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Today's News

  • Florida Indian program set for April 23

    The Luther Calloway Public Library of Chiefland will host “Florida Indians from Past to Present” April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

    Ranger Pam Darty of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will bring pottery, points, and blowguns, as well as footage of ancient ceremonial pottery taken from local grave sites in the 1930s.

  • Suwannee River Poets publish anthology

    Back in the mid 1990s, poet and author, Sandy Fink, rounded up a group of people interested in the reading, writing and preservation of a slowly vanishing art form – poetry. Initially called the Chiefland Poets’ Workshop, the members of the group have changed over the ensuing years, but not their love of the written word. Now known as the Suwannee River Poets, they meet once a month in Chiefland to share their work.

  • Hospital clears hurdle

    There are no Historical or cultural artifacts or endangered species at the proposed site of the Tri-County Hospital project and that has hospital CEO Frank Schupp happy.

    Schupp, who has been working on the project for more than a year was in a brighter mood than ever on Monday when he discussed the progress of the hospital.

    Work has been going on at the site to meet state regulations on locating and saving any artifacts and to certify no threatened or endangered species were at the site.

  • Sheriff offers special needs database

    In January 2009, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office implemented a new program designed to assist citizens of Levy County who have special needs.

    The program includes a database of special needs citizens of all ages such as Alzheimer’s patents, autistic persons and others with special needs.

    This database is accessible from the dispatch center and includes individual specific information on each entered person such as type of special need, contact person, home address, and specific instructions for first responders on how to best assist that person.

  • Video: Sheriff's deputies will patrol flooded areas

     In an effort to deter looting at flooded homes and harm to boaters from debris on the Suwannee River during the current flooding, officials in Levy and Dixie counties have teamed up to close boat ramps along the river as of dusk Saturday, April 11.

    Officials in both counties, sheriff's offices in the two counties, and state Fish and Wildlife Commission officers have teamed up to conduct coordinated patrols on the flooded portions of the river to deter looting that has occurred with past flooding when homeowners had to evacuate their homes and belongings.

     

  • Reason to Relay

    Zachary Andrews says it was hunting that got him through. The Chiefland High School senior was a 15-year-old sophomore when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, and everything in his life changed.

    “I was out turkey hunting with my dad and I tripped and fell,” he said.

    “My dad asked me, ‘Why’d you fall down?’ and I told him my knee gave out.”

    Andrews’ left leg had been kind of weak and achy for about a month, he said.

  • Bible is key for understanding literature, culture, self

    Bring up the importance of the Bible and two reactions are common: unquestioning zeal for God’s literal word, and anger. Both reactions stem from defensive points of view: defense of the faith; and defense of the self from those eager to impose belief.

    I would like to offer an alternative that has nothing to do with arguments about faith or truth.

    The Bible is important because its proverbs, its stories and its mythologies underpin art and literature in Western Civilization.

  • The call was issued and you are answering

    Lubcho Michevski is not as alone as he thinks he is.

    Less than 24 hours after my column about his desire to return to his native Bulgaria appeared April 2, calls, e-mails, letters and money started showering my office at the Chiefland Citizen.

    The people of Levy County and the surrounding area, in fact, the world, felt compassion and many stepped up to the plate offering any help they could.

  • Boil Water Notice still in effect

     

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous phone calls from the Chiefland Country Club area with reports of yellow discoloration in the water. As a precaution we are asking the citizens in the area to boil water until further notice or drink bottle water. 

  • Flooding in Fowlers Bluff reaches homes

    The flood warning is still in effect and the Suwanee river is expected to crest on Tuesday, April 22.