Today's News http://www.chronicleonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Streetscaping squabble http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/streetscaping-squabble <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1018_a1_sidewalk_construction_c.jpg" alt="Workers tear up a sidewalk in downtown Inverness Tuesday afternoon as restaurant patrons leave a nearby eatery. With the construction, the pedestrians must walk along a narrow portion of sidewalk." title="Workers tear up a sidewalk in downtown Inverness Tuesday afternoon as restaurant patrons leave a nearby eatery. With the construction, the pedestrians must walk along a narrow portion of sidewalk." align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>Gwen Bittner:&nbsp;</strong><em>For the Chronicle</em></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Merchants in downtown Inverness got a rude awakening Monday after they woke up to find the streets outside their businesses torn up and fencing blocking access to the shops and parking spaces.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Slain SEAL honored with Navy Cross http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/slain-seal-honored-navy-cross <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0118_a1charles_keating_iv_c.jpg" alt="Charles Keating IV" title="Charles Keating IV" align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Bravery, valor and gallantry were in Charles Keating IV&rsquo;s job description.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> And on Friday, the late Navy SEAL&rsquo;s valor was recognized yet again.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> During a ceremony Friday at Virginia Beach, Virginia, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus posthumously awarded the Navy Cross to Chief Petty Officer Keating.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Keating&rsquo;s mother, Krista Joseph, attended the ceremony along with other family members.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Spurrier to speak before Black Diamond tournament http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/spurrier-speak-black-diamond-tournament <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0118_a1_quarry_hole_c.jpg" alt="The Black Diamond Quarry course will soon play host to the exclusive community’s annual golf tournament, which raises tens of thousands of dollars for local charities and causes. Registration is ongoing. For more information, or to register, visit birdeasepro.com/BDFoundationProAm." title="The Black Diamond Quarry course will soon play host to the exclusive community’s annual golf tournament, which raises tens of thousands of dollars for local charities and causes. Registration is ongoing. For more information, or to register, visit birdeasepro.com/BDFoundationProAm." align="left" hspace="6" width="137" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> Black Diamond is once again opening its gates to help raise funds for local causes.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The Black Diamond Foundation, the exclusive community&rsquo;s charitable arm, will hosting the 14th annual Black Diamond Pro-Am golf tournament Monday in support of organizations like the Citrus Abuse Shelter Association and Family Resource Center. Registration is ongoing.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Man charged with robbing store at knifepoint http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/man-charged-robbing-store-knifepoint <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0118_-_michael_robert_scully.jpg" alt="Michael Scully" title="Michael Scully" align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> A Crystal River man was jailed for armed robbery Friday after being accused of robbing a Crystal River convenience store at knifepoint.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> According to the Citrus County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, 911 callers reported that a man &mdash; later identified as 36-year-old Michael Robert Scully &mdash; enter the Sunoco gas station store at 6971 State Road 44, brandished a knife and demanded the money from the cash register.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Pokemon hunt this weekend at springs http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/pokemon-hunt-weekend-springs <div id="cke_pastebin"> Manatees aren&rsquo;t the only unusual creatures you&rsquo;ll find at Three Sisters Springs this weekend.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The city of Crystal River will be hosting a Pokemon Go gathering at the popular destination from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday &mdash; and this isn&rsquo;t any normal hunt.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> While the Springs are reportedly already a good spot to find water-type Pokemon, organizers are hoping to round attendees up at noon and reap the benefits of having a big crowd.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Row, Row, Row your boat http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/row-row-row-your-boat <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/nz_dragon_boat_rower.jpg" alt="Amanda Gallagher uses a rowing machine Tuesday morning at the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA branch in Lecanto as part of a group of roughly 21 rowing enthusiasts taking part in a 100,000-meter, 12-hour row. The 100,000-meter goal is the equivalence of slightly more than 62 miles. The participants took shifts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., trying to bring attention to “Paddle for the Y,” a Nature Coast Dragon Boat Club event this weekend that will benefit the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA youth programs. The fundraiser is at 10:30 a.m. on the Homosassa River. There will be a $5 donation. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Nature-Coast-Dragon-Boat-Club or www.facebook.com/ncdragonboat. " title="Amanda Gallagher uses a rowing machine Tuesday morning at the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA branch in Lecanto as part of a group of roughly 21 rowing enthusiasts taking part in a 100,000-meter, 12-hour row. The 100,000-meter goal is the equivalence of slightly more than 62 miles. The participants took shifts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., trying to bring attention to “Paddle for the Y,” a Nature Coast Dragon Boat Club event this weekend that will benefit the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA youth programs. The fundraiser is at 10:30 a.m. on the Homosassa River. There will be a $5 donation. For more information, visit www.meetup.com/Nature-Coast-Dragon-Boat-Club or www.facebook.com/ncdragonboat. " align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /> Warriors hand Lions first loss of season, 36-18 http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/warriors-hand-lions-first-loss-season-36-18 <div id="cke_pastebin"> C.J. Risak</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Correspondent</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> LECANTO &mdash; A basketball team may search through a wide variety of philosophies in trying to find a path to success. The one that best fits that team&rsquo;s strengths will be its foundation, what it will rely on throughout the season.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Of course, it always helps if there&rsquo;s a go-to person, someone to count on when a basket is needed, or a stop is imperative, or a run must get kick-started.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Pirates strike back against Rattlers http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/pirates-strike-back-against-rattlers <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/0118_sp_b1_cr_gsoc.jpg" alt="Crystal River sophomore midfielder Addison Scuggs kicks the ball Tuesday for the Pirates’ first goal in a District 3A-5 Tournament game against Belleview at home. The Pirates advanced to tonight’s semifinals against county rival Lecanto with an 8-0 victory. www.spiphotos.smugmug.com" title="Crystal River sophomore midfielder Addison Scuggs kicks the ball Tuesday for the Pirates’ first goal in a District 3A-5 Tournament game against Belleview at home. The Pirates advanced to tonight’s semifinals against county rival Lecanto with an 8-0 victory. www.spiphotos.smugmug.com" align="left" hspace="6" width="107" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> David Pieklik</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Correspondent</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> CRYSTAL RIVER &mdash; Emily Hooper&rsquo;s five goals led Crystal River over Belleview 8-0 in the District 3A-5 playoff quarterfinal Tuesday, setting up a semifinal showdown against Lecanto tonight.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin">