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Today's News

  • Tri-County student on FIT dean's list

       Florida Institute of Technology announced Lindsey Hastie of Trenton  and Tyler Smith of Bell have been named to its Dean’s List for the spring semester 2009.
       To be included on the Dean's List, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.4.

  • SRWMD employee recognized for 10 years of service

       Linda Welch, of the Suwannee River Water Management District (District), was recently honored for 10 years of outstanding service. District Mission Support Director Melanie Roberts and Governing Board Chairman Don Quincey congratulated Welch at a governing board meeting June 14.  

  • Bull's eye or taking aim

    George Meeks, of Chiefland, gives pointers as his son, Kade, shoots an arrow at a target Friday at the Diamond Sports Park in Gainesville. The Meeks were there for the District 4 softball tourney where the bow-and-arrow display was set up by the Easton-Newberry Sports Complex.

  • UF researchers to study weight management plan in children through Levy extension

    This summer, researchers at the University of Florida will begin a study examining a weight management treatment program for children and their parents in Levy and surrounding counties in North Central Florida.

  • Gettysburg being fought again

    [First of a three-part series]

    By DANIEL VANCE

  • Mental health at Rotary

    Dr. Mark Johnson, director of development at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, was the Chiefland Rotary Club’s June 8 speaker. Johnson said one of out every four people is at some time diagnosed with mental illness.
    “Looking at this crowd,” Johnson said laughing,” I think the odds are probably higher.”
    Johnson urged community members to become familiar with different forms of mental illness, an act that could end up saving a life.

  • State trail gets national designation

    By A.B. SIDIBE
    Special to the Citizen
    The Withlacoochie State Forest Trail was designated as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior on June 15.
    With the designation, the Withlacoochee State Trail joins Tom Varn Hiking and Jogging Trail in Brooksville as the 2011 Florida inductees in the National Recreation Trail program.

  • FWC prohibits campfires on public lands until wildfire threat subsides

    In light of significant drought conditions and the increased threat of wildfires, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in cooperation with the state Division of Forestry and other partner agencies, issued an executive order June 16 prohibiting campfires in wildlife management areas, wildlife and environmental areas and all other lands it manages.

  • Bay scallop season to open early, close late this year

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people that the recreational harvest season for bay scallops in Florida will begin Saturday and extend through Sept. 25. The FWC, in support of Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet, added three weeks to this year’s season to help  Florida fishing communities suffering from possible economic hardships due to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • FWC supports ‘Operation Dry Water’ for 3rd year

    Last year, 17 people died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use in Florida.
    “Alcohol- and drug-related boating accidents are preventable,” said Capt. Tom Shipp, of the FWC’s Boating and Waterways Section. “Even one death is too many.”