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Today's News

  • County gives tax payers a break

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    The Levy County Commission gave preliminary approval to a $61 million annual budget that uses every penny of its reserves and its capital improvement fund to balance the books and keeps property tax millage at last year’s rate of 7.4212.

  • Seven honored for commitment to jobs

    By MARK SCOHIER

    news2@chieflandcitizen.com

    Catching bad guys and saving lives is often a thankless job.

    But last week, members of the community got together to make sure that a few of the people working in these professions got exactly what they deserve: a thank you.

    Law Appreciation Night, sponsored by the Chiefland Women’s Club, honored seven law enforcement and emergency service workers on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Chiefland Elementary School for their commitment to their jobs.

  • Chamber honors business of the year

    The Chiefland Chamber of Commerce honored Jenkins painting Inc., as business of the year at an industry appreciation luncheon Tuesday at the Tommy Usher Center.Jenkins painting specializes in painting lines on roads and highways, Greg Jenkins, owner of the company, said Tuesday. He said he bought his first paint truck in 1978 and went into business when the Highway Department stopped painting roads. He added that he started with one employee, himself, and now has 28.

  • Half as many bikers--more money

    Nearly 150 motorcycles turned out for this year’s Ride to Provide through 60 scenic miles of Levy County. The Ride benefits the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens, a Work Activity and Training Center located in Otter Creek.

    The event is the largest fundraiser of the year for LARC, and this year brought in approximately $11,500, topping 2008’s success of $10,000.

  • Fanning Springs councilman honored for 40 years of service

    Richard Nixon was sworn in as the 37th president of the United States and the Beatles gave their final public performance the same year Jim White was sworn in as a Fanning Springs City Council member.

    A celebration was held last Tuesday to honor White for his 40-year  tenure on the city council. Eleven days shy of his 80th birthday, White  has decided not to seek re-election when his term expires in December 2010.

  • Cedar Key readies for coastal cleanup

    As summer comes to an end, residents of Cedar Key, along with volunteers around the world, are preparing for the world's largest annual cleanup of beaches and waterways – the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by The Ocean Conservancy.

    On Saturday, Sept. 19 an estimated one million volunteers will comb beaches, lake shores, river banks, and even underwater sites in at least 74 countries and 54 U.S. states and territories.

  • Indians roll in 44-29 romp

    One week after a disappointing season opener, Chiefland rolled to a 44-29 victory against Inverness Citrus last Friday night to earn their first win of the season.

    It wasn’t even close.  The Indians built a 31-7 lead in the first half and never looked back. Now, Chiefland has some much needed momentum heading into this Friday’s rivalry match against undefeated Williston.

  • Bronson routed by Bishop Snyder, 52-14

     “I’m proud of them, not mad at them,” Bronson Eagles coach Al Cooksey said following Friday’s one-sided home loss, 52-14, at the hands of Jacksonville Bishop Snyder. “We didn’t give up at all.”

    “They are a large 2B team that have just been allowed into our conference this year,” Cooksey said. “We had to play them. We didn’t choose to.”

  • Prep volleyball roundup

    St. Francis def. Chiefland 25-8, 25-6, 26-24

    St. Francis Catholic defeated Chiefland in three games to take the match last Tuesday. St. Francis handled the Indians easily in the first two games, but Chiefland rallied in the third before falling in the game. St. Francis will face off with Chiefland again on Monday.

    Bronson def. Bell 25-8, 25-20, 25-15

    Bronson rebounded after an earlier defeat against St. Francis Catholic with a three-game sweep against visiting district rival Bell.

  • Letter to the editor: Popcorn makes the cut; but education fails

    A few years ago we moved into the Chiefland area and have come to know the good people and beautiful countryside that are the hallmark of this area. We currently have two children in our local schools and have repetitively encountered school workers that are dedicated to their work and the future of our community. But culturally, our community is simply not committed to an educational standard required to effect a significant change in our local economy and well-being.