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  • FAA OKs aerobatic waiver

    Seven months ago, the Federal Aviation Administration grounded Mark Steward, negating him from using his aerobatic waiver at the Dunnellon-Marion County Airport.
    That’s no longer the case.
    On Wednesday, March 23, the FAA approved Stewart’s request for a new aerobatic waiver at the airport. According to the wavier, the aerobatic box covers 1-nautical-mile in circumference. Stewart must not fly below 1,500 feet and the ceiling for his flights is 4,000 feet.

  • Legislative decisions could effect city budget

    If a few state lawmakers get their wish this legislative session in an attempt to ban the use of red-light cameras, the impact will not only be felt throughout the state, but Dunnellon as well.
    Approved for use in September 2010, the City Council also approved a budget increase of a little more than 40 percent, from $3,281.073 to more than $4.5, based on projected net revenues of $700,000 from citations issued for running red lights.

  • Boomtown organizers book bands

    Dunnellon is preparing for a modern-day “boom.”
    The annual Dunnellon Boomtown Days, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, is a family-friendly event. Organizers have currently lined up several bands to perform during the event.
    Generations has been performing in West Central Florida since 2007.  Performing at numerous corporate special events, weddings, bars, parties and top night clubs, Generations has established themselves as one of the areas top bands.

  • 03/24/2011 Sports Events

    Relay for Life golf tourney slated
    Rainbow’s End Golf Club will host the inaugural American Cancer Society Golf Tournament to benefit Relay for Life.
    The tournament will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 26, with a shotgun start.
    Entry fee is $30 per person.This is 9-hole tournament.For more information or to sign-up, call 489-4566.

  • Hurricanes rock Little League tournament

    CRYSTAL RIVER — Dunnellon Little League made its presence known at the District 15 Major Girls softball jamboree during the weekend at the Bicentennial Field in Crystal River.
    The Dunnellon Hurricanes, despite being the lone team from Dunnellon Little League to participate in the event, represented the league well.


    Caylee Underwood faced a daunting task entering the season for the Dunnellon High School girls’ softball team.
    Not only was the four-year starter switching positions, but she was replacing Kasey Fagan, a national player of the year winner, and Haley Fagan, a junior who has already verbally committed to the University of Florida, at one of the toughest positions on the field – third base. Haley has had to make the switch to the pitcher’s circle, replacing Kasey as the team’s No. 1 ace.

  • Tiger baseball roars back at tourney

    If the Dunnellon High School baseball team were to use the Sarasota Baseball Classic as a measuring stick, the Tigers would find they stand pretty tall against bigger competition.
    Dunnellon posted a 2-2 mark in the four-day tournament, losing its first games of the event, but closing out with two consecutive victories in the Elite Division.
    The Tigers dropped games against Bishop Verot, 7-0, a Class 3A private school in Fort Myers, and West Boca, 12-1, a Class 6A squad from Boca.

  • Decades of dedication

    Kiwanians — past, present and, perhaps, future — came from near and far Monday night at the Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club to celebrate.
    And there was plenty of reason to have a party.
    The Kiwanis Club of Dunnellon was marking its 30th anniversary of serving the youth of the Dunnellon community.
    Currently, the club is 25 members strong, which continues carrying on the organization’s long and storied history. In the past, the club has had up to 65

  • Red-light cameras spark outrage

    It was supposed to be a civil meeting, designed to gather as much information about the red-light cameras as possible.
    “We need to know what we’re going to do at the end of the meeting,” said William Gesick, who moderated the meeting. “Can we have an open, honest line of communication? Most importantly, we have to do it with mutual respect. We may agree to disagree.”