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Today's News

  • Trenton hosts baseball-skills competition

    Trenton High is hosting a fundraiser July 29 for Tigers junior Corbin Wiggins, who recently was diagnosed with four types of cancer.

    The fundraiser will feature players from 12 schools from around the region in a baseball-skills competition that will test throwing, running and batting. It begins at 7 p.m., with registration beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Bronson Speedway gets green light

    Bronson Speedway gets a new lease on life Saturday when the track opens for the 2011 racing season after sitting dormant for more than a year.

    Open Wheel Modifieds, Sportsman cars, INEX Legend Cars, Pure Stocks and Hornets will be in action on opening night. These classes will run almost every week at the speedway, and the five divisions will be the core of racing at Bronson. 

  • Coaching coaches

    A coach changed his life and now he's changing coaches' lives.

    Oscar McBride, an All-American tight end at Chiefland and Notre Dame who went on to play for the Arizona Cardinals, remembers the hot, muggy fall day like it was yesterday.

  • Chiefland players experience Cooperstown

    Five baseball players from Chiefland recently returned from a trip they'll never forget when they played in a tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y., home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Chieflanders Zach Barker, Randy Fuller, Jake Kennedy, Casey Lawson and Chase Malloy played on the 12-under Team Reebok squad. Other team members were Jarrett Brown and Cody Lacoste of Alachua, Kyle Cronin, Ryan Lauzardo and Sage Kramer of Gainesville, Tyler Buckner of High Springs and Phillip Joyner of Lake Butler.

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 23 - 29

     The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     

    ALACHUA COUNTY:
     
    Hawthorne Road (State Road 20)  Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from Waldo Road (State Road 24) to the Putnam County line which is a moving operation.
     

  • Unemployment in Levy rises to 11.1 percent

    The slow month-by-month decrease in Levy County's jobless rate has reversed course with unemployment rising to 11.1 percent in June, up 0.8 percent from May's unemployment rate.
    While a reversal in five months of declining unemployment, the rate is down from 12.3 percent for the same period a year ago.
    Levy County's labor force decreased by 146 to 17,409, the number of those employed dropped by 286 to 15,468, and those without jobs also dropped by 140 to 1,941.

  • Editorial cartoon for the week of July 21
  • The ABCs of Alzheimer’s

  • Makes sense to join anti-mine lawsuit

    By MIKE WRIGHT
    Special to the Citizen

    Their causes are different, but both hope for the same outcome.
    City officials say that is why they decided to join a north Citrus County activists’ group in asking a judge to overturn the Levy County Commission vote allowing a limerock mine north of Inglis.
    The city council voted to piggyback on the lawsuit filed by Withlacoochee Area Residents, or WAR, to stop the Tarmac King Road Mine between Inglis and Lebanon Station.

  • Church news for the week of July 21

    n First UMC hosts epic summer bash
       First United Methodist Church Chiefland will host the First Epic End of Summer Bash on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.
       In addition to free food and drinks, there will be games, children's clothing tent (K-12), kids' fingerprinting and haircuts, Jumpy House and wet slide, games and more.
       For more information, call 352-493-4627.

    n Archer UMC holds block party