Today's Features

  • Chiefland Police Lt. Jay Bolton wraps a slab of ribs, while Sgt. D.J. Macy pulls another rack out of the hot box for a customer.

    The Chiefland Police Department sold slabs in front of Walmart on Saturday, Aug. 8, to benefit the Christmas Fund.

    Chief Robert Douglas said the officers, who volunteered their time, sold 70 slabs that were donated by BubbaQue’s.  

  • GAINESVILLE — The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, which includes the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville is the VA’s largest health care system.

    It is experiencing steady growth but does not have enough space for its current volume of patients.

    In fiscal year (FY) 2014, the system served more than 133,000 veterans for primary care, mental health and specialty care services.

  • Today, July 30

    Blood drive in Bronson

    LifeSouth, the area's blood donation and supplier is experiencing an extreme shortage this summer and is asking the public to step up and donate.

    There will be a Bronson Community Blood Drive on Thursday, July 30, between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., in Bronson.

  • One little man stole the show at a special fundraiser this past Saturday.

    Young Paxton was the inspiration for a Dancing for Down Syndrome Zumba event hosted by Chiefland Health and Fitness Manager Carla Russ, which just happened to fall on National Dance Day. They had to have a party anyway, Russ said.

    "That's my way of helping is dancing; that's what I can give," Russ said.

    Russ said her son races go-carts in Jasper and one of the racing families also has a youngster with Down Syndrome.

  • Today, July 23

    Yankeetown reading program

    It's Hero Foods Week at the Summer of Superheroes reading program at the A.F. Knotts Public Library in Yankeetown on Thursday, July, 23, at 10:30 a.m. The program is free and a snack is provided through the UF/IFAS Family Nutrition Extension Office.

    Get Healthy Day at the Resource Center

    This is a special day dedicated to addressing all the areas of your life that might need tuning up! Come talk to providers about your physical health, safety, and financial health and receive services for free.

  • Haven Hospice held an open house on July 16 to celebrate the opening of the recently completed community building and to announce the promotions of DeAnna Beverly to vice president of clinical operations of Haven Hospice and M’Alice Julius to patient care manager of the Haven Tri-County Care Center.

  • The Levy County Public Library System’s summer reading program is still going strong every Friday at 10:30 a.m.

    Jenny Rodgers, youth program coordinator, and an assistant presented kids at the Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland with a magic show.

  • Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    First Assembly of God

    First Assembly of God in Chiefland will host God Encounter Weekend Friday, Aug. 7 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 9. at 10:30 a.m.

    Phill Proudy from Springhill will be the guest speaker.

  • By Reba Liddy

    Special to the Citizen

    Visitors can learn about the importance of research and collections in a new exhibit now on display at the Florida Museum of Natural History.

    “Exploring Our World” features information about ongoing University of Florida and museum research, and spotlights current UF initiatives in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The UF research section includes videos produced by students highlighting projects across campus.

  • After taking a four-month hiatus to allow for the bird nesting season on Seahorse Key, the island and its lighthouse will be open to visitors on Saturday, July 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Access to the island and its beaches has been restricted since March 1 of this year, as it is annually, to protect against any interruption to the breeding and nesting activities of the rookery.

    Visitors will have to use private boats, kayaks or canoes or tour boats from Cedar Key to reach the island that is a refuge for wildlife.