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  • Animal adoption fees decrease

    Bringing a veterinarian on board at the Levy County Animal Shelter has benefits for county residents: lower adoption fees.

    Animal Services Director David Weatherford’s request to the County Commission to lower fees for Levy County residents adopting a pet was unanimously approved on June 2.

    And the county will benefit as having an in-house vet means every animal will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, up to date on shots and healthy when it leaves for its fur-ever home.

  • McElroy Reunion Sunday

       The McElroy Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 14 at Hart Springs in Gilchrist County. Popcorn and Lemonade will be provided until lunch is served at 1:30 p.m.

       Participants are asked to bring items for a silent auction and entries for the pie contest. Also judges are needed.

    Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, tea and water will be provided. Please bring side dishes and desserts to share.

  • Moose Lodge wants bingo for Sunday afternoon

    Bingo made its way onto the agenda at a recent Fanning Springs city council meeting.

    Pat Orr and Frank Nekola made the presentation, petitioning to be allowed to hold bingo on Sunday afternoons at Suwannee River Lodge 325, or the Moose Lodge as it’s called, on 167 Place.

    “It was the best day when we were operating,” Orr said. “This says no Sundays,” she said referring to a city ordinance.

  • Fanning audit finds fire department discrepancies

    Fanning Springs received a pretty standard audit report for fiscal year 2013-2014, with one exception.

    “Financially you had a good year,” Richard Powell of Powell and Jones Certified Accountants said and he highlighted what he called the pertinent information in the report.

    When he reached page 50, he said there had been a discrepancy in the number of fire and emergency calls reported to the City of Fanning Springs by the fire chief from those reported by the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Hospital moves step closer

    The Chiefland City Commission, with two members absent, approved going forward with a $1.5 million Community Development Block Grant to extend water and sewer lines and provide roadways to the proposed Suwannee River Community Hospital.

    Commissioners Teresa Barron and Rollin Hudson were absent. Hudson was on vacation and Barron was ill.

  • Readers' Choice starts this week

    They have been serving you all year, now it’s your turn to show your appreciation.

    The Chiefland Citizen is sponsoring the Reader’s Choice Awards (ballot inside this week’s edition), where merchants, services and business professionals will be named “The Best of…” in their respective fields by you, our readers and their patrons.

    The ballot will run for three weeks – June 11, 18 and 25. Be sure to read the rules

    Only original ballots will accepted and only one ballot per person will be accepted per week.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for June 6-12 2015

    ALACHUA COUNTY

     

    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest 35th Boulevard for intersection improvements into Butler Plaza.

     

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Possible daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

     

  • Bid approved for Bronson's Pine Street sidewalk

    The Bronson Town Council ddecided Monday night to accept the low bid of $32,920 from Steve Smith Construction of Bronson.

    But the 3-1 vote came after Mayor Franklin Schuler’s suggestion that all three bids on the project be rejected because the bid opening was done by the staff rather than the council during its Monday meeting.

    The sidewalk on North Pine Street will cross from the east side of Pine Street to the west side at Mongo Street.

  • Bridge meeting draws little interest

    The Florida Department of Transportation held an open house and public comment session on construction plans for the Waccasassa River bridge on County Road 339 and the meeting attracted little interest – just two media representatives.

    But that does not mean the public has lost their opportunity to comment on the plans.

    The open house at the Dogan Cobb building was to unveil plans for handling traffic while the old bridge – which has a weight restriction – is demolished and a new bridge is built.

  • Gas theft arrest leads to 18 charges

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office and Cedar Key Police Department have arrested Cale Brandon Barber, 31, of Williston on charges of grand theft of a firearm and dealing in stolen property on May 16 but the full extent of his activities may not be known unless the public steps in to help, according to a sheriff's press release.

    LCSO had been looking for Barber after receiving a complaint he drove away from a gas station in Williston without paying for his fuel.