Today's News http://www.chronicleonline.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Missing plane found http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/missing-plane-found <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/plane_crash_1.jpg" alt="Daryl Burns discovered the wreckage of this Fortuna-Sonex experimental airplane Sunday night in the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County. " title="Daryl Burns discovered the wreckage of this Fortuna-Sonex experimental airplane Sunday night in the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve in Marion County. " align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> An airplane matching the description of a plane reported missing in April was found Sunday night by a Dunnellon man walking on a trailhead inside the Halpata Tastanaki Preserve in southwest Marion County</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Human remains were also found still inside the cockpit.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Artist sculpts aquatic beauty http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/artist-sculpts-aquatic-beauty <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1021_nz_jenkins_dominant.jpg" alt="Kevin Jenkins, a freelance sculptor, welds a bead of copper onto this mutton snapper sculpture Friday morning. Jenkins is renowned for his copper sculptures and specializes in fish and aquatic work. " title="Kevin Jenkins, a freelance sculptor, welds a bead of copper onto this mutton snapper sculpture Friday morning. Jenkins is renowned for his copper sculptures and specializes in fish and aquatic work. " align="left" hspace="6" width="145" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <strong>Ed Youngblood</strong></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> <em>Special to the Chronicle</em></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Sitting in Kevin Jenkins&rsquo; Homosassa studio is like lounging at the bottom of the sea. All around and overhead are fish. There are dozens of them, and some are as large as 10 feet in length. But these fish are not flesh and blood. They are made of metal &mdash; the work product of an acclaimed copper sculptor with a worldwide clientele.&nbsp;</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> A forum for local authors http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/forum-local-authors <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1021_authors_fair.jpg" alt="Author Loretta C. Rogers signs her book “Cowgirl Courage” for reader Wylene Head at Saturday’s Local Authors Fair at the Homosassa Public Library. Rogers was one of 16 local authors showcasing their books at the fair." title="Author Loretta C. Rogers signs her book “Cowgirl Courage” for reader Wylene Head at Saturday’s Local Authors Fair at the Homosassa Public Library. Rogers was one of 16 local authors showcasing their books at the fair." align="left" hspace="6" width="113" height="85" /><div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">HOMOSASSA &mdash;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">A dedicated reader of a particular author might never get the opportunity to meet her favorite writer to discuss the books she reads over and over again.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Readers of Citrus County authors were able to get that chance on Saturday during the Fifth Annual Local Author Fair at the Homosassa Public Library.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Chronicle forum Tuesday night at CF http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/chronicle-forum-tuesday-night-cf <div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Citrus County Chronicle&rsquo;s general election candidates forum is at 7 p.m. today at the College of Central Florida in Lecanto. The college is on County Road 491 about 3 miles south of State Road 44. Doors open at 6 p.m.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The forum will feature a debate format for Citrus County Commission District 2 candidates and U.S. House of Representatives District 11&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">candidates.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Dental clinic director forced to resign over confrontation http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/dental-clinic-director-forced-resign-over-confrontation <div id="cke_pastebin"> The executive director of Nature Coast Ministries, which operates the Samaritans dental clinic in Homosassa, is resigning after an angry confrontation with a food pantry volunteer last week in the building shared by charities.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Tom Slagle, who has led Nature Coast Ministries for four years and is also the dental clinic director, is accused of grabbing We Care Food Pantry office manager Nancy Herne last Tuesday afternoon in the Catholic Charities offices.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> COURT DIGEST: Former paramedic offered plea deal in meth case http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/court-digest-former-paramedic-offered-plea-deal-meth-case <div id="cke_pastebin"> Jeffrey Allen Kehr, a former paramedic with Nature Coast EMS, was in court Monday on a variety of drug-related charges.</div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> Panel OKs zoning change http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/panel-oks-zoning-change <div id="cke_pastebin"> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">A new national maintenance company moving to the area that sought a land use designation change from county officials got most of what it wanted.</span></div> <div id="cke_pastebin"> The county&rsquo;s Planning and Development Commission (PDC) voted last week to amend the county&rsquo;s comprehensive plan to designate a former Pontiac-Oldsmobile dealership at 3029 S. Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa, an industrial area. The panel also OK&rsquo;d changing the area&rsquo;s zoning from commercial to light industrial.</div> EDC barbecue visitor http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/edc-barbecue-visitor <img src="http://www.chronicleonline.com/sites/www.chronicleonline.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1021_edc_bbq_stovall.jpg" alt="The Economic Development Council’s barbecue at M&amp;B Dairy in Lecanto brought out a record crowd last Thursday evening, including a former member of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Wide receiver Maurice Stovall, right, came to the barbecue with sports promoter Dave Williams, center. Pictured with them is county business owner Jeff Carnahan. Stovall, who played his college ball at Notre Dame, played for the Bucs from 2006 through 2010. The Tampa resident is currently a free agent. " title="The Economic Development Council’s barbecue at M&amp;B Dairy in Lecanto brought out a record crowd last Thursday evening, including a former member of the Tampa Bay Bucs. Wide receiver Maurice Stovall, right, came to the barbecue with sports promoter Dave Williams, center. Pictured with them is county business owner Jeff Carnahan. Stovall, who played his college ball at Notre Dame, played for the Bucs from 2006 through 2010. The Tampa resident is currently a free agent. " align="left" hspace="6" />