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Today's News

  • Manatee to celebrate Public Lands Day

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Manatee Springs State Park, along with The Friends of Manatee/Fanning Springs Parks, Inc. will host the Suwannee River clean-up effort in support of the 16th Annual National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009.

  • Temporary closure at Shell Mound beginning Sept. 28

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Shell Mound Unit fishing pier, both foot trails and the road will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 28, for improvements to the parking area and road for approximately two weeks or until work is completed, Refuge Manager John Kasbohm said.

    The site is at the end of County Road 326 adjacent to the Shell Mound County Campground.  Kasbohm said the area will be closed for safety reasons as trucks and other heavy equipment will be operating in the area.  

  • “Traditional values” include listening with respect whether it be to parents’ wishes or the president

    Since School Superintendent Bob Hastings' election  last year, he has been on a path to remold the school system to his vision.

    He is opposed to teachers retiring then returning to the classroom at the top of the pay scale, so he laid a few off at the end of the school year. But he's hired several back with the help of federal stimulus money pushed through Congress by President Barack Obama.

  • Letter: Does anyone believe President Obama?

    Does anyone believe President Obama, when he says taxes won’t be raised if his Universal Healthcare plan goes through? Already Medicare and Social Security are bankrupt and money is being printed so fast within one to three years our dollar may be worth ten to thirty cents. Do the math!! What will you give up, food, meds, car, insurance? Unless you’re a millionaire you won’t make it and we’ve seen millionaires lose their mansions and go bankrupt.

  • Letter: Thank you Bronson voters

    I would like to thank the residents of Bronson for their support and votes of confidence. I wish to congratulate my opponent and hope he will strive to execute good judgment. The Town of Bronson needs leaders who will pursue a broader sense of direction that embraces the freedoms and principles our founding fathers held so dear. While being objective I hope Bronson can endeavor to accomplish sound goals. Solidarity for Bronson will continue to be my priority seeking a better quality of life for all.

  • Unemployment down in Levy

    Unemployment in Levy County dropped by 0.6 percentage points from July's 12.1 percent to 11.5 percent in August, according to the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation.

  • Week 3 Football Scores

     Here are the scores from Friday's area games.

    Williston 48, Chiefland 0

    The Red Devils stormed to a 35-0 halftime lead, led by three touchdowns from Deonte Welch to retain the Levy Cup.

    Daytona Beach Father Lopez 27, Bronson 22

    The Eagles staged a fourth quarter rally, but Father Lopez held on to give coach Jim Bernhardt his first victory as coach.

    Look for complete stories in Thursday's Citizen. FOr live score updates, links and more, follow us on www.twitter.com/chieflandsports

  • Tentative tax rate and budget proposed

            

    With no comment from the public, the Chiefland City Commission unanimously approved a tentative tax rate and budget for the upcoming year in Monday night’s budget meeting.

    The tax, or millage, rate was set at 4.7500 mills and, if approved in the next commission meeting, will take effect at the beginning of October.  A mill is one dollar per one thousand dollars of taxable value.  So, that means people who own property accessed at $100,000 would pay about $475 in property taxes next year.

  • Take time to enjoy journey we’re given

     Last Tuesday I was sulking around the house complaining about the passing of the summer and how it goes by so fast. Personally, I think I have a right to complain in my own house.

    After all, I pay the mortgage, the taxes and the utilities, that is, when I think of it. The only thing I do not pay, is attention to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage, which has cost me a lot more than the mortgage, taxes and utilities put together.

  • County gives tax payers a break

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    The Levy County Commission gave preliminary approval to a $61 million annual budget that uses every penny of its reserves and its capital improvement fund to balance the books and keeps property tax millage at last year’s rate of 7.4212.