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Today's News

  • County Commission Agenda, for Tuesday, January 20

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    January 20, 2015

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    -Issues related to Agenda items
    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk
    -State your full name and address
    -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

  • Citizen office closed Monday

    The Chiefland Citizen office willbe closed on Monday, Jan. 19, a federal and state holiday honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King. 

    We will reopen at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, and look forward to seeing you. 

  • Water main crack left some dry

    A crack in a water main along Northwest 12th at Northwest 17th caused the loss of service to part of Chiefland on Thursday morning, but city crews had it repaired by 9:20 a.m., said City Manager Mary Ellzey.

    Some residents reported being without water or having low water pressure while others had no interruption in service.

    City Hall received a number of calls after word got out about the problem, but the number of people affected was small, according to a city worker.

     

  • AARP driver safety course Jan. 20

    The AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be held from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Capital City Bank – Board Room, 2012 North Young Blvd., Chiefland.

      The certificate is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years. There are no tests.

       Registration is required by calling Linda at 352-493-1742.

  • Our View: Off the table ... finally

    Readers rejoice: you’ll no longer to have read about the ongoing controversy over which newspaper in this county should be running the county’s legal notices and Delinquent Tax Notices.

    Go ahead, take your time, rejoice. I’ll be here when you’re finished.

    Done? Good. Now you can read on to find out why.

  • Church News for the week of Jan. 15

    Florida Boys Choir

       On Jan. 31, the First United Methodist Church Chiefland, 707 N. Main Street, will host the Florida Boys Concert at 7 p.m.  There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be collected.

       Call 352-493-4627 for more information.

    Gospel sing

       Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland will have a Saturday Night Gospel Sing Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. with The Reflectsons from Trenton.

    There will be no admission charge, but a love offering will be received.

  • Breaking ground

    Haven Hospice in Chiefland celebrated its soon-to-be-constructed community center Friday afternoon with a groundbreaking behind Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center, where the building will eventually sit.

    The center, at just under 5,000 square feet, will seat approximately 400 people and will be available to other community partners in the area for meetings and events. The meeting space in this free-standing building will also have the ability to be divided and hold several meetings at one time.

  • Ombudsmen sought

    Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community?

    The Florida Ombudsman Program currently has volunteer opportunities available statewide. 

    Our volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect and receiving the care they deserve.  Ombudsman volunteers receive special training and participate in monthly program meetings.

  • Drivers reminded to heed 'Move Over' law

    In 2013, there were over 130 traffic crashes in Florida that involved motorists who violated the Move Over law. Of those crashes, 81 resulted in injuries and 2 in fatalities. This month, the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding motorists of the state’s Move Over law.

    The Move Over law was enacted in 2002 to help protect law enforcement officers, emergency workers, and tow truck drivers when they are performing their duties along the roadside. In July 2014, the Move Over law was expanded to include sanitation and utility vehicles.

  • First responder appreciation

    Levy County Commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation declaring last week First Responder Appreciation Week at the request of DPS Chief David Knowles, left, and Sheriff Bobby McCallum.

    Gov. Rick Scott declared the week of Jan. 5-9 as First Responder Appreciation Week in Florida.