Local News

  • Cameras ‘red’ hot issue

    This time, citizens brought their disdain for the city’s use of red-light cameras to City Hall.
    They’ll get their chance to address the issue again and, hopefully, get the information they want and answers to their questions. The City Council voted to host a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at City Hall.
    Dozens of residents packed the council chambers Monday night for the regular council meeting, and prior to the start of the meeting had engaged Mayor Fred Ward about the use of the controversial cameras in the city.

  • Lady Tigers topple three county rivals

    For the third straight season, the Dunnellon High School softball clinched the top spot in the district tournament.
    But the Lady Tigers’ will have to wait for a shot at the playoffs with two regular season games remaining on the slate.

  • Track standouts win county titles

    Story by Liz Woodward

  • Baseball picks up two victories

    Dunnellon High won two of three games this past week as the Tigers watched their seven-game winning streak come to a halt, thanks to Vanguard.
    The Wildcats shutout Dunnellon, 8-0, sweeping the two-game series. The loss ended Dunnellon’s winning streak, which included two wins at the Sarasota Baseball Classic. Snapped seven-game winning streak

  • Seized animals get new homes

    Ceyenne has a new home.
    So do Oliver and Blaze, a pair of donkeys who are brothers, Jo Jo, the African Grey, and the goats.
    Amber, the golden retriever, as well as the many other animals seized from Penelope and Gina Walker’s possession Feb. 25 in the Rainbow Square Plaza at 11352 N. Williams St., continue to wait for new homes.


    Dunnellon isn’t turning back the clock as it prepares to celebrate its storied past.
    Now organizers of the annual Boomtown Days Dunnellon are instead preparing for a weekend party.
    Boomtown Days Dunnellon kicks off at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Historic District, ending at 6 p.m., but it will pick up at 10 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. Sunday.
    This year’s festival has plenty to offer, Steve Tyree, committee chairman said.


    A sparkling tiara and title of Queen of the Rainbow is up for grabs Sunday afternoon at the 59th annual Queen of the Rainbow pageant during Boomtown Days.
    The pageant starts at 1 p.m. on Stage 1, which is in the shady area between Michael Evans, P.A. office and First Realty Centennial Park by City Landing.
    The Queen of the Rainbow will be Sunday; however, Friday night, the contestants will perform a Boom or Bust dance in honor of Boomtown Kickoff.

  • Walking tall

    The fight against cancer has gone universal.
    A trio of storm troopers, decked out in full battle armor, joined the fray in the battle to find a cure for cancer Friday night at Dunnellon High School at Relay for Life Dunnellon.
    Despite the attention they garnered from the plethora of “Star Wars” fans who gathered to raise funds for American Society, the focus of what those who come together was still at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

  • Ready, set, Boom!

    Boomtown Days Dunnellon 2011 is just nine days away, as the annual event will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in Downtown Dunnellon.

  • Torch Run set for journey Tuesday

    The flame carries on.
    For the second straight year, officers and staff from Dunnellon Police Department, as well as members of the community, will participate in the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
    Registration starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Walmart. The run will begin at 4:45 and start at Walmart and end at City Hall. However, a group of walkers will take the torch and depart at 5 p.m. from Walmart and make their way toward City Hall.