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  • Chiefland hospital dead again

     

    For the second time in three years, hopes for a hospital to be built in Chiefland have been dashed.

    The latest bad news came during the City Commission meeting on Monday evening after City Manager Mary Ellzey said CBC Real Estate Group and NeuHealth would fail to meet the state's Jan. 27 deadline to open their books and prove they have $27 million to build a 28-bed hospital in order for the city to receive a $1.5 million infrastructure grant from the state.

  • Losing a legend

    West Park Avenue had nary a parking spot as guests were ushered into Knauff Funeral Home for the service of Ralph Dahlstrom, Jr. who died Jan. 18 at the age of 82. The lines of cars were eerily similar to Ralph's Burger House around lunch time.

  • Phone app aids in boaters’ rescues

    By Abdon Sidibe

    It is a navigational tool born out of tragedy, but in an ironic twist of fate, the first lives it helped save included the son of the Tampa businessman who created it.

    Jay Stipe, president of MiraTrex Inc., had just developed a GPS-driven boater navigational app, which can be loaded on an iPhone or iPad, as a reaction the tragedy during which two young mariners were lost on the east coast of the state. The remains of the young boys were never recovered.

  • Gun Classes

    Chiefland

    The Chiefland Fastpitch Booster Club will be holding a Concealed Weapons Permit class on Saturday, Feb. 6. Class is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be at the Levy County Sheriff's Office, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson.

    This class will qualify an individual to apply for a Concealed Firearms License.

    The cost is $65 per person.

    Contact Jimmy Anderson or Melissa Lott to sign up. Class will be limited so be sure to sign up quickly.

    Bronson

  • Local cheerleaders light up London

    School spirit paid off for four Chiefland High School cheerleaders.

    Skylar Cannon, Sydney Philman, Jaylyn Harvey and Kirnae Williams, all juniors except Philman who is a senior, were chosen to represent Varsity Spirit as All-American cheerleaders in the London New Year's Day Parade.

    "You had to really bring it," Williams said of the try-outs.

  • Agenda for Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. 

    The meeting agenda and backup documents are attacked to this story in PDF format.  You can open and download them by clicking on the link. 

    The meeting will be in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson.

  • Watch county commission meetings live on Internet

    The Chiefland Citizen has started streaming Levy County Commission meetings live on the Internet.

    The commission's next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. at the County Courthouse in Bronson.

    Go to www.ustream.tv/channel/chiefland-citizen and watch the meeting live as it happens. To receive advance notice of whan the commission meetings are being broadcast on the Internet,click on "Follow" to get email alerts.

  • Person of the Week 1-14-16

    When I first met her, I knew she would be my friend. She was talkative, funny, caring, and inquisitive. From that moment on I believed Crystal Watson Curl was special.

    I am a little ashamed it has taken this long for her to be Person of the Week. I should have honored her many times before, but because she is such a special friend I waited. Its very easy to write of all the things that make Crystal Curl so special.

  • Researchers uncover details linking stress, fat metabolism

    If you’re under constant stress and can’t lose weight, there might be a protein to blame.

    In cell and mouse model experiments, University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that chronic stress stimulates production of betatrophin, a protein that then goes on to inhibit an enzyme involved in fat metabolism. Those findings were published this month in the journal BBA Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids.

  • Consent judgment obtained against credit related companies