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Today's News

  • Levy Lightning 3v3 qualifies for World tournament

    The U-13 Levy Lightning 3v3 soccer team placed fourth at Nationals held earlier this month at Disney’s Wild World of Sports in Orlando, qualifying them for the World Championships tournament next January.

    “Everybody contributed on offense and scored, and it was team defense,” said Head Coach Max Aguirre. “We played excellent soccer.”

  • Fish kills need reporting

    The recent rains and cloudy skies are causing problems along the Withlacoochee River and in lakes around Citrus and Sumter counties.

    Residents are reporting fish kills in various areas, and Fisheries Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) think the number and severity of fish kills could increase over the next several weeks.

  • CAAA soccer signups open

    The Chiefland Amateur Athletic Association will hold signups for the soccer season on August 29 and September 5 from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m. At Strickland Park.    The sport is open to boys and girls ages four to 18. A $40 fee is due at signup.    For more information, call Mickey or Peggy Morgan at 493-7017.

  • New school zone
  • Community Calendar

      Today

    Post 91 membership meeting

    The Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 of the American Legion will hold its regular membership meeting in conjunction with the Auxiliary Unit 91.

    The dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow.

    This is a good opportunity to meet  fellow legionnaires.

    Friday

    Book signing

  • Friday

    Library hosts magic show

    Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will host a magic show at 10 a.m.

     

    Saturday

    Auction benefits Chief Theatre

  • Letter: Rep. Bembry against raising fees on drivers

    The Florida Legislature passed a transportation bill, CS/HB 5011, during the 2009 Legislative Session creating an $800 million fee/tax increase for the people of Florida.

    Beginning September 1, certain fees for driver license and motor vehicle services will significantly increase as a result of the Florida Legislature’s efforts to balance the state budget because of declining tax receipts due to the slowed economy.

  • Letter: Keep an eye out for danger

    Editor

    There are things that we all don't like to here. Especially when its the bad things that we pretend aren't there.

    Every parent has the same fear, of their child being hurt or in danger when were not there . We as parents know we will protect them and always give them proper care .

  • Letter: Python program benefits more than native snakes

    Editor:

    As manager of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is diligent in protecting native species and habitats. When an exotic species invades our natural landscape, it is our duty to do everything possible to ensure those invaders do not expand their range and harm the fragile balance of Florida’s unique and abundant wildlife.

  • Tax notices hit mailboxes this week

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    The U.S. Postal Service will begin delivering TRIM — Truth in Millage — notices to Levy County property owners this week.

    And the news in those 48,776 notices might not be what some folks expect, Oz Barker, Levy County Property Appraiser said.

    But before picking up the telephone or heading to Barker's office in a lather, he would like you to sit down with the tax bill, read a letter he has written explaining the property tax notice and any changes.