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  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Feb. 11 - 17

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures at Southwest 40th Avenue to extend the left turn lane.

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures Tuesday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Southwest 44th and 78th streets, west of Interstate 75, for paving.

  • CHS wins in District 1A-7, moves to title game

    CHS Indians boys basketball team topped Dixie HS Bears 59-49 in District 1A-7 tournament in Newberry. Plays Union County at 7 p.m. Satirday in Newberry. Details in the Feb. 16 issue of the Chiefland Citizen.

  • FWC adopts new seasons for gag grouper in Gulf

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to change how gag grouper is managed in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County).
    The decision, which came during day two of the three-day February Commission meeting, will achieve consistency with federal management efforts while potentially providing a region-specific recreational season in four counties.

  • Get Free Financial Aid Advice at College Goal Sunday, Feb. 12

    College Goal Sunday Florida helps students and families navigate the financial aid process to gain access to higher education. It's a national program with a local event 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Big Open Lab (Building N, room 216) on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St., Gainesville. It is free and open to the public.

  • Search for CHS football coach over

    Chiefland High school principal Bill Tovine ended the search that began in December for a football coach with the official announcement on Feb. 2 that Aaron Richardson is the school’s new varsity football head coach.
    “Looking at all the strengths and weaknesses of the program, we found the best person who gives us a chance at winning,” Tovine said.

  • Bronson area landowner accused of being a busy beaver

    Bronson Town Council members and opponents of a recently discussed annexation proposal may have been in disharmony at Monday night’s meeting, but one chord rang true throughout the discussion: Most in attendance were not fans of George Stephens.
    Stephens, according to Council Member Berlon Weeks, is the largest property-owning resident of Lake Johnson Estates—the subdivision Weeks would like to see annexed—and is responsible for clogging a drainage ditch dug in the 1930s that partially cuts through the subdivision.

  • County commission wants to charge inmates for visits

    The Levy County Jail's video visiting system installed in 2006 has not worked perfectly since it was installed and now replacements for the pieces-parts that were cobbled together to create it are scarce, making repairs difficult, if not impossible.

  • Spaghetti dinner helps the hungry

    The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland on U.S. Highway 27A is hosting a Valentine's Day spaghetti dinner on Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    The menu includes salad, bread, and homemade pies for dessert. All are welcome.
    The cost? A bag of groceries for the Society's food shelf. Canned goods, peanut butter, cereal and soups are always needed. If that is difficult or inconvenient, a cash donation is always appreciated.

  • Prison closing hurts recycling efforts

    Last week the green and white converted horse trailers that Levy County uses for its recycling collection program started disappearing from around the county and folks began wondering where they could take their old newspapers, plastic and glass bottles, and cardboard and plastic packaging.

  • Florida master naturalist class in Cedar Key

    Back by popular demand, the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) will be returning to Cedar Key this winter.  John Lohde, former National Park Ranger, who has worked in every ecosystems in Florida and others across the country will be teaching the Coastal Unit.  The sponsoring agency, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges will also be the beneficiary of the class.