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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bronson fire chief quits

    BRONSON - These are tumultuous times for Bronson Town government.

    Not only has Town Clerk Donna Conquest resigned, but now Fire Chief Rick Lombardo has also decided to call it quits.

    "That's it," admitted Lombardo, who was just reelected to his second term as chief of the 12-man force in August. "I'm getting out of it completely. It's impossible to serve where they don't respect you."

    Assistant Fire Chief Dave Reinstra said Tuesday that Lombardo told him he was stepping down last Thursday, Sept. 11.

  • Check comes with warning

    The Levy County Commission was presented with a check and a warning by the executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District.

    David Still presented the county with a check for $16,525.43 as payment in lieu of taxes for district property during the commission's regular meeting Tuesday at the county courthouse in Bronson.

    Still said Levy is one of 15 counties that the district serves and the area contains 60 percent of the world's first and second magnitude springs.

  • 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.