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Today's News

  • Nationally ranked Karateka wins two more trophies

    There is a small authentic karate dojo in Chiefland that goes unnoticed by those of us in town, not involved. The huge sign can barely be seen, nearly hidden behind a wall. The teacher has travelled across the world twice to study with the Grand Master of Shorin-ryu karate and now, he shares it here.

  • Law Day 2015

    Hundreds of people involved in law enforcement, law and judicial fields gathered for the 2015 Annual W.O. Beauchamp Law Day, which was held on the banks of the Suwannee River.

    The annual event is like a "family reunion" for law enforcement at the city, county, state and federal level and for the prosecutors, judges and attorneys who usually do not have time to catch up with each other on the job.

  • Sex offender registers address

    Billy Joe Patterson registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Patterson is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

    Patterson was convicted in 2003 in Levy County for sexual battery by an adult on a child under 12; F.S. 794.011.

    Patterson has registered his change in address as: 14750 NE Hwy 27 Alt lot 4, Williston.

  • Ruling on judicial campaigns underscores need for fair, impartial courts

    By Mark Ferrulo

    Special to the Citizen

    Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a decision in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar that will impact future judicial campaigns across the country. The court upheld a Florida rule that helps keep courts fair and impartial by prohibiting judicial candidates from personally soliciting campaign contributions.

  • A little sunshine, please

    By Jerry Lawrence

    Guest Columnist

    To the Superintendent and Board Members:

    I would like to bring to your attention a series of recurring discrepancies between board meetings and board meeting minutes, which are supposed to be an unbiased, official account of board meetings.

    Example 1 – Reporting only half the details

  • Reserve your space today for State Archives trip

    On Wednesday, May 27, the Historical Society has planned a one day trip to the Florida State Archives and Library in Tallahassee.

    While at the Archives, the group will tour “behind the scenes” conducted by one of the Florida State Archivists.

    The tour will be conducted in the restricted stacks area of the Archives. In this area, researchers will learn more about the records the Archives collects and also be shown preservation methods and view little known record collections of interest available to local and family history researchers.

  • Walking the dogs

    AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 88 held its first community dog walk to benefit the Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc.

    The walk started at Fort Fanning Historical Park in Fanning Springs where Guardian Angels had a booth, along with booths for concessions, T-shirts and bandanas and dog treats run by other volunteers.

    The four-mile walk started at Fort Fanning and carried over on to the Nature Coast State Trail. 

  • Diabetics will help other diabetics

    Have you been diagnosed as a diabetic? Nationwide, about 11 million older adults have diabetes. Thousands of new cases are reported each year and millions more have it and don’t know it. Diabetes is a lifelong health condition but if individuals with the condition know how to manage it, they can live successfully without complications.

  • Church news for May 14

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Turning Point lasagna dinner

    Turning Point Ministry is having a lasagna dinner tonight (Thursday, May 14) from 5-7 p.m. at the church.

    The menu includes lasagna, salad bar, bread, drink and dessert. A donation of $8 is suggested.

  • New Officers at Horseshoe Library

    The Horseshoe Beach Library Corporation announced the election of new officers. Zinnette Green is president, Lindy Mather is vice president, Natalie Wilson is secretary and Priscilla Roberts is treasurer. Sara Beth Stribling and Elsie Hicks are directors. The new board replaces President Jeanne Jones and Secretary/Treasurer Laura Wigglesworth.