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Today's News

  • State trail gets national designation

    By A.B. SIDIBE
    Special to the Citizen
    The Withlacoochie State Forest Trail was designated as a National Recreation Trail by the U.S. Department of Interior on June 15.
    With the designation, the Withlacoochee State Trail joins Tom Varn Hiking and Jogging Trail in Brooksville as the 2011 Florida inductees in the National Recreation Trail program.

  • FWC prohibits campfires on public lands until wildfire threat subsides

    In light of significant drought conditions and the increased threat of wildfires, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in cooperation with the state Division of Forestry and other partner agencies, issued an executive order June 16 prohibiting campfires in wildlife management areas, wildlife and environmental areas and all other lands it manages.

  • Bay scallop season to open early, close late this year

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people that the recreational harvest season for bay scallops in Florida will begin Saturday and extend through Sept. 25. The FWC, in support of Gov. Rick Scott and Cabinet, added three weeks to this year’s season to help  Florida fishing communities suffering from possible economic hardships due to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

  • FWC supports ‘Operation Dry Water’ for 3rd year

    Last year, 17 people died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use in Florida.
    “Alcohol- and drug-related boating accidents are preventable,” said Capt. Tom Shipp, of the FWC’s Boating and Waterways Section. “Even one death is too many.”

  • Forget the eyes of men. What does God see?

    "Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom...?"  James 2:5
     

  • Church News for June 23

    VBS at Hardeetown Baptist
       Discover adventure waiting at every corner in the Big Apple at Hardeetown Baptist Church. Amid the exciting sounds of the city, kids will learn that they can connect faith and life through a relationship with Jesus.

  • Roadside revelations
  • Yearty conviction upheld by appeals court

    Suspended Levy County Commissioner Sammy Yearty's appeal of his convictions on solicitation and acceptance of a bribe and lying to the FBI in an interview were upheld by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in an unpublished ruling released Wednesday.
    The ruling by the three-judge panel of the Atlanta court is a victory for District Chief Judge Stephan P. Mickle and Assistant U.S. Attorney Greg McMahon, the judge and prosecutor in a series of public corruption trials against officials in Levy and Dixie counties.

  • Helping hands

     Chiefland Post Office
    really delivers

  • OUR VIEW:Let’s end crazy quilt of districts

    THE ISSUE:
    Florida redistricting to begin.
    OUR OPINION:
    Keep politics out of it.

    The Florida House and Senate redistricting committees on Monday begin hosting the first round of joint public meetings. The Florida Legislature redraws state and congressional districts every 10 years following the publication of the U.S. Census.
    Members of the public will have several opportunities to make their vision for redistricting known to committee members.