Local News

  • Police to accept unwanted prescription drugs

    The Dunnellon Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Those wishing to can drop off their unwanted medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Dunnellon Police Department at 12014 S. Williams St. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

  • Authorities capture suspect in chase

    A 20-year-old Dunnellon man faces several charges, including fleeing and eluding, after leading Marion County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase that reached speeds of up to 110 mph along State Road 40 and U.S. 41 into Chatmire early Monday morning.
    Eric D. Humbert Jr. was charged with fleeing and eluding, resisting without violence, possession of marijuana, less than 20 grams, and driving without a valid driver’s license.

  • Fall fare

    Get ready for a masked invasion of tots in tiaras; ghouls and goblins; princesses, pirates; superheroes or everyday heroes.
    It’s Halloween; and with it comes the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Trail of Treaters, which will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, Halloween Night. And if you’re looking for more than just candy, there’s plenty in the area from the Soffe family “Haunted House” to the inaugural Haunted Trail Walks at Rainbow Springs State Park.

  • Former city employee, councilwoman Young dies

    Current City Clerk Dawn Bowne recalls the first time she ever got into “trouble” as a city employee.
    Bowne was cross-training with Ann Young, who was about to retire as assistant city clerk, a position which Bowne was slated to take over. During the transition period, Bowne was learning the ropes in employee payroll. The city had just made the transition to printed checks, having replaced the longtime era of handwriting employee checks.
    There was a space where whoever did payroll checks could make a note, Bowne said.

  • Church to host Creation Seminar

  • Chicas sets pace; posts another win

    * Story by Chris Smith *

  • Volleyball teams net victories vs. North Marion

    * Story by Lizzy Wright *


    HOMOSASSA — Dunnellon junior Ryan Molloy fired an 89 at the District 1A-8 boys golf tournament on Monday to qualify for next Monday’s regional tournament at Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club in Ocala.
    “It feels great to be able to move on and represent Dunnellon High School at regional,” Molloy said. “I feel like I’m going to do well and have a chance to move on (to state).”

  • Tigers’ JV falls to Celtics

    * Story by Amanda Barney *

    “What counts in sports is not the victory, but the magnificence of the struggle.”
    — Joe Paterno, Penn State head football coach

  • Tigers aim to get back on track against Rattlers

    For the better part of two weeks now, the Dunnellon High School football team has had to deal with the fallout of its performance against Santa Fe in a key District 5A-5 tilt.
    In the game, Oct. 7, the Tigers turned the ball over five times, including three in the fourth quarter of a 21-7 loss. The loss snapped Dunnellon’s 15-game district winning streak, putting the Tigers behind “the eight ball” in their bid to reach the playoffs.