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Today's News

  • 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

  • Editorial cartoon for the week of July 28
  • Salaries the highest percentage of school board budget

    A Levy County School Board member  voiced concerns in a board meeting last week about a disproportionately high percentage of funds going toward teachers' salaries.
    Robert Philpot, a retired Williston  High School teacher and the newest member to the board, said that almost 70 percent of the busget for salaries seemed high to him, and he asked for an explanation of that line item in the 2011/2012 proposed budget.

  • City votes to loan itself money for Christmas lights

    There will be snowflakes in the air at Christmas, more than 60 of them.
    But they won't be falling from the sky. They will be purchased from a light manufacturer up north, suspended from the light poles along city streets at Christmas time.