Local News

  • DHS tapped for state pilot program

    Dunnellon High School is venturing into new territory.
    Beginning next fall, Dunnellon High will partner with the College of Central Florida to implement Florida’s 12th Grade College Success Academies.
    As one of 21 pilot school’s statewide, Dunnellon will be able to provide seniors the opportunity to take remedial college courses while still in high school, allowing students the chance “to get those courses out of the way while also meeting graduation requirements,” said Michelle Lewis, principal at Dunnellon High.

  • 03/31/2011 Sports Briefs

    Annie W. Johnson golf tournament set
    The ninth annual Annie W. Johnson four-person scramble golf outing will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 16. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Juliette Falls Golf and Country Club, 6933 S.W. 179Ave., Dunnellon.
    A $75 entry fee per golfer includes a round of golf, lunch, team prizes and closest-to-the-pin prizes. Proceeds from the event benefit Annie W. Johnson Senior and Family Service Center.
    Registration forms and sponsorship information is available by contacting Annie W. Johnson Center at

  • DHS track competes at North Marion

    Story by Liz Woodward

  • Lady Tigers shake off rust

    The Dunnellon High School softball came out hot after Spring Break.
    Well, at least they did when it really mattered.
    On Tuesday, March 22, Dunnellon hosted Riverdale, Tenn., in an exhibition game. It wasn’t the prettiest outcome for Dunnellon either, as the Lady Tigers never got anything their offense going, collecting just two hits in a 5-0 loss.

  • Baseball squad posts 5th straight victory

    The Dunnellon High School baseball team appears to be finding its stride as the Tigers continue their pursuit of a district title.
    Dunnellon swept its three games last week, knocking off district foes Gainesville Eastside, 11-1, on Tuesday, March 22, and Lake Weir, 9-3, on Wednesday, March 23. In the Tigers’ toughest test of the week, Dunnellon slipped past Class 5A Middleburg, 4-3, Friday, March 25, at home.

  • DHS star signs with Mars Hill

    Patrick Lavan knew he wanted to play football at the next level.
    It was just a matter of where for the Dunnellon High School senior.
    He answered that question recently, committing to play at Mars College in Ashville, N.C. The Lions, an NCAA Division II program, compete in the South Atlantic Conference. A year ago, Mars finished fifth in the eight-team conference. The Lions were 5-6 overall and 3-4 in league competition.

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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.