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  • Weekend warriors in Bronson, Cedar Key

    An Army Reserve unit that goes into areas after combat or natural disasters to help reestablish civil government is coming to Bronson and Cedar Key this weekend for a training exercise.

    And while a media release says this is a way of sharpening weekend warrior’s skills for when they are deployed to places like war torn Bagdad or Sierra Leone during the ebola outbreak, at least one Cedar Key city commissioner sees a more sinister plan at work.

  • Legislators listen to wish lists

    There must be a law in nature that says the smaller the meeting room the bigger the turnout. Such was the situation when the Levy County legislative delegation met last week to hear what county and municipal leaders and residents want to see come out of the upcoming legislative session.

  • Yoho response to Obama's SOTU

     Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R- District 3) gave the following statement after attending tonight’s State of the Union address:

    “Tonight we have heard the President lay out his vision and priorities for America.

  • School Board Agenda for Tuesday, January 20

    AGENDA January 20, 2015 

    4:30 p.m.

    EXECUTIVE SESSION

     A) Expulsion Recommendations – (5)

    6:00 p.m. REGULAR SESSION

    1. B)  Call to Order, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

    2. C)  Welcome Visitors

  • County Commission Agenda, for Tuesday, January 20

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    January 20, 2015

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    -Issues related to Agenda items
    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk
    -State your full name and address
    -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

  • Citizen office closed Monday

    The Chiefland Citizen office willbe closed on Monday, Jan. 19, a federal and state holiday honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King. 

    We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, and look forward to seeing you. 

  • Water main crack left some dry

    A crack in a water main along Northwest 12th at Northwest 17th caused the loss of service to part of Chiefland on Thursday morning, but city crews had it repaired by 9:20 a.m., said City Manager Mary Ellzey.

    Some residents reported being without water or having low water pressure while others had no interruption in service.

    City Hall received a number of calls after word got out about the problem, but the number of people affected was small, according to a city worker.

     

  • AARP driver safety course Jan. 20

    The AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Capital City Bank – Board Room, 2012 North Young Blvd., Chiefland.

      The certificate is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years. There are no tests.

       Registration is required by calling Linda at 352-493-1742.

  • Breaking ground

    Haven Hospice in Chiefland celebrated its soon-to-be-constructed community center Friday afternoon with a groundbreaking behind Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center, where the building will eventually sit.

    The center, at just under 5,000 square feet, will seat approximately 400 people and will be available to other community partners in the area for meetings and events. The meeting space in this free-standing building will also have the ability to be divided and hold several meetings at one time.

  • Ombudsmen sought

    Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community?

    The Florida Ombudsman Program currently has volunteer opportunities available statewide. 

    Our volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect and receiving the care they deserve.  Ombudsman volunteers receive special training and participate in monthly program meetings.