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Today's News

  • Hunter safety course offered in Levy County

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Levy County. 

    Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 9. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

    The location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional office at 386-758-0525 or going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

  • Third man sought in home invasion arrested

    A third man sought in a Feb. 1 home invasion in Williston has been arrested and jailed in Alachua County.
    Stefan Lernard Lattimore, 35, of Gainesville is being held under $20,000 bond in the Alachua County Jail on three counts of failure to appear in court as promised.
    He also has an outstanding arrest warrant from Levy County on armed home invasion robbery.

  • Chiefland FFA hooks April fishing tourney

    Special to the Citizen

    The Chiefland Future Farmers of America Alumni is hosting its third saltwater fishing tournament on April 16.
    Registration is April 15 with a Captain's Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Chiefland High School Agricultural Building.
    Rules and guidelines will be covered and any question answered, as well as door prizes being awarded. Participants can fish wherever they prefer with the weigh-in at the agricultural building from 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday.

  • BASEBALL STANDINGS

    Team    Dist.    Overall    RF    RA
    P.K. Yonge    7-0    8-0    97    15
    Trenton    7-1    9-1    87    38
    Chiefland    7-2    8-3    98    53
    St. Francis    5-2    6-5    65    53

  • Earthquake may hinder grain trade with Japan

    Special to the Citizen

    The U.S. Grains Council received initial reports that the earthquake and subsequent tsunami may have caused significant damage to many of Japan’s agricultural facilities and production areas.
    While the extent of the damage is not yet known, it will likely impact grain trade.

  • Renewed Doha talks offer hope for ag trade

    Special to the Citizen

    The long-running Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations is evolving toward a focus on the “horizontal process,” with countries moving to prioritize demands and make concessions between agricultural trade, manufacturing and services, according to Rebecca Bratter, U.S. Grains Council director of trade development.

  • Two Chiefland women selected for contest

       The Florida Watermelon Association announced recently that Erica Leigh Drummond, 18, of Tallahassee, and Rachel Danielle Kee, 20, of Chiefland, have been selected as contestants for Florida Watermelon Queen.
       Drummond is the daughter of Dwayne and Debbie Drummond. Kee is the daughter of Lorraine Martin. Both will join an elite group of young women, ages 18 to 23, from throughout Florida to compete for the state title.

  • How to get a fishing license

    Instant fishing licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by calling 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356). Report violators by calling *FWC or #FWC on your cell, or 1-888-404-3922

  • Florida bass fishing is on fire

    The prespawn period for Florida largemouth bass can produce some of the most exciting fishing of the year, and 2011 has certainly started out exciting. Because bass tune into environmental triggers such as day length, lunar cycle and water temperature, timing of the actual spawn can vary. Generally, once water temperatures rise above 58 degrees, the bedding process begins and may continue until temperatures are in the mid to upper 70s.

  • Withlacoochee kayak, canoe race on Saturday

    Join in the fun of the Third Annual Withlacoochee Wilderness Kayak & Canoe Race and Rally at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Help fund the efforts of the organization to protect and preserve Florida’s Nature Coast and its water sources for the benefit of everyone.