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Today's News

  • Underground link to spring discovered

    Scientists working with the state have determined that a Chiefland sinkhole that collects runoff water does in fact connect to Manatee Springs State Park and two other locations.

    “As of today, we know that there is an absolutely unambiguous connection between the sink on (Northeast) Fourth Street and Manatee Springs,” Pete Butt, project manager for Karst Environmental Services, said.

  • Levy County students get more AP choices to ready them for college

    Levy County students have more Advanced Placement options this year than ever before to ready them for college, says Levy County School District Director of Curriculum Patrick Wnek.

    “We believe that by providing more AP courses, students will be better prepared for college,” he said.

    “Eighty percent of students say they want to go to college,” Wnek said. “In these rural areas – many of them will be first generation. AP courses will prepare them.”

  • Ex-planner gets a helping hand with Sept. 12 fish fry

    It was just a few months ago that Duncan McCallum was sitting on his tractor working as he has for the last 15 years.

    Today that work has come to a standstill, albeit a temporary one, as he fights a battle that even he can't see.

    For the last several months, McCallum, 67, has been in and out of the hospital fighting an aggressive blood infection that has already cost him his right leg.

  • 14 students complete CFCC Levy CNA class

    Central Florida Community College recognized 14 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the CFCC Levy Center on Monday, Aug. 17.

  • Children take over Bronson Church of God

    Special to the Citizen

    On August 30, the Bronson Church of God turned the eleven o’clock church service over to “God’s Little Army”. The children, ages ranging from diapers to teens, greeted guests at the door as they entered, handed them a church bulletin, made the church announcements, acted as Deacons, held worship service and interacted with the Pastor and congregation for the message.

  • Church News

    • Williston Church of Christ honors ladies

    Williston Church of Christ will host Ladies Day on October 3rd with the theme “Walk With Jesus Daily.” Guest speakers are Amber Bradley and Kim Smith. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.    Please reserve your seat by September 28 by calling June Burks (352) 528-2230 or Janet Warren (352)528-4228.

    • Gospel Concert at Bronson COG    

  • Tips from a teen on driving safely through the year

    Maybe I have no right to tell people about how they should drive their car.  After all, I am only 17.  

    On a daily basis, my route may take me on unoccupied back roads to the woods or to the river, through the basic small town traffic of Chiefland or possibly the congested highways to Gainesville and Tallahassee.

  • Letter: Fanning Springs sewer plant not welcome

    Since it was noted that no one from the Citizen was present, we assumed that you received no notice of the meeting, just like 3/4 of the attendees who live around the proposed site for the sewer treatment plant.

  • Chiefland coach sees silver lining in preseason setback

     Despite a 31-7 loss at the hands of Suwannee County last Friday night, Chiefland Head Football Coach Ajay Ulmer saw some positive things in his football team.

     “The goal was to give ourselves a good test against a bigger school,” Ulmer said.  “Although I was a little disappointed with the results, we wanted to give ourselves a good test in a preseason game, and I think we learned some things about what we’re capable of.”

  • Bronson, Oliver, Run Over Oak Hall in Preseason Classic

     Sophomore halfback Eric Oliver ran for 239 yards on nine carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Bronson Eagles to a runaway 31-7 victory over Oak Hall in a preseason game at Bronson Friday night.

     Despite the large margin of victory, the game was close for most of the contest with Bronson leading only by a score of 12-7 after three quarters.