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Today's News

  • Early voting this weekend 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tamy Jones is keeping her office open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. this weekend, including Sunday, to allow early voting for the Nov. 4 general election. 

    As of Friday 789 voters had taken advantage of early voting to cast their ballot. Another 3, 191 had returned their absentee ballots to the office. Levy County has 25,923 registered voters. 

    Ballots can be cast through Saturday, nov. 1, at Jones' office at 421 S. Court St., Bronson, next door to the Levy County Courthouse. 

  • Fanning Springs attendance at 5-year low

    Statewide, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida's parks and trails saw an increase of more than 1.5 million people in attendance last year.
    The 27 million people who swam in Florida's springs, fished in its rivers, camped in its parks and hiked along its trails contributed about $2 billion to local economies, proving that ecotourism is a necessary part of life in The Sunshine State.

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups just around the corner

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don't always come together, hopes aren't always realized, and presents aren't always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It's a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • How the First District Court of Appeal ignored Florida voters

    Martin Dyckman

    ContexTFlorida

    Voters across Florida cast ballots in November 2000 to say whether they wanted to continue electing most of their circuit and county court judges or would let the governor appoint them.

    Election was the overwhelming favorite everywhere. In Duval, Nassau and Clay counties, which comprise the Fourth Circuit, it was the choice of 69.3 percent of the voters.

    This week, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal had a message for them:

    Drop dead.

  • Amendment 2 not needed; we already have Charlotte’s Web

    Barney Bishop

    ContexTFlorida

    As time goes by, it appears that Amendment 2 is facing serious opposition from likely voters.

    Though the press has loved quoting a flawed Quinnipiac Poll that showed 88 percent of voters were in support, once pollsters began asking the question as it would appear on the ballot, support has dropped significantly to somewhere between 56 percent and 61 percent.

  • Paying attention to the body

    By Dr. Brent Stewart

  • 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).

  • 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. 

  • 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.