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Today's News

  • Chamber hosts casino night

       The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first Casino Night from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, with a prize auction to follow. This event will be at BubbaQues, in the conference room.
       Tickets are on sale now for $25. Each ticket will receive $1,000 in play money. There will be Black Jack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, Craps and Luck of the Draw.    There will be many great auction items to spend your “winnings” on.

  • Rotary camp brings out leadership skills

    Matthew Horne and Jeremy McClelland, two 10th grade students from Chiefland High School felt a little out of place at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp in the Panhandle.
    It wouldn't last long.
    Before Sunday they would come out of their cocoons.
    Call it the RYLA effect.

  • Progress Energy, Duke Realty host vendor fair June 7

    Progress Energy and its contractor, Duke Realty Construction, will host a vendor fair on Tuesday, June 7, for local companies and service providers interested in learning more about potential work opportunities associated with the construction of a 70,000-square foot, office and warehouse facility at the Crystal River Energy Complex.

  • SRWMD promotes recycled water through reuse

    Special to the Citizen
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott has issued a proclamation declaring May 15-21 as Florida Water Reuse Week to spread awareness and highlight the importance of reclaimed water.
    The Suwannee River Water Management District is joining in with the state to promote the benefits of this important alternative water resource.
    Reclaimed water is highly treated wastewater that is reused for irrigation, toilet flushing, clothes washing, and other non-potable uses.

  • Workshop outlines incentives for gas retailers

    Rural gasoline retailers who want to increase profits and take advantage of tax credits, grants and guaranteed loans to install or convert retail pumps and tanks to dispense E-85 fuel should attend the E-85 Blender Pump Assistance Program Workshop on Monday, May 23, 2011 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

  • Haven Alliance presents check to Haven Hospice

    The Haven Alliance presented Haven Hospice with a check for $21,140 at their annual membership luncheon on May 5 at the E.T. York Hospice Care Center in Gainesville.
    The Alliance raised the funds through membership dues and the 10th Annual Styles for Life Fashion Show. All funds benefit Haven’s unfunded programs and services such as Camp Safe Haven, a day camp for children and teens who are coping with the loss of a loved one.

  • A strange watchdog

     By GENE DUMAS
    Since we moved to Florida, I’ve noticed that people keep donkeys. I’m one of those people who never thought that a donkey was worth a whole lot, but I’ve since learned that I have been mistaken on that subject.
    Many people in this state have realized that donkeys can perform a valuable service.

  • Nothing goes unnoticed in the eyes of God

    By GARY MILLER

    Outdoor Truths

  • High inflation reaches a new low

    BY JAMES SNYDER

  • Bronson council says cemetery needs to be held accountable

    Sarah Denson's voice quaked as she told the Bronson Town Council Monday night about the state of the Rosemary Hill Cemetery, the place where her husband, brother and friends are buried.
    "They were good, upstanding citizens, business people and taxpayers," Denson said. But the cemetery is not being taken care of, she said. The area needs to be mowed and debris needs to be picked up. She said the last time she visited the cemetery there were cut branches resting on top of a grave.