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Today's News

  • Bronson ISO Rating remains unchanged; should go lower

    BRONSON –  City officials came together for a Town Hall meeting May 1, but a notable official was absent amid a salary dispute.

    Bob Niffenegger, town of Bronson building official, requested a contract renewal, seeking a pay raise and the ability to hire an employee assistant. When the council denied a similar request in 2016, Niffenegger submitted a letter of resignation.

  • Fresh cut flowers are Burkett's babies

    For Kim Burkett at Fernwood Flowers and Gifts Inc., her flowers are her babies.

    “I want them to be right,” Burkett said, who owns the shop with her 86-year-old mother, Jennie Adams. “We are very particular about our flowers. We only do fresh. We do not send anything out that we wouldn’t send to our own family. We process our flowers when they come in and when they go out.”

  • Hatch's focus is silk bouquets

    “Holidays aren’t as busy as they used to be because there is such a multiplicity of things a person can buy and do,” said Eddie Hatch, owner of Silk Sunshine Florals. “You have a bunch of choices of what you can do now and you can’t do them all; you’re going to buy them a diamond, give them flowers, take them out to eat. All of this is possible, but Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day and holidays are always a little bit busier because of family. Family and flowers kind of go together.”

  • City dog pound discussion heats up

    A group of area residents continue to hold differing views from city officials on the quality of the Chiefland City dog pound.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey and City Commissioner Teresa Barron discussed the possibility of leasing an industrial property if an organization steps forward to run a new dog facility. Barron recommends that residents create a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Chiefland’s dogs.

  • Tri-County Cruisers raise scholarship money
  • LARC receives biggest check yet from Wild Hog proceeds

    The Wild Hog Canoe Race has seen monumental gains in popularity and fundraising over the past few years since coming under new leadership.

    The grueling 15-mile canoe and kayak race down the Waccasassa River celebrated its 40th anniversary this year on April 22, and it was the biggest version yet.

    On Monday in Otter Creek, WHCR president Keith Maynard presented a $21,000 check to Betty Walker, the executive director of the LARC, which receives all of the proceeds from the race.

  • Bronson hosts third Blueberry bash

    No matter how you like your blueberry fun, the Town of Bronson has you covered.

    It’s hosting its Third Annual Bronson Blueberry Festival Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at James H. Cobb Park.

    In addition to an endless supply of blueberries from local growers, vendors will be selling crafts and goods, and festival food will be available. 

    The family-friendly event will also include a kids area with crafts and activities. Entertainment will also be provided at the festival.

  • Mrs. Griner goes to Washington

     

    By BAILEY BEAUCHAMP    

    Citizen Correspondent 

  • Cross City City Manager arrested for using city labor and resources for personal reasons

    CROSS CITY — The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Gary Pinner, 58, of Old Town on one count of official misconduct. Pinner is charged with misusing city employees, city equipment, city inventory, and an inmate work crew to provide free water services to certain Dixie County residents, including his future son-in-law.

  • FEMA discusses proposed flood maps with residents

    An open house supported by Federal Emergency Management Agency was held April 27 at the Tommy Usher Community Center in Chiefland.

    Local property owners had the opportunity to meet with FEMA agents and specialists to review preliminary maps and discuss flood insurance, mitigation processes, appeals and any possible changes that may impact them and their properties within the county.