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Today's News

  • Garbage fees raise big stink with school board

    An increase of 143 percent in the cost to collect garbage for Williston schools has the Levy County School Board steaming. At Tuesday's meeting of the board, Superintendent Bob Hastings said the city of Williston had recently stopped providing its own waste pickup service and instead contracted with vendor Emerald Waste Services. In the process, the city had raised the cost to collect trash from Williston's four school sites from $2,673 per month to $6,555 per month, coming to an annual cost of almost $79,000, an increase of about $46,000 more than last year.

  • Letter: EMS or lack thereof...

    Commissioner,on July 26 I found myself in a life-threatening situation. While handling a large sheet of steel I completely severed my Ulnar artery in my arm. The blood loss was out of control and 911 was called immediately. We were informed, “There is only one vehicle serving the Chiefland area now, and it is on a call, and it will take some time before a backup can be dispatched from Bronson.” No matter how much we wrapped the injury the blood would not stop pouring out. Chiefland Fire Department was called and thank God a provider was at the station at 3 p.m.

  • Bronson Speedway results for August 1

    Race Results for August 1st 2009 Sportsman 1-1 Matt Blum 2-32 Shelton Bowers 3-76 Jim Higgenbothan 4-38 Tod Kelly 5-14 Mike Marcellino 6-29 LeeRoy Donaldson 7-16 Bill Hall 8-33 William Edwards Street Stock 1-8 Michael Stalnaker 2-97X Willard Driggers 3-26 James A Cook 4-08 Jeff Stalnaker Jr 5-34 David Knudson Pure stock 1-58 Larry Welter Jr 2-85 Larry Welter Sr 3-5 James Peters 4-33 Rick Montalvo 5-58X Morris Richardson 6-2 John Pettit Hornets 1-44 Tom Sullivan 2-09 Robert Edwards 3-45 Darren Weems 4-55 Tommy Stout 5-20 Wade Parker 6-18 Gerar

  • Happening in local sports this week

    Check it out: Video, photos and stories from area games are posted at www.ChieflandCitizen.com. Did you miss the game? See how it happened. This Week: Friday: Mud Bog at Bronson Motor Speedway. Gates open at 6 p.m., races start at 8. Admission for all events is $10 for adult, $8 for senior and handicap, and free for children 12 and under. For more information, call Bronson Motor Speedway at 352-486-2763. Saturday: Chiefland FFA Alumni Saltwater Fishing Tournament, Aug. 8 from safe light to 4 p.m. weigh-in. $100 per two-person boat plus $25/extra person.

  • Goss-Whidden to marry
  • Library announces summer events

    All five Levy County Public Library branches will have free family fun this summer. Join in on the fun at your local library. Large groups are welcome, but please call in advance. For more information, contact your local librarian, or Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator, 352-486-5552.

    Luther Callaway Public Library – Chiefland

    Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.

    Ronald McDonald will be visiting the library for a fun reading adventure. You never know what Ronald has up his sleeves.

    Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

  • Vacation Bible Schools

    A Vacation Bible School will be held at Bronson First Baptist Church June 22 through June 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon with lunch provided.

    The school is for children ages 3 through eighth grade.

    Otter Creek Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School Sunday through Thursday, June 21-25 from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

    "Get on board the Boomerang Express" is this year's theme.

    Classes will be held for any child ages 2 through 12th grade.

    There will be Bible study, crafts, dinner and recreation every night so climb aboard and ride.

  • News from the military

    Army Pvt. Nicholas S. Dickason has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

    He is the son of Steven Dickason of S. U.S. Highway 129, Bell.

    Dickason graduated in 2001 from Bell High School.

  • Homeboys revival scheduled

    Everyone is invited to attend the eighth annual Homeboys Revival. This gospel sharing and honoring God revival will begin Monday, June 22, and conclude on Friday, June 26. Service will convene at 7:30 p.m. each night.

    Monday night, New Jerusalem Church of Chiefland; Speaker, Evangelist Robert Scott.

    Tuesday night, St. John Missionary Baptist, Bronson; Speaker, Min. Phillip Henderson.

    Wednesday night, Mt. Pleasant Baptist, Chiefland; Speaker, Edward Nelson.

    Thursday night, Mt. Bethel United Methodist, Chiefland; Speaker, Pastor Joseph.

  • Be cool at the springs

    The water is finally clear and blue in Fanning and Manatee springs, now that the Suwannee River is returning to bed at last. Blue Spring, at the headwaters of the tiny Waccasassa, fared very well through the spring flooding. The little Wekiva, at Henry Beck Park, is also clear and fresh this summer. As the mercury hammers the top of the thermometer day after day, the springs of Levy County are open and beckoning.