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Today's News

  • Chiefland Middle FFA one of the tops in state

    ORLANDO -The Chiefland Middle FFA chapter continues to rank among the top ones in the state.

    Backing this was its super showing at the 80th annual Florida State Convention and Leadership Conference held June 9-13 at the Caribe Royale Resort.

    The Chiefland Middle School chapter grabbed a number of awards.

    It was one of 14 statewide recognized for 100 percent FFA membership within the chapter. In order to receive a plaque, every student enrolled in agriculture must also be a bona fide FFA member.

  • Reception will honor Rogers

    A reception for Doris Rogers is planned for Sunday, July 20 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Chiefland.

    She came to Chiefland in 1954 with her husband Lindsey and her two children, Carolyn Langford and Earl Rogers. She will soon be leaving the area.

    During the 54 years she was a part of the community, she served a term as a city commissioner and was a member of the Planning Commission for some 27 years.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    _ Bobby G. Richardson, 24, Summer Lake Drive, Davie, was charged with sex offense against a child-fondling, victim 12-15 years old. Bond was set at $35,000.

  • Veteran journalist joins Citizen

    Veteran journalist Lou Elliott Jones has joined the editorial team of the Chiefland Citizen as a news reporter.

    Jones, a Louisiana native, holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas A & I, a bachelor's degree in food service management from Johnson & Wales University and an associate's degree in the culinary arts from JWU.

    Early in her career, she worked with Gannett Company in various capacities including states news editor for USA Today and assistant news editor for the Pensacola News Journal.

  • Chiefland 13-15 year old All Stars look to Tallahassee

    Seven teams will be vying for the Babe Ruth 13-15 year-old State Championship in Tallahassee July 17-20.

    The tournament will be played at Godby High.

    Kyle Parnell's Chiefland All Stars will be one of those teams off of an impressive performance in the District 6 Tournament a couple of weeks ago.

    Other teams competing include Mandarin, Green Cove Springs, Fort Caroline, Lake City, Wakulla and host Tallahassee.

  • Rockies call up Chiefland native Bowers

    The good news is, Cedrick Bowers has made it to the Major Leagues.

    The former Chiefland High pitching standout was called up by the Colorado Rockies from their AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox team last Tuesday, July 1.

    Since then, Bowers has been used in three games. The hard-throwing lefthander was solid is his first career outing on Wednesday, July 2, against the San Diego Padres, as he fired a shutout inning of relief work in a Rockies victory.

    But the bad news is, were a little shaky for Bowers in his next two outings.

  • Street bikes the ticket for Chiefland's Jones

    Motorcycle drag racing might not receive the attention that some other forms of motorsports do, but it is no less of a science to make a two-wheel machine scream down a quarter mile strip.

    While the top fuel bikes can crank up 1000 horsepower and top 250 miles per hour, there are many other forms of motorcycle drag racing.

    Street bikes have been a passion of Chris Jones for more than 20 years now.

  • Haldeman to succeed Beckham as Bronson boys basketball coach

    BRONSON -Bronson boosters have said all along that the best candidate to succeed legendary head basketball coach Kelly Beckham would be homegrown talent. They were right.

    Cedar Key boys basketball head coach Aaron Haldeman will follow Beckham as the new head coach of the Bronson Eagles.

    Beckham announced in April that he had accepted the head coach position at Gainesville High School and would be leaving Bronson after serving more than 25 years.

  • Fire merger still long way to go

    BRONSON - The more things change, the more they stay the same.

    Or in the case of the ongoing talks of a Bronson-Otter Creek fire department merger, the closer it seems to becoming reality, the light at the end of the end of the tunnel still seems dim.

    Already having the green light from Levy County and Otter Creek, the merger only needs the OK from the town of Bronson.

  • Mining reprieve granted

    BRONSON-Manatee Springs won a reprieve in the legal battle by White Construction to operate a limestone mining operation within two miles of the springs, something prohibited by a 2002 Levy County ordinance.

    And, at the same time, the county may recoup its legal fees in the case.

    County Attorney Anne Bast Brown informed Levy County Commissioners on Tuesday that Judge David A. Glant of the Eighth Judicial Circuit had ruled in the county's favor in state court for their denial of a permit for the operation in March 2004.