• By the Associated Press

    For its annual study of CEO pay, The Associated Press  used data provided by Equilar, an executive compensation research firm.

    Equilar examined the regulatory filings detailing the pay packages of 338 companies.

  • By Steve Rothwell and Ryan Nakashima

    AP business writers


    NEW YORK - They’re not Hollywood stars, they’re not TV personalities and they don’t play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.

  • I have a friend who Trusts. God. With. All. His. Heart!  He talks a lot about faith and giving everything over to God. 

    Frankly, sometimes I want to smack him. 

    The funny thing is, although I’m not laughing, 10 years ago he didn’t have a real soul-transforming faith and he used to come to me, asking about what it means to be a Christian. 

  • By Rochelle Kaiser



    Preparations are underway for the 31st annual Cobia “Big Fish” Tournament set for Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, at MacRae’s of Homosassa.

  • Sunset on King’s Bay will be the backdrop to a new monthly happening in Crystal River. 

    The second Sunset at the Pier will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at Kings Bay Park, 268 NW Third St., Crystal River. 

  • Stocking water, food and other essential emergency supplies should be on everyone’s mind right now as the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season kicks off Monday, June 1.

  • Whether it was celebrating the last day of school or graduation, this past week was pivotal in the lives of many in Citrus County, bringing smiles of achievement and pride to students and family members.

  • On Wednesday, May 21, Tom Chancey from the Community Food Bank of Citrus County came to Lecanto High School to collect. 

  • Story and Photos by Peter Graulich

  • C.J. Risak

  • Citrus County performed better than the state in many key housing indicators during the first quarter of 2015 and its year-over-year performance also improved.

    One of the more noticeable upticks was the median single-family home price, which was $105,000, an 11.1 percent increase from the previous year’s first quarter price of $94,500.

  • Do you know how to buy wine?  It’s not a trick question.  

    The average shopper starts with a price point in mind.  He or she knows generally what they like and what to avoid.  Basic stuff is: I don’t care for red wines, they are bitter tasting. Or the reverse: White wines are dull and usually too sweet for my taste. 

  • “Grandpas are coming! Grandpas are coming!”

    Excitement reigned. Waiting can be tough for anyone, but especially so for a 3-year-old who is eagerly anticipating the arrival of out-of-state grandparents.

  • Our annual Memorial Day observance honoring our fallen military veterans evokes so many memories of parades and services back in the day.

    Of course, there is still the long weekend, picnics in the park, display of flags and events in most communities dedicated to those who served our country in the most definitive way.

  • “We want people to know this is an Italian family restaurant” is the message from Christy D’Amico, new owner of D’Amico’s Pizza Cafe & Deli in Hernando.

    And indeed it is. The eatery, formerly Chef Anthony’s, is now owned and operated by D’Amico and her husband, Gary, along with daughter Maria, who provides artisan cannoli and cupcakes for patrons.

  • Students at Inverness Middle School want their new garden project to be a symbol of hope. 

    In Steffanie Grotz’s eighth-grade class, students completed a section on the Holocaust. Grotz initially assigned an essay for a project, but students wanted to take a different approach. 

  • Story and photos by 

  • Joe Dube

  • C.J. Risak

  • Real estate agents are learning that marketing themselves and selling homes these days takes a whole new set of social media skills.