Local News

  • Plant shutdown price tag: $1.18 billion

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Duke Energy has submitted its decommissioning plan for the Crystal River nuclear plant to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

    The selected option is expected to be completed in 2074, capping more than a century of activity on the site.

    About 275 employees remain at the plant — members of the facility’s decommissioning transition organization — in addition to security personnel. Additional contract workers will be brought in as needed.

  • Chiefland sewer project under way

    Recent construction activity along Chiefland streets is slated to continue for several months.
    The city is in the process of installing sewer lines for residences along 4th, 6th and 8th streets, which are currently using septic tanks. Existing clay pipes in the Hardeetown area are also being retrofitted and stabilized with a vinyl liner, and new manholes are scheduled to soon be upgraded in areas along 1st and 3rd streets behind City Hall.
    City Financial Coordinator Laurie Copeland said Wednesday the projects should wrap up some time in February or March.

  • Child sponsors needed for holidays

    The Guardian Foundation, Inc., on behalf of the Guardian ad Litem Program, is looking for angels to sponsor a child for the holidays and beyond. There are many children in the court system in this circuit who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. There are countless others in our community who are at risk.  Many of these children will not receive gifts without help from community businesses, churches, organizations and individuals who are willing to sponsor them.  

  • 2014 to bring higher power bills


  • American Cancer Society Relay For Life kicks off in the Tri-Counties

    The Relay For Life kickoff meeting was Nov. 19, at The Fanning  Springs  Community  Building.  The event had a great turnout of participants eager to start the fundraising process for the fight against cancer.   

  • State seeks high schoolers interested in water conservation

     The Suwannee River Water Management District invites high schools within its 15-county District boundary to engage in protecting water resources by implementing water conservation, water quality improvement or efficient irrigation management projects. The District Governing Board is designating $20,000 to assist STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), agricultural, and other high school classes to fund the projects.

  • CF News

     Apply by Dec. 9 for spring semester at CF  

  • School fundraiser nets sweet reward

    Fundraising has never been sweeter than the Chiefland High School student government's 22nd annual cake and pie auction held Nov. 21. The event raised $2,515 to benefit the school and SGA.

  • Fresh faces on the bench for 8th Circuit

    There are fresh faces on the bench in Levy County and elsewhere in the 8th Judicial Circuit due to resignations, retirements, death and annual rotations.

  • Great Suwannee River Clean-up: the last 20 miles

    The Great Suwannee River Clean-up, initiated and coordinated by Current Problems Executive Director Fritzi Olson, is nearing the end of the historic river and the 2013 clean-up.  The last 20 miles will be tackled by the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, the Friends of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuges and all the volunteers they can muster Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.