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Today's News

  • November’s Students of the Month

     From left, Chiefland Vice Mayor Teresa Barron, Ryan Tedin, Chiefland Elementary School, Abigail Lloyd, Chiefland Middle School, and Sarah Edison, Chiefland High School. Barron presented Student of the Month awards to the three students at Monday night’s commission meeting.

  • Ellie Schiller Educational Center needs Santa’s help

     The Friends of The Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve are in the final month of a $75,000 fund raising campaign for the Ellie Schiller Education Center.  An additional $15,000 is needed to meet the goal. The Education Center is located on the 413-acre Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve in  Yankeetown. The unique preserve protects the natural salt marsh estuary, hammocks, wetlands and uplands which represent the original coastland of the Nature Coast.

  • Florida railroad history available

     A cross peninsula railroad for the State of Florida was the dream of the man for whom Levy County was named, David Levy Yulee.  The Florida Railroad, a 155.5 mile rail line, linked Fernandina on the Atlantic Ocean with Cedar Key on the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Log Cabin Quilters: Dec. 16

     By WINNELLE HORNE

  • Teachers honored during board meeting

    Four teachers from the Levy County School District were honored during Tuesday's School Board of Levy County meeting in Bronson. 

  • SWRMD issues water advisory

     A Phase I Water Shortage Advisory, due to extreme drought, was issued by the Suwannee River Water Management District governing board Dec. 14 and will remain in effect until further notice. 

  • Commission split on housing development

    City commissioners were undecided Monday night about waiving $10,000 in impact fees for construction of a $4-million rental community for low-income seniors 55 and older.

  • Track the countdown to the Big Sleigh's departure

    Every year NORAD the U.S.-Canadian military organization responsible for the aerospace and maritime defense of our borders, tracks the travels of Santa as he visits boys and girls around the globe.

    This year, their website has lots of goodies for your family, including a countdown to Santa's departure and a video of last year's travels.

    Here's the link: www.noradsanta.org/en/index.html

    The Chiefland Citizen staff wishes our wonderful readers a Merry Christmas.

  • International partnership to create new model for trade

    The current Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) proposal is ground breaking in terms of its scope, terms of trade and anticipated geopolitical impact, according to the U.S. Grains Council.
     “The agreement will offer significant opportunities for new sales of U.S. agricultural products and could significantly alter current trade patterns as it expands and as new trade partners express interest in joining,” said USGC Chairman Terry Vinduska.

  • UF researchers receive grant money to fight hydrilla

     By TOM NORDLIE
    IFAS News
    A $512,000 grant will help University of Florida faculty test a new triple-threat approach to controlling hydrilla, the state’s most troublesome invasive aquatic weed.
    The grant was awarded to UF in September by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, said entomologist Jim Cuda, an associate professor with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences who leads the team of research and extension faculty.