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Today's News

  • Davis begins role as editor of newspaper

    David Davis is the new editor for the Chiefland Citizen and the Cedar Key Beacon. Citizen General Manager Dale Bowen made the announcement Feb. 2.

    “David has vast experience in the journalism field and an excellent understanding of community newspapers,” Bowen said. “We are excited to have David on the team, I know the community will appreciate his improvements to the newspapers.”

  • Boys hoops set for district tournament in Bell

    Monday marks the start of the opening round of the District 1A-7 boys’ basketball tournament in Bell, but local county teams Chiefland, Cedar Key and Bronson will have to wait a day to tip off their quarterfinal bids.

    No. 6 seed Chiefland (4-16) meets county rival Bronson (10-11), the third seed, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, before No. 7 Cedar Key (1-20) takes on second-seeded Dixie County (Cross City) that night at 7:30 p.m.

  • Having a fin-e time in school

    One of the greatest pleasures of reading is to escape into another world.

    Yankeetown School’s busiest readers over the last quarter term got a glimpse into one such enchanting world last Friday, when they were treated to a visit from a Weeki Wachee mermaid.

    Mermaid Charlene posed for pictures with the students in the school’s auditorium and took questions from the ones who weren’t too shy, as the children queried whether she knew Ariel and Nemo, and how long she can hold her breath.

  • Bronson raises sewage rate

    Bronson, last Tuesday, unanimously authorized a water and wastewater study’s recommendation to raise sewage charges for Town customers.

    The rate study was undertaken by the Florida Rural Water Association, which found a raise in rates is critical for preserving the Town’s facilities and for paying its bills.

    The adjustment in rates will take place over three years, as recommended by the study.

  • Bronson opts to delay marijuana dispensaries

    Bronson passed a motion to adopt a proposal for an ordinance that would place a six-month moratorium on the operation of marijuana treatment centers and licensed dispensing organizations within the Town of Bronson.

    The final approval of the ordinance will be decided at the next Council meeting on Feb. 6.

  • Yankeetown School set to announce new principal

    Yankeetown School’s search for a new principal officially concluded this week, and the Levy School district is set to announce the successor to Jeannine Mills, who resigned from the position in December.

    Former Williston Elementary School principal Marla Hiers served as interim principal for the past month while a search ensured for a permanent candidate.

  • Bronson students get lesson in computer coding

    Computer coding touches all of our lives, from the most complex technological tasks to the games that distract us on our phones.

    Naturally, that means it’s becoming a critical part of the current and future landscape of education.

    Fifth graders at Bronson Elementary School are a part of that cutting edge, and proving it’s never too early to acquire an appreciation of computer science.

  • Chiefland girls' hoops begin district tournament play Tuesday in Trenton

    Chiefland’s seeding in next week’s District 1A-7 girls’ basketball tournament at Trenton High School remained unknown early this week, as the Lady Indians finished tied for second with Branford.

    The pair of 8-4 district teams will have to go down to the final tiebreaker to decide who gets the second seed – a coin flip.

    The second seed faces No. 7 Bell Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m., while the No. 3 will square off that day at 6 p.m. against Dixie County (Cross City).

  • Local siblings share big dreams on the court

    She’s a budding prep star, one of the standouts among the county’s impressive class of sophomores.

    He’s a former county star, having twice led Chiefland in scoring, and having played a key role in its final four run in 2014, now on the verge of starting the next phase of his hoops career.

    Her older brother’s former team, a team she once rooted for, is now her neighboring rival.

    He now roots for Cedar Key, at least when it comes to his sister’s Lady Sharks.

  • Medical marijuana faces 6-month moratorium

    The Chiefland City Commission approved drawing up a moratorium for six months on medical marijuana dispensaries during its Monday meeting.

    The vote was 4-0 with Commissioner Teresa Barron absent.

    “This is going to be a hot item” said Commissioner Donald Lawrence as he made the motion to have City Attorney Norm Fugate to draw up the necessary legal paperwork. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Chris Jones.