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Today's News

  • I-75 task force eager for details

    By Mike Wright

       The task force charged with finding a relief plan for Interstate 75 heard plenty of information Monday, but several members are antsy for details.

      The I-75 Relief Task Force met at the National Guard Armory in Crystal River, its second meeting since being formed by the Department of Transportation. It has meetings planned in each of the six counties in the study area, and plans to have a recommendation by August.

  • What should you do when you see a manatee?

    Manatees are found in many of Florida’s waterways and can be difficult to see, especially when you travel in a boat on the water. 

    You may see a swirl on the surface caused by the manatee when it dives; see an animal’s back, snout, tail, or flipper break the surface of the water; or you may only hear the manatee when it surfaces to breathe (as shown here). In all of these instances, keeping your distance and passive observation are the best ways to view manatees. 

  • 7th Annual Homemade Chili Cook-Off 2016

    Anyone who can cook chili is invited to participate in the 7th Annual Homemade Chili Cook-off on Friday, Feb. 12 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.. It is being held at the Chiefland High School Agriculture Building. The cost is $15 per entry, meal included, as a benefit fundraiser for the Chiefland Ag Program.

    Entrants must adhere to the following general rules as follows: Entry forms must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 10. Entry must be a minimum of 1 gallon of chili so everyone can get a taste. Check-in for participants is 4:45 p.m. on day of contest. Judging will begin at 5 p.m.

  • 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.

  • Swinging into baseball season 2016

    Regular baseball practice was interrupted by the rain one day last week, but the boys didn’t stop there.

    While the Junior Varsity team was sent home due to the poor weather conditions on Thursday, Jan. 28, Chiefland Middle High School’s Varsity Baseball team moved to the covered batting facility on the school’s grounds to work on.

  • Lady Indians keep Bronson on its toes

    By Kelley Franklin Wyman

    Correspondent

    Upon taking this assignment I was excited and thought just because I know the game of basketball it would be easy.

    Boy was I wrong.   

    I can remember as a Chiefland Lady Indian athlete waiting for the paper to come out and see what was in there about me or my team. 

    I asked Miss Lou at the Citizen how do I write this, she said to write it the way I would tell it if I were sitting out with my nana on the porch swing.  So I thought about that as I watched the game…

  • 2/4/16 Church News

    25th Annual Potato Pancake Supper

     Peace Lutheran Church, “The Church On The Hill,” will host their 25th annual Potato Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 4-7:00 p.m. The church is located 4 miles north of Dunnellon at 7201 South US Hwy. 41.

  • A genuine smile
  • Looking for Money in All the Wrong Pockets

     An incident happened this past week in which I am still scratching my head. Have you ever known you had something, but for the life of you, you could not find it? I will accede to the fact that occasionally, I do have a streak of absent-mindedness running through me. At times, I wish it would just walk.

  • 2/4/16 Community Calendar

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.