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Today's News

  • Awesome August revival planned

     Special to the Citizen

  • Another Way, Inc. receives $60,000 grant

    Another Way, Inc., which operates a shelter and life skills center for victims of domestic violence and rape in Chiefland, has received a grant from Walmart Foundation for $60,000 to support the continuation of its Economic Empowerment Program. The non-profit agency which serves Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy and Suwannee counties had been facing an end of funding for the program by another foundation when the Walmart Foundation came through with the grant. Donna Fagan, executive director of Another Way, said the agency serves about 900 to

  • New business for Fanning

     The Fanning Springs Chamber and Fanning Springs Mayor Cheryl Nekola welcome a new business, Discount Food Mart & .99 store on U.S. Highway 19.  The business is operated by Mohammed and Rabeya Rahim. They also have a store in Bronson. Rabeya Rahim manages the one in Fanning Springs. The Rahims have also joined the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce. Celebrating the opening are, back row left to right, Chamber Directors Elvin and June Ladewig, Renata Smith, Melba and Jerry Goldschlager; front row, left to right, Rebeya Rahim and Mayor Cheryl Nekola.

  • County Briefs

     Census participation up

  • Breaking News Early voting for Aug. 24 primary begins Monday, Aug. 9
  • Birdwatching course scheduled for Aug. 20 at Levy Center

    In these tough economic times, more people are looking for different ways to enjoy the outdoors.

    Birding is one outdoor activity that is increasing in popularity, and Levy County has a plethora of sites to view and enjoy the unique aspects of Florida birdwatching.

    To help get people started with the new hobby, the College of Central Florida is offering a Birding Basics course Friday, Aug. 20 at the Levy Center in Chiefland. The class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the cost is $15 per person.

  • City election Tuesday Remember to vote at Chiefland City Hall betweeen 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

     Incumbent Commissioner Teresa Barron and former City Commissioner and Mayor Betty Walker are candidates for a seat on the Chiefland City Commission.

    Voting is at City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Drug dealers getting special attention in Chiefland

    Two years ago, it was Williston that got the special attention of the Levy County Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force, and 40 people faced drug-related charges.

    This year, it is Chiefland's turn.

    In the past week, law enforcement officers have ended a marijuana grow house operation and rounded up a dozen persons and charged them with various counts of possession, sale and trafficking in a variety of illegal and prescription drugs.

  • Chiefland. The movie?

    Chris Wilson doesn’t ride bulls anymore.

        “You have to be a special person to ride a bull,” the 37-year-old husband and father of four said over the phone Monday.  “I’ve been stepped on.  I’ve been rammed into the ground.  And I’ve been sat on.”

    The sport of bull riding is a young man’s game, Wilson said.  “ I’ve seen guys get thrown 50 feet into the air.”  He said he has a brother-in-law who is paralyzed from the neck down from bull riding.

  • New county-by-county study shows future water shortages

    Levy County may have only a moderate risk of future water shortages, according to a new study by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    The results of the study, released on July 20, show a county-by-county analysis of water shortages throughout the U.S. by the year 2050 due to climate change.