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Today's News

  • Spurned Christmas light dealer threatens lawsuit

    A sales display company from Tavares is considering taking legal action against the City of Chiefland for its early termination of a contract for leasing Christmas lights, according to a report from city staff.
    A few months ago, city commissioners voted to purchase Christmas lights to hang on poles lining city streets during the holidays. The city used to rent the lights at about $9,000 a year, but commissioners decided the city could save money in the long run if it purchased its own for a total of about $24,000.

  • Heat stroke hospitalizes Bronson public works director

    Bronson Public Works Director James Dunford is hospitalized at Shands Hospital in Gainesville after suffering a stroke on the job on Friday.

    He had finished working at the site of the new Dollar General Store and was discovered unconscious in his truck, according to a city official.

    Although temperatures were in the high 90s, the National Weather Service has said the heat index, a measure of the effect of high temperatures and high humidity, was over 100. 

  • Chiefland to bid farewell to Alice Faye Henderson

    Alice Faye Henderson, 70, put off this earthly house on Aug. 2, 2011 and now lives in a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens  (11 Corinthians 5:1). Cancer ravaged her body but it could not conquer her spirit. 

  • N.D. Couple raised four children with disabilities

    By DANIEL J. VANCE

    Disabilities

  • Copy editor managing bipolar disorder

    By DANIEL J. VANCE

    Disabilities

  • Palliative massage therapy offers gentle comfort to patients

    By JENNI WILLIAMS
    Special to the Citizen
    Palliative massage has become one of the fastest growing trends in therapy for hospice patients. Used as a method for relaxation to alleviate stress, anxiety and pain with a light hands-on approach, as well as providing an alternative to those who can’t take medication or prefer not to, palliative massage therapy has become essential in hospice care.

  • Deadline near for Business of the Year

       The deadline tfor nominating a local business that merits the Greater Chiefland Ara Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year Award is Aug. 10.
       Each year the Chamber honors outstanding businesses during the state’s annual observance of Industry Appreciation Week. This year's industry celebration begins Sept. 12 and the local Chamber will host a banquet Sept. 13 honoring two local, notable businesses.

  • Editorial cartoon for August 4
  • OUR VIEW: Closing the blinds in the sunshine

    All political power is inherent in the people.
    Article I, Section 1, Florida State Constitution

    All meetings of any collegial public body of the executive branch of state government or of any collegial public body of a county, municipality, school district, or special district, at which official acts are to be taken or at which public business of such body is to be transacted or discussed, shall be open and noticed to the public...
    Article I, Section 24 (b), Florida State Constitution

  • Church news for the week of August 4

    Fish Fry fundraiser at Destiny
      WE SOAR Inc. will sponsor a fish fry fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the Destiny Church of God by Faith, 170 N.E. 9th St. Fish dinners cost $8 and will include fish, baked beans, cole slaw, bread and drink.
      All proceeds will benefit the organization's community projects, which include the upcoming Back-to-School Jamboree.
    For more information, call 352-361-6528 or 352-528-2170.

     UMC hosts epic summer bash