thursday


    TOO FAR Water & Natural Resource Foundation will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at 9228 E. Gospel Island Road, Inverness.

    Debbie Selsavage, president of Coping with Dementia, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is open to anyone in the community who is concerned about water rights and issues.

  • Report: No mold in rest of mall

    Mallgoers can breathe a little easier — at least, according to the results of a test commissioned by the mall’s owner.

    The test results, released Tuesday afternoon, show harmful mold spores are not present in hazardous amounts in areas near the former site of JCPenney at the mall. The test was commissioned in response to an order from the city; it was the first step in a process that also includes remediating the mold and mildew inside the former store.

  • FWC continues search for missing boater

    Chiefland Citizen staff report

    The search for a boater missing near Cedar Key is continuing after the Coast Guard suspended its search Sunday morning and handed recovery efforts over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

  • Marlins edge Rays

    ST. PETERSBURG — Cole Gillespie had a late tiebreaking RBI single, Marcell Ozuna drove in two runs and the Miami Marlins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Wednesday night.

    Miami took a 4-3 lead in the eighth when J.T. Realmuto singled, went to second on Chris Johnson’s sacrifice bunt and scored on Gillespie’s single off 30-year old Tyler Sturdevant (0-1), who made his major league debut Tuesday.

  • Bolts ready to bring their ‘A-game’

    PITTSBURGH — Sidney Crosby is in no mood to get caught up in his own personal narrative, the one eager to attach whatever happens to the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals today against Tampa Bay to the superstar’s legacy.

  • For the Record 5/26/2016

    Domestic battery arrest

    * Logan Thompson, 27, of Beverly Hills, at 2:10 p.m. May 24 on a misdemeanor charge of violating an injunction for protection against domestic violence and felony violation of probation.

    Other arrests