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Lecanto High School art students chosen to represent Florida for National Christmas Tree  Citrus County Chronicle

Of all the schools in Florida, Lecanto High School was chosen to represent the state this year by creating ornaments that will accompany the 2018 National ...

Back to school: District slates Open House and Meet the Teacher dates  Citrus County Chronicle

These are the dates for Open House and Meet the Teacher events to begin the 2019-20 school year. They are provided courtesy of the Citrus County School ...

Graduating LHS Panthers pounce towards their future  Citrus County Chronicle

As Thursday evening's breeze-laden temperatures dwindled just under the 90s, 360 gleaming green-and-gold Lecanto High School panthers glided across the ...

Lecanto offense produces big plays against Citrus | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — Lecanto turned short plays into long gains to beat an initially sluggish Citrus team 20-6 in flag football Tuesday.

Student agrees to serve probation, forfeit firearms for posting school-shooting threat  Citrus County Chronicle

If Conner Nee wanted to walk out of court Thursday with only probation, prosecutors and a judge had two demands: He must sign away his right to own firearms, ...

As school year approaches, guardians and district prepare for new era in school safety  Citrus County Chronicle

Citrus County School District guardian A. Ramos pushes the classroom door open with his black-and-blue training sidearm drawn, aimed down an empty ...

School district keeps its 'B', elementary schools improve  Citrus County Chronicle

Citrus County's elementary schools made a rebound from last year but student-performance across the school district remained about the same, annual school ...

Student accused of posting school-shooting threat on Snapchat gets more time to decide whether to fight charges  Citrus County Chronicle

Conner Nee, the teenage Citrus Springs boy accused of making a school-shooting threat against a middle school, will get a little longer to decide if he wants to ...

On Senior Night, Lecanto pins county rival Citrus  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — It was only fitting on Senior Night for the Lecanto wrestling team that a senior clinched a 42-36 dual-meet victory over county-rival Citrus.

Renaissance Center evacuated following bomb threat; district says threat not legitimate  Citrus County Chronicle

The Renaissance Center was evacuated Tuesday morning after someone called in a bomb threat to 911, according to the Citrus County School District.

'Pomp and Circumstance' and smiles all around as the CREST class of 2019 graduates  Citrus County Chronicle

But all 15 members of the CREST class of 2019 were eager to turn their tassels as graduates at the graduation ceremony at the Citrus Resource for Exceptional ...

School district working out first-of-year busing issues, route times, overcrowding  Citrus County Chronicle

The Citrus County School District's busing *service* is asking parents to be patient and proactive as it irons out slow routes and overcrowded buses.

Local student arrested in connection with school shooting threat  Citrus County Chronicle

A Lecanto High School student from Dunnellon was arrested Thursday morning after he confessed to sharing a school shooting threat on a social media app ...

Girls soccer titles are up for grabs | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

Lecanto is coming off a record season that took it to the final four of the state playoffs, with hopes of surpassing that journey as the latest girls soccer campaign.

Vote For Me: Lecanto High School Senior Makes A Bid For Citrus County School Board  WUSF News

Florida students have not shied away from debating public policy since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Now, some are taking it a.

A legacy of education: Last of the Weavers graduates from Lecanto  Citrus County Chronicle

Madison Weaver is proud of her family name. Growing up, she was surrounded by her great-grandfather's legacy — literally. Roger Weaver, her ...

Pirates win a heart-pounder at Lecanto | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — A great high school basketball game.

Lecanto Wawa opens to huge crowds | Local News  Citrus County Chronicle

By 8 a.m., a line of about 200 people was wrapped around the new Wawa store in Lecanto waiting for the doors to open.

Citrus holds off Lecanto rally, 6-4 | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — The first tour through the district certainly didn't go as Citrus would have liked.

Student attempts suicide in Lecanto High School classroom  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

LECANTO (FOX 13) - A high school English class was interrupted by a student's apparent suicide attempt Tuesday, a "horrific event" that stunned his classmates ...

Citrus retains 'B' grade; schools see slightly more losses than gains  Citrus County Chronicle

Citrus County's elementary schools suffered the greatest setbacks of all the schools in the district, according to school-grade data released Wednesday ...

Student who made school shooting threat to decide on either change of plea or trial date  Citrus County Chronicle

Circuit Court Judge Richard “Ric” Howard had a couple questions for Conner Nee, the teenage Citrus Springs boy accused of making a school-shooting threat ...

School district investigation finds principal sent inappropriate text messages to teacher  Citrus County Chronicle

Former Lecanto Middle School principal Brian Lancaster will resume teaching duties after resigning during an investigation into allegations of unprofessional ...

Mother of teen who made school-shooting threat takes plea deal for hiding guns from police  Citrus County Chronicle

Nancy York, the Citrus Springs woman who hid from police firearms that were used as props in a school-shooting threat her son allegedly made on a social ...

Crystal River High School junior elected governor at Girls State  Citrus County Chronicle

Haley Campbell, a Crystal River High School junior, was elected governor at the 73rd session of Girls State.

LMS to present 'Thoroughly Modern Millie JR' | Education  Citrus County Chronicle

Lecanto Middle School proudly presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie JR” to the community of Citrus County and surrounding areas.

District science fair winners named | Local News  Citrus County Chronicle

On Jan 29, the Citrus Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CRSEF) was held in the Citrus County Auditorium in Inverness.

In Citrus, fight against food insecurity a year-round battle  Citrus County Chronicle

School is out, and that means that some children in Citrus County are without food.

Another Paprzycki in the classroom | Local News  Citrus County Chronicle

Rebekah Paprzycki, a former Citrus Springs Middle School student, six years ago said what she thought was her last goodbye to the school.

District's model program enhances student safety | Editorials  Citrus County Chronicle

THE ISSUE: Guardian program. OUR OPINION: A necessary layer of added protection. Since the horrific murder of students at Columbine High School 20 years ...

Next school year's SRO contract nearing completion, officials say  Citrus County Chronicle

Editor's Note: This story was changed to show that the AES board did vote to replace its school's SRO with a guardian.

Golfers get into the swing of things | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

Despite Mother Nature's best efforts, the boys and girls golf season is in fact underway — whether you're a coach entering his 22nd year like Doug Warren for ...

LHS senior awarded Gator Club scholarship  Citrus County Chronicle

This year, the 2019-20 Citrus County Gator Club's (CCGC) Charles R. Bellamy Endowment Fund Scholarship has been awarded to Kodi Ann Kolasa. The $1500 ...

VIDEO: Lecanto High students give Lady Panthers deafening send-off as they head to state semifinals  Citrus County Chronicle

The Lecanto High School girls soccer team got a big send-off Thursday as they head to Gulf Breeze in the Panhandle to play in the Class 3A state semifinals, ...

Defensive gems help Hurricanes hold off Tigers  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — One gritty pitching performance, two spectacular catches and one thrilling upset propelled Citrus past Dunnellon 5-4 in the District 6A-6 softball ...

Hernando, Citrus County Schools form Gulf Coast 8 Conference  Hernando Sun

Hernando and Citrus county high schools have formed the Gulf Coast 8 Conference. The new conference will include the eight public high schools from the two ...

Citrus High School to host 25th marching band competition  Citrus County Chronicle

For some things, you just have to be there to appreciate them fully. Such is the case for the flamboyant audio-visual buffet of sensory stimuli to be served up at.

Memorial Day services planned around county | Local News  Citrus County Chronicle

Several Memorial Day ceremonies are planned throughout Citrus County to honor those who died in *service* to the United States.

'A' grade for school district's IB program | Editorials  Citrus County Chronicle

THE ISSUE: 10 years of IB in Citrus. OUR OPINION: Program has been resounding success. Citrus County's students are fortunate to have the opportunity to ...

Wolf Pack beats Lecanto late | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — Last year's winless season for Lecanto High School was peppered with the Panthers on the wrong end of several big shutouts, but coach Greg ...

County girls basketball squads have sights set on improvement  Citrus County Chronicle

Rebounding — it's a major part of basketball. It's certainly something this county could use when talking high school girls basketball.

Citrus County says goodbye to Ray Darling, veteran of three wars, champion of children  Citrus County Chronicle

On Friday, Ret. Army Col. Ray Darling was laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, one of the rare veterans of three 20th-century wars: World War II, ...

High school juniors head to Tallahassee for Girls State  Citrus County Chronicle

Six dynamic Citrus County high school juniors left June 5 to attend Girls state in Tallahassee at Florida State University. They were chosen to attend Girls State ...

Provost scores twice, Citrus wins 4-1 over Lecanto | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — With more than half the 2017-18 season already in the books, the Citrus Hurricanes continue to make a case for themselves as the best boys prep ...

Lecanto girls soccer team pulls away late | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — They didn't play their best soccer, but the Lecanto girls soccer team stuck to its game and defeated Pine Ridge 5-2 Tuesday to remain undefeated ...

Crystal River High team victors of SOWW Environmental Jeopardy  Citrus County Chronicle

With a bold wager on the final question of the Keep Citrus County Beautiful Save Our Waters Week (SOWW) Environmental Jeopardy competition, the Crystal ...

Schools see highs, lows in 2017 | Local News  Citrus County Chronicle

Every year has ups and downs, and 2017 was no different for Citrus County schools. In a year marked by legislators taking potshots at public education, Citrus ...

Colors for CASA | Education  Citrus County Chronicle

Begun in 2013 as a simple *service* project at Lecanto High School, Colors for CASA has seen its membership double from 23 to 46 students dedicated to ...

Week in Review, March 5 to 9: Teacher removed, Pudgee's returns, a fragile life remembered  Citrus County Chronicle

Monday: Although she claimed it was satire, Crystal River Middle School social studies teacher Dayanna Volitich was removed from the classroom as part of a ...

Snoopy? How rising star Miles Teller, a Lecanto High grad, found acting (w/video)

Maybe if Beth Bedee weren't so pretty, Miles Teller wouldn't be a movie star. Teller, earning Oscar buzz for his new movie Whiplash, would've kept playing ...

After promotion, CCSO's Justin Ferrara ready for 'major' responsibilities  Citrus County Chronicle

When Citrus County Sheriff Mike Prendergast handpicked the 26-year lawman Justin Ferrara to command his agency's Bureau of Law Enforcement Operations ...

2018 Golden Citrus Scholars recognized | Education  Citrus County Chronicle

Two dozen of Citrus County's most accomplished students' efforts were recognized Thursday night at the annual Golden Citrus Scholars event.

The Week in Review: Storm forms, separate fires claim young woman's life, homes and pets  Citrus County Chronicle

Some of the most popular stories from the week that was:

Visionary group asks, 'What will Citrus hold for kids in 2030?'  Citrus County Chronicle

When the founding members of Citrus 20/20 were envisioning the county's future in the mid 1990s, they turned to the generation that would be living it.

Ten seniors receive Elks Student of the Month awards  Citrus County Chronicle

This fall, 10 Lecanto High School seniors were chosen to receive the Elks Student of the Month awards based on their achievements in and out of school.

The Villages holds Lecanto to negative yards in 35-0 thrashing  Daily Commercial

THE VILLAGES – The tradition for The Villages football team is that whenever they earn a shutout on the field, the players are rewarded with doughnuts on ...

High school football: New Dwyer head coach McKinley Rolle says past issues addressed during hiring process  Palm Beach Post

PALM BEACH GARDENS — New Dwyer head football coach McKinley Rolle's resume includes several impressive coaching feats, but also contains issues at ...

Citrus takes county boys weightlifting title | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — At the end of a smooth, 2 1/2-hour County Championship hosted by Lecanto High School on Wednesday, the Citrus boys weightlifting team earned ...

Panthers defeat Citrus on final play of the game  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — With time expiring, Trinity Keeran threw a shovel pass to Dallas Inman to give Lecanto the 12-6 win over Citrus in flag football Thursday.

Wendy's set to open in Lecanto | Local News  Citrus County Chronicle

The grand opening of the new Lecanto Wendy's is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Take Stock in Children honors participants | Education  Citrus County Chronicle

Eight program scholars graduate in 2018. Take Stock in Children graduated eight student scholars from three of Citrus County's high schools in May.

Vote For Me: Crystal River High School Junior Makes A Bid For Citrus County School Board  WUSF News

After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida students have not shied away from debating public policy.

Citrus Empty Bowls | Calendar  Citrus County Chronicle

The Citrus Empty Bowls fundraiser to benefit the Community Food Bank will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Crystal Harley Davidson pavilion.

County, school district, sheriff reach deal on SRO program, commissioner says  Citrus County Chronicle

The county, school district and Sheriff Mike Prendergast reached a tentative agreement Monday morning that settles the school resource officer dispute, county ...

Lecanto earns first win over Citrus since 2013 | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — For the current members of Lecanto's boys basketball team, success has certainly been fleeting.

Women of Sugarmill Woods tap 2019 scholars | Lifestyle  Citrus County Chronicle

April is a big month for members of the Women of Sugarmill Woods as they crowded into the clubhouse dining room to hold the club's annual scholarship ...

Education foundation awards grants to local teachers | Local News  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — County teachers set forth to bring creativity back into the classroom Thursday night, thanks to the Citrus County Education Foundation (CCEF).

Panthers take back the Bat | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

Senior Cole Mann fielded the grounder and made the long throw to first, recording a final out he and his classmates had waited for their entire prep careers.

Florida High School Student Shot Himself In Front Of Classmates, Survives  RISE NEWS

A Florida high school student is in critical condition at a Tampa area hospital after he shot himself in front of other students in class Tuesday. According to the ...

'We will never forget': County comes together to honor veterans and sacrifice  Citrus County Chronicle

When Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4337 bore the United States flag, the flag for prisoners of war, and flag of their post, veterans young and old rose to their.

Educator, boat captain, singer/songwriter: Talented teacher wears many hats  Citrus County Chronicle

Suzie Martin, also known as “Capt. Suzie,” teaches eighth-grade language arts (English), but also has several other talents besides being a popular teacher at ...

Hensley wins Citrus Invitational | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

INVERNESS — By the half-mile mark, Saturday morning's boys' cross country footrace at Whispering Pines Park had been decided.

County tabs Homosassa woman for veterans service officer  Citrus County Chronicle

A Homosassa woman who spent five years in the Florida Army National Guard is Citrus County's new veterans *service* officer.

SECO announces 2019 scholarship awardees  Daily Commercial

SUMTERVILLE — SECO Energy recently announced the recipients of this year's SECO scholarship and will be hosting a celebratory event for the recipients and ...

Pirates stun Sharks on Helmdach buzzer-beater | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — Ryan Helmdach laughed at the question, and admitted no, he probably wouldn't get much sleep Friday night.

Dwyer hires former Wildwood coach McKinley Rolle to replace Jack Daniels as football coach  Sun Sentinel

Dwyer went outside of Palm Beach County to replace a local coaching legend. The Panthers on Friday announced the hire of former Wildwood coach McKinley ...

Leopards maul Panthers | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

INVERNESS — What does it look like when a Lecanto football team that recently earned its first win in 13 games hosts the reigning District 5A-7 champs in ...

Two Citrus County high school students running for school board  ABC Action News

Two local teens are trying to make a difference by running for a seat on the Citrus County School Board.

Paralyzed Lecanto woman walks again with the help of a spinal cord implant — and makes history  Citrus County Chronicle

Kelly Thomas gripped her walker and, with the help of two trainers, she moved her right leg forward one step.

Dogs that killed goats are 'dangerous', official rules  Citrus County Chronicle

The dogs that killed five goats in Lecanto are dangerous and should be kept in a secure kennel if they are ever to leave the Citrus County Animal Shelter, ...

Former Dwyer football coach Jack Daniels honored by North Palm Beach Council  Palm Beach Post

The two-time state championship-winning coach received a commendation during a Council meeting last Thursday. NORTH PALM BEACH — Jack Daniels' ...

Dirty Dining: Live rats, roaches discovered in dozens of local school cafeterias, concession stands  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

Dozens of area school cafeterias and concession stands are failing to make the grade with reports of live roaches, rats and rodent droppings, but a Dirty Dining ...

SRO deputy enjoys interaction with students | Education  Citrus County Chronicle

Citrus County Sheriff's Deputy Dan Weaks has been a school resource officer for eight years, all at Lecanto High School. He graduated from Crystal River High ...

Dwyer names McKinley Rolle to replace Jack Daniels as head football coach  Palm Beach Post

He turned around Wildwood Middle High in 2017 and is older brother to former FSU and NFL defensive back Myron Rolle. Dwyer football, led for the past 23 ...

Cinderella's closet gears up for prom  Citrus County Chronicle

With a dash of magic and a hefty dose of love, the 11th annual Cinderella's Closet is set to give every princess a special prom.

Drone park takes flight | Local News  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — If you love flying quadcopters, this is great news: Citrus County now has the first designated drone park in the state.

In school board race, different generations see different needs  Citrus County Chronicle

Some divisions in the race for the Citrus County School Board's District 5 seat are obvious: two teenage candidates, two retired candidates.

Women of Sugarmill Woods honor scholars | Education  Citrus County Chronicle

Members of the Women of Sugarmill Woods proudly hosted their annual scholarship luncheon and introduced 11 young adults ready to pursue their dreams.

Postscript: Alec McMurray: A super-sized guy with an even bigger heart  Citrus County Chronicle

You knew when Alec McMurray walked into a room — all 6-foot, 4-inches and 274 pounds of him.

YMCA program teaches leadership with service | Education  Citrus County Chronicle

Debate ideas, not people.” Is this the new direction of the Florida Legislature? Perhaps a new initiative of the Republican Party? The Democratic Party? Could it ...

Sloppy start to season for Panther baseball | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

LECANTO — The Lecanto baseball team officially opened its regular season on Friday night, yet the Panthers appeared very much still in preseason mode.

Hurricane Irma: Shelter locations  ABC Action News

List of shelters open in the Bay Area for Hurricane Irma.

Navy vet takes charge of JROTC program | Local News  Citrus County Chronicle

CRYSTAL RIVER — When it comes to commanding, Chief Warrant Officer Elizabeth Rivera says no problem.

LIST: Hernando County and Citrus County 2017 school grades released  ABC Action News

See a full list of schools in Hernando County and Citrus County and their grades for 2017 and 2016.

CR's Vickers has lofty goals for 2018 | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

There hasn't been much Jaden Vickers hasn't been able to do on the softball field. But there are a few things, and they've provided her with her goals for this.

Irma could be a Category 3 hurricane when it hits Citrus on Sunday  Citrus County Chronicle

Citrus County residents should be hunkered down in a safe place protecting themselves from the potential disaster that is expected to arrive Sunday in ...

Citrus County issues Hurricane Irma evacuations  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Citrus County commissioners declared a local state of emergency and issued a mandatory evacuation order on Friday morning. Officials said they anticipate ...

Girls soccer teams host district tourney openers | Sports  Citrus County Chronicle

Remnants of the Artic Chill will melt away with four teams heating up at the right time, as all four county teams begin girls soccer district playoffs today.

'Just-for-fun' evolves into successful business | Business  Citrus County Chronicle

Owning a business called Southern Event Planning & Boutique (SEP & B) was not even a gleam in the eyes of Katie Wright and Ashley Porter four short years ...

Citrus County Evacuation Zones Map & Shelters for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is now likely to make a major impact on Florida's west coast. If you live in Citrus County, here are the evacuation zones and shelters.

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