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Today's News

  • Bronson coordinating MLKing Jr. event

         A local woman has won the approval and assistance of the Town of Bronson in hosting an event.

         Katherine Manuel presented the Bronson council with her plan to host an event for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    She said she wants to “invite the whole community in to help fellowship and have a good time,”

    Manuel mentioned the possibility of having vendors come out at no charge. People can bring chairs and listen to music, she said, and also suggested possibly asking the blood bank to come out.

  • Williston's City Hall moves to temporary location

         For the second time this year, Williston's employees are finding themselves displaced while work is done on their office spaces.

         Earlier this year, both the police and fire department staffs found themselves housed in trailers across from the department while repairs were made to the building. Those repairs were necessary due to a sinkhole beneath the building.

  • No child goes hungry

    Chiefland Rotary Club President Skipper Henderson presents Chiefland Elementary School Guidance Counselor Michelle Barron with a check for $1,500 to cover the children on the schools waiting list in the Food4Kids backpack program.

    The gift means every child who needed to take home food for the Christmas break and the rest of the school year will do so. Earlier the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club contributed $850 and food to the program. 

  • Fund set up for dog attack victim

       Kaula Most, the woman who rescued a one-year-old child ripped from her arms by a dog and was attacked by four dogs while trying to protect the baby, is facing the possibiliy of needing more medical care.

    Her family says their budget has been stretched to the point that they used rent money to travel to the hospital in Gainesville and for other expenses from the attack and now they face possible eviction.

    The family has set up a GoFundMe account and an account at Drummond Community Bank to receive donations to help with expenses.

  • $15,000 reward for info on arsonist

      The Florida Forest Service and Florida’s Forestry Arson Alert Association in conjunction with a $10,000 contribution from a private landowner are offering a reward of up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest of an arsonist who set multiple wildfires in the Rosewood area of Levy County.

    In the early morning hours of Sunday, June 28, approximately 20 new fire starts were discovered by Florida Forest Service between County Road 345 and State Road 24 in Rosewood.

  • County puts off comment on Lukens tract

    The Levy County Commission delayed commenting on a proposal by a Cedar Key couple to swap or buy land from the Suwannee River Water Management District after the couple said they were tendering a new deal for public access.

  • The Santa Tracker is here!

    For all those folks who want to track Santa's every move, NORAD hs passed along this Santa Tracker to the Chiefland Citizen. 

    Enjoy! And make sure you get the cookies and milk out early so you can get to bed early. 

    Remember, Santa, only visits the sleeping children. 

     

    http://www.noradsanta.org/embed.html

  • CF breaks ground on new campus

    After 10 years in the making, those working towards the goal of having a new college campus in Levy County are seeing the fruits of their labor.

    On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the College of Central Florida held a ground breaking ceremony for their new Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus.

    "As we celebrate this milestone, we are one step closer to making the Levy Campus a reality," CF President Dr. James Henningsen said, opening up the ceremony.

  • Christmas wishes

    Ariel Lima has a conversation with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Chiefland Christmas Festival on Saturday evening.

    The festival kicked off with the 5K Rudolph Fun Run first thing in the morning and continued throughout the day with 68 food, fun and handmade craft vendors along with a visit by Santa Claus at the Trailhead Park next to the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce.

  • One obstacle cleared for RV resort

    It was a minor quibble, but when attorneys, engineers, developers and city commissioners are involved, a small thing can grow to the point where it can hold up construction of an RV resort.

    The Chiefland City Commission, meeting as the City Planning Board, heard a request by Lois Livingston to vacate an easement between her two properties that are planned to become a 456-slot RV resort.