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Today's News

  • Bronson gives to Toys for Tots

    The Bronson Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department donated $1,000 to the tri-county area Toys for Tots Monday night during the Town of Bronson Council meeting.

    Fire Chief Scott Bulson presented Dave Hutcherson with the check, and in turn Hutcherson presented Bulson and fellow firefighters Dave Reinstra and Jerry Horton with certificates of appreciation and commemorative Toys for Tots coins.

    “We give the coins away to people who donate significantly,” Hutcherson said. “Every year the coin changes – this is our 61st year in operation.”

  • Bronson to light up park

    The Bo Diddley Memorial Park, also known as the Bronson Youth League Park, is getting a light for its asphalt basketball court this week thanks to newly appointed Bronson Parks and Recreation Commissioner Melody LaFlam.

    Town councilmember LaFlam saw the need for lights when she first visited the park shortly after Mayor Franklin Schuler assigned her to the position in late September.

  • Serpentine Savior

     One way to never forget how to say Basil May's first name: he'll either DAZZLE you or FRAZZLE you with his snake collection.

    Basil is a lifelong Bronson resident who recently acquired a new hobby. Snake rescuing, he said, was something of a happenstance.

    "I just sort of fell into it about a year and a half ago, when I got Mr. Green Jeans," Basil said.

  • Quest offers CNA training

    Kay Walker Noda could not be more excited about being in Chiefland.

    She sees this as an opportunity to share her knowledge with her new hometown.

    Noda, sister of Chiefland Business Person of the Year Carol Tew, has opened Quest Training Center in downtown Chiefland to provide training for students to pass the state's certified nurse assistant (CNA) exam. 

    The business held its ribbon cutting in late October.

  • Horse community ready for residents

     Nature Coast Equestrian Community, a residential development with 20-acre lots and 380 acres for horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, fishing, hunting and swimming.

    It's like a bit of paradise among the pines and scrub, located 19 miles from Chiefland and 9 miles from Cedar Key.

    Linda Harrell, the owner of the development, has preserved the landscape on this pristine stretch of land while putting in paved roads and miles of trails.

    She hosted a ribbon cutting, barbecue and dance with the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce on October 25.

  • FFA says Cracker Johnson is the best

    Auctioneer Chad “Cracker” Johnson of Chiefland won top honors at this year’s FFA convention when he was awarded the title of Florida’s 2009 Bid Calling Champion.

     

    Johnson competed against his fellow auctioneers in the bid calling competition and will now go to Overland Park, Kan. in July to compete for the International Auctioneers Championship title.

     

    The top male and female winners of this competition are considered to be the best auctioneers in the world.

     

  • Even when things are rough, I can give thanks

    It has been a roller coaster of a year for me, both personally and professionally.

    And for the most part, the roller coaster hasn’t stopped long enough for me to get my bearings.

    If you’re a roller coaster enthusiast, you know what that means: you tend to be a little scattered when it does come to a halt and you’re not always sure you’re standing on firm ground.

  • Chiefland Winter Festival is Saturday

     C hiefland will come alive with the color, sounds and smells of Christmas when the Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Winter Festival, Saturday, Dec. 6.

  • County tells state nuclear plants location is OK

    The Levy County Commission gave its blessing — with conditions — for the state to approve Progress Energy’s Site Certification application for a new nuclear plant.

  • More for you online

    For the past several weeks, the Chiefland Citizen has been upgrading its Web site to bring our online readers more features.

    If you are an online user, you may have noticed slideshows of events, an interactive community calendar that YOU control and a place to sign up for e-mail alerts.

    This week, we added our first video about a house that burned Monday and by the end of the week there will be a place for readers to start blogging on topics of interest in Levy County. It’s called the Forum and it will be found under the Opinion tab.