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Today's News

  • P.K. Yonge ousts Bronson girls from Districts

    P.K. Yonge ousted Bronson’s girls basketball team 78-13 on Monday night in the first round of the District 2A-5 Tournament in Trenton.

    The Blue Wave are a perennial state title contender, and the Eagles, under coach Greg Hamilton, are rebuilding the school’s program. So, despite the loss, Hamilton said there’s plenty to be excited about in the future.

    “I’m Very pleased,” Hamilton said. “overall our team works hard. ... The girls are excited about basketball again, and that’s important.”

  • Fire chief’s position still vacant

    The city commission is still undecided on who it wants as Chiefland’s next fire chief.

    The commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 Monday night at a special meeting planned for the hiring of a new chief to delay the hiring because of uncertainties surrounding the qualifications of the final three candidates.

    Included in the decision was Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron’s motion to do background investigations on three other applicants, included in the original six candidates, so that they may once again be considered for the position.

  • Landscape ordinance passes

    If trees are Mother Nature’s air purifiers, then Chiefland residents can breathe easy.

    The city commission, in a final reading Monday night, approved 4-1 a new landscape and tree ordinance aimed at improving the look, safety and conservation efforts of the city.

    Commissioner Rollin Hudson, who voted in favor of the ordinance upon its initial reading, was the only one to vote against it at Monday night’s meeting.

  • Missionaries to Haiti home for help

    By all accounts, Beverly and Richard Felmey of Bell should be having the time of their life cruising around the Caribbean on a tour ship sending postcards home to their son, Levy County Deputy Brian Capps, of Fanning Springs, and their daughter, Healther Class, of Bell.

    They made it to the Caribbean, but not as tourists. The Felmeys operate the Feed My Sheep Mission in Montrouis, Haiti. It's a mission, school and clinic that the couple has operated since 1998.

  • 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.