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Today's News

  • Simple remembrance of 9/11 touches hearts

    It was a simple remembrance staged in the back parking lot of a bank.
    But the occasion--the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 when planes plowed into the World Trade Center’s twin towers in New York City, a field in Pennsylvania and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.,--is one that begged the attention it received.

  • Drive one for CHS on Sept. 28

    A $6,000 donation is on the line for Chiefland High School and all you have to do is test drive a new car.
    The school, in conjunction with White Ford in Chiefland and Ford Motor Co. is holding a "Drive One 4 UR School" fundraising event on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    It's a fun and engaging way to help students raise money to support CHS's sports and extracurricular activities for the year.
    All you have to do is show up with a valid driver's license, complete a short survey and test-drive a Ford.

  • Final budget, tax meeting

    The Levy County Commission will hold its final public hearing and vote on the 2011-2012 Budget  and property tax millage rate at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in the Commission Meeting Room at the Levy County Courthouse, Court Street, Bronson.
    Tentative budget: $59,231,955
    Tentative millage: 8.0616 mils, rollback rate

  • Two bike rides benefit children

    It's a glorious time of year to hop on a motorcycle and ride through the tri-county area, take in the sights and raise money for two good causes that benefit children.
    The first is Saturday when the first, and hopefully annual thereafter,  "Hutch" Hutchinson Poker Run will fire up the engines  in Chiefland to benefit the Toys for Tots program and Masonic Lodge No. 51. It starts at Custom Accessories, 7631 N.W. 150th Lane, Chiefland, and ends at BubbaQue's in Chiefland.

  • Chiefland Chamber honors businesses of the year

    Fernwood Flowers & Gifts, R&L Mobile Home & RV Supplies

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off Industry Appreciation Week by honoring two local businesses: Fernwood Flowers & Gifts and R&L Mobile Home & RV Supplies.
    The two businesses were among a number nominated for the honor that has been bestowed annually by the Chamber since 1984. The businesses chosen exemplify a commitment to the community, to outstanding service and to civic involvement.

  • Commission takes knife to sheriff’s budget

    The sheriff was a no show at a public hearing on the county budget Thursday, so the Levy County Commission took action sure to get his attention — slicing his budget from $10.1 million to $9.95 million.

  • Officials prepare for worst, pray for best

    Chiefland city officials are taking precautions in case the city gets sued over a Ten Commandments monument that sits on the front lawn of City Hall.
    City commissioners, at the recommendation of City Attorney Norm Fugate, voted unanimously Monday night to enlist the free legal services of Liberty Counsel, a non-profit organization that fights for religious freedoms.
    “As you may know, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has submitted a public records request … which gives some indication they are looking at Chiefland,” Fugate said.

  • Road and Lane Closures for Sept. 10-16

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:
     
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line to repaint the roadway markings.
     

  • Citizen editor recognized

    Veterans Ivan Chubb, right, and Hubert Jarrell, left, honored Chiefland Citizen editor Lou Elliott Jones as Veteran News Reporter of 2010-11. Chubb, Florida Veterans Affairs Representative, said in his presentation, “Your honesty, hard word and dedication to the principals of freedom is always present. We thank you and are proud to be on your team, as your team is a sure winner. I salute you, Lou, and God bless America and God bless and protect you.”

  • VFW — The Military Order of the Cooties

       Roz Boudreau, left in photo above, and Judy Allen, photo below with Boudreau, received volunteer pins for work they have done for the VA Hospital in Gainesville and the local nursing homes, Tri County and Medic Ayers. Boudreau received a pin for 1000 accumulated hours and Allen received her pin for 700 accumulated hours.