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Today's News

  • Peace, love and a sound haircut

    By GUY SHEFFIELD

    But Anyway ...

  • Bronson Chamber elects new officers

  • Haven welcomes new COO

       Haven Hospice has named Paul E. Ver Hoeve II the new senior vice president and chief operating officer.
       Prior to joining Haven, Ver Hoeve served in a number of executive leadership roles in operations and business development for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions at national home health and senior living organizations.

  • Bronson councilman's BBQ business detoured by wreck

    Bronson Town Councilman Berlon Weeks' plans for opening a barbecue business in a food trailer to be parked at State Road  24 and U.S. Highway 27 has taken a detour following a wreck on SR 24 near Cedar Key.
    Weeks was driving a pickup truck pulling a trailer to Cedar Key for a dinner event when he pulled over to the right shoulder.
    While passenger Jerry Hammond, 62, of Bronson, stayed in the truck. Weeks, 38, and Matthew R. Davis, of Bronson, went to the back to re-tie the load of food.

  • Levy's jobless rate at 2009 level

    Levy County's unemployment rate dropped in April to 10.3 percent, a level not seen in the county since March 2009.
    In April, figures released by CLM Workforce Connection, the contractor for the state's employment agency, show the number of residents in the work force was 17,237 with 15,458 employed and 1,779 unemployed.
    That's an improvement on the March figures of 10.8 percent unemployment, with 17,415 residents in the civilian labor force of which 15,536 were employed and 1,879 were unemployed.

  • Players to perform ‘Crimes of the Heart’

    Special to the Citizen

    Suwannee Valley Players announces its upcoming production of "Crimes of the Heart," a comedy/drama by Beth Henley and directed by Andy Kidd.
    Show dates are May 27-29 and June 3-5. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2:30 p.m. Shows are at the Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland.

  • Rainfall, surfacewater down in April

    From staff reports

    The Suwannee River Water Management District released its report of rainfall and surfacewater for the month of April.
    Average rainfall was 2.62 inches, which is 79 percent of the long-term average of 3.32 inches. Eighty-percent of the month’s total rainfall fell during fronts on April 5 and April 28.
    The average 12-month deficit of 1.49 inches was near the long-term average of 54.68 inches.

  • Water rationing in Williston

    Special to the Citizen

    The Southwest Florida Water Management District has declared a Water Shortage Order (SWF 2010-022) for our district that includes Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas, Polk, Sumter and parts of Lake and Levy counties.

  • SRWMD adds real-time guage, expands access

    Special to the Citizen

    The Suwannee River Water Management District has added a new gage to its real-time river level network.  
    The Suwannee River at Noble’s Ferry gage, located at the County Road 249 Bridge between Suwannee and Hamilton counties, fills a 23-mile gap between the Ellaville and Suwannee Springs gages.

  • Disabilities

    By DANIEL VANCE