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Today's News

  • Meeks to take over commission

    County Coordinator Fred Moody was faced with a dilemma Tuesday that was a first in his 20 years or so with the county: No commission chair or vice chair to call the Nov. 18 meeting to order so new members can be sworn in.

    That's because Commission Chair Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 4) and Vice Chair Chad Johnson of Chiefland, (R-District 2), lost their re-election bids in the Aug. 26 primary and Tuesday was their last day on the job.

  • Smoke advisory for Dixie

    From the Florida Highway Patrol:

    Smoke from a controlled burn on private property near Old Town, Fla may affect portions of the following roadways: , SR 349 and Dixie County Road 351a. Motorist traveling in this area are advised to drive with care, by reducing their speed, watch for advisory signs and using headlights when encountering areas of reduced visibility. Motorist may want to consider an alternate route if possible. FHP is monitoring SR349 and CR 351A. Smokey conditions in this area are expected to continue over the next several days .

  • Car lot vandal at large

    Law enforcement officials are looking for information on a man who smashed the windshields and cut the tires of 44 cars at at a Chiefland auto dealership Sunday night.
    "Every car here. Every car in the back. Junk cars and everything," is what Stickland Auto Solutions Inc. Owner David Strickland said Monday afternoon about the damage he was confronted with.

  • Event honors veterans

    More than 100 veterans and their family members attended Friday's veteran's resource fair and luncheon at Haven Hospice in Chiefland.
    State representatives  Charlie Stone (R-district 22), Keith Perry (R- district 21) and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, along with Haven, helped organize the event as a way to honor veterans and help them learn about eligibility for a range of benefits and resources. More than a dozen organizations had booths at the event.

  • 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.