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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Cedar Key is Florida’s number one community

    The USDA has named the City of Cedar Key as Florida’s Rural Community of the Year for 2009.

    Located on the Gulf Coast of Levy County, Cedar Key’s belief in partnering to protect the community’s history, environment and working people peaked the interest of UDSA Rural Development, and led to the award that will be officially presented the community next week.

    The title would not have been possible without the help of the city’s partners, said Greg Lang, Director of the Cedar Key Community Redevelopment Agency.

  • Help with heating bills begins Monday

    First there was the cold, so bitter heaters worked continuously for a week.

    Now, as electric bills hit the mailboxes, folks are feeling the heat of an economic squeeze.

    Telephones are working overtime at Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Progress Energy and local agencies that help folks who cannot afford the cost of staying warm.

  • Sinkhole snarls traffic on U.S. 19

    Florida Department of Transportation geotechnical engineers Binay Prakash, left, and Chandra Samakur discuss a sinkhole — about 12 feet in diameter and 8 feet deep — that developed in the inside lane of northbound U.S. Highway 19, about 5 miles north of Otter Creek.

    The sinkhole, which was discovered by crews adding paving to the shoulders along the roadway about 11 a.m. Tuesday, forced the closing of the northbound lanes of U.S. 19.

  • Look away, Dixie Land

    It looks like Chiefland’s varsity girls basketball team is hitting its stride just in time.

    The Lady Indians throttled visiting Dixie County 52-37 last Friday night, with three Chiefland scorers hitting double digits.

    The game is a confidence builder as they entered a tough final week of the season, followed by the District 2A-5 tournament next week at Trenton.

    But for now, Chiefland coach Chris Wilson is glad his team’s efforts are starting to pay off.