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Today's News

  • Fresh cut flowers are Burkett's babies

    For Kim Burkett at Fernwood Flowers and Gifts Inc., her flowers are her babies.

    “I want them to be right,” Burkett said, who owns the shop with her 86-year-old mother, Jennie Adams. “We are very particular about our flowers. We only do fresh. We do not send anything out that we wouldn’t send to our own family. We process our flowers when they come in and when they go out.”

  • Hatch's focus is silk bouquets

    “Holidays aren’t as busy as they used to be because there is such a multiplicity of things a person can buy and do,” said Eddie Hatch, owner of Silk Sunshine Florals. “You have a bunch of choices of what you can do now and you can’t do them all; you’re going to buy them a diamond, give them flowers, take them out to eat. All of this is possible, but Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and holidays are always a little bit busier because of family. Family and flowers kind of go together.”

  • City dog pound discussion heats up

    A group of area residents continue to hold differing views from city officials on the quality of the Chiefland City dog pound.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey and City Commissioner Teresa Barron discussed the possibility of leasing an industrial property if an organization steps forward to run a new dog facility. Barron recommends that residents create a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Chiefland’s dogs.

  • Delinquent tax roll published

    Taxes, especially delinquent taxes, are never a pleasant subject. The Levy County Tax Collector will run the 2017 delinquent tax notices May 11 in the Chiefland Citizen and will run the list three consecutive weeks as required by state statute. 

    Taxes are delinquent if not paid by April 1. Approximately six weeks after that date, delinquent tax ads run for three consecutive weeks in a local newspaper of record. 

  • Fun in Frostproof

    In its district championship game against Trenton, the Chiefland softball team was victimized by a conspiracy of subpar defense and the Lady Tigers’ speed and short game.

  • Tri-County Cruisers raise scholarship money
  • LARC receives biggest check yet from Wild Hog proceeds

    The Wild Hog Canoe Race has seen monumental gains in popularity and fundraising over the past few years since coming under new leadership.

    The grueling 15-mile canoe and kayak race down the Waccasassa River celebrated its 40th anniversary this year on April 22, and it was the biggest version yet.

    On Monday in Otter Creek, WHCR president Keith Maynard presented a $21,000 check to Betty Walker, the executive director of the LARC, which receives all of the proceeds from the race.

  • Bronson hosts third Blueberry bash

    No matter how you like your blueberry fun, the Town of Bronson has you covered.

    It’s hosting its Third Annual Bronson Blueberry Festival Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at James H. Cobb Park.

    In addition to an endless supply of blueberries from local growers, vendors will be selling crafts and goods, and festival food will be available. 

    The family-friendly event will also include a kids area with crafts and activities. Entertainment will also be provided at the festival.

  • Mrs. Griner goes to Washington

     

    By BAILEY BEAUCHAMP    

    Citizen Correspondent 

  • Cross City City Manager arrested for using city labor and resources for personal reasons

    CROSS CITY — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Gary Pinner, 58, of Old Town on one count of official misconduct. Pinner is charged with misusing city employees, city equipment, city inventory, and an inmate work crew to provide free water services to certain Dixie County residents, including his future son-in-law.