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Today's News

  • Perspective: Chiefland grads question 'Big Tobacco' at UF

    By ANSLEY PENTZ

    Contributing writer

    Considering the University of Florida's strong stance against tobacco on campus, some students there are questioning why "big tobacco" was invited to speak Sept. 22.

  • Church News for the week of October 23

    Fall festival at Resurrection

       Resurrection Fellowship is hosting a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 25, from 12 to 4 p.m. This event is free to the general public and will feature a bounce house, fishing pond, paint ball booth and cake walk. We invite you to bring your favorite chili to enter into our Chili Cookoff, too.  Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

    The church is located between Chiefland and Bronson, just 2 miles off of Hwy 27 on 339A (Breezy Acres Campground Road).

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary donates to LARC

    The ARC of Levy County's Betty Walker, left, accepted a $500 donation for the organization last week from Chiefland's Suwannee Valley Rotary Club.

    "I do appreciate all that you have done for this," Walker said. "And the money will surely be put to good use."

  • McCallum addresses Chiefland Rotary

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum, left, spoke to the Chiefland Rotary Club on Wednesday, Oct. 8, about changes in his office, but also to tell them why he is against Amendment 2, the medical marijuana measure, on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

    McCallum told the Rotarians, “This is not what it seems” and said it would open the door to a variety of legal problems and an increase in other illicit drug use. He asked the Rotarians to vote against the measure and to talk to others about why the measure is bad and ask that they vote against it.

  • Regional jobless 7.1, Levy 6.7

    Levy County is a bright spot in the region with a jobless rate of 6.7 percent in September, a figure not seen since the start of the recession and rising unemployment in May 2008, according to a CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion press release. In May 2008, the county's jobless rate was 6.3 percent and jumped to 7 percent by June.

  • Chauffeured on hay

    Children from Kountry Kids Learning Center in Chiefland stopped by the Chiefland Citizen Friday during the school's annual fall hay ride through town.

    The Chiefland Citizen appreciates the visit. It gives everyone a reason to smile. 

  • HOSA says thanks with a meal

    On Sept. 25, the Health Academy Seniors at Chiefland High School prepared a luncheon in honor of business partners who, over the years, have sponsored their class and HOSA club. The senior students  prepared a home-cooked meal for those who attended. During the luncheon the students addressed the different activities they participate in throughout the year.

  • CMHS Health Academy learns CPR

    According to the American Heart Association (AHA), cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States, and when people other than first responders and healthcare providers know CPR, a victim’s survival rate can more than double.

    With that in mind, Levy County Department of Public Safety offered and provided the Chiefland Middle High School Health Academy students with CPR training.

  • Bronson Head Start digs in

    Head Start students in Bronson stand where they hope to build a raised garden with the help of parents, grandparents and community volunteers.

    Lowe's of Lady Lake donated the construction materials. Lowe's plant vendors donated the plants to get the garden started so the kids will be able to harvest fresh vegetables in time for Thanksgiving.  In the spring, seeds will be started in the classroom.  The idea is to show the children that their food not only comes from the grocery store but that they can also grow everything in their own backyards.

  • Community, leaders meet on proposed resource center

    Citizens, elected officials and community leaders of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties met a couple of weeks ago for a visioning session to discuss plans and priorities for the Tri-County Community Resource Center. The Visioning Session was facilitated by national experts from Casey Family Programs.

    The Tri-County Community Resource Center is planned to open in late 2014 in Chiefland. The center will serve residents of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties by providing free services and resources that have been identified by citizens as some of their top needs.