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Today's News

  • T-Ball tourney a hit

    Chiefland's annual hosting of this past weekend's North Florida Babe Ruth State T-Ball tournament was a success.

    Julington Creek defeated Fort Caroline 19-10 in the championship game. Julington posted a 5-0 record during the tourney, allowing a tourney-low six runs in its three pool play games. Both teams will play July 14 in the Southeast Region tourney in Longwood.

    District 5 champion Chiefland finished 1-2 in pool play, with its lone win a 24-8 victory against Branford. 

  • Springs sizzle this summer

    Growing up in Williston, Matt Weldon understands all about Levy County's most-visited natural wonders. He's now the county's director of Parks and Recreation, in charge of the springs at Blue Springs and Henry Beck parks.

    At Monday's Levy County Commission's budget workshop, Weldon reported that the cool water springs have been hotter than ever this summer.

    "Attendance is way up," Weldon said. "Everybody is staying at home and going swimming."

  • 'There will be racing' at Bronson Speedway in 2011

    An arrow atop a portable road sign has been blinking for months, pointing toward the Bronson Speedway. Letters spell out the words, "Opening Soon."

    Soon hasn't came around the final turn fast enough for owners Chris and Ann Young of Young Unlimited Inc. After purchasing the track in early February from Mike Cope, they planned to open in late March before hitting roadblocks.

  • Nature Coast Hospice to take over Key Training site

    Hospice of Citrus County/Hospice of the Nature Coast will expand its presence in Chiefland with construction of a multiple-use facility on North Main Street that was once planned to house a superthrift operated by LARC and Key Training of Citrus County.
    The organization, headquartered in Beverly Hills, operates Hospice Thrift and Gift Shoppe on North Young Boulevard near Winn Dixie, and it provides services out of its Inglis and High Springs offices to patients in Levy County.

  • Accused drug dealer arrested again

    Larry "Andy" Meeks Jr., 29, of Chiefland has been arrested on new charges in connection with his April 7 arrest on charges of possession and selling oxycodone from his Chiefland home, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • County budget shrinking

    Levy County is only expecting to receive $21,092,968 in the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, and on Monday heard spending requests totaling $20,811,999.

    The lion's share of the budget — $10,804,058 — was requested by the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

    The requests were part of a budget workshop held by the Levy County Commission on Monday. 

  • City looks at plan to clean up park

    Chiefland city commissioners say something needs to be done about problems at a local park, but they're not sure where the money to fix the problems will come from.

  • Celebrate July 4th in Cedar Key

    Although CLAMerica was cancelled this year, many in Cedar Key could not rest until an event was organized to offer families something to do on Monday, July 4. 

  • New Rotary Club forms in Chiefland

    There's a new opportunity for Chiefland and Tri-County area residents to serve their community with the chartering of the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club.

  • Crystal River plant to be repaired

     Progress Energy Florida announced on Monday that it will repair the Crystal River nuclear containment facility and return the electric generation plant to production in 2014.