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Local News

  • Williston Hospital gets new owner

    For the third time in 18 months the hospital in Williston is under new management, but this time it’s going to stick, says new owner and CEO Jerry Gillman.

  • Staking a claim to Rosewood

     Rosewood, the community with a contentions history involving a January 1923 racial incident, ignited another disagreement on Tuesday at the Levy County Board of Commissioners meeting.

  • Toy run is this weekend

     The kickstands will go up and the toys will got to the Marine in the uniform as hundreds of motorcyclists gather Saturday for the 6th Annual Nature Coast Toys for Tots Run.

  • Hospital deal falls apart

    After years of work, one market crash and lots of last-minute lobbying of local and state governments, the Tri-County Hospital may not get to sell the $70 million in economic stimulus bonds to build the 60-bed facility.

  • Chiefland man hospitalized after electrocution accident

    A Chiefland man was hospitalized in stable condition after he was accidentally electrocuted while working on Wednesday morning.

    Few details were available on how it occurred by this afternoon.

    Jonathan Hart of Chiefland was taken to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida after the accident occurred near Inglis between 9:30 a.n 10 a.m.

    Hart was working with a crew which took over and obtained emergency medical assistance, a Central Florida Electric Cooperative official said.

  • Three die in Tuesday morning accident

    Three people are dead and another in serious condition after an early morning car crash at the intersetion of NW 80th Avenue and NW 110th Street near the Buck Bay section of Chiefland.

    According to a Florida Highway Patrol report the 1993 Honda carrying all four was travelling at a high rates of speed when it failed to negotiate a right-hand turn off Northwest 80th Avenue dead ends at Northwest 110th Street and continued straight through the intersection into a wooded area where it struck several large trees before stopping.

  • City drafts new animal control ordinance

    Chiefland officials are about to crack down on careless pet owners.
    At Monday night’s City Commission meeting, city officials reviewed a new animal control ordinance that would help control nuisance animals and help keep dangerous animals off the streets.
    “There need to be some changes,” City Manager Grady Hartzog told commissioners.  “There are some vicious dogs out there.”
    Hartzog said the current ordinance is too vague and isn’t in keeping with state laws.

  • Levy County Veterans Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday in Chiefland
  • Chiefland hospital closer to reality

    Chiefland’s dream of having a hospital to save residents a long ride to the doctor and emergency room is guaranteed with the approval of $70 million in bond money for the construction of a 60-bed facility.
    On Monday, the state Division of Bond Finance notified Levy County Commission Chair Nancy Bell that another $17.486 million in bond money was being allocated to the $52.514 million that was already granted to the county.
    With a Dec. 31 deadline to sell the bond, the Tri-County Hospital could break ground by late January, one official has said .

  • Chiefland hospital moves closer to reality — see this week's Chiefland Citizen

    There's good news about the Tri-County Hospital in this week's Chiefland Citizen. It's on the street. Pick up your copy.