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Today's News

  • Pageant winner

    Meagan Morgan, 16, of Chiefland, was recently crowned Miss Photogenic and Miss Holly in the Bell Christmas pageant Saturday Dec. 4.

  • Local volunteer wins 2010 State Trail Worker Award

    Horse lover Helen Koehler, of Levy County, was recently rewarded for her on-going contributions to the trail systems in the area at the 20th National Trails Awards symposium held in Chattanooga, Tennessee in November.
    The award  "recognizes an individual that has demonstrated outstanding contributions and provided consistent support for trail planning, development, or maintenance."

  • Birth Announcement

       Brad Pitts would like to announce the birth of his sister, Grace Laren Pitts, who was born on Nov. 6, 2010.  She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 inches long.
       Both are the children of William and Stacy Pitts and the grandchildren of Frank and Vicky Pitts, of Chiefland; Leslie McGuire, of Chiefland; and Alan Jenkins, of Trenton.
    They are the great-grandchildren of Attie and the late “Little Boy” Williams, of Chiefland; Jetty and the late Red Blake, also of Chiefland; and Betty and the late Elmer Jenkins, of Trenton.

  • Log Cabin Quilters: Dec. 9

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Museum Director
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We are having a great time with our Quilt Show. We will leave everything as is until the first of the year, and then it’s time to get ready to take quilts and crafts to Tampa for the Florida State Fair.

  • Five apply for commissioner

    Five people have submitted applications to the Governor's Office seeking appointment to the vacant District 1 County Commission seat.
    But no appointment will be made until Rick Scott takes office as governor on Jan. 4, says a spokesman for Gov. Charlie Crist.
    Sterling Ivey, a spokesman for Crist, said the governor would like to see more people apply for the position. "He likes to have eight to 10 applicants," Ivey said.

  • Capshaw covers sports, schools for Citizen

    Mike Capshaw, a journalist with 13 years experience — 12 of it in covering sports — has joined the Chiefland Citizen as sports and schools reporter.
    He will cover Chiefland and Bronson sports, the Levy County School Board and the schools in Chiefland and Bronson.

  • Rosewood rises again

    The organizer of a January event, "Return to Rosewood," was told to come back with some answers about plans for an invitation-only reconciliation event that includes providing parking and access for emergency vehicles if necessary.
    Marvin Dunn of Miami, executive director of Roots in the City, is hosting the Jan. 2 event on Southwest 96th Court on 5.69 acres he owns in Rosewood.

  • Fire fight stoked again

    A group seeking the Levy County Commission's blessings to study the organization and equipping of the county's fire districts and departments got a surprising response: Begin again.
    Chiefland Vice Mayor Teresa Barron and Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris asked the commission on Tuesday to approve the work of a subcommittee of the county Fire Advisory Board that is looking into a report done several years ago on the county's fire efforts and eventually presenting information and recommendations to the full board.

  • CHS scores county’s first A

    By MIKE CAPSHAW
    sports@chieflandcitizen.com
    Chiefland High School captured academic bragging rights when it became the first high school in Levy County to earn a school grade of A from the Florida Department of Education on Tuesday.
    School grades are calculated by a new formula this year that includes participation in advanced coursework and college readiness, something Levy County School District Superintendent Bob Hastings recommended in a letter to the state years ago.

  • Toys for Tots distribution Dec. 14,15 and 17

    The Tri-County Toys for Tots distribution will be Dec. 14 for Levy County, Dec. 15 for Gilchrist County and Dec. 17 for Dixie County.

    The program sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve with the help of area residents distributed thousands of toys annually to families who would not otherwise have gifts for their children.

    Applications have been taken this fall and anyone with an application is asked to turn it in at the Toys for Tots booth between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday., Dec. 11, at the Fanning Springs Festival of Lights at Fort Fanning State Park.