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Today's News

  • Quote of the Week for July 28

    “We have concerns with those local
    government
    numbers.”

    Rebecca Rust, Agency for Workforce Innovation, state unemployment agency, after the June jobless report showed the biggest hit was in local government employment, which reportedly lost 1,700 jobs, from 14,200 to 12,500 since May, while state and federal jobs experienced no change.

    Local jobless story: http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/unemployment-levy-rises-111

  • Reporter experiences ADA pros and cons

    Disabilities
    By DANIEL J. VANCE

  • Editorial cartoon for the week of July 28
  • Salaries the highest percentage of school board budget

    A Levy County School Board member  voiced concerns in a board meeting last week about a disproportionately high percentage of funds going toward teachers' salaries.
    Robert Philpot, a retired Williston  High School teacher and the newest member to the board, said that almost 70 percent of the busget for salaries seemed high to him, and he asked for an explanation of that line item in the 2011/2012 proposed budget.

  • City votes to loan itself money for Christmas lights

    There will be snowflakes in the air at Christmas, more than 60 of them.
    But they won't be falling from the sky. They will be purchased from a light manufacturer up north, suspended from the light poles along city streets at Christmas time.

  • The inward man is being renewed day by day

    I’m not one of those professional archers who shoot their bow year-round. I am a hunter who has to wipe the dust off of it during this time of year. I know this is the period where I have to begin shooting in order to feel comfortable in various hunting situations when deer season comes about. But it’s so hot right now. And because my wife is not too keen about me setting up an indoor range down the hall in my house, I am going to have to endure the August heat for a chance at October meat.

  • Who’s training who?

    People used to come from miles around to watch me train my black lab Leroy. Not because he was so smart, it’s just nobody had ever seen a dog swim the back-stroke.
     Like all labs, Leroy loved to fetch. He just happened to be deathly afraid of water! It was sure something to see when those two driving forces collided. If I’d of had any business sense I’d have charged people admission to watch him go. I’d have gotten richer than whoever owns that talking Gecko.

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses sharpening focus on God’s kingdom at Gainesville convention

    Special to the Citizen
    Many people around the world recite a prayer asking for God’s kingdom to come, yet they have little idea of what they are asking for. In sharp contrast to the often conflicting, confusing and complicated explanations of that kingdom, Jehovah’s Witnesses promise a clear and refreshing approach to the topic at their 2011 “Let God’s Kingdom Come!” District Convention. The convention begins Friday and runs through Sunday at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Arena, Gainesville.

  • CF partners with Chamber, police for National Night Out

       National Night Out on Tuesday will be hosted by the College of Central Florida Levy Center, Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce and Chiefland Police Department. The event will be from 6-8 p.m. at the chamber office, U.S. Highway 19 South at the Trailhead Depot in Chiefland.
       Children and youths will have the opportunity to visit safety displays and activities; they will receive a stamp at each station acknowledging participation. The completed card can be exchanged for a free package of giveaways and refreshments.

  • Invasive plant workshops

       There will be an invasive plants workshop from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Bronson.
       The workshop will help identify and define invasive plants and why they are important. Significant invasive plants in Levy County that will be covered are Congongrass, Tropical Soda Apple, Japanese Climbing Fern, Chinese Tallow, Air Potato, Camphor, Chinaberry and Japanese Honeysuckle.