Today's News http://www.chronicleonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Looking for the next boom http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/looking-next-boom <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0901_phosphate.jpg" alt="Phosphate mine workers with wheelbarrows known as “Georgia buggies” toil in a phosphate pit on the county’s east side circa 1900. The phosphate industry was a major economic driver in that era of the county’s history." title="Phosphate mine workers with wheelbarrows known as “Georgia buggies” toil in a phosphate pit on the county’s east side circa 1900. The phosphate industry was a major economic driver in that era of the county’s history." align="left" hspace="6" width="139" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">INVERNESS &mdash;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">So what do the cities of Inverness, Brooksville, Floral City and Dunnellon all have in common?</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Crystal River and ... Cleveland? http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/crystal-river-and-cleveland <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nz_snorkel.jpg" alt="Yahoo! Travel recently named Crystal River as one of 12 best places in the United Sates to snorkel. Three Sisters Springs, above, attracts thousands of snorkeling enthusiasts annually. " title="Yahoo! Travel recently named Crystal River as one of 12 best places in the United Sates to snorkel. Three Sisters Springs, above, attracts thousands of snorkeling enthusiasts annually. " align="left" hspace="6" width="136" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Travel sites and blogs are once again touting Crystal River as a top destination.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> In two articles published online in&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">August, the town joined the reputable ranks of places like Key West for the best places to snorkel nationwide, and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, for the best place to rent a vacation home.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Monday Conversation: Bruce Deyarmond http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/monday-conversation-bruce-deyarmond <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0831_a1_nz_pheonix.jpg" alt="Certified addiction specialist Bruce Deyarmond speaks with a client last week during drug court inside the Citrus County Courthouse." title="Certified addiction specialist Bruce Deyarmond speaks with a client last week during drug court inside the Citrus County Courthouse." align="left" hspace="6" width="132" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <em><span style="line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">LECANTO&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">&mdash;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">At 15, Bruce Deyarmond, the Phoenix Program&rsquo;s intensive outpatient counselor at The Centers in Lecanto, began his foray into a 25-year drug addiction by smoking his first joint.</span></em></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Bibliophiles delight http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/bibliophiles-delight <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0831_a3_nz_the_next_chapter_dominant.jpg" alt="The Next Chapter owner Jo Dahlen opened the doors to her book store Aug. 1 on Courthouse Square in Inverness." title="The Next Chapter owner Jo Dahlen opened the doors to her book store Aug. 1 on Courthouse Square in Inverness." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">INVERNESS&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">They say brick-and-</span><span style="line-height: 20.4000015258789px;">mortar book stores are relics of the past and won&rsquo;t make it anymore.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Store owners cannot compete with online book giants that offer a dizzying array of new books and many older editions, they claim. It would be economic suicide to open a store during these high tech times.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Development will go back to drawing board http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/development-will-go-back-drawing-board-0 <div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">A long and somewhat controversial attempt to revive Citrus County with a major shopping development in Crystal River is back to square one.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> On. Aug. 10, Crystal River&rsquo;s city council voted to remove from its comprehensive plan the development plan for a 160-acre shopping plaza on the corner of U.S. 19 and West Venable Street, known as Crystal River Commons.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Man allegedly had more than a pound of pot http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/man-allegedly-had-more-pound-pot <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0901_louis_thomas_logue.jpg" alt="Louis Logue" title="Louis Logue" align="left" hspace="6" width="63" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">A traffic stop on Saturday ended with the arrest of a Beverly Hills man on a drug charge after deputies allegedly found over a pound of marijuana in his car.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> A Citrus County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office deputy pulled Louis Thomas Logue over off of North Buckhorn Drive near the intersection with West Antelope Lane, in the Beverly Hills area, after he ran a stop sign at a nearby intersection, according to Logue&rsquo;s arrest report.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Two injured in wreck http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/two-injured-wreck <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0901_-_sr_44_crash_2.jpg" alt="Citrus County emergency crews work to get Victoria Lynn Richter out of her Toyota Prius Monday morning after a crash on State Road 44 in Lecanto." title="Citrus County emergency crews work to get Victoria Lynn Richter out of her Toyota Prius Monday morning after a crash on State Road 44 in Lecanto." align="left" hspace="6" width="186" height="85" /><p> Flood warning canceled for Withlacoochee http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/flood-warning-canceled-withlacoochee <div id="cke_pastebin"> A flood warning issued Sunday for the Withlacoochee River in northeastern Citrus County was withdrawn Monday morning.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The National Weather Service, which expected rainfall from Erika&rsquo;s remnants and regular storms to bring river levels above 8 feet by Friday afternoon at the State Road 200 bridge, now forecasts the river to rise to just below flood levels &mdash; at 7.9 feet &mdash; by Saturday, a forecaster at the Tampa station said.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">