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  • Chiefland FFA chili cook-off, cake auction Friday

    The Chiefland FFA Alumni are having their 3rd Annual Homemade Chili Cook-Off on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Chiefland High School Ag. Building.  Cost is $15 per entry and this also includes the hot dog/chili meal.
    Check-in time for entrants is 4:45 p.m., with a minimum of one gallon of chili. Prizes will be awarded.  Hot dog/chili meals will be sold to the general public for $5, beginning at 5:30.  

  • Proposed nuclear plant awaits ruling

    CRYSTAL RIVER — With two nuclear plants in Levy County looming on the horizon, residents voiced their opinions Jan. 12 about the effect on the Nature Coast’s environment.

  • Rotary gets news update

    Tom Ten Broeck, general manager, of the Tri-County Bulletin,
    Chiefland Citizen and Cedar Key Beacon, accepts a gift from Suwannee Valley Rotary Club President Paige Brookins after addressing the club on Jan. 12.
    Ten Broeck told
    the club about changes in the
    publications’
    operations.
    Ten Broeck said that printing of the papers has moved to Crystal River, but that other
    operations are viable and
    remaining in
    Levy County.

  • Chiefland Chamber news

    Make reservations for meeting
    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and members meetings will be Friday, Jan. 27, at a new location.
    The meetings will be at a new temporary location, Haven Hospice,  311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.
    Lunch for the membership meeting is being catered in by BubbaQues Restaurant at $5 per person.
    Members need to RSVP to chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net or call the office, Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

    Mixer at Chiefland Billiards

  • United Way offers free tax prep, filing for local residents

    If you worked in 2011 and your household made less than $50,000, United Way of North Central Florida wants to do your taxes for free.
    It’s part of a combined effort with the IRS to help low to moderate-income working people keep more of their refund and not pay for income tax services.
    "This is money that is owed to the working-class and middle-class citizens of our community," said Debbie Mason, president and CEO of United Way of North Central Florida.  "They just need to know about it to take advantage of it."

  • Second AC theft suspect arrested

    A second man sought in the Dec. 27 theft of an air conditioner that was captured on the owner's game camera was arrested on Wednesday by Levy County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Stancil.
    Raymond Shiver, 26, of Morriston, joins his brother Alexander Matthew Shiver, 23, at the Levy County Jail on charges of  grand theft. The elder Shiver also faces a charge of resisting arrest without violence after he fled on foot from Stancil during a traffic stop in Williston.

  • CHS drops a letter

    The state Department of Education's grades for high schools are out and it's a mixed report for Levy County.
    The report card:
    • Bronson Middle/High School got a C, down from last year's B
    • Cedar Key High School got a C, down from last year's A
    • Chiefland got a B, down from last year's A, and
    • Williston High School got a B, up from a C.

  • Arson suspected in Chiefland fires

    Several recent home fires in Chiefland are suspected to be the result of arson, according to Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris.
    The fires are still being investigated by state officials, he told commissioners at Monday night's regular meeting, but the fact that the two homes were abandoned, without electricity, is a strong indicator that the fires were set on purpose.
    He said he's not sure what the motives behind the arsons could have been. Neither of the homes were insured.

  • Burrowed treasure

    The four hunters spaced themselves about 20 feet apart, in a straight line, poised at the edge of a wall of palmettos and gallberry. The leader of the group, pointing on a map, gave quick directions about his plan of attack: straight through, in a grid, a few hundred yards out, then reposition and come back, covering an adjacent swath of land.

  • Don’t worry — We’re alive and well, thank you

    Mark Twain may have said it best when he was attributed with saying, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
    For the past few weeks, readers of the Tri-County Bulletin, Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer Sun News and Cedar Key Beacon have expressed concern over the lateness that these products have been arriving in their hands. Do not worry, these fine products are not going anywhere.
    In fact, they are all alive and doing well.