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Today's News

  • A strange watchdog

     By GENE DUMAS
    Since we moved to Florida, I’ve noticed that people keep donkeys. I’m one of those people who never thought that a donkey was worth a whole lot, but I’ve since learned that I have been mistaken on that subject.
    Many people in this state have realized that donkeys can perform a valuable service.

  • Haven Alliance presents check to Haven Hospice

    The Haven Alliance presented Haven Hospice with a check for $21,140 at their annual membership luncheon on May 5 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville.
    The Alliance raised the funds through membership dues and the 10th Annual Styles for Life Fashion Show. All funds benefit Haven’s unfunded programs and services such as Camp Safe Haven, a day camp for children and teens who are coping with the loss of a loved one.

  • Workshop outlines incentives for gas retailers

    Rural gasoline retailers who want to increase profits and take advantage of tax credits, grants and guaranteed loans to install or convert retail pumps and tanks to dispense E-85 fuel should attend the E-85 Blender Pump Assistance Program Workshop on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

  • SRWMD promotes recycled water through reuse

    Special to the Citizen
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 15-21 as Florida Water Reuse Week to spread awareness and highlight the importance of reclaimed water.
    The Suwannee River Water Management District is joining in with the state to promote the benefits of this important alternative water resource.
    Reclaimed water is highly treated wastewater that is reused for irrigation, toilet flushing, clothes washing, and other non-potable uses.

  • Progress Energy, Duke Realty host vendor fair June 7

    Progress Energy and its contractor, Duke Realty Construction, will host a vendor fair on Tuesday, June 7, for local companies and service providers interested in learning more about potential work opportunities associated with the construction of a 70,000-square foot, office and warehouse facility at the Crystal River Energy Complex.

  • Rotary camp brings out leadership skills

    Matthew Horne and Jeremy McClelland, two 10th grade students from Chiefland High School felt a little out of place at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp in the Panhandle.
    It wouldn't last long.
    Before Sunday they would come out of their cocoons.
    Call it the RYLA effect.

  • Chamber hosts casino night

       The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first Casino Night from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, with a prize auction to follow. This event will be at BubbaQues, in the conference room.
       Tickets are on sale now for $25. Each ticket will receive $1,000 in play money. There will be Black Jack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Craps and Luck of the Draw.    There will be many great auction items to spend your “winnings” on.

  • General Fund not keeping up with Levy County spending

    Revenues for the Levy County General Fund, are lagging behind estimates for the first six months of the fiscal year putting the county $1,345,342 in the red.
    County Clerk of Court Danny Shipp presented the bad news to the three commissioners in attendance at Tuesday's Board of County Commissioners meeting in Bronson. Commissioner Marsha Drew of Yankeetown (R-District 3) was absent from the meeting.

  • Springs protection plan delayed

    A decision to create two springs protection zones in Gilchrist County was unanimously tabled Monday night by County Commissioners out of concern that the policy might not sit well with local farmers.
    "I want their input," Gilchirst Commissioner Sharon Langford said, referring to the county's agricultural committee. "I don't want to do anything that will hurt the farmers."

  • Yankeetown votes to sue over Tarmac decision

    The Yankeetown Town Council has decided to file a civil action asking the 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Levy County to review the Levy County Commission's approval of a conditional special exception permit to Tarmac King Road mine near Inglis.
    The decision was anticipated by the County Commission which on Tuesday approved spending $10,000 to hire a firm specializing in such cases at the request of County Attorney Anne Bast Brown.