Local News

  • Fireman battled blaze at unoccupied home

    Dunnellon Fire Rescue was the first on scene for a Tuesday morning house fire at 2819 Eel Point, just off Cypress Dr, in the Citrus County side of Dunnellon. Sonia Starkey said her husband noticed the unoccupied home was on fire as he came home from work at around 7:45 a.m.  They called 9-1-1 and several Citrus County stations responded. Troy Slattery from the Dunnellon Fire Rescue said the home was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived.

  • Union, city agree; ‘times are tough’

    Dunnellon’s budget situation did not leave much room for negotiation with the police force bargaining unit.

    With red ink rising at City Hall and the recession continuing, both sides seemed content last month with some minor contract changes.

    “The union is on the same planet as everyone else,” said Stephen Micciche, negotiator for the Coastal Florida PBA, which represents Dunnellon police officers. “We understand the economic times.”

  • Arrests made near City Hall

    Numerous patrols cars • marked and unmarked • took over Dunnellon City Hall parking lot the morning of Sept. 9.

    Officers could be seen thoroughly searching a white Jeep Cherokee with three or more suspects being held in nearby squad cars.

    The operation lasted more than two hours, resulting in at least three arrests, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

  • With 2 wins, Tigers open at home

    The Dunnellon High School football team plays its first home of the season against North Marion on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

    Last week the Tigers beat West Port for their second straight win.

    Running back Bubba Black helped start his team’s dominance over West Port.

    Utility star Terrence Brooks and quarterback Cody Underwood finished it.

    Those three achievers on the Tiger offense helped an unforgiving Dunnellon defense blank a West Port squad for three-and-a-half quarters on Friday night for a 42-7 victory.

  • Dunnellon church burglary suspect caught on tape








  • City facing costly legal claims

    Two legal claims against Dunnellon could result in a financial burden to property owners.

    The city council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18 to determine its initial response.

    The city has been served with two claims filed under the Bert J. Harris Jr. Private Property Rights Protection Act.

  • Tigers start regular play at Lecanto

    Dunnellon plays at Lecanto at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4 in the regular season opener.

    Dunnellon’s exhibition game at Belleview was only a half-game, but that did not prevent the Tigers’ Terrence Brooks from putting in a full night’s work.

    The Tigers rode a 41-yard touchdown catch and an 85-yard kickoff return by Brooks for a 14-13 win over the Belleview Rattlers last Friday in the teams’ preseason game.

  • County issues rabies alert for Rainbow Lakes Estates

    The Marion County Health Department Director has issued rabies alert for a location within Rainbow Lakes Estates.

     All residents, especially one in the immediate area of the alert, are asked to maintain a heightened awareness that rabies is active in this county.

  • Kenny withdraws from city council race

  • Watch for school buses, students and bicycles


    It’s time to start thinking about school buses and students riding bicycles, walking to and from school, or waiting at bus stops and of course school zones. School starts Monday, Aug. 24 in Dunnellon and the rest of Marion County.