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Today's News

  • Springhouse Quilters

    By LOIS SCOTT
    Special to the Citizen
    All of us from Springhouse Quilters hope that you had a wonderful, safe and healthy Christmas, and we are hoping that you will also celebrate a safe and prosperous New Year.
    For the month of December, Springhouse members took a break to be with family and friends to celebrate this wonderful Christmas season.

  • Board to move millions to local investment firm

    It appears the Levy County School Board will be shifting millions of dollars to a local company in the immediate future.
    During Tuesday's morning meeting, benefits analyst Donna Turner presented the board with two options for converting the district's 401k supplemental retirement plan from Winn Pellett in Atlanta. That represents $3.52 million in participant assets, with 374 total accounts of which 169 are actively participating.

  • Levy water supply to meet demand

    A new water assessment by the Suwannee River Water Management District projects no water shortages for Levy County over the next 20 years.
    “The supply is adequate to meet the demand,” said Carlos Herd, SRWMD’s water supply project manager.
    According to the assessment, the counties that show the greatest reduction in water supply by the year 2030 are Gilchist, Alachua, Suwannee, Union, Columbia, Bradford and Baker. Herd said the counties lie in the northeastern portion of SRWMD’s 15-county jurisdiction.

  • Mosquitoes swarm Trenton four years in a row

    Composite FX, a Trenton company that builds one-person helicopters known as Mosquitoes, kicked off its 4th Annual Mosquito Factory Fly-in Monday.  
    This year, the three-day event, attracting pilots and helicopter enthusiasts from all over the country, featured helicopter rides, flight instruction, a factory tour and the aerial acrobatics of Mosquitoes.

  • Economy sets tone for city in 2010

    Ask city Commissioner Rollin Hudson what the toughest issue facing the city was for the last year, and he’ll tell you it was the economy.
    “When you don’t have any money to spend, well, you don’t have any money to spend,” Hudson said last week in a phone interview.
    But, he added, he couldn’t see the city “raising taxes on somebody that can barely function.”

  • County reflected nation’s political mood, economy

    Levy County was a reflection of the nation in 2010 as residents struggled with stubbornly high unemployment and at least every eighth person was without a job, land values continued to drop, foreclosures slowed, some businesses closed while new ones moved in, and lower tax revenues affected public services.

  • Manatee Springs to host Manatee Awareness Month events

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park will host a variety of featured guests throughout the month of January.
    January is known as Manatee Awareness Month. With the cooler weather, the featured guests will be the manatees, along with partners in manatee protection awareness, education and enforcement.

  • Community Calendar, Dec. 30

    Today and Tuesday

    Free tutoring twice weekly
    The Potter's House is holding free tutoring sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pastor Minnie Hayes is the tutor.
    The Potter's House is located at 217 S.W. 4th St., Chiefland. For more information, please call 352-493-0533.

    Sunday

    Toastmasters & Gavel Club to meet
    Toastmasters and Gavel Club Meeting will be held Sunday, Jan. 2, at 4 p.m. in the Cedar Key Library upstairs Meeting Room.

  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

    The Chiefland Citizen offices will close at 5 p.m. today, Dec. 23,  and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 27, at 8 a.m. in order to celebrate the holidays with our families and friends. We hope you are able to enjoy the holiday with loved ones. If you are travelling, may you have a safe trip.

    The Citizen is on newsracks and in mailboxes. Be sure to check out the special "Letters to Santa" section by the Chiefland Elementary School students in today's paper.

  • Emergency need for O-negative blood

           LifeSouth Community Blood Centers, which supplies 19 hospitals in north and central Florida with blood and blood products, is issuing an emergency appeal for O-negative blood due to a critical shortage of this type.