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Today's News

  • CDE honors top student workers

  • Birding walk for visually impaired

       The Friends of the Lower Suwannee Refuge will host a birding walk for visually impaired individuals on Monday. Meet at 8 a.m. at the River Trail parking area of County Road 347, just south of Fowler's Bluff. Turn at the Lower Suwannee Refuge "River Trail and Offices" sign, and the trail is a quarter mile down on the right.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 12

    Today (May 12)

    World War II Vets meeting
    World War II veterans will meet at 11 a.m. at the Ivy House in Williston. All veterans and their spouses are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310 or Dot Halvorsen at 352-542-7697.

  • Rotarian wants students to brush up

    Dr. Bill Martin has seen some mouths that look as if they belong to children living in a Third World country.
    Only he's not looking at teeth belonging to the indigenous Ecuadoreans he has treated on two trips to the mountains of that country.
    These belong to residents of Levy County.

  • Preserving the past

    James Brown had to think hard about what he likes about working on the old Shell Pond School.
    “It hasn’t hit me yet. It hasn’t jelled,” the 56-year-old carpenter said, gripping a handsaw and standing in front of a pile of salvaged timber. “That’s a tough question. It’s such a simple structure. What it can become, I guess. That’s what it’s about.”

  • Grant could ease strain on police

    The Chiefland Police Department and city staff may have found a way to ease the tightening budget faced in the wake of a still weak economy and rising prices.
    The Chiefland City Commission voted unanimously Monday night to allow CPD to apply for a grant that would pay for the hiring of a new police officer. The grant, known as the Community Oriented Policing Services Grant, also allows a department, in lieu of hiring a new officer, to keep a police officer position that may be threatened due to budget constraints.

  • School sidewalk project stalled

    The Chiefland City Commission tabled making a decision Monday night to move forward with a program aimed at creating safe paths to schools.
    The Levy County Safe Routes to School has won $1.45 million in Florida Department of Transportation funding for construction of sidewalks leading to schools in Chiefland and Williston.
    The commission agreed by consensus to support the project about a year ago. But now, the commission has its doubts.

  • Tovine wins funding for Safe Routes to School

    For more than a year Gina Tovine has been trying to find safer routes to school for students.
    Last fall, her quest won almost $1.5 million in state funding for sidewalks and a pedestrian bridge to help Chiefland Elementary and Middle and Williston Elementary and Middle schools students through the federal Safe Routes to School program.
    It's big news for little old Levy County which had to compete against big counties like Miami-Dade, Hillsborough and Orange.

  • Chiefland Rotary fishing tourney Saturday

    It's time for the Chiefland Rotary Club Fishing Tournament and Calcutta party, the annual fund raiser that doesn't feel like a fundraiser.
    Unlike last year when anglers were worried about the BP oil spill having an effect on fishing — which it didn't — hopes are high that anglers will turn out this year and fatten the prize pot that could go as high as $7,500.

  • Losses don't dampen CHS softball season

    By MIKE CAPSHAW

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

     

    Consecutive losses to end the season disappointed, but how 2011 played out impressed Chiefland softball coach Ginger Fuller.

    The Lady Indians (19-7 overall) took P.K. Yonge 10 innings before losing 4-3 in the District 5, Class 2A tournament final. They then suffered a 3-0 loss at Jacksonville Providence in the first round of regionals.