Today's News

  • Sturgeon injures woman on Suwannee River

    Special to the Citizen
    A woman was injured when a sturgeon crashed through her boat’s windshield and showered her with glass April 27.
    Erica Stevens, of Safety Harbor, received minor injuries, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.
    At about 5 p.m., Stevens and her husband, Scott, who was operating the boat, were on the Suwannee River north of the U.S. 19 Bridge in Gilchrist County, traveling at about 15 mph when a 5-foot sturgeon jumped up in front of Stevens’ vessel and crashed through the boat’s windshield, FWC officials said.

  • Lower Suwannee NWR meeting

    Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge invites you to the attend the fourth annual Hunter Working Group meeting on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the refuge headquarters on Hwy 347.
    This is an informal opportunity to provide beneficial input, comments and suggestions regarding the hunting program at the refuge. Refuge management and staff want to hear suggestions and feedback for the coming year’s season before the 2011-2012 season begins.

  • Endangered species day Friday

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous conservation organizations will observe Endangered Species Day on Friday to recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species.
    To date, the Endangered Species Act, which became law in 1973, has helped to prevent the extinction of hundreds of species. Co-administered by the Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the purpose of the Act is to conserve imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

  • Winners of Wildhog race announced

    The following is a list of the winners from the Wildhog Canoe & Kayak Race on April 30:

    1-John Edwards 1:40:50
    2-Daniel & Keith Maynard (Sponsor: Capital City Bank, Chiefland) 1:53:07
    3-Glennis Williams & Larry Frederick 1:57:44
    1-Brint Adams 1:50:42
    2-Edward Francavilla 2:02:53
    3-Andrew Malowney 2:06:43
    1-Rod Price 2:04:51
    2-Craig Clemmer & Ashley Andrion 2:33:08
    3-*Aaron & Rikki Richardson 2:46:19
    3-Lyn Wilson & Steve Stump 2:54:39
    1-Tim Dodge & Katie Dodge 2:15:50
    2-Ton McCormick & Cole McCormick 2:44:34

  • Chiefland blue-gold game on Friday

    Chiefland’s football team will play its annual spring blue-gold game on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium in Chiefland.

  • Cappy's Corner: Living for Sports

    With scholastic sports over, the B section of the Chiefland Citizen is changing from "sports" to "living," beginning with this week's edition.
    No, that does not mean we're forgetting about sports all together. It only means we're shifting our focus a bit for the next few months of summer to activities of all kinds, even the kinds where scores are not kept.
    Now, don't expect this section to turn overnight into pages ripped out of Martha Stewart's Living magazine, although readers may see us tackle gardening and cooking from time-to-time.

  • CHS to form basketball booster club

    Supporters of the Chiefland High School basketball programs are trying to form a booster club called the Chiefland High School Tip-Off Club. There's even a Facebook fan page, started by Bobby Schultz.
    "We are in the organization stage of it," said Schultz, who has children who play basketball. "We're trying to get it started by the end of the summer. Once we get it off the ground, we will sit down with the coaches to see what they need to help make the programs even more successful."

  • Rotary lands successful fishing tourney

  • State budget cut big hit to Levy schools

    Falling tax revenues have forced the Legislature to cut state funding including a $4.7 million  cut to  Levy County schools that could affect as many as 50 employees.
    School Board Superintendent Robert Hastings said there are “no sacred positions” and “nothing will be left unturned” as he looks for every way to save money and jobs.

  • Yankeetown votes to sue over Tarmac decision

    The Yankeetown Town Council has decided to file a civil action asking the 8th Judicial Circuit Court in Levy County to review the Levy County Commission's approval of a conditional special exception permit to Tarmac King Road mine near Inglis.
    The decision was anticipated by the County Commission which on Tuesday approved spending $10,000 to hire a firm specializing in such cases at the request of County Attorney Anne Bast Brown.