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  • Suwannee River Water District executive to resign

    LIVE OAK –Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director David Still announced yesterday he is leaving the agency after 18 years of service. He will submit an official letter of resignation to the governing board this week.
                “It has been a privilege to serve as executive director for the Suwannee district for the past four years,” said Still, who was appointed to the post in February 2008.

  • FHP Smoke alert for Morriston

    A couple of small brush fires in Levy county are causing smoke problems. The fire location is CR-337 1 mile north of SR-121 near Morriston. The Department of the Forestry is on scene and is maintaining control of the fire at this time.

  • CNA refresher course at CF Levy Center

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center will begin a Refresher Course for Certified Nursing Assistants on Monday, March 19. This 16-hour program is intended for nonpracticing Certified Nursing Assistants who would like to re-enter the field and CNAs who have allowed their license to lapse and need to retake the state licensure exam.
                The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, March 19-28, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The course fee is $149 and no textbook is required.

  • Benefit planned for family displaced by fire

    UPDATE

  • 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.