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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Chiefland delays sex ordinance

    The city has put off consideration of adult entertainment business licensing and zoning ordinances until 2009 in order to work out possible glitches in each measure.

    The City Commission in its regular meeting Monday night delayed the second and final reading of the licensing ordinance and considered a question from the City Planning Board about the 1,000 foot buffer zone the commission requested around residential, religious, school, recreation, daycare and other sites.

  • SRWMD will sell acreage to Chiefland

    Suwannee River Water Management District has agreed to sell Chiefland the 33 acres with a new city water supply well head on it, but will not be selling the city any of the surrounding 122 acres.

    The District board, in its annual meeting Nov. 6-7 in Steinhatchee, agreed to the sale, while declining to give the city a 10-year option to purchase the larger surrounding tract.

    The city had hoped to secure all the property and the water supply.

  • 700 veterans stabbed;most will survive

    To the editor:

    Another Veterans Day has passed, the parades and cook-outs are but another memory. I wonder how you spent your day on Nov.11.

    Each year at this time, I personally dread the duty of accompanying my husband on his hectic schedule of events, through the week of Veterans Day. Not because it is hectic - because I must witness the pain that these veterans feel over the disrespect that they encounter along the way, from a citizenry that purports to love their county and the veterans that keep them safe and free.

  • Area winter sports schedules

    2008-2009 Area winter sports schedules (basketball, unless otherwise labeled)

    All times P.M.

    Note: MSG/MSB is middle school girls/boys; JVB/JVG/VG/VB is junior varsity/varsity girls/boys

    All scheduled dates and times may change without notice.

    Thursday, Dec. 4

    Chiefland VG Home vs Newberry 4:30

    P.K. Yonge at Williston boys, 7:30 p.m. (JV at 6)

    Williston girls at Dixie County, 6 p.m.

    Chiefland JVB/VB Home vs Union Co. 6/7:30

    Friday, Dec. 5

    Bronson MSG/MSB away vs Oak Hall 4/5:00

  • Lady Indians look sharp in close loss to Williston

    Chiefland girls played good basketball in their narrow 58-54 loss to Williston Thursday. Last year, the Lady Indians were less competitive than Head Coach Emily Gore would have liked; this year, with 10 on the current roster, they look athletic and disciplined, ready for their schedule.

    Although Williston is the team to beat in the district, Chiefland never looked overmatched against the Lady Devils, leading 25-20 at the half and down at most 58-42 late in the fourth quarter.