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Today's News

  • Chiefland FFA picks up awards at state convention

    By Emily Hallman

    Chiefland FFA Reporter

    A state convention has been held for FFA  members in Florida for 86 years. The convention not only rewards FFA members for their achievements but also provides learning experiences with leadership workshops and presents some of the top issues in agriculture.  This year, the Chiefland Senior FFA chapter carried 18 FFA members to the convention, held in Orlando.

    Congratulations to all the following FFA members:

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary

    Dr. Brent Stewart was the guest of Rotarian Ben Lott at last week's Suwannee Valley Rotary Club. Stewart, an anesthesiologist, recently opened Advanced Pain Medical Center in Jonesville.

    Stewart spoke on the different types of anesthesia in use today, misconceptions about anesthesia and how anesthesiologists determine how much to administer to patient. Dr. Stewart is pictured with SVRC president Dr. Bob Mount.

  • NRC inspects nuclear plant

    By PAT FAHERTY

    Special to the Citizen

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reports there were no findings of safety significance from a quarterly inspection of activities at the Crystal River Nuclear Plant, known as CR-3.

    The announced inspection was conducted in June and covered a range of activities and procedures.

    The process consisted of observations by NRC inspectors, interviews with Duke Energy personnel, reviews of procedures and records and walking through the plant.

  • Would you let your daughter color her hair blue?

    By Rebekah McCloud

    ContexTFlorida

    I recently took a ride on the new SunRail. I was among the throng onboard for a free ride and to see, as Dr. Seuss would say, “Oh, the places I could go.”

    When I entered the overstuffed car, a young woman immediately stood up and said to me, “Here, momma, take my seat.” And I did. I thanked her and commented about the kindness of her gesture.

  • Florida's new marijuana law

    ASK A LAWYER

    M. C. of Alachua asks, “What’s the deal with the new marijuana law? Someone told me that it didn’t apply to too many people. Is that true? So what is being voted on in November? Is that something different?”

    Dear M. C.:

  • Study shows flavor trumps health for blueberry buying

    By BRAD BUCK

    bradbuck@ufl.edu

    Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows.

    About 61 percent of blueberry consumers buy the fruit for its flavor, while 39 percent do so for psychological reasons, according to two national online surveys. By “psychological,” researchers mean those consumers may buy blueberries because they believe the fruit, which contains antioxidants, provides health benefits.

  • Church News for the week of August 7

    "River Jordon"

    to sing

    at Full Gospel

    Everyone is invited to the Full Gospel Outreach Saturday Night Gospel Sing Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.. The featured group will be "River Jordan" from Ocala. As always, there will be no admission charge for the sing. A free-will love offering will be received. Full Gospel Outreach Church is located just 3 miles north of the Chiefland Walmart on HWY 19.

  • UF ag and life sciences has new associate dean

    A professor and assistant chairman of the Department of Animal Sciences has been named associate dean of the University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.

    Joel Brendemuhl, with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences since 1985, began work in his new role July 14, said college Dean Elaine Turner.

    Brendemuhl will provide leadership for admissions, enrollment, curricula and academic program assessment in the college, also known as CALS, Turner said.

  • UF art contest

       The University of Florida Elegance of Science art competition that stresses the connection between artistic and scientific perceptions of reality is now accepting submissions until Dec. 20.

       After a three-year hiatus, the Marston Science Library and Florida Museum of Natural History are re-introducing the contest to UF students, staff and faculty who have created two-dimensional images as part of their research or that feature scientific tools or concepts.

  • CF News

    CF ranked 13 in

    nation for affordability

    The College of Central Florida is ranked No. 13 in affordability in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Education. CF tuition and fees for 2012-2013 were 66 percent below the national average of $7,407 for public four-year or above institutions.