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Today's News

  • Military News

       Air Force Airman 1st Class Samuel E. Doherty, son of Dennis Doherty, of Williston, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
       Doherty is a  2007 graduate of Williston High School and has an Associate's degree in 2010 from Central Florida Community College (now College of Central Florida).

  • CLASS REUNION

       The Chiefland High School Class of 1991 will hold its 20th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 6:30 - 11:30 p.m. at the Best Western Gateway Grand, off 39th Avenue, Gainesville.
       All classmates are invited to attend. The cost is $35 per person. Faculty are also invited free of charge. Please RSVP to Diana Blackert before Aug. 13, or contact one of the following classmates:
    • Diana Blackert, dblackert24@yahoo.com, 352-222-3778
    • Tonya Vinning Wiggins, wigginstonya@hotmail.com, 352-339-0568

  • Log Cabin Quilters: July 28

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, quilt museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, July 21, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We had a great time as Mr. Hardman, of Cross City, brought in three big boxes of craft books. Thank you. Everyone had a great time getting ideas for future projects.
    It was great to have B.J. Johnson back with us. She is so much help with anything we have to do. Pat should be back in the near future. We have missed both of them.

  • Run for the money

    Runners and clients cross the Suwannee River bridge over U.S. 19 on July 21 on the fourth day of the Run For The Money, the Key Training Center’s annual fundraiser. The run from Tallahassee to the Key Center ended on July 23 with festivities at the Lecanto campus. Key Training is located in Citrus County and serves developmentally disabled clients.

  • Board not interested in opposing Levy mine

    By MIKE WRIGHT
    Special to the Citizen

    INVERNESS – Citrus County commissioners couldn’t reject fast enough a request to join Crystal River officials in suing to stop a Levy County mine.
    Without a vote, commissioners unanimously stated they had no reason or standing to oppose the Tarmac America LLC’s King Road Mine north of Inglis.
    Commissioner Joe Meek, in particular, said the county had no business getting involved in a Levy County issue.

  • Plum Creek sells 18,000 acres in heart of Levy

    Austrian-born Canadian businessman Frank Stronach's name is not on the 18,000 acres of land that changed hands two weeks ago, but it may as well be.
    When combined with other purchases, Stronach could be on his way to becoming a force in Levy County's future.
    He has talked about plans to raise organic beef on "huge areas" in Florida.
     "I’m planning to buy 20,000 hectares of woods in (the U.S. state of) Florida. The climate is excellent there," he told the Austria Times in March 2010.

  • County fire board cuts $80k

    Consolidation of
    departments

    By MIKE CAPSHAW
    sports@chieflandcitizen.com
    The Levy County Fire Advisory Board met its goal of chopping more than $80,000 from its budget during a workshop Tuesday night in Bronson. Consolidating departments, trimming the county's allotment for three others and cutting training and equipment expenses dropped the proposed 2011-12 budget from $1.19 million to $1.11 million.

  • City staff threatens to quit over stalled budget

    A heated debate came to the surface at Monday night's Chiefland City Commission meeting over the issue of Chiefland Fire Rescue's proposed budget for the upcoming year.
    City staff and officials have been conducting budget workshops since early June, yet they say CFR Chief James Harris has been slow to submit a complete budget.

  • McBride: 'Once an Indian, always an Indian'

    Oscar McBride's met two of his best friends, Kendrick Scott and Matt Fitzgerald, in Chiefland. In fact, most of his fondest memories were growing up here.

    "I'll never forget my time in Chiefland," McBride said. "I just want everybody in Chiefland to know that I love them and I think about them all the time and I really appreciate everything they done for me."

  • Trenton hosts baseball-skills competition

    Trenton High is hosting a fundraiser July 29 for Tigers junior Corbin Wiggins, who recently was diagnosed with four types of cancer.

    The fundraiser will feature players from 12 schools from around the region in a baseball-skills competition that will test throwing, running and batting. It begins at 7 p.m., with registration beginning at 6 p.m.