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  • Jeff Davis named principal at Lecanto

    By MIKE WRIGHT
    Special to the Citizen

    INVERNESS — Jeff Davis is headed back to school.
    Davis, the Citrus County School District's human resources director, will become Lecanto High School principal in July following Kelly Tyler's retirement.
    Superintendent of Schools Sandra "Sam" Himmel said Davis is a good fit to replace Tyler, who has served as LHS principal for 11 years.

  • Black history speaker urges raising children right

    Retired educator Vivian Filer believes children should be raised with love, but also a firm grasp on whatis proper and what is not.
    As the speaker for the Black History Scholarship Banquet in Chiefland on Feb. 18 at the Tommy Usher Community Center, she told the 80 people in attendance, that   having children calls for a commitment to invest long hours, go the extra mile, to sacrifice and "love, love, love."

  • Haven attic to open Saturday

    The grand opening for the newest Haven Hospice Attic will be Saturday, March 10, at 9 a.m. Chiefland is proud to be the home of Haven’s fourth attic. A Haven Hospice Attic resale store sells gently used items: clothing, electronics, appliances, housewares, furniture and more. Haven’s Attics are sure to hold some treasures.

  • Wildfire on CR 336 near Ellzey

    A fire that has consumed 20 acres along County Road 336 between State Road 24 and County Road 330,  is being battled by the Florida Forest Service and firefighters from Chiefland, Cedar Key and other departments.

    Ludie Bond, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for the Florida Forest Service, said the call came in at 3:30 p.m. to the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the state agency dispatched two brush trucks, two tractors and other equipment.

  • Prepare for spring break traffic with FDOT's 511 system

    TALLAHASSEE — As students and families hit the roads for spring break, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminds everyone to check the Florida 511 System for traffic updates before leaving. FDOT has recently joined Twitter with 12 new Florida 511 Twitter feeds featuring the same traffic information as the phone system. The system provides updates on crashes, congestion and construction on Florida’s interstates and toll roads. Anyone can call 511, visit FL511.com, download the 511 app on iTunes or follow Florida 511 on Twitter for traffic updates.

  • Bronson needs citizens for industrial panel

    The Bronson Town Council is seeking citizens with unique talents and prospectives to volunteer for service on a new industrial development panel.
       The Council is seeking people who have talents as wide and varied as the range of public services on which we all rely and who are interested in their community, because they want to give something back, or because they see the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the public sector.

  • Career opportunities at hospitality workshops

    Ike’s Old Florida Kitchen will soon be serving up a healthy helping of information to those interested in careers in upscale dining and hospitality.

  • PSC approves Progress Energy rate settlement agreement

    TALLAHASSEE — To help maintain more consistent rates for Progress Energy Florida customers in the coming years, Florida’s Public Service Commission on Wednesday approved Progress Energy’s multi-year Settlement Agreement with the Office of Public Counsel and other intervenors.
    The agreement provides a customer refund of a portion of Crystal River 3 Nuclear Plant replacement fuel costs and rate certainty related to PEF’s proposed Levy County nuclear project and base rates.

  • Florida public lands up for grab?

    By LES COLEMN
    Florida News Service
    Pending Florida legislation could convert some 500,000 acres of publicly owned shoreline into private ownership. Opponents, including Audubon Florida Director Eric Draper, warn that it's a land grab move backed by Florida agribusiness interests.

  • Tour de Melon bike ride planning under way