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Today's News

  • I-75 group spurns proposal to run Suncoast into US 19

    By Mike Wright

    SPRING HILL — The group tasked with finding relief for Interstate 75 crowding will let the public know of alternatives that would extend the Suncoast Parkway north to points in the Gainesville or Ocala areas.

    Also Thursday, members of the I-75 Relief Task Force dismissed Citrus County Commissioner Scott Adams’ suggestion to keep the original Suncoast 2 route to U.S. 19 north of Crystal River intact.

  • Relay for life kicks off Friday at fair pavilion

    The annual Tri-Counties Relay for Life kicks off on Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion in Fanning Springs.

    To help the fundraiser get off to a good start Carin Knighton, community manager of Relay for Life, front left, accepted a check from Whitney McQueen, communications specialist with Central Florida Electric Cooperative, and other employees of the cooperative. The cooperative employees organize the Light of Hope golf tournament each year and present the money to Relay.

  • Lady Indians softball tri-fecta

    By Jeff Bryan

    VERO BEACH – For the third consecutive year, the Class 1A Championship trophy will come home to roost on the reservation known as Chiefland High School, as the Lady Indians joined a short list of exclusive company with a convincing 12-6 victory against Wewahitchka last Thursday in Historic Dodger Town.

  • Missing man found

    Staff Report

    On Monday morning, at approximately 8 a.m., Trevor McNair, who had earlier been reported missing, was found.

    On Thursday, May 5 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office requested the public’s assistance in locating the 20 year old Archer resident.

    LCSO received calls from concerned citizens reporting a suspicious person in the area of the Levy/Alachua County line on State Road 24.  Deputies from both Levy and Alachua County Sheriffs’ Offices responded and made contact with McNair.

  • Missing man sought
  • Community Calendar for the week of May 7

    Today, May 5

    FHP job fair for Troopers

    The Florida Highway Patrol will be opening its doors after regular business hours on Thursday, May 5, for a job fair at the Cross City FHP Station. Anyone interested in a career as a state trooper is urged to visit the station between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m.

  • Lady Indians win third-in-a-row state softball chamionship

    The Chiefland Lady Indians claimed their third-in-a-row state 1A softball title by defeating Wewahitchka 12-6 in seven innings at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach on Thursday afternoon. 

    The game was their second for the day after rains forced a delay in the semi-final game between Chiefland and Franklin due to thunderstorns on Wednesday.

    The semi-final game, which started at 9:30 a.m. went 13 innings. six over the usual number, as the Lady Indians won 12-6. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

     

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    •April 30, Carl Appling, 19, Gainesville, operate motor vehicle W/O valid driver's license.

  • Jeans and jewels sparkles for Another Way

     

    By Ashley Andresen

    Another Way, Inc, which provides support for victims of domestic and sexual violence, held their annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser over the weekend.

  • Rednecks Bite Back opens Friday at the Chief

     

    The Rednecks Bite Back, a farce by R. Eugene Jackson and directed by Diana Child will be presented by the Suwannee Valley Players on May 6-8 and 13-15.