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Today's News

  • Letter: Pumpkin Fest was a success

    Thanks so much to the entire community of Bronson and surrounding areas for making the First Ever Bronson Pumpkin Festival a huge success.  We had over 1,500 folks come through the gates to enjoy a great family-oriented festival.  Not too bad for our inaugural event.

     Special thanks for all Bronson Chamber Members and the staff from the Town of Bronson for working tirelessly to make this festival a success.  Also to all the volunteers, vendors and carnival rides that were a huge part of the festival.

  • Letter: Littering and the natural beauty

    My wife & I arrived here last Thursday and are also one of the many tourists who realize the natural beauty you have in this area.

    I am sure your paper has addressed the problem before of the littering that is done by some inconsiderate individuals, but was wondering if any of your editors had ever written an open letter directed to the individuals that litter and asked them to respond with their reasons for ignoring the many requests,and also for their excuses for littering?

    I walk my daily mile walk in the mornings and usually fill a large bag every 24 hours.

  • District champ Dixie County rolls shorthanded Chiefland in blowout

    CROSS CITY — Almost from the start, the cards were stacked against Chiefland High School’s football team last Friday night.

    The Indians traveled to Dixie County — the champions of District 1A—5 this season — reeling from both injuries and the departure of several key players.

    And it showed. The Bears made easy work of the Indians in a 42-0 blowout, padding Dixie County’s district crown and virtually eliminating Chiefland’s postseason hopes.

  • Chiefland Middle celebrates titles

     Chiefland Middle School celebrated a pair of milestones last week, winning Suwannee Middle School Athletic Conference titles in both volleyball and football.

    In football, The Braves won their second consecutive SMSAC title, defeating Fort White, 38-0.

    The girls volleyball team defeated Bradford County 25-21, 25-21 in their title match.

    Football coach Anthony Phillips said an overall team effort contributed to the Braves’ 14-game winning streak, spanning two seasons.

  • The Week Ahead

    For more details on these events, check our website: www.chieflandcitizen.com   Monday  

    Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge Nature Walks

    The first Monday of each month there is a nature walk at 9 a.m. on the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.   This Monday we will meet in Dixie and explore the Dixie County Mainline. Please RSVP by calling Joan Stephens at (352) 463-1095.  

  • 13 arrested in drug raids in Chiefland

    Officers from six law enforcement agencies raided three residences Friday evening after 5 p.m. and arrested 13 people on a variety of charges, and confiscated at least six weapons, cocaine, marijuana and about $5,000.

    Led by the Levy County Drug Task Force, the homes were in the southeast area of Chiefland known as the "graveside project" and the surrounding neighborhood.

    More details will be in the Oct. 29 edition of the Chiefland Citizen.

  • Shands: New ER adequate, Levy officials worry

    The imminent closing of Alachua General Hospital has some Levy County officials worried.

    “I’m very concerned about the time it’s going to take to get a patient in.  It’s going to make us wait longer to get a bed,” Trish Seibold, Levy County Emergency Management Services director, said in a phone interview on Oct. 23.

    Levy County EMS transports about 7,000 patients a year to emergency rooms located in several counties — with Alachua county hospitals being the most frequented, according to Seibold.

  • A treat for the season

    Through Saturday

    Buy your pumpkin at First UMC Chiefland

    The First United Methodist Church of Chiefland is selling pumpkins and gourds of all sizes, shapes and colors.

    The pumpkin sale will continue through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The Pumpkin Patch is located in the field in front of the Methodist Church off U.S. Highway 27 and 7th Street. The Church is located at 707 N. Main Street in Chiefland.  

    All proceeds go to missions and charitable community projects.

  • City adopts amendment, balancing budget

    The city has managed to balance its 2008-09 fiscal-year budget after adopting an amendment that showed increases and re-allocations in several funds.

    The commission voted unanimously 5-0 Monday night to adopt the amendment to the general revenue fund.

    According to a city budget report, there was a $37, 940.35 increase to the general revenue fund for the fiscal year.  Grants to local law enforcement and fire rescue services account for most of the increase, but the report showed $17,000 came in the form of donations from private individuals and businesses.  

  • Drug bust over in seconds

    Six months of planning and drug buys went up like a puff of smoke on Friday when more than 40 officers from seven state and federal agencies raided three homes in Chiefland.

    Dubbed Operation Trick or Treat, officers from Chiefland and Gainesville police departments,  Levy, Alachua and Dixie counties, state Parole and Probation and the U.S. Marshal Office met at a location south of the city and made plans to enter as many as five homes and serve warrants for 85 felonies and 15 misdemeanors.