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Today's News

  • Voluntary burn ban in effect for Levy

    Levy County Emergency Management in cooperation with Florida Division of Forestry have decided to institute a VOLUNTARY burn ban for Levy County.

    Here are some of the reasons why this decision was made:

    •Levy County has not received significant long term rainfall in 30 days.

    •The drought index currently is 638 and is expected to rise until we have rainfall. To see the state drought index go to http://flame.fl-dof.com/fire_weather/KBDI/index.html

  • Cast adds Chiefland flavor to 'Crimes'

    Don’t let the faded facade and the old doors fool you. There’s class acting going on inside Chiefland’s Chief Theatre for the Suwannee Valley Players latest production titled, “Crimes of the Heart.”

    Half of the talent is composed of Chiefland graduates Krystle Wimberly, Landra Taylor and Emily Baker. The show is directed by Andy Kidd, an eighth grade science teacher who also coaches football and basketball at Chiefland Middle School. 

  • Chiefland runs past Bronson

    Chiefland players watched highlights of the Indians’ 1997 state championship team before Thursday’s 21-0 win at Bronson that marked an end to spring practice.

    During the historic run, CHS knocked off Bronson to capture the district title. Appropriately, players gave coach Jim O‘Neal an ice bath by pouring a water bucket over his head.

  • Free golf clinic for vets

    Attention veterans and active military looking to improve their golf swings: There will be a free clinic honoring those who serve and have served at the Chiefland Golf & Country Club on Saturday.

  • Judge upholds most of award in sex abuse case

    Editors note:
    It is the practice of the Chiefland Citizen to not include names or information that could potentially identify victims of sexual abuse or crimes.

     

  • After my weekend, I advocate eloping

    Ashley Matthews is now Ashley Drake. That was the easy part. The path that led to that occurrence was more involved, more chaotic, more expensive. I doubt Will and Kate had such raucous nuptials.
    But I’m getting the cart before the horse. Allow me to gee-haw, turn around.
    Almost two weeks ago if you will remember, I went to Beaufort, S.C. to  hold the mother-of-the bride’s hand and to ensure she showed up for the marriage vows of her oldest child.

  • National Flip-Flop Day is coming, get prepared

    I know the staff around here will mock me, but I'm excited to report that National Flip-Flop Day is Friday, June 17.
    And nooooooo, this is not a day to celebrate politicians who change their minds.
    Mind you, I don't wear flips on the job, but come June 17, I will parade around the office in a brand new pedicure and my special fuzzy, fluffy flips. (I crochet 'em myself.)

  • Rotary president honored

    Bill Hammond, right, president of the Chiefland Rotary Club, was presented with a Presidential Citation by Rotary District 6940 Assistant Governor Ed Philman. The citation honors Hammond for his contributions in leading the club this year.

  • Church News for June 2

    Joppa Baptist homecoming
    Joppa Baptist Church is holding a homecoming celebration on June 5 at 11 a.m.  Pastor Steve King from First Baptist of  Coleman is guest speaker.  Joppa Baptist Church was established in 1896 and will be celebrating their 115th year. The homecoming theme is a western theme so come dressed for the West.  There will be dinner on the grounds following the service.  A special invitation is being extended to all previous pastors and their families.

    Joppa enrolls Vacation Bible School

  • Confession, a new lease on life

    “Quit dragging your fishing pole,” I barked, and swatted my seven year old little brother across his cotton top. “What are you moping about anyhow?”
    Obviously something was eating little Heath. He usually gabbed the whole way to the fishing hole. When he finally looked up from between those slumped shoulders his lips were curled like he’d ate our tube of crickets. I thought he was going to spew. “You promise you won’t tell momma?” he gasped, fighting back tears.