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Today's News

  • County taking bids on road projects

    Levy County is attempting to make the most of its road money by taking bids for a road project while the cost of asphalt has dropped.

    Bids on work on a 5.8-mile strip of County Road 316 between County Road 337 to Northeast 20th Street are due at 10 a.m. Jan. 19. The project calls for widening and resurfacing the existing pavement and roadbed, and doing shoulder work. The work is estimated to take 210 days — or about 7 months.

    The project is being funded by a Small County Outreach Program grant of $1.431,060.

  • Officials take oath of office

    Levy County Judge Joseph Smith, right, administers the oath of office to Levy County’s constitutional officers, from left to right, Sheriff Johnny Smith, Tax Collector Linda Fugate, Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell, Property Appraiser Oz Barker and Clerk of Court Danny Shipp. The ceremony was held Monday morning in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson.

     

  • New disease sweeping our area

    To the editor:

    It’s a new year and what a wonderful time for change.

  • New district slot a good fit for Chiefland

    The tentative realignments of football districts and classifications by the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) looks favorable for the Chiefland, as the Indians move down to Class 1A District 5. Schools are assigned to classifications by population, and to districts by geography, and Chiefland High School now falls into a smaller population category.

    Chiefland football head coach Ajay Ulmer likes the Indians' chances in the new district to which they've tentatively been assigned.

  • Beckham's Canes come close in Tampa Hoops Classic

    Former Bronson basketball head coach Kelly Beckham took his Gainesville Hurricanes to the Tampa Hoops Classic last week, beating Oak Ridge (Tenn.) 64-49 and Thomas Jefferson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) 70-52 to ride the tournament bracket into the third round. At press time, the Canes were set to face Orlando Olympia in the semifinal, Olympia having beaten Tampa Berkeley Prep 69-64 and Clearwater 65-44.

  • Video: Indians play Williston close in 58-48 loss
  • Community Calendar

     Santa Open House

    LifeSouth welcomes Santa at first annual Santa Delivery and Open House at its Chiefland Donor Center, 2202 N. Young Blvd, Suite 607, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The location is on U.S. 19 across from the Wal-Mart Super Center.

    Activities include: Picture with Santa Claus, free food and refreshments, face painting, Santa puppets and spin art for the kids, Toys for Tots drop off location and more.

  • Williston High School principal to resign

    Williston High School will be getting a new principal.

    Mike DeLucas confirmed Wednesday that he has resigned, effective the end of the year.

  • The staff of the Chiefland Citizen wishes its readers a Happy and Prosperous 2009!

    Judge Joe Smith will swear in three Levy County officials Monday, Jan. 5 at 9 a.m. in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse.

    Scheduled to take oaths of office are Connie Asbell (election superintedent), Osborn Barker (property appraiser), Linda Fugate (tax collector) and Danny Shipp (clerk of court).

    Light refreshments will be served and Judge Smith extends an invitation to the public to attend the event and reception.

  • The season of miracles

    I grew up in New Orleans where most folks believe in ghosts, signs, omens and the power of voodoo right along with that of the Roman Catholic archbishop. I am down with that. My father died shortly after I turned 10. I’ve often wondered if he would be proud of the woman I am. My stepfather died in the early 90s and he never failed to let me know he was proud of me.

    The death that affects me most is my mother’s. For most of our lives we were at odds. Maybe it was because I was so like her. Maybe it was because I never met her dreams for me.