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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

      Today

    Post 91 membership meeting

    The Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 of the American Legion will hold its regular membership meeting in conjunction with the Auxiliary Unit 91.

    The dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow.

    This is a good opportunity to meet  fellow legionnaires.

    Friday

    Book signing

  • Friday

    Library hosts magic show

    Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will host a magic show at 10 a.m.

     

    Saturday

    Auction benefits Chief Theatre

  • Letter: Rep. Bembry against raising fees on drivers

    The Florida Legislature passed a transportation bill, CS/HB 5011, during the 2009 Legislative Session creating an $800 million fee/tax increase for the people of Florida.

    Beginning September 1, certain fees for driver license and motor vehicle services will significantly increase as a result of the Florida Legislature’s efforts to balance the state budget because of declining tax receipts due to the slowed economy.

  • Letter: Keep an eye out for danger

    Editor

    There are things that we all don't like to here. Especially when its the bad things that we pretend aren't there.

    Every parent has the same fear, of their child being hurt or in danger when were not there . We as parents know we will protect them and always give them proper care .

  • Letter: Python program benefits more than native snakes

    Editor:

    As manager of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is diligent in protecting native species and habitats. When an exotic species invades our natural landscape, it is our duty to do everything possible to ensure those invaders do not expand their range and harm the fragile balance of Florida’s unique and abundant wildlife.

  • Tax notices hit mailboxes this week

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    The U.S. Postal Service will begin delivering TRIM — Truth in Millage — notices to Levy County property owners this week.

    And the news in those 48,776 notices might not be what some folks expect, Oz Barker, Levy County Property Appraiser said.

    But before picking up the telephone or heading to Barker's office in a lather, he would like you to sit down with the tax bill, read a letter he has written explaining the property tax notice and any changes.

  • Levy Health Department prepares for back-to-school swine flu

    As Students head back to school next week, The Levy County Health Department is preparing for potential widespread Novel  H1N1 (Swine Flu) outbreaks as soon as school starts.

    “We know we’re going to have clusters of outbreaks when school starts next week,” said Barbara Locke, Levy County Health Department Administrator.

    “We’re preparing for the worst and hoping for the best,” Locke said. “We expect to see clusters of cases – maybe five to 10 at this school one week, and then another five to 10 at that school.”

  • School hosts open house tonight

    The start of school is coming up fast and Chiefland schools have scheduled open house and the Freshman Invasion for tonight.

    Educators began returning to the classrooms on Monday, preparing them for visits by parents and for a year filled with students.

    The Chiefland High School 2009/2010 Freshman Invasion, sponsored by the Student Government, will be at 7 p.m. in the CHS auditorium.

    Freshmen will have the opportunity to meet Bill Tovine, the new principal, their teachers, get their schedules and learn about clubs and sports.

  • Birthday party for CFCC benefactor

    Central Florida Community College Foundation is joining former Levy County students and friends for a birthday celebration in honor of Jack Wilkinson.

    The community is invited to attend the celebration from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Tri-County Nursing Home, 7280 SE State Road 26, in Trenton.

  • County assessment notices mailed this week

    The proposed property tax bills hitting mailboxes earlier this week will be joined today by Levy County's notice of its fire, waste, road and emergency medical service assessment notices.

    While property owners may think they are getting hit with the double whammy of notices for proposed property taxes and proposed assessments, business owners are the ones most likely to raise their eyebrows and pick up the phone to call their county commissioner when they see the EMS assessment.