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  • Martinez: Proud American

    Leandro DeLeon Martinez cried as he recited the Pledge of Allegiance when he became a United States citizen in a swearing-in ceremony April 20 in Gainesville.

    “Si,” he said with a broad smile. Martinez speaks English, but he is more comfortable conversing in Spanish. Through an interpreter, he said, “Yes. I am very proud to be an American. I cried. I had tears when we recited the Pledge of Allegiance and when we started singing the ‘National Anthem.’”

  • City dog pound discussion heats up

    A group of area residents continue to hold differing views from city officials on the quality of the Chiefland City dog pound.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey and City Commissioner Teresa Barron discussed the possibility of leasing an industrial property if an organization steps forward to run a new dog facility. Barron recommends that residents create a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Chiefland’s dogs.

  • Delinquent tax roll published

    Taxes, especially delinquent taxes, are never a pleasant subject. The Levy County Tax Collector will run the 2017 delinquent tax notices May 11 in the Chiefland Citizen and will run the list three consecutive weeks as required by state statute. 

    Taxes are delinquent if not paid by April 1. Approximately six weeks after that date, delinquent tax ads run for three consecutive weeks in a local newspaper of record. 

  • Tri-County Cruisers raise scholarship money
  • LARC receives biggest check yet from Wild Hog proceeds

    The Wild Hog Canoe Race has seen monumental gains in popularity and fundraising over the past few years since coming under new leadership.

    The grueling 15-mile canoe and kayak race down the Waccasassa River celebrated its 40th anniversary this year on April 22, and it was the biggest version yet.

    On Monday in Otter Creek, WHCR president Keith Maynard presented a $21,000 check to Betty Walker, the executive director of the LARC, which receives all of the proceeds from the race.

  • Bronson hosts third Blueberry bash

    No matter how you like your blueberry fun, the Town of Bronson has you covered.

    It’s hosting its Third Annual Bronson Blueberry Festival Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at James H. Cobb Park.

    In addition to an endless supply of blueberries from local growers, vendors will be selling crafts and goods, and festival food will be available. 

    The family-friendly event will also include a kids area with crafts and activities. Entertainment will also be provided at the festival.

  • Mrs. Griner goes to Washington

     

    By BAILEY BEAUCHAMP    

    Citizen Correspondent 

  • FEMA discusses proposed flood maps with residents

    An open house supported by Federal Emergency Management Agency was held April 27 at the Tommy Usher Community Center in Chiefland.

    Local property owners had the opportunity to meet with FEMA agents and specialists to review preliminary maps and discuss flood insurance, mitigation processes, appeals and any possible changes that may impact them and their properties within the county. 

  • Burn ban, drought continue

    Kate Sheridan

    Citizen Correspondent

    A county-wide burn ban enacted by the Levy County Board of County Commissioners was extended for seven more days as drought conditions continue and are expected to continue in the foreseeable future.

  • Honor a deceased veteran this Memorial Day

     Please send us a photo and a short, typewritten description of your deceased veteran for Memorial Day. 

    Please submit memorials by May 19 for inclusion in the May 25 edition via email to David Davis at ddavis@chieflandcitizen.com., hand deliver or mail typewritten letters to 624 W Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL, 32626.