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  • Dunnellon Relay kicks off season

    When the Dunnellon Relay for Life kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday at Dunnellon High School, those gathered will not only be sending a message about their quest to help find a cure for cancer, they’ll also be setting the pace for Marion County.
    Dunnellon will be the first of six Relay for Life events countywide, said Jennifer Brannon, community representative for the Marion County chapter of the American Cancer Society.

  • Memorable salute

    It’s been almost 18 months since Kevin Brinson lost his two-year battle with cancer.
    So even Cyndi Brinson isn’t sure how her and her family’s emotions will be when they take their first step Friday night at Relay for Life.
    For Cyndi and her three children, Caleb, Jesse and Abbey Gracy, it’s the first time they’ll have participated in Relay for Life. Secondly, this year’s Relay for Life at Dunnellon High is in honor of Kevin.

  • Lady Tigers fall short in tournament finale

    Prom got the better of the Dunnellon High School softball team Saturday at the Doc For Life Tournament at Belleview High School.

  • Tigers roar at Pepsi Relays

    Story by Liz Woodward

  • Baseball squad in driver’s seat for top seed

    Connor Hannah broke out of a hitting slump in a big way Friday night at Mike Payne Field.
    The Dunnellon High slugger broke a 3-all tie in the bottom of the sixth, belting a two-out solo homer against North Marion as the Tigers’ Forrest Wheeler added a two-run single to cap the inning and led their team to a 6-3 victory in a crucial District 4A-5 showdown.

  • Animals available for adoption

    Available: 36 animals neglected and abused in the past year.
    Wanted: Good homes for the variety of pets.
    Starting at 10 a.m. today, Marion County Animal Services will begin allowing the animals seized from Penelope and Gina Walker’s possession, and now in the state’s custody, to be put up for adoption. The facility at 5701 S.E. 66th St. in Ocala, closes at 5:15.
    According to Animal Services, potential adopters:
    -- Can adopt a maximum of two animals per household.

  • 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.