Today's News

  • Education news

    n  CF sessions on training grants
       The CF Institute at the College of Central Florida, Workforce Connection and Marion County Economic Development Corporation will offer free information sessions on for-profit grant opportunities.
       Attendees will learn how to apply for Quick Response Training grants available from Workforce Connection and Incumbent Worker Training and Employed Worker Training grants available from Workforce Florida.

  • Fun day on the farm

    CTE coordinator, SBLC
    According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services, Florida has nearly 24 million acres of forests, croplands and ranches, and the products produced on these lands have a big impact on the economy. Over 200 Kindergarten students from Chiefland Elementary School and Whispering Winds Charter School learned some of their first lessons about Florida Agriculture at the Chiefland FFA Land Lab when the Middle and High School FFA students hosted their 8th Annual “Fun Day on the Farm.”   

  • Rotarians told to brush up

    Dr. Bob Mount was the guest speaker at the Chiefland Rotary Club meeting Feb. 9 and he gave members a brush up on dental care. "You don't have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep," he said. He also advised using a soft toothbrush because it does not damage tooth enamel.

  • Wooten headlines Levy County Fair

    He may not be your typical musician–he holds an undergraduate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in business–but Ocala’s Shane Wooten loves what he does and is working to promote not only himself–but his love of Florida, music and his causes.
    The up-and-coming country musician is one of the scheduled headliners at this year’s Levy County Fair–slated to perform April 9.
    The Shane Wooten Band performed at last year’s July 3 celebration and the experience left him wanting more.

  • Chiefland worker honored

  • Webinar helps with starting a business

    Special to the Citizen
    Anyone who owns or is thinking about starting a small business can utilize the services of the Small Business Development Center, but many people live too far from a full service office.  Webinars are available to help business owners in rural areas get the information and assistance they need to start, grow and succeed.
    On April 6, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the SBDC at the University of North Florida will offer "Steps to Starting A Business." 

  • Badcock raises more than $4,500 for Haven Hospice

    Badcock Home Furniture & More of Chiefland raised more than $4,500 during its 5th Annual Benefit for Haven Hospice —a drawing for a large-screen, high-definition TV— bringing its combined contributions to more than $18,000.
    Eve Robinson of Robinson’s Seafood in Cedar Key won the TV. Badcock owner Carol Tew presented a check to Haven Hospice Vice President of Organizational Advancement Michael Morse and Haven supporter Harry Coleman at the Haven Hospice Attic donation drop-off site in Chiefland.

  • Bell's Daniels repeats as feeder champ

    Bell Middle FFA's Lowgan Daniels repeated as Grand Champion of the Feeder Steer Show while Hunter Anderson of Old Town won Grand Champion in the Fat Steer Show.
    "It feels kinda like it did last year, but this year is better because it's two times in a row," said Daniels, an eighth grader who named his winning steer "Teddy," because its face looks like a "big ol' teddy bear."

  • Swine judge commends children and parents

    The judge for the swine competition at the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale made a judgement call on more than the porcine participants during Monday's event.
    "This is the nicest group of kids I ever had to work with," said Paul Wigley, a Cooperative Extension Agent in Calhoun County, Ga. Wigley should know as he is considered one of the Southeast's outstanding swine judges and does about 50 shows each year.

  • Livestock Judging

    Dozens of students in FFA and 4-H from three counties participated in the Suwannee River Fair's Livestock Judging contest Saturday.
    The participants, clad in dark blue or green jackets, sat in the stands around the fair's arena with scorecards evaluating four classes of market steers and hogs.
    Justin Crosswhite, an agricultural representative from the University of Florida who gave the official ranking of the animals, explained after each round what the participants should have been looking for.