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  • 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.

  • National Day of Prayer

     The Chiefland Ministerial Association encourages everyone to gather May 4 at noon around the Flag Pole in front of Chiefland City Hall for National Day of Prayer.

  • DAV Poker Run rolls through Levy County

    The run began at Beef O Brady’s in Chiefland. The riders then traveled to Akin's BBQ in Bell, Cherry’s Seafood & Steak in Trenton, The Mustang Grill and Bar in Archer, Frogs BBQ Pad in Williston and finished at Willard's Restaurant & Lounge in Morriston. 

    There were over 65 total riders on motorcycles and in cars vying for prizes given to holders of the top seven hands. Also, there was a raffle with over 50 prizes. 

  • Chiefland Rotary Club starts a little different.

    The Chiefland Rotary Club’s meeting April 19 at the Gathering Table started a little different. Instead of the Rotary Club giving money, it received money. 

    Two members of the CHS Interact Club, Jessica Ivy and Caleb Hardee presented Skipper Henderson with a check for the Rotary Club. The check represented the investment Chiefland Rotary provided the Interact Club with for a cooler raffle. 

  • CF campus on schedule for August opening

    Tom Morelock, director of facilities for the College of Central Florida, gave a tour, along with project manager Katie Hunt and builder Todd Duffy, of the new Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus north of Chiefland for the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club last Thursday.

    The two-story structure with modern amenities is on schedule for completion this summer, Morelock said, with staff expected to be in place by the end of July. 

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for Aug. 11, before classes begin on Aug. 28.

  • City commissioners hold workshop to discuss budget

    The City Commission held a city budget workshop after adjourning Monday’s regular meeting.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey presented a budget workshop agenda detailing potential wage increases from the current city employee salary plan.

    The city has not upwardly adjusted starting pays since adopting the current plan in 2004. Police and Fire employees have seen upward adjustment independent of the 2004 plan, and are not included in the proposal as a result.

  • FFA Alumni Rodeo bull riders have their 'ups and downs'

    Bull riding seems a little bit like a fraternity of cowboys and bulls that was the original “animal house” long before the movie first appeared in 1978.

    Colton Stevens, 23, of Old Town, and Cody Baisden, 28, of Kenansville, have known each other for 10 years.

    Stevens is following behind his father and grandfather, who also rode the bucking animals. Baisden, who has been riding consistently since he was 18, said bull riding was just something he always wanted to do. 

    Both love it.