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Today's News

  • Claude Lewis fulfilled his dreams; marched to a different drummer

    From the time he was a youngster growing up in Trenton, N.J., Claude Lewis knew two things with certainty.

    First, he was going to live in Florida and second, he was going to write for a newspaper.

    Those two dreams came to fruition, but not in that order.

    But dreams often end, and last Friday on his way to cover an Indian football game in his role as sports editor for the Chiefland Citizen, Claude died at the age of 54, apparently after suffering an asthma attack.

  • Chiefland closer to sex business ordinance

    It took almost a year of discussion, but Chiefland is one step closer to having an ordinance on the books to strictly control sexually oriented businesses - should any want to move into the city.

    Actually three proposed ordinances were presented to the City Commission in its regular meeting Monday night by City Attorney Norm Fugate.

    Fugate said the ordinances were based on the Gainesville ordinances regulating sexually oriented businesses.

  • Memorial service Thursday for Sports Editor Claude Lewis

    The Chiefland Citizen mourns the sudden death of its sports editor Claude Lewis.

    Lewis, 54, died Friday night while en route to an Indian football game in Jasper.

    According to the Suwannee County Sheriff's Department, a motorist saw Lewis pull to the side of the road, attempting to use an inhaler. Lewis had a history of asthma, according to his wife.

    By the time paramedics arrived, he was dead on the scene.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON - The following persons were arrested by the Levy County Sheriff's Office. All persons are innocent until found guilty in a court of law. All of the information is taken from Levy County Sheriff's Office arrest reports and First Appearance Orders for the 8th Judicial Circuit.

  • Car crashes into Hospice

    No one was injured Monday morning when a rental car driven by Harry Lawrence Coleman, 78, of Chiefland, jumped a curb, plowed through the flower bed and into a patient room at Haven Hospice at about 9 a.m. Monday.

    Chief Robert Douglas said about $10,000 damage was done to the structure and City Planning/Building Director Bill Hammond has OK'd the continued use of the building as long as the damaged section is kept closed off.

  • Red Devils silence Chiefland comeback bid

    If the alarm doesn't go off, you sleep late, and hence arrive at work late, you're going to be playing catch-up all day long.

    The Chiefland High football team sleep-walked its way onto C. Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium Friday night, stumbling and bumbling as visiting Williston built a big first-half lead.

    To their credit, the Indians woke up and played with a vengeance in the second half, but it was a case of too little, too late, as Williston left town with a 35-21 victory.

  • Macy is officer of the year

    A routine traffic stop for a broken tag light that netted 4 pounds of marijuana and over $7,000 cash won Chiefland Police Officer of the Year honors for Officer F. Macy and his K-9 partner, Dagger.

    Macy and six other law enforcement and corrections officers were honored by the Chiefland Woman's Club on Patriot Day, Sept. 11 at Hardeetown Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. More than 100 people attended the dinner catered by Bell's Restaurant.

    Karen Brown welcomed the Law Appreciation Night attendees saying, "Tonight we're celebrating your grit and positive attitude."

  • Be prepared for your end-of-days

    No one is prepared when the doctor walks into the room and explains that you or a loved one has an illness that cannot be cured. Both family and patient often receive this news at a time when they are already at wit's end - emotionally, spiritually and physically. But what if the illness is there yet the conversation about end-of-life options never happens?

  • Conversation yes; small talk no

    I enjoy lively, spirited conversation. And in order to enjoy that, I have to like being around people.

    No doubt in anyone's mind, I am a people-person. I come by it naturally, because everyone-and I mean everyone-on my father's side of the family was blessed with the gift of gab.

    At family gatherings, it was difficult at the end of the day to figure out just what you may have gleaned from each other because topics were broad, loud and scattered.

    In high school, I put that gift to good use by being in the Speech Club and arguing on the debate team.

  • TRIM hearing not attended

    The Chiefland City Commission held its first Truth in Millage (TRIM) and proposed 2008-2009 budget hearing on September 9 and, well, no one was really interested.

    No citizens came to the hearing.

    But the commission, without absent Mayor Teal Pomeroy, went ahead and gave preliminary approval to the proposed 4.75 mills and a general budget of $3,018,766.18 for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

    Pomeroy was not at the meeting due to a business commitment said Vice Mayor Teresa Barron.