Today's News

  • Fowlers Bluff fire department back in gear

    Fowlers Bluff will have its own fire department as long as it can show it's up to the job.

  • Insurance premiums up for school board employees

    School Board of Levy County employees will have to pay a bit more for health insurance starting next year.
    During this past Tuesday’s meeting, the board approved an 11.85 percent increase in rates for the district health plan, remaining under Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.
    As an example, a 12-month family health care plan that currently costs $903.76 will soon cost $1,011.09, starting next year.
    The insurance company cited increases in health care costs and the recent national health care laws for the increases.

  • Andrews v Chiefland Citizen verdict reached

    A Levy County jury has rendered a unanimous verdict in the defamation lawsuit filed against the Chiefland Citizen, former editor Carolyn Risner Ten Broeck, and former publisher Dale Bowen by Andy Dennis Andrews, publisher of the Levy County Journal and Chiefland businessman.

    Details on the week-long jury trial and the verdict will be in the Thursday, Oct. 16, issue of the Chiefland Citizen.

  • Chiefland Women's Golf Association update - Oct. 7

    On Sept. 29, the Chiefland Women's Golf Association had 19 ladies play, even though the forecast called for a big chance of rain. We were successful in completing a game where the players are placed into flights according to their like handicaps, and the winners are the ones who play well enough to subtract their handicaps from their total scores, thus giving them the lowest net scores.

  • Chiefland Middle off to strong start

    The Chiefland Middle School Braves football team is off to a great start.  
    The Braves have won their first three games.  They beat Ft. White 55–0, Bradford County 44-24, and Union County 30 -12.  
    The team is coached by Tony Phillips, Andy Kidd, and Pat Burton.  According to the coaches the team is young, but the players are really coming together as a team and their effort is great.  
    The Braves have two games left in the regular season schedule: Tuesday at home against Ruth Raines, and Oct. 19 away against Bronson.  

  • Jumpin’ Jamantye!

    Trenton High School’s football team came to Chiefland this past Friday with its high-powered offense, which had averaged more than 400 yards a game.

    They had weapons in running backs Brandon Stone and Tyler Brown, who continued their onslaught with a combined five touchdowns in the Tigers’ 42-20 win over the Indians in a District 5-1A battle.

    But Chiefland had Jamantye Thompson.

  • Fire service agreement drama continues

    The Fowlers Bluff Volunteer Fire Department board will be getting a letter in a few days from Chiefland commissioners asking for the return of about $16,000.
    Commissioners voted 4-0 in favor of sending the letter, drafted by Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron, at Monday night’s meeting.  Mayor Teal Pomeroy was not in attendance.

  • Candidate forum draws big crowd

    More than 100 people turned out for the Cedar Key Lions Club Candidates Forum on Tuesday to hear the folks running for local and federal office pledge to be fiscal conservatives dedicated to downsizing government and government spending.
    Lions Club President Dale Register read the two questions the club members devised before opening the questioning to the audience, moderated the event and kept strict track of the time allotment for answers. Candidates were limited to 90 seconds.

  • The steady trunk of an artist

    Luke was busy snorting in the dirt and kicking up a huge cloud of sunlit dust when Patricia Zerbini yelled his name to get his attention.  He looked at her, and noticing what she held in her hands, turned and plodded toward her with the same enthusiasm children show when they jump out of bed Christmas morning.
    When he made it to where Zerbini was standing, she handed him a brush loaded with paint.  Luke snorted again and walked over to a specially prepared easel perched in the dirt not far from where a large crowd had gathered.

  • Manatee Springs turtles strong despite decline of ecosystem, high nitrates

    Turtle populations at Manatee Springs State Park appear to be strong, according to a scientist contracting with the Florida Department of Environmental protection.
    “They’re the easiest of all reptiles to study,” herpetologist Eric Munscher said in a phone interview last week.  
    Adults, especially females, tend to use the same areas year after year, he explained.  It creates a higher likelihood of recapturing previously tagged animals.