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  • Mosquitoes swarm Trenton four years in a row

    Composite FX, a Trenton company that builds one-person helicopters known as Mosquitoes, kicked off its 4th Annual Mosquito Factory Fly-in Monday.  
    This year, the three-day event, attracting pilots and helicopter enthusiasts from all over the country, featured helicopter rides, flight instruction, a factory tour and the aerial acrobatics of Mosquitoes.

  • Economy sets tone for city in 2010

    Ask city Commissioner Rollin Hudson what the toughest issue facing the city was for the last year, and he’ll tell you it was the economy.
    “When you don’t have any money to spend, well, you don’t have any money to spend,” Hudson said last week in a phone interview.
    But, he added, he couldn’t see the city “raising taxes on somebody that can barely function.”

  • County reflected nation’s political mood, economy

    Levy County was a reflection of the nation in 2010 as residents struggled with stubbornly high unemployment and at least every eighth person was without a job, land values continued to drop, foreclosures slowed, some businesses closed while new ones moved in, and lower tax revenues affected public services.

  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

    The Chiefland Citizen offices will close at 5 p.m. today, Dec. 23,  and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 27, at 8 a.m. in order to celebrate the holidays with our families and friends. We hope you are able to enjoy the holiday with loved ones. If you are travelling, may you have a safe trip.

    The Citizen is on newsracks and in mailboxes. Be sure to check out the special "Letters to Santa" section by the Chiefland Elementary School students in today's paper.

  • Emergency need for O-negative blood

           LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, which supplies 19 hospitals in north and central Florida with blood and blood products, is issuing an emergency appeal for O-negative blood due to a critical shortage of this type.

  • Ellie Schiller Educational Center needs Santa’s help

     The Friends of The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve are in the final month of a $75,000 fund raising campaign for the Ellie Schiller Education Center.  An additional $15,000 is needed to meet the goal. The Education Center is located on the 413-acre Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve in  Yankeetown. The unique preserve protects the natural salt marsh estuary, hammocks, wetlands and uplands which represent the original coastland of the Nature Coast.

  • SWRMD issues water advisory

     A Phase I Water Shortage Advisory, due to extreme drought, was issued by the Suwannee River Water Management District governing board Dec. 14 and will remain in effect until further notice. 

  • Commission split on housing development

    City commissioners were undecided Monday night about waiving $10,000 in impact fees for construction of a $4-million rental community for low-income seniors 55 and older.

  • Track the countdown to the Big Sleigh's departure

    Every year NORAD the U.S.-Canadian military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of our borders, tracks the travels of Santa as he visits boys and girls around the globe.

    This year, their website has lots of goodies for your family, including a countdown to Santa's departure and a video of last year's travels.

    Here's the link: www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

    The Chiefland Citizen staff wishes our wonderful readers a Merry Christmas.

  • Five apply for commissioner

    Five people have submitted applications to the Governor's Office seeking appointment to the vacant District 1 County Commission seat.
    But no appointment will be made until Rick Scott takes office as governor on Jan. 4, says a spokesman for Gov. Charlie Crist.
    Sterling Ivey, a spokesman for Crist, said the governor would like to see more people apply for the position. "He likes to have eight to 10 applicants," Ivey said.