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Today's News

  • Chiefland Senior FFA wins state food science and technology competition

    Special to the Citizen

    Florida FFA is pleased to announce that Chiefland Senior FFA took first place at the State Food Science and Technology Career Development Event.

    The winners will be recognized at the 88th Florida FFA State Convention and Expo in July. The competitive event was held on Jan. 30, in Gainesville.

    Chiefland had 914 points while second place Bartow Senior FFA had 211 and third place Ocala West Port had 907 poinrs.

  • Chiefland FFA member wins Reserve champ

    Demetrius Bowers II, won Grand Reserve Championship in Junior Doe Nubian Division  at the Florida State Fair.

    Bowers is a Chiefland Junior FFA member, and attends 8th grade at Chiefland Middle High School. 

  • Indians shut down Eagles

    Chiefland won its first district game of the season and entered this week on a three-game winning streak, holding opponents scoreless in 17 consecutive innings.

    The Indians (3-1, 1-0 District 4A-7) beat Bronson 14-0 in their district opener last Friday, keeping the Eagles to two hits. The win was the third in a row for the Indians -- all shutouts -- as the team is getting strong pitching from its rotation and mostly mistake-free baseball.

  • Officiating left much to be desired at Lady Indians vs Lady Eagles game

    I can remember when I played for Coach Vickers as a lady Indian and always feeling intimidated when we played against a team from Gainesville. 

    The Lady Indian softball team took it in stride with no problem to win their game against Oak Hall last week.

    The game was packed with fans and the intensity was high the entire game along with frustration from the officiating.

    I do not know the game of softball as much as I should but I saw calls that were inconsistent from the last game against Williston.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 25

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.

  • Gala honors Hastings while raising $24K

    Humor, jokes and a little good natured ribbing set the tone for the 16th Annual Stars Gala presented by the Levy County Schools Foundation.

  • Investing in others Harmony Center's goal

    Many may have seen the building, but don't know what good work they do, Scott DeBerry said of the organization represented by his guest speaker at Suwannee Valley Rotary last week.

    He didn't know what to expect when Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center asked him for help on a marketing project, but DeBerry said, "I was blown away."

    "She had such a big heart for children," he said of Director Barbara Ledford.

    They played a video demonstrating the services offered and including testimonials.

  • Uniting the Tri-Counties

    Plays, band performances, movie nights and "pickin' in the park" events are all a part of the vision by local organizations pulling together to work towards the goal of having a bandshell at Fanning Springs, an area centrally located for the Tri-Counties.

    Chiefland Rotary members in conjunction with the City of Fanning Springs and Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce presented the project to Chiefland Rotary members last Wednesday, Feb. 17.

  • McCallum gets Florida Sheriff’s Risk Management Fund Award

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum received the Florida Sheriff’s Risk Management Fund (FSRMF) Award for Best Overall Performance in Vehicle Operations in 2015 at the Florida Sheriff’s Winter Conference on Feb. 1.

  • Panel discussion on birds leaving Seahorse

    The Cedar Key Library's lecture series will host a discussion on the bird nest abandonment at Seahorse Key on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m. in the library's Community Meeting Room.

    Fish and Wildlife biologist Vic Doig, researcher Coleman Sheehy III of the University of Florida Biology Department and Seahorse Key Marine Lab, and Dr. Peter Frederick of UF's Department of Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation, are on the panel.