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Today's News

  • Locals come through for their team

    The uniforms are on their way.

    Two weeks ago, the Citizen reported on the plight of the Chiefland boys' basketball program, which had lost all its home, away and practice uniforms in a break-in. Basketballs and video recording equipment were also taken, but the uniforms were the biggest problem.

    On reading the appeal, several local readers took action. At press time, Chiefland's Basketball Uniform Replacement Fund had received about $4,900 in donations, enough for Head Coach Mark Lundy to order uniforms.

  • What prompts this frenzy?

    Levy County is in a gossip frenzy. All it took was someone being out of the office, someone being added to the federal grand jury indictment that resulted in two Levy County commissioner being suspended and folks with nothing better to do than stoke the flames.

    The first::

    Sheriff Johnny Smith has not been arrested. This tidbit has been hanging around for weeks and keeps cropping up anew.

    Smith’s spokesman has said the sheriff has no comment — a number of times.

    This has just got to be hurting Smith’s family and we empathize.

  • Turnovers a factor as Lady Indians fall to Ft. White

    Still looking for answers, Chiefland girls fell 49-36 to Ft. White Thursday. They suffered from turnovers and struggled for three quarters to put the ball in the hoop, so that even a gonzo fourth quarter couldn't save them.

    “We're just not making easy shots,” said head coach Emily Gore.

  • Bronson bank robbed; three arrested

    Dog may be man’s best friend, but Brix, a K-9 partner in the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is no friend of suspected bank robbers.

    Brix was instrumental in the Tuesday arrest of John Patterson, 43, of Bronson in connection with the Dec. 12 robbery of an undisclosed amount of cash from Capital City Bank in Bronson.

  • Residents complain to commissioners about mud boggers

    The mud boggers are at it again in northern Levy County and one resident has asked the Board of County Commissioners for help because the traffic is tearing up a private road used by residents.

    Charles Wilkerson addressed commissioners in their regular Tuesday morning meeting saying that “four-wheelers and mud boggers are coming down the road” and tearing up Northeast 125th Street, a private road.

  • When people are needing, a day of work can help

    To the editor:

    My grandmother had many sayings she liked to repeat to us growing up. One of her favorites was “everyone can afford soap and water.” I always thought this to be true until recently. Like many others, I was laid off earlier this year. At first I was not worried, I’m a hard worker with great references. I thought I could get another job very soon. That was over five months ago.

  • Bob Williams says 'thanks' for letting him serve you

    To the editor:

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank each participant and those who had the desire but were not able to participate in this year’s Christmas and Winter Festival.

    I would also like to thank the business leaders and members of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce for entrusting its leadership to me twice over the past five years.

    I am stepping down this year, but stepping up to the challenge of bringing and supporting businesses within our area.

  • Woodworker hones his craft in cedar and cypress

    BRONSON — Jackie Strickland was enjoying gently rocking in the chair.

    “A buddy of mine got me started 10 years ago,” he said.

    “I do all the work myself. It’s all hands on by me.”

    “I log my own wood, mill it and cure it out,” he says. That’s an investment of a year’s time from cutting to rocking.

    Strickland obtains his wood by taking down trees for property owners. He will cut the tree and haul the wood, he says, but the owners must haul the brush left by the job.

  • Planning board endorses city's ordinance

    Chiefland is inching ever closer to tightly restricting nudity in business that offer adult entertainment with the city Planning Board’s passage of a zoning ordinance regulating the location of such businesses.

    The Planning Board, in its regular meeting Nov. 13, unanimously approved banning the location of such businesses within 1,000 feet of religious sites, schools, day care centers and recreation sites.

  • Homecoming Beauty