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Today's News

  • Federal energy grant could save city big

    The city will be one step closer to “going green” if it’s awarded a federally funded energy efficiency and conservation grant.

    Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday night in favor of applying for the grant, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

    City Manager Grady Hartzog told commissioners the city is eligible to receive between $250,000 and $1.24 million, money that could be used to replace inefficient lighting in Chiefland’s parks.

  • Basic pistol class raises funds for slain Dixie deputy's family

    A basic pistol class, hosted By Levy County Sheriffs Office, that can qualify an individual for Florida Concealed weapons permit will be held Feb. 6 at 8 a.m. at the Levy County Sheriffs Office Classroom, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson.

    The cost is $65 with proceeds benefitting the family of slain Dixie County Sheriff's Capt. Chad Reed. Reed was killed in the line of duty last week leaving behind a wife and two children.

    Sign up by calling (352) 486-5111 or email sfinnen@levyso.com. Lunch will be provided and additional donations will be accepted

  • Community Calendar

    All month

    Gallery show

    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery is proud to announce Artist of the Month for January 2010 is Russel Raethka.Russel (Russ) Raethka challenges the standards normally attributed to watercolor paintings. Whereas a watercolor is usually expected to present a soft, muted representation, Russ depicts his scenes in sharp, crisp definitions that could easily be assigned to a real-time sighting.

    January 28

    Rowdy Rootin’ Tootin’ Relay round up!

  • Chili cook-off at Chiefland High

    Chiefland FFA’s 1st Annual homemade chili cook-off 2010 contest will be Friday, February 12 from 5-6 p.m. at the Chiefland High School Cafeteria. The $10 entry fee includes dinner.

    Entry forms must be received by Feb. 5. Check-in for participants is 4:45 p.m. with a minimum of one gallon of chil, so everyone gets a taste. Judging will begin at 5 p.m. with the meal being served to the general public for $5 at 5:30 p.m.

  • Humane Society to hold fundraiser

    The Humane Society of Levy County invites all chili cooks to participate at the 3rd Annual Bark-N-Purr Charity Concert sponsored by Bubba Que’s & Hungry Howie’s on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Bronson Youth League Park, 220 Picnic St, Bronson, FL.

  • Crist proposes record education budget

    By STEVE WATERS

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

    Gov. Charlie Crist unveiled his 2010-2011 proposed budget on Monday, recommending $22.7 billion for state, federal and local funding.

    The proposed budget is a $535.5 million increase over the current fiscal year, and would set a record in school funding if passed.

    Though ambitious, Crist's proposals are, for now, just that.

  • Girls hold top spots in CHS 2010 class

    Being called to the principal's office first thing in the morning is likely to send shivers down the spine of the best student.

    But for Morgan Smith and Casey Sims, the call was only good news.

    School Principal Will Tovine was in the office with the ladies' parents to announce that Smith will be valedictorian and Sims will be salutatorian for the CHS Class of 2010. Both have 4.0 unweighted grade point averages.

    Sims mother Carrie Crews and grandmother Polly Lee were waiting with hugs after Sims realized she was not in trouble for some unknown crime.

  • Last day to nominate for Chamber Citizen of the Year

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will close nominations on  Friday, Jan. 29 for the 2009 Citizen of the Year. The honoree will be announced and presented with an award at the Chamber's annual banquet on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

  • Church News

    Journeymen Quartet at Bronson COG

       Journeymen Quartet in concert at the Bronson Church of God on Feb. 13, at 7 p.m.

       The Journeymen Quartet has performed with the Gaither’s and has been singing an old time male quartet style and sound since 1957. All are invited and encouraged to attend this exciting event.

    Comedian-Evangelist at Lighthouse Word

      Comedian and evangelist Barry McGee is coming to the Lighthouse Word Church Saturday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. for the Spring Fling. 

  • Learn about Nature Coast through CFCC Levy Center

     The Central Florida Community College Levy Center will offer its first guided Ecotourism Field Trip on Saturday, Jan. 23. The trip is part of the Ecotourism Business Workshops program that begins on Jan. 11.

     The trip is open to the public and includes visits to both Manatee Springs State Park and Fanning Springs State Park, with lunch in Fanning Springs. Participants will also visit Point of View Gifts & Antiques and Dakotah Winery.