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Today's News

  • Re-training set for the unemployed

    Unemployed workers in Levy County are invited to attend Workforce Connection’s Stimulus Re-training Expo on May 7 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Central Florida Community College’s Levy County Center. Attendees will learn more about training programs and scholarships for occupations that are projected to grow over the next few years. After short orientation session attendees can visit breakout sessions highlighting various occupational areas.

  • Hartzog takes leave of absence

    Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog has been granted a leave of absence to care for his wife while she is treated for lung cancer.

    The City Commission approved the leave of absence using Hartzog’s accrued personal, annual and sick leave.

    While Hartzog is out, City Clerk Mary Ellzey will be acting city manager.

    Ellzey said anyone wanting to send well wishes to Hartzog and his wife can drop them off at or mail them to City Hall, 214 East Park Avenue, Chiefland, FL 32626.

  • BHS investigates students for alleged cheating on FCAT

    At the request of the Department of Education, Bronson High School is currently investigating four students for possibly sharing answers on the March FCAT Mathematics Retakes.

    The students are under investigation because their results showed “significant matched answer patterns in the same test group codes indicating a high likelihood that answers were shared,” according to a letter from the Department of Education dated April 22.

  • Treder places at State Forensics Tournament

    Dallas Treder, a homeschooled, dual-enrolled student at Central Florida Community College, won Third Place in Informative Speaking, and Sixth Place in Parliamentary Debate, at the 2009 State Forensics Tournament. Although forensics may remind you of the latest episode of CSI, in this case forensics actually means debating and speeches. The tournament was held at Tallahassee Community College in February, and took place over an exhausting four days.

  • Prescribed burn on the Refuge

    As the sun dries the final traces of moisture left from a damp night, 10 prescribed fire specialists make their way into the meeting room at the Cedar Key and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge headquarters for the morning briefing.

  • God Committee opens May 8 at the Chief

    The story unfolding in the conference room in St. Patrick’s Hospital brings to the forefront an important process that thousands of people deal with every year.  The God Committee is actually a heart transplant selection committee that is faced with the task of deciding who receives donor hearts.  You will be on the edge of your seat as ethics are hotly debated down to the last minute to decide which patient receives the next newly available heart. Join us in the conference room for this thought-provoking drama in two acts by Mark St. Germain.

  • Adieu, my friends, but never goodbye

    I’ve always been a countdown-er. Fourteen weeks until the baby’s due date. Six weeks until Christmas. A month until vacation. Three days until the weekend.

    For two weeks now, I’ve been counting down the days until May 6–my last day at the Chiefland Citizen.

    Journalists, by their very nature, are transient.

    We’re always looking for better jobs, better opportunities, better positions, better money.

    Some of us make lateral moves and for a variety of reasons.

  • A Lubcho Michevski Update

    Donations and offers of help continue to come in almost daily to assist Chiefland resident and Bulgarian-born Lubcho Michevski return to his native country. (Chiefland Citizen April 2 and April 16)

    A bank account for donations will be soon established and information on how you can help will be published in the newspaper in the weeks to come.

     

  • Lady Indians pay back Trenton on Senior Night

    Chiefland girls had bills to pay Thursday when they hosted area rival Trenton for Senior Night. The Lady Tigers had beaten Chiefland in a one-run game up at their place, and the Lady Indians wanted to send their seniors, Brittany Davis and Shelbie Hastings, out on a high note. They did it in style, allowing Trenton one big inning before bringing the hammer down in a 14-4 Chiefland win.

  • NRC hearing focuses on environmental concerns

    A coalition of environmental groups has filed a petition with the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking what no one in Levy County has thus far voiced about the proposed two-unit nuclear plant near Inglis.

    If the already operational Crystal River nuclear plant had an accident that required an evacuation within 10 miles of the plant, how would Progress Energy get workers in to operate the Levy County plant located just 9.6 miles away?