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Today's News

  • Military

      Army Pvt. Matthew C. McKinney, the son of Michael McKinney of Chiefland and Tammi Reda of St. Cloud. has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training.

  • Anniversary celebration

    Denny and Jo Williams, of Chiefland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were wed on June 20, 1961, in Dade City.

  • Engagement: Ransom-Jones

       Mr. and Mrs. Chet and Dana Collins and Stephen Jones, of Bell, announce the engagement of their daughter Andi Jones, also of Bell, to Randy T. Ransom, of Chiefland. Ransom is the son of Randy and Jammie Ransom, of Trenton, and Lorrie Hammock, of Chiefland.
       The bride-to-be attended  Bell High School and is currently studying nursing at Santa Fe College. The groom-to-be attended Chiefland High School and works at the Gilchrist Club, in Trenton.
    The wedding is planned for July 2, 2011, at 4 p.m. at Pricilla Baptist Church.

  • Log Cabin Qulters for June 23

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, June 16, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  Some quilted and Joye brought in fabric that everyone had a great time looking for material for a future project. We always enjoy all the fabric that comes in because we can plan what our next project will be.
    More quilts are being planned and will soon be put together and quilted. We keep Eleanor busy as she does quilts on her machine. We do only hand quilting here.

  • Wedding: Neilsen-Graden


    Wanda Neilsen and William Graden are set to marry June 25, at 2 p.m. at 214 S.E. 3rd Ave., in Trenton.

  • Spring Dance Recital

    D&D Studios Inc, had its 6th Annual Spring Dance Recital Friday and Saturday nights at the Chiefland High School auditorium. Each night's performances included dance numbers from Ballet, Pointe, Lyrical, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap and Pom.
    Ages ranged from 3 to 74. The music styles consisted of Christian, Hip-Hop, Broadway, Country and Western and even some Shirley Temple.
    Owner Debbie Dean would like to thank all the students for their hard work and dedication, as well as the community for their continued support.

  • Jobless rate steady in May

    The unemployment rate for Levy County was unchanged from April's rate holding at 10.3 percent in May.
    The news was good all around in the three-county region served by CLM Workforce Connection as the 11.9 percent in Marion County was down from 12.1 percent in April, and Citrus County was unchanged at 11 percent. The overall regional rate of 11.5 percent over the month was a 0.2 percent drop and was 1.2 percent down over the year.
    Florida's unemployment rate for May was 10.5 percent while the national rate was 8.7 percent.

  • Fathers remembered with balloon release


       Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services held a memorial "Hope Rising Father's Day Balloon Release" at the Chiefland location on Sunday, June 19. More than 30 people gathered for the memorial service and released balloons to the heavens afterward.
       The company purchased biodegradable balloons and environmentally friendly ribbon for the release.

  • Camp Safe Haven for teens July 8

    Special to the Citizen
    There are many feelings people experience when dealing with a loss. Grief, sadness, anger and confusion are just a few. However, children, teens and adults all grieve differently, so a different counseling approach is needed.

  • Paddlers, friends clean up Yankeetown bridge

       Eight members and friends of the Florida Paddling Trails Association did a coastal clean-up around Bird Creek Bridge on County Road 40 in Yankeetown on June 18.