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Today's News

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 30 – August 5, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:
     
    Archer Road (State Road 26)  Daytime lane closures just east of Southwest 37th Boulevard to modify the driveway into the former Wendy’s.
     
    Hawthorne Road (State Road 20)  Crews will be repainting the roadway lines from Waldo Road (State Road 24) to the Putnam County line which is a moving operation.
     

  • Florida First Lady to read to children at Fanning Springs

    Florida First Lady Ann Scott will read to children at Fanning Springs State Park at noon Tuesday in the closing event of her tour to encourage reading during the summer school break.

    This will be the last stop in her statewide tour of state parks. Scott is encouraging reading and enjoying the state's parks. She is also encouraging children to sign pledges to read a certain number of books suring the summer break.

    The First Lady will read from “Those Magical Manatees” by Jan Lee Wicker on the stage at the park.

  • Results of the Chiefland Flea Market Classic Car Show

    Results of the Chiefland Flea Market
    Classic Car Show
    June 11

    BEST OF SHOW
    Terry Langford, 1970 Ford F-100
    Best Mopar — Mac McReynolds, 1960 Plymouth Fury
    Best GM — Lee and Sandy Mann, 1953 Pontiac Catalina
    Best Ford — Tommie Richardson, 1955 Ford Crown Victoria
    Best Sedan — Gary Hooper, 1933 Ford Sedan Delivery
    Best Truck — Ken McFarland, 1951 Ford
    F-100
    Best Late Model — Daniel Parks, 2004 Dodge Ram

  • Bembry updates Chamber

    Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Vice President Bennit Patterson, right, thanks state Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-District 10) for updating the chamber membership on legislation that passed — and failed — during the spring legislative session.

  • Quote of the Week for July 28

    “We have concerns with those local
    government
    numbers.”

    Rebecca Rust, Agency for Workforce Innovation, state unemployment agency, after the June jobless report showed the biggest hit was in local government employment, which reportedly lost 1,700 jobs, from 14,200 to 12,500 since May, while state and federal jobs experienced no change.

    Local jobless story: http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/unemployment-levy-rises-111

  • Keep those pets cool

    As temperatures repeatedly reach over ninety degrees, we need to take some extra precautions with our furry friends. When leaving an animal outdoors, take the time to make sure there is plenty of shade and water available. An open shelter that provides cover and lets wind blow through is suggested. It's nice to provide drinking water in the shelter, too, though it's not absolutely necessary.

  • Thank you Chiefland Citizen

    I want to thank the Chiefland Citizen for coming to cover the recent presentation I did at the Chiefland Multipurpose Senior Center regarding the  basics of Alzheimer's disease. The exposure in your newspaper will help  increase our exposure and outreach in Levy County, which is one of our goals for the coming year.
    David Huckabee
    Program Coordinator
    Alzheimer's Associaition,
    Central and North Florida Chapter

  • Thank you to sponsors

     We would like to take this opportunity to thank and recognize the sponsors, volunteers, teams and the community for their contributions and participation during the CHS 3 vs 3 Basketball Tournament and 3 Point Shoot Out. 
    The much needed funds that were raised will go toward the continuing process of giving both the CHS boys and girls basketball programs, the tools needed to have productive and successful programs.

  • Kudos to Chiefland commissioners

    Dear Honorable Commissioners:
    The College of Central Florida Levy Center adult education program held a GED graduation ceremony at the Tommy Usher Center July 14. It was the best graduation we ever had because of your generosity in allowing us to use the facility free of charge.

  • Reporter experiences ADA pros and cons

    Disabilities
    By DANIEL J. VANCE