Local News

  • Tigers end season with Final Four loss

  • Traffic light planned for Holder

    Southbound motorists in Dunnellon seeing a Florida Department of Transportation on a construction project might not see the actual roadwork.

    The sign, which is located in the southbound lane of U.S. 41 at the McKinney Street intersection, advises motorists of construction in Citrus County, and not at the county line.

    Those traveling U.S. 41 to Inverness will see the bulk of the project.

    In Holder, the project centers around the four-way stop and the intersection of U.S. 41 and County Road 491.

  • Dinnellon police rescue fawn

    Man kicks and punches

    other man in head

    On April 23, two men got into an argument that turned physical at a residence on N.W. 13th Street. A 25-year-old man began punching another man in the head and face, according to a sheriff’s report. The victim tried to grab him to keep him from punching him, but was thrown on the floor and was kicked repeatedly in the head. A witness walked into the room during the altercation and stopped the fight.

  • City's river agreement draws lawsuit

  • Annie Johnson Thrift Store open today at new location

    The Annie Johnson Thrift Store moved across the river this week, from South Dunnellon and Citrus County into Dunnellon’s historic district, settling into more space and adding a new look. It also left behind part of its name.

    To be known now as the Annie Johnson Thrift Store instead of the Annie Johnson This & That Thrift Store, the volunteers who work at the shop also want to leave behind the negative image that is imbedded in the minds of some concerning the facility.

  • Police Report - Sept. 3, 2009

    Marion County

    Dog bites

    A loose dog indentified as a golden retriever bit at least two people, one adult and one juve-nile last Sunday afternoon in the 20000 block of SW Honeysuckle St., Dunnellon. One per-son required medical treatment. County animal control took pos-session of the dog and will be investigating.

    Domestic battery

  • Explore the sinkhole at Lake Eaton

  • Police Logs - April 2, 2009

    Police/Sheriff’s Office

    Beverly Hills man

    charged with drugs

    While watching traffic in the Chatmire area on March 24, a sheriff’s deputy noticed a black and white Ford Crown Victoria with an inoperable taillight.

    When the car was stopped, a suspected crack cocaine pipe was in plain view on the driver’s seat floorboard, according to a sheriff’s report. The pipe tested positive for the presence of cocaine.

  • Marion County

    Sheriff’s Office

    Man charged

    with battery

    On Jan. 2, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office arrived at a home at the 19000 block of S.W. Eagles Drive regarding a 911 hang-up call. When pulling up to the home, a deputy saw a man getting into a silver pickup and attempting to leave the area. In the meantime, a woman began to yell that the man had hit her.

    Torry F. White Sr., 32, of Chiefland, was arrested and charged with simple domestic battery. He was taken to the Marion County Jail.

    Woman with warrant

  • Dunnellon volleyball gets first win

    Tamika Smith was wearing that familiar smile.

    It’s the one an athlete wears when his or her team has won a game and the contest wasn’t even that much of a sweat.

    The 5-foot-7 Dunnellon High senior hitter played an important role as the Tigers volleyball team won its first match of the season. They beat North Marion High 25-21, 25-13. 25-13 at the Tigers gym. Dunnellon is now 1-2 for the season.

    Smith had six kills, two blocks and nine service points. She even served the final six points in the third game to end the contest.