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Today's News

  • Tentative waterfowl hunting dates announced

    The FWC announced that it anticipates the 2014-15 waterfowl season dates to be:

    • Early Canada Goose: Sept. 6-24

    • September teal and wood duck: Sept. 20-24

    • September teal only: Sept. 25-28

    • Regular Season (ducks, coots, and light geese): Nov. 22 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 6 - Jan. 25, 2015

    • Regular Season (Canada Goose): Nov. 22 - Jan. 30, 2015

    • Youth duck and goose: Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2015

  • Baynard rides hard in Youth World Championship

    Madison Baynard, of Chiefland, competed recently at the 2014 NBHA Youth World Championships in Perry, Ga. This invitation-only event is the largest youth barrel race in the world.

    The NBHA Youth World participants numbered over 1,100 in the Teen Division (13 and over) and approximately 800 participants in the Youth Division (12 and under). The contestants ran for over $300,000 in cash and prizes. Prizes included 4-Star Trailers, Alamo Champion saddles, Gist buckles, Drysdales Championship gear bags, Tony Lama boots and many other prizes.

  • Chiefland: Home to 2014's Coach and Player of the Year

    Chiefland High School girl’s softball coach Wayne Weatherford was named Florida’s 1A Coach of the Year.

    Also, from that state-winning team, Brittany Gilliam was named Florida’s 1A Player of the Year

  • Boy, 6, dies after dog attack

    A 6-year-old boy died Thursday morning after an attack by two pit bull dogs at a home in Fanning Springs.

    The call that a child was being attacked by one dog came in at about 8:15 a.m. to the Levy County 911 Communications Center. It was also reported that two dogs were involved in the incident.

  • 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.