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Today's News

  • Chiefland celebrates win vs. Williston

    Bubble gum is essential for Chiefland volleyball coach Tammy Arrington anytime her team plays Williston. On Thursday in the Chiefland High gymnasium, she nervously chewed and chewed and chewed as her Lady Indians edged the Lady Red Devils 3-2 with a thrilling 15-13 win in the final game.

    So how many pieces of gum did she chew during the two-plus hours of volleyball?

    "One," Arrington said with a laugh. "And this one here is about shot, so I need another one!

  • Lady Braves start perfect

    Chiefland Middle School volleyball team has jumped out to a 9-0 start, but don’t ask 19-year coach Heather Darus to brag on any specific players.

    "I am firm believer that in middle school, you don't name kids individually. You save that for high school," Darus said. "That's why we don't have any of the end-of-the-year awards and things like that."

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for October 8-14, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

  • CF Levy Center News

    n Creative writing workshop
       The College of Central Florida will offer a Creative Writing Workshop on Thursdays, Oct. 13 through Nov. 3, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland.

  • Workshop helps professionals retool for today’s tough job search

    Workforce Connection of Citrus, Levy and Marion counties will offer “Retooling and Refueling for Success” workshops designed to arm unemployed professionals with the skills to find a job in today’s tough marketplace.
     The fee-free workshops take place Oct. 18-20 and Nov. 15-17 at the College of Central Florida’s Ocala campus. Each three-day workshop features a variety of instructors to provide career tools and help participants develop strategies to keep focused and successful during career transitions.

  • BHS Homecoming Reunion set for Nov. 11

    Special to the Citizen
    In December of 1859, the Levy County Board of Commissioners ordered the establishment of a public school in Bronson. In 1916, a two-story brick school building was built where the old BHS cafeteria sat. In the late 1930’s, that building was torn down and the current main school building was constructed. Bronson is the oldest public school in Levy County still in existence.

  • Business anniversary

    Palms Medical Group celebrated its 40th anniversary with a big community party on Saturday that featured activities for children, health testing, food, drink and snow cones and entertainment by Steele Bridge band. The medical group has facilities in Trenton, Chiefland and Williston.
    PHOTO : Volunteers Cody Steger, 14, left, and Parker Gates, 13, walked Wally the Gator around the party grounds demonstrating the proper way to brush teeth to adults, as well as children.

  • Yankeetown to get Better Community Award

    Yankeetown is receiving 1000 Friends of Florida’s Better Community Award for its use of comprehensive and other planning tools to protect the community’s unique coastal small-town character and scenic natural beauty.  
    “Yankeetown has adopted an outstanding plan to protect its many amenities, and has given citizens a strong role in approving changes to the plan and local development,” said 1000 Friends President Charles Pattison. The award will be presented on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at noon at a community picnic to be held at 6241 Harmony Lane.

  • CFEC event has record turnout

    Special to the Citizen
    More than 600 members attended the annual meeting of Central Florida Electric Cooperative in Chiefland Saturday.
    Registration for the meeting began at 8 a.m., and an early bird drawing was held during the intermission of the day’s entertainment, The Rock Bottom Singers. The business meeting began at 10 a.m. with a report from Mike Campbell, CFEC’s general manager.

  • Business News

    n SunState FCU honored by group
    Raddon Financial Group, a provider of research-based solutions to financial institutions and a unit of Open Solutions, Inc., has presented a Crystal Performance Award to SunState Federal Credit Union, which has an office in Chiefland.
    More than 500 credit unions were evaluated for the award that goes to only those in the two 2-3 percent of all credit unions analyzed by Raddon for two consecutive reporting periods.