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Today's News

  • Players hold auditions for fall comedy

    The Suwannee Valley Players community theater will hold auditions for their fall show "The Night We Knocked the Critic Dead". This is a comedy by L. Don Swartz, produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company. Mikey Chigger, a nasty newspaper critic, turns up dead at the Chestnut Hollow Little Theater's final rehearsal of "The Curse of Infant Isle".  The players, desperate for a box office success, will go to any lengths to avoid a scandal.

  • Sparky needs a rescue

     The Dixie County Humane Society is looking for a home for Sparky, a rescued Labrador Retriever. He is an 11 - month old neutered male, tan Lab. Sparky is full of love and play, a very sweet boy, and gets along with all other dogs and kids.  Come visit the Society's indoor/outdoor yard sale on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays,  from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Adoptions are also done at the Humane Society on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Society is located across from the bike trial in Old Town  off U.S. Highway 19 on County Road 349 North.

  • County to help Bronson in FEMA water fight

    The Town of Bronson gained an ally in its fight to keep two Depression-era public works drainage ditches off a proposed  FEMA hundred-year flood plain map, thus saving residents on the town's west side from having to buy flood insurance. Town Council member Berlon Weeks and Town Clerk Kelli Brettle outlined the town's plight at the Tuesday meeting of the Levy County Commission asking for help to clear and repair the ditches that carries stormwater runoff into Chunky Pond rather than leaving it standing to support mosquito colonies. FEMA wants to designate t

  • Chiefland Huddle House best, again

     The Chiefland Huddle House received the Best of the Best award for the second year in a row from its corporate headquarters this week for being the top restaurant in the South Region. The award is part of an incentive program designed to promote excellence in every area, such as service, quality, cleanliness, and overall customer experience. The regional award comes with a $5,000 check that will be shared among the employees. The national Huddle House winner will be announced July 19.

  • Chiefland City Briefs

    City needs new chlorine system City Manager Grady Hartzog told city commissioners at Monday night’s meeting the city will have to spend thousands of dollars to upgrade or replace the gas chlorination system, which treats city water. The system was recently evaluated by the state and needs to be brought into compliance, he said. The city can either upgrade the system, or get a new system which uses liquid. Hartzog recommended converting to the liquid system.

  • Workforce Connection recruiting oil spill workers in Levy

    Workforce Connection is partnering with a BP subcontractor to recruit 80 qualified community responders in Levy and Citrus counties to be trained by BP contractors as standby responders to help with beach clean-up efforts of the oil spill along the coast.

        This opportunity is for beach cleanup only and will not involve shoreline cleanup, wildlife rescue, volunteer positions and the vessels of opportunity program.  This is the first phase of preparedness and other contractor positions and workforce opportunities may be posted at a later date.

  • Teen driving classes making the streets safer in Levy County

    It's no secret that teenagers and driving can be a risky combination. According the U.S. Department of Transportation, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 15- to 20-year olds. Levy County, with its open rural roads and highways, also has its share of teen fatalities from car accidents. This year alone, four Williston teenagers have been killed, three of whom died in Marion County. Most recently, 16-year-old Thoedore Radacky was killed June 15, after losing control of his car on State Road 121.

  • Pomeroy wins unopposed in city election

    It's getting close to election time in the City of Chiefland.  The commission seats in Groups 2 and 4 are up, however, Mayor Teal Pomeroy, who qualified last week, is unopposed and keeps his Group 2 seat. Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron is being challenged by Betty Walker, a former Chiefland city commissioner and mayor who served the city from 1997 to 2007, in the Group 4 race. Both candidates are longtime Chiefland residents.  Barron, a Republican, said she's served on the commission since 2004, serving as mayor for one year.

  • Familiar faces on ballot in Levy

    When voters in Levy County head to the polls most of the names they encounter will be familiar. And of course, there will be several offices they won’t see on the ballot because candidates did not draw any opposition by the time candidate qualifying closed at noon on Friday, June 18. They include the three seats on the Levy County School Board and three 8th Judicial Circuit judges. School Board Member Cameron Asbell of Archer, appointed one year ago by Gov.

  • Citizen and Pioneer staff win 8 awards in annual Florida Press Association contest

    Reporters and editors for the Chiefland Citizen and the Williston Pioneer walked away last week with eight writing awards from the Florida Press Association during its annual luncheon celebrating its Better Newspaper Contest. Citizen Editor Lou Elliott Jones took third place in Serious Column Writing for “Where do the Ten Commandments belong?”  In it, Jones asks the question, “When did it stop being the job of religions, churches and pastors to be the physical keepers and teachers of the Commandments and become government’s job to post and remin