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  • Beef O'Brady's ribbon cutting Monday

    The new Beef O’Brady’s at 7050 N.W. 140th St. in Chiefland will be having their “Grand Opening” on Monday, July 16th, at 11a.m.  The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
    We invite you all to come join in their celebration.

    The business is operated by Mark and Stacy Swain.

  • Levy County to get TS Debby aid

    Levy County is among several counties added to the list that qualify for additional assistance to aid in recovery from the impacts of Tropical Storm Debby.

    The Public Assistance declaration has been extended to also include Bradford, Collier, Duval, Lee, Madison, Putnam, Santa Rosa and Taylor Counties. Individual Assistance has been approved for Hillsborough, Manatee and Taylor Counties.

  • Perilous Times- Part II

    In Part I in last week’s Chiefland Citizen, the report looked at changes coming to public school education and some of the reasons behind the change. Part II continues to explain the reasons behind the changes and how local school offcials are adjusting to them.

    The initiative consisted of $4.35 billion to be awarded to the states that aligned their curriculum with Race to the Top (RTT), and subsequently the Common Core. In order to qualify, states had to fulfill four key assurances:

  • 70th wedding anniversary: Broom
  • Wedding: Alexander and Hendrickson
  • Cake auction benefits city celebration

    Chiefland's Centennial Celebration may not be until 2013, but folks can start celebrating at a spaghetti dinner and dessert auction on Friday, July 20, at Chiefland Elementary School.

  • Dog kennel approved for Morriston

    A retired police officer and his fiancee have won approval to operate a dog kennel for up to 20 animals that will be used in a training operation for service, movie, tracking and law enforcement animals.
    Colby Gwyn-Williams and Jose Raul Hernandez are moving their operation from Key West to a 30-acre site on Southeast 215th Avenue — County Road 323 — in Morriston.

  • Rally protests teen's arrest

    About 30 people, shouting  slogans such as "self defense is no offense" and armed with protest signs and banners, marched Saturday from the Levy County Sheriff's Office to the county courthouse in support of a Bronson man they say was treated unfairly by law enforcement because of the color of his skin.
    “We're here because a black person stood up and resisted," said African People's Socialist Party Committee Member Penny Hess from the steps of the courthouse at the Saturday event.

  • City staff urges commission to raise tax rate

    By MARK SCOHIER
    news2@chieflandcitizen.com
    Chiefland commissioners are about to break the bank.
    That was the message from city staff Monday night at the city’s first budget workshop of the year.
    “We have spent more than we have taken in,” Finance Coordinator Laurie Copeland said, urging that commissioners choose to raise the city’s property tax rate from the 4.75 mills it has hewed to since 2008 when it was cut from 4.7536.  

  • Political rally Friday in Bronson

    An old fashioned political rally with candidates, speeches and a community dinner will be held Friday at Bronson Speedway by the Greater Bronson Area Chamber of Commerce.
    Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the menu includes a choice of fried mullet or barbecue chicken for the entree with sides of coleslaw, baked beans, hushpuppies or rolls and tea. Cost is $7 per person.
    Political candidates will have booths along the grand stand at the Speedway where they can meet and greet the public, so be prepared for an evening of talking, hand shaking and back slapping.