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Today's News

  • Duke seeks more time for coal units

    By Pat Faherty

    Special to the Citizen

    Duke Energy Florida is planning on spending approximately $30 million to keep its oldest Crystal River coal burning plants in service through mid-2018.

    Last month, Duke filed a petition with the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) to recover anticipated environmental costs from ratepayers to keep the plants running.

    The two plants, CR 1 and CR 2, have been operating since the late 1960s and have been scheduled for retirement.

  • Duke CEO supports using solar energy

    By Pat Faherty

    Environmental concerns dominated shareholder discussion Thursday at Duke Energy’s annual meeting.

    Duke’s recent coal ash spill disaster, climate change, emissions and pollution from burning fossil fuels and its position on renewable energy were among concerns raised by stockholders in North Carolina.

  • Coming together with prayer

    The 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated — with a prayer for the country and its citizens — today at noon at Chiefland City Hall around the flag pole out front.
    The Day of Prayer is held the first Thursday in May and was enacted by congress in 1952 as a request that people "turn to God in prayer and meditation." It is celebrated by Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and Jews, to name but a few.

  • Chiefland Rotary goes fishing Saturday

    It's time for the Chiefland Rotary Club Fishing Tournament and Calcutta party and the club has made big changes to this year's event. Hopes are high that anglers will turn out this year and fatten the prize pot that could go up to $7,500 — provided 100 boats and crews enter. 

  • Sports briefs for the week of May 1

    Basketball banquet tonight

  • Breaking Barriers and Building Lives starts Friday

    Breaking Barriers and Building Lives, with Mike Hagen's Strength Team, will take place May 2,3 and 4 at the Suwannee River Fairgrounds from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Church News fo the week of May 1

    UMC yard sale Saturday

  • Candidate qualifying time changed for Chiefland

    Chiefland officials voted unanimously in favor of changing the qualifying period for this year's upcoming election.

    The time was moved up a week to allow for more time before election day on Aug. 5, as well as accounting for City Hall being closed on Fridays.

    The new qualifying period was set for June 9 - 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seats for Group 2, now occupied by Mayor Teal Pomeroy, and Group 4, Vice Mayor Teresa Barron, are set to expire this year.

    The election will take place at City Hall, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • City revenues down but almost debt free

    Revenue for the City of Chiefland is down from this time last year, according to the city's independent financial auditor Robert Beauchamp.

  • New training required for shellfish harvesters 

    A series of workshops is being provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), University of Florida  IFAS, and Florida Sea Grant to assist the molluscan  shellfish industry in Florida attain the harvester education training required for certification, recertification or licensing.