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    In the biggest meet of the season thus far for the Dunnellon High School swimming teams, Kenny Kruger made the biggest statement.
    The senior won first place in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:08.11 and finished second in the 500 freestyle with a time of 6:12.06 Saturday, pacing the Tigers’ boys swimming team to a fifth-place finish with 112 points at the Marion County Interscholastic Swimming Meet at the Newton A. Perry Aquatic Center on the campus of the College of Central Florida

  • Varsity squad sinks Nature Coast, 22-18

    BROOKSVILLE —With an offense designed to grind out long drives and control the clock, the Dunnellon High School football team went to its playback in search of a big play Friday night at the Shark Tank in a 22-18 victory against Nature Coast Tech.

  • Dunnellon JV slips past Columbia, 18-16

    * Story by Amanda Barney *

  • Dunnellon golfers enjoy success on the course

    * Story by Rachel Horne *

  • Setting the tone

    * Story by Lizzy Wright *

  • City presents Greenlight Communications budget

    The Dunnellon City Council finally got a glimpse of the proposed budget for Greenlight Dunnellon Communications, the much anticipated enterprise operation the city has been steadily preparing to launch sometime this year, Monday during a budget workshop.
    Officials are proposing a budget of $2,749,218 for initiative, and part of the tentative funds will be used to pay back $747,123 of bond obligations.

  • Officials not likely to cut millage rate

    Residents and business owners hoping for a lower tax bill this year will have to wait another year as the Dunnellon City Council approved the tentative millage rate Monday night at its first public hearing, opting to stick with what officials call a “roll back” rate of 7.1408 mills.

  • Man faces charges of drug possesion

    A 27-year-old Dunnellon man faces two counts of possession of drugs after authorities conducted a traffic stop Saturday night on his vehicle.

  • Mangold accepts plea deal

    A 34-year-old business owner reached a plea deal with the State Attorney’s Office Wednesday, Sept. 7, in relation to charges from a May 9 incident at Circle K in Dunnellon.
    Jesse Mangold, of Citrus Springs, who was charged with driving under the influence and two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, accepted a deal requiring him to serve 30 days in jail and pay a $2,901 fine.


    As the sun faded along the horizon Saturday night, the memories of Sept. 11, 2001, rose in the hearts and minds of those attending the 9/11 Celebration of Life and Remembrance Ceremony at American Legion Post 58.
    There, post officials honored those who lost their lives that fateful September morning as well as those in the U.S. Armed Forces, who have given their lives in pursuit of the terrorists who struck the United States.