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Today's News

  • Human Animal Bond brings pets to patients, staff

     By  MELISSA BOWER 

  • Services from the VA

    Each month on the Veteran Voices page the Citizen will provide information o the services available to those who have served. 

  • Commander of the Year

     Bill Conquest, commander of the Sons Squadron of AMVETS Post 88, was awarded the Sons "Commander of the Year Award" at the 66th Annual Department of Florida Convention held June 10-12 in Orlando at the Rosen Centre Hotel.  Commander Mark Englert, department officer of Squadron No. 67 presented Conquest the award at the banquet. 

  • BREAKING: Bronson bigman Jenkins headed to The Rock

    The Chiefland Citizen has confirmed DeVaughn Jenkins, one of the top basketball players in the region, has decided to transfer from Bronson High to The Rock in Gainesville.

  • Levy County corrections officer charged with sexual misconduct

    Chadwick Buford Holmes, 32, of Bronson, has been arrested for sexual misconduct with an inmate, a third degree felony, whil working as a Levy County Sheriff's Office corrections officer.

  • Levy Health Department earns national recognition

    The National Association of County and City Health Officials has recognized Levy County Health Department at "Public Health Ready" for its ability to respond to public health emergencies.
    Levy County Health Department has met the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready, a partnership between the health officials organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 2 - 8, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    Note: All construction projects will be suspended Saturday through Monday for the anticipated increase in holiday traffic. Work will resume Tuesday, July 5.

     
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  • T-Ball tourney a hit

    Chiefland's annual hosting of this past weekend's North Florida Babe Ruth State T-Ball tournament was a success.

    Julington Creek defeated Fort Caroline 19-10 in the championship game. Julington posted a 5-0 record during the tourney, allowing a tourney-low six runs in its three pool play games. Both teams will play July 14 in the Southeast Region tourney in Longwood.

    District 5 champion Chiefland finished 1-2 in pool play, with its lone win a 24-8 victory against Branford. 

  • Springs sizzle this summer

    Growing up in Williston, Matt Weldon understands all about Levy County's most-visited natural wonders. He's now the county's director of Parks and Recreation, in charge of the springs at Blue Springs and Henry Beck parks.

    At Monday's Levy County Commission's budget workshop, Weldon reported that the cool water springs have been hotter than ever this summer.

    "Attendance is way up," Weldon said. "Everybody is staying at home and going swimming."

  • 'There will be racing' at Bronson Speedway in 2011

    An arrow atop a portable road sign has been blinking for months, pointing toward the Bronson Speedway. Letters spell out the words, "Opening Soon."

    Soon hasn't came around the final turn fast enough for owners Chris and Ann Young of Young Unlimited Inc. After purchasing the track in early February from Mike Cope, they planned to open in late March before hitting roadblocks.