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  • Last call for Citizen of the Year

    The deadline for nominating Chiefland Citizen of the Year is tomorrow, Jan. 30, at noon.

    Nominations must be received by mail, email (ChieflandChamber@bellsouth.net) or in person at the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce office, located at the historic train depot downtown.

    If you know a generous someone who should be spotlighted, take a moment to recognize that person for this community service award. All nominees will be recognized this year at an award banquet that takes place Feb. 24 at the Tommy Usher Center.

  • Goethe burn successful,roads opening

    THURSDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE:

    Upon the completion of the 12,325 acre prescribed burn conducted by the Florida Forest Service in the Goethe State Forest, CR-337 and CR-336 are now open to traffic.

    The Florida Highway Patrol will continue monitoring the burn area for smoke and fog as a precaution throughout the night.

    Motorists are encouraged to utilize their low beam headlights, reduce speed and be prepared for changing weather conditions especially during the night time and early morning hours in this vicinity.

     

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for January 24-30

    ALACHUA COUNTY

    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. just west of Southwest 47th Street for median modifications for Gainesville Council on Aging.

    Daytime eastbound lane closures east of Southwest 37th Boulevard for driveway modifications at Sonny’s BBQ.

    The main driveway at UF Health/Shands (Circle of Hope) is closing Monday for an extended period for construction at the hospital.

  • Weekend warriors in Bronson, Cedar Key

    An Army Reserve unit that goes into areas after combat or natural disasters to help reestablish civil government is coming to Bronson and Cedar Key this weekend for a training exercise.

    And while a media release says this is a way of sharpening weekend warrior’s skills for when they are deployed to places like war torn Bagdad or Sierra Leone during the ebola outbreak, at least one Cedar Key city commissioner sees a more sinister plan at work.

  • Legislators listen to wish lists

    There must be a law in nature that says the smaller the meeting room the bigger the turnout. Such was the situation when the Levy County legislative delegation met last week to hear what county and municipal leaders and residents want to see come out of the upcoming legislative session.

  • Yoho response to Obama's SOTU

     Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R- District 3) gave the following statement after attending tonight’s State of the Union address:

    “Tonight we have heard the President lay out his vision and priorities for America.

  • School Board Agenda for Tuesday, January 20

    AGENDA January 20, 2015 

    4:30 p.m.

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

     A) Expulsion Recommendations – (5)

    6:00 p.m. REGULAR SESSION

    1. B)  Call to Order, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

    2. C)  Welcome Visitors

  • County Commission Agenda, for Tuesday, January 20

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    January 20, 2015

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    -Issues related to Agenda items
    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk
    -State your full name and address
    -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

  • Citizen office closed Monday

    The Chiefland Citizen office willbe closed on Monday, Jan. 19, a federal and state holiday honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King. 

    We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, and look forward to seeing you. 

  • Water main crack left some dry

    A crack in a water main along Northwest 12th at Northwest 17th caused the loss of service to part of Chiefland on Thursday morning, but city crews had it repaired by 9:20 a.m., said City Manager Mary Ellzey.

    Some residents reported being without water or having low water pressure while others had no interruption in service.

    City Hall received a number of calls after word got out about the problem, but the number of people affected was small, according to a city worker.