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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Chiefland coach sees silver lining in preseason setback

     Despite a 31-7 loss at the hands of Suwannee County last Friday night, Chiefland Head Football Coach Ajay Ulmer saw some positive things in his football team.

     “The goal was to give ourselves a good test against a bigger school,” Ulmer said.  “Although I was a little disappointed with the results, we wanted to give ourselves a good test in a preseason game, and I think we learned some things about what we’re capable of.”

  • Bronson, Oliver, Run Over Oak Hall in Preseason Classic

     Sophomore halfback Eric Oliver ran for 239 yards on nine carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Bronson Eagles to a runaway 31-7 victory over Oak Hall in a preseason game at Bronson Friday night.

     Despite the large margin of victory, the game was close for most of the contest with Bronson leading only by a score of 12-7 after three quarters.

  • The Citizen is off the press and on the newsstands
  • Postal carrier admits not delivering 125,000 pieces of mail

    Bronson letter carrier Rose Conklin pleaded guilty in federal court on Friday to failing to deliver more than 125,000 letters, newspapers and circulars over a six-year period that she worked with the U.S. Postal Service. She faces the possibility of a five year prison sentence, plus three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine and a $100 monetary assessment.

    As part of her plea deal she has agreed to pay the $100 assessment before her sentencing in November.

  • Breaking News Chiefland loses pre-season game
  • Levy County jobless rate rises in July

        Levy County's unemployment rate has broken a new barrier rising to 12.1 percent in July,  a rise of 0.7 percent from June 2009. The number of individuals without jobs rose from 1,959 to 2,066 in Levy County.

        In contrast, Marion County's rate stayed the same at 12.6 percent as did Citrus County at 11.9 percent.

  • LARC visits Cedar Key

    More than 40 participants from the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens Work Activity Center located in Otter Creek visited the Cedar Key Community Center last Thursday for a luncheon, informational presentations by local officials and a dance.

    “Mrs. Thelma McCain made us a fish dinner, grits, coleslaw, hush puppies and cake,” said Trainer Kathy Eschbach. McCain’s son Harold is a LARC participant. “Mrs. McCain fed everybody – anyone who walked through the front door,” Eschbach said.

  • Watson to challenge Boyd for House seat

    Republican Paul Watson announced that he has  officially launched his campaign for Florida House of  Representatives, District 11, to challenge incumbent Debbie Boyd of Newberry in the 2010 election.

    Watson is a long-time resident of Gilchrist County and the pastor of Bell Baptist Church.