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Today's News

  • Better breakfast for seniors a phone call away

    If you are over 60 and money is tight, the Chiefland Senior Center can help out with a free breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

    It’s free and all that is required is to call ahead and let center personnel know you will be having breakfast.

    The center, which is operated by the Suwannee River Economic Council, is looking for seniors to take advantage of the free meals.

    The free breakfast, and lunch too, offer seniors an opportunity to maintain their nutritional levels and to socialze with others in their age group.

  • A century of living in Levy County

    Marie Meeks said one of the earliest memories of her 100-year life was when her father brought her an old wooden apple crate to stand on so she’d be tall enough to wash dishes.  She was 2.

    “I mostly cooked and washed,” she said.  “My sisters and I we never did work on the farm.”

    Meeks, born in 1910, was one of seven sisters and four brothers to grow up on a small farm in Williston.

    It was a time when people got around by horse and buggies, and Meeks said she walked 3 1/2 miles everyday to get to school.

  • Black History Month banquet

    Bob Williams, executive director of the Levy County Housing Authority, left, was honored for his community leadership by the Black History Scholarship Committee. The presentation was made during the committee's annual fund-raising banquet on Feb. 20 at Usher Center in Chiefland. Williams was the guest speaker for the event.

    Jones, in introducing Williams, said “he is a man who gives anything you ask him to.

    “He has pitched in where needed,” she said. She said he is first and foremost, a Christian and member of Chiefland First United Methodist Church.

  • Citizens’ group files lawsuit against Progress Energy

    A group of concerned citizens has filed a lawsuit in Sumter County against Progress Energy, claiming laws were passed that violate the state constitution so the utility can collect money to pay for a proposed nuclear power plant.

    Coleman attorney Frank B. Arenas and Alberto E. Lugo-Janer, of Windermere, filed the lawsuit on Monday, Feb. 8, on behalf of Citizens for Ratepayers Rights, a non-profit group.

    Cherie Jacobs, Progress Energy spokesperson, said Thursday the company has not seen the lawsuit and cannot comment until it is reviewed.

  • Ups and Downs

    It was an up and down week for both Chiefland’s and Bronson’s varsity baseball teams.

    The Indians got off to a hot start last Tuesday, thumping visiting Dixie County 13-3 in six innings.

    Starter Jacob Reidy had a good start to the season, striking out the side in the first and picking up the win for Chiefland.

    The Indians capitalized on six Bears errors in the game.

    But Chiefland had some mistakes of their own last weekend, picking up its first two losses of the season to Bradford and Williston at the Levy County Tournament.

  • Indians’ softball closes first stretch

     sports@chieflandcitizen.com

    Chiefland High School’s varsity softball team had plenty of highs and lows in its first week of the regular season.

    The highs? The Indians’ offense throttled both Bell and Hawthorne last week in double-digit blowouts.

    The lows? Williston returned the favor last Friday night, piling on runs early in an 8-2 loss for Chiefland, it’s first defeat of the season.

  • Road closingHomecoming Thursday at Creekside School

    Creekside Christian School in Otter Creek will celebrate its Homecoming on Thursday, Feb, 25 with a parade beginning at noon and an alumni game at 7 p.m.

    The parade will start at North Otter Creek Avenue and State Road 24, proceed up to U.S. Highway 19 and down to Southwest 3rd Street where it will end at the school.

    All of the above roads will be closed for the parade with the Levy County Sheriffs Department providing protection for the marchers and the detour for traffic.

     

  • CHS softball selling BBQ Friday

    The Chiefland High School softball team is selling barbecue chicken dinners for $10 each on Friday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and at the baseball field before the game.

    To order a dinner, please call Coach Ginger Fuller at 493-6013

     

  • Breaking NewsBob Williams named Citizen of the Year for 2009

    Bob Williams, executive director of the Levy County Housing Authority, is the Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce 2009 Citizen of the Year.

    The Chamber's prestigious honor was bestowed on Williams, who also serves as president of the Levy County School Foundation and is a lay pastor at Chiefland First united Methodist Church, at the group's annual banquet at the Usher Community Center on Tuesday night.

    For more details, see this week's Chiefland Citizen.

  • Banker Al Qualls named alumni of the year

    Banker Albert P. “Al” Qualls Jr. of Fort Walton Beach was honored as the Alumni of the Year by the Levy County Schools Foundation at its annual STARS Gala.

    The Gala, which raises money for classroom grants, scholarships and sponsors education projects held its annual bash at the Bronson High School cafetorium.  About 220 people attended, a slight drop from last year's 232 attendees. The event also raised, according to early unofficial estimates, over $20,000 plus $1,600 from a silent auction.