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Today's News

  • New manatee decals available

    Staff report
    Manatee decals for 2014 -2015 are now available at tax collector's offices, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
    The decals, which cost $5, are given to boat and vehicle registrants who voluntarily contribute to the campaign. A portion of the money goes toward the Save the Manatee Trust Fund, which is put toward education, research and facilities used in manatee recovery when the animals are injured or sick.

  • Bronson mayor questions early voting petition

    The subject of early voting in the Town of Bronson, though sleeping dormant for more than a year, was again brought to light Monday night during a discussion on revisions to various amendments to be placed on a referendum ballot early next year.
    The issue, which was hotly debated by council members from June to August of 2013 and rejected by council two times, received the most attention Monday night, especially from Bronson Mayor Franklin Schuler.

  • Mud run a fun, dirty way to raise money

    By Bailey Beauchamp

    Special to the Citizen

  • Golfers raise $36K for Shands patients

    The 20th Annual Tommy Usher Log-a-Load Golf Tournament raised $36,634.50 for the Children's Miracle Network at Shands Children's Hospital.

    Proceeds from this year brought the total contributions from the golf event to more than $483,800.00.

  • Championship parking place

    On October 15th, the Chiefland Women's Golf Association began their handicap championship.

    It is a 3-round handicapped tournament. Marilee Leonard, left, came in 1st with a 290 net score for the 3 rounds. Linda Buchanan came in second with a net score of 291.

    Leonard gets a special parking spot at the Chiefland Golf and County Club for the next year.

    She said that she has been the champ many times before, not sure exactly how many years.

    Photo provided 

  • Bears take down Indians

    Friday night the No. 1 ranked Dixie County Bears came to Chiefland to face off with the Indians. The Bears left town with a 40-6 win, looking like the number one team in 1A.

    The Indians faced a tall task going up against a balanced offensive attack and the Bears’ stingy defense. Running back Julian Robinson led the way for the Bears in the first half, scoring two touchdowns, as the Bears went into the half leading 22-0.

  • Lady Indians begin drive to state tonight

    The Lady Indians play in a pre-season tournament tonight (Thursday, Nov. 6) at 6 p.m. in Bronson.

    Their opponent will be the Trenton Tigers. Come out and support the Lady Indians as they start their run for another District and Regional title. The 2013-14 season saw them go all the way to the Final Four in Lakeland.

    Regular season play begins Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at home against P.K. Yonge of Gainesville.

    Varsity Girls Basketball Schedule

    All games start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.

    Nov. 13 6:30 p.m. vs. Santa Fe

  • Bag ban to face hurdles in The Sunshine State

    By Bruce Ritchie

    ContextFlorida

    Florida won’t follow California on bag ban because of a 2008 law requiring a study.

    California became the first state in the nation recently to ban disposable single-use plastic shopping bags.

    The ban is needed, supporters said, to reduce litter and protect birds and sea life from becoming entangled in bags. The ban also prevents bags from clogging storm drains or winding up in landfills.

  • Don’t let seasonal spikes become the new normal for utility bills

    Dr. J. Robert McClure

    ContextFlorida

    Floridians aren’t surprised when they see seasonal spikes on their utility bills. A lengthy cold snap in January or lingering summer heat can send their energy bills soaring like fireworks on the Fourth of July.

    Fortunately, in a state blessed by ocean breezes and a climate ranging from temperate to subtropical, there’s welcome relief in the months when temperatures — and utility bills — remain in the moderate range.

  • Email decisions no big deal: Bronson officials

    “Don’t kill the messenger,” wasn’t a saying expressed by some on the Bronson Town Council Monday night regarding a story written weeks ago by an area blogger about what some have called a secret vote.

    “You always come out with something that’s one sided,” Mayor Franklin Schuler said to blogger Jeff Hardison about the story, which centered around emails sent out to council members Sept. 30.