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Today's News

  • Bronson town council election Tuesday

    Bronson election

        Voters go to the polls in Bronson to choose among six candidates for three seats open on the Town Council.

        Three incumbents face three challengers who say the choice is whether the town wants to stay the course or go with change to boost its prospects for the future.

        The races are:

        Seat One —  Challenger Jim Beck, a restaurant owner who heads the town's sewer committee, faces incumbent Aaron Edmondson, who works for a mail hauling company,

  • Last-minute pay raise suggestion dies on vine

                 By LOU ELLIOTT JONES    

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    A last-minute suggestion and plea for a pay raise for Levy County employees — the first in two years — died on the vine in Monday afternoon's budget workshop.

    Commissioner Danny Stevens made the suggestion to his fellow commissioners to spark discussion on a topic that has hung heavy over budget talks this year: Would county workers go without a pay increase for a third year in a row?

  • Underground link to spring discovered

    Scientists working with the state have determined that a Chiefland sinkhole that collects runoff water does in fact connect to Manatee Springs State Park and two other locations.

    “As of today, we know that there is an absolutely unambiguous connection between the sink on (Northeast) Fourth Street and Manatee Springs,” Pete Butt, project manager for Karst Environmental Services, said.

  • Levy County students get more AP choices to ready them for college

    Levy County students have more Advanced Placement options this year than ever before to ready them for college, says Levy County School District Director of Curriculum Patrick Wnek.

    “We believe that by providing more AP courses, students will be better prepared for college,” he said.

    “Eighty percent of students say they want to go to college,” Wnek said. “In these rural areas – many of them will be first generation. AP courses will prepare them.”

  • Ex-planner gets a helping hand with Sept. 12 fish fry

    It was just a few months ago that Duncan McCallum was sitting on his tractor working as he has for the last 15 years.

    Today that work has come to a standstill, albeit a temporary one, as he fights a battle that even he can't see.

    For the last several months, McCallum, 67, has been in and out of the hospital fighting an aggressive blood infection that has already cost him his right leg.

  • 14 students complete CFCC Levy CNA class

    Central Florida Community College recognized 14 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the CFCC Levy Center on Monday, Aug. 17.

  • Children take over Bronson Church of God

    Special to the Citizen

    On August 30, the Bronson Church of God turned the eleven o’clock church service over to “God’s Little Army”. The children, ages ranging from diapers to teens, greeted guests at the door as they entered, handed them a church bulletin, made the church announcements, acted as Deacons, held worship service and interacted with the Pastor and congregation for the message.

  • Church News

    • Williston Church of Christ honors ladies

    Williston Church of Christ will host Ladies Day on October 3rd with the theme “Walk With Jesus Daily.” Guest speakers are Amber Bradley and Kim Smith. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.    Please reserve your seat by September 28 by calling June Burks (352) 528-2230 or Janet Warren (352)528-4228.

    • Gospel Concert at Bronson COG    

  • Tips from a teen on driving safely through the year

    Maybe I have no right to tell people about how they should drive their car.  After all, I am only 17.  

    On a daily basis, my route may take me on unoccupied back roads to the woods or to the river, through the basic small town traffic of Chiefland or possibly the congested highways to Gainesville and Tallahassee.

  • Letter: Fanning Springs sewer plant not welcome

    Since it was noted that no one from the Citizen was present, we assumed that you received no notice of the meeting, just like 3/4 of the attendees who live around the proposed site for the sewer treatment plant.