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Today's News

  • Badcock & More is Business of the Year

    Carol Tew says she's done nothing special to merit the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year Award, but to folks around town Tew and her business, Badcock & More, are pretty special members of the community.

    The Chamber presented Tew with its top award at its annual Industry Appreciation Luncheon Tuesday at the Usher Center.

    Badcock & More, located on Highway 19 on the north end of town is a homey place. You just want to sit and sip coffee and chat all day with Tew.

    But there's no idle time.

  • VFW remembers Sept. 11

    The flag was at half staff, the crowd small, but the voices were firm and the room full of emotion as Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 in Chiefland held its Patriots Day service Thursday morning.

    The group of 17, most with silver hair to denote them as survivors of World War II and the Vietnam War prayed, saluted and pledged their allegiance to Old Glory.

    "We will always remember our collective obligations to ensure that justice is done, that freedom prevails, and the principles upon which our Nation was founded, endure," Wayne Carrignan, post commander intoned.

  • SVP to hold auditions

    Suwannee Valley Players announces auditions for its upcoming production of A Nice Family Gathering, a story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her.

    It's Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the Patriarch died. At the gathering, dad comes back as a ghost with a mission-to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. After all, they were only married for 35 years.

  • Chiefland set deadline for legal representation

    The Chiefland City Commission, by a 3-1 vote, approved a timetable for receiving proposals from attorneys seeking to represent the city.

    The commission decided by a 4-1 vote two weeks ago to advertise for proposals.

    The Chiefland Citizen incorrectly reported at the time that the vote was unanimous to advertise for proposals to replace current City Attorney Norm D. Fugate.

    Commissioner Rollin Hudson, who was the lone dissenting vote both times, said he is opposed to the move to replace Fugate.

  • One-stroke painting class offered

    The Levy Center of Central Florida Community College will offer a four-week Intermediate One-Stroke decorative painting class beginning Sept. 18. It is designed for those who have completed the Beginning One-Stroke painting class or for anyone who has experience with the One-Stroke painting technique.

    The class will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Oct. 9. The course fee is $69. Students who need supplies may purchase them from the instructor at the first class.

  • Welcome to the School Zone

    Chiefland Elementary:

    493-6040

    www.levy.k12.fl.us/schools/ces

    Thursday, Sept. 11 @ 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Open House

    Tuesday, Sept. 16 @ 6:30 p.m. 3rd and 4th Grade Open House

    Tuesday, Sept. 23 @ 5:30 p.m., Media Center, SAC Meeting

    Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 11:45 a.m. Early Release

    Tuesday, Sept. 30 @ 6:30 p.m. Safety Patrol Meeting

    Remember to read every day.

    Chiefland Middle School:

    493-6025

    www.levy.k12.fl.us/schools/cms

  • Chiefland Police Reports

    Officers of the Chiefland Police Department on the following charges arrested the following persons. All are considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law.

    Pauley James Kendall, 18, Northwest 135th Lane, Chiefland, was charged with vehicular burglary, grand theft of $300 or more, dealing in stolen property and criminal mischief causing less than $200 damage after he attempted to sell the equipment to the victim's co-worker, according to a Chiefland Police report.

  • Boogie Board Hero

    David Knecht, 15, of Levy County figures he will get a new boogie board.

    The old one is missing its rope, lost during the rescue of a 13-year-old swimmer caught in a rip current at the beach near Destin.

    He doesn't want to say much about the rescue. But he does proudly show off the colorful orange and blue boogie board.

    Knecht, his mother Pat and friends from Crystal River were on their annual camping trip to Henderson State Park near Destin in early August when he pulled off his remarkable feat.

  • Hospital still on target for 2010 opening

    The Tri County Hospital is on track to open in 2010 and the facility will be bigger than planned, the proposed facility's president and chief executive officer told the Chiefland City Commission in its regular Monday meeting.

    Franklin G. Schupp of Tri County Hospital, LLC, said the hospital has grown from 90,000 square feet to 106,000 square feet and its total cost is going to be about $53.2 million.

    In presenting drawings of the medical facility Schupp said, "The whole intent is to not make it look like a typical hospital."

  • Bronson tops Oak Hall in football

    Scratch a "W" on the schedule right now at 1-0, Bronson football starts the season with a winning record. The blue Eagles paid a visit to Oak Hall, whom they'd beaten 28-12 last year, and left the field carrying a hard-earned 27-18 win.

    "I'm so happy we won," said Bronson head coach Al Cooksey.

    Following a tough loss at Chiefland in the preseason, Cooksey said he had feared his Eagles might turn their hopes to the Oak Hall game with more expectation than reason.

    "I think they think they've beaten them already," he said then.