Today's News

  • Familiar faces in Tuesday election

    If the race for Group 1 City Commissioner gives you a feeling of déjà vu, that’s OK.

        It is the third time in six years that educator Alice Monyei has faced off with retiree Frank Buie.

        The two are vying for the seat in the only race on the ballot Tuesday in city elections. The other two city commissioners up for election this year, Rollin Hudson and Sammy Cason, were both re-elected without opposition.

  • Property taxes cut although millage stays same

    Property owners in Chiefland will likely see their tax bills go down as a result of the city commission’s decision to keep the millage the same as last year: 4.75.

        Because property values have been declining, it’s likely property owners will see lower bills for 2009. It means the city will have $22,351 less revenue from the ad valorem property tax than last year.

  • Today is the deadline for Business of the Year Nominations

    Now is the time for area residents to nominate a local business to receive this year's award.

    Anyone interested in obtaining a nomination form is invited to call the Chamber office at 493-1849.


  • LARC client tapes radio promo for Ride to Provide

    LARC client Daniel Rose joined Ride to Provide organizer Lt. Sean Mullins and LARC workshop manager Kathy Eschbach in Ocala's WIND-FM studio this week to tape an informational and promotional spot for the Sept. 12 Ride to Provide to benefit LARC.

    The spot will air Sunday Aug. 2 at 5:30 a.m. on 107.7 FM and at 6:20 p.m. on 93.7 FM. The Ride to Provide is a free, scenic motorcycle ride from Bronson Middle High School to the LARC campus in Otter Creek. For more information, visit www.ridetoprovide.net.

  • Citizen, Beacon, Pioneer staffers win top awards

    Readers of the Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer Sun News and Cedar Key Beacon enjoy some of the best newspapers in the state of Florida, and the papers have the awards to prove it.

    Staffers and contributors to the three Levy County newspapers received five individual awards from this year's Better Weekly Newspapers contest, sponsored by Florida Press Association.

    Among the awards was the state's most prestigious award for columnists, awarded to Jenna McKenna.

  • Indians ready to rumble in new district

    The 2009 Chiefland High School football team is playing in a new district and Coach Ajay Ulmer wants fans and would-be fans to know one thing: “It’s a new team.” Ulmer who gave his annual pre-season report to the Chiefland Rotary Club on July 16, said last year’s 5-5 season is history and he’s looking forward to this season with unabashed enthusiasm. “A lot of the mentality that caused is to go through it (last year) is gone,” Ulmer said of the “We’ve got one scrapping group.

  • Bronson’s Rivers bound for Savannah

    James Rivers was one of Bronson basketball's Super Sophs, the little team that could, the squad of sleepers that came out of nowhere to storm all the way to the Class 2A Sweet Sixteen in 2007. This is the team that " remember? - in the first week of November suddenly found out the starting five that was going to take them through the region was out. Suddenly, then-head coach Kelly Beckham was looking at starting a pair of sophomores at the point and small forward " two guys who lit up JV last year, yeah, but were they ready to deal with Oak Hall, Mayo and Hawthorne?

  • Emily Gore

    Though they're sad she'd gone, her supporters are glad Emily Gore has landed on her feet. Chiefland High School's varsity volleyball, girls' basketball and girls' track coach was one of many who lost her teaching contract this spring. A Chiefland native and athletic star in her own school days, Gore's local impact was significant as a coach and teacher, and her players and team supporters hated to see her go. “Wherever I end up, I never want to coach against Chiefland,” she told her players at her going-away party last month.

  • School board budget hearing Tuesday

    Levy County property owners might want to free up a few hours this coming Tuesday evening. At 5:01 p.m. on July 28, the Levy County School Board will hold its first public hearing on the 2009-2010 budget, including the proposed property tax millage for the coming year. In this past Tuesday's meeting of the school board, Finance Director Bob Clemons laid out two possible options for the coming year's budget ? one that holds the millage at essentially the same level as last year (7.75 mills for 09-10 vs.

  • Board to students: Don't take photos

    Warning to Levy County students: you already weren't allowed to use your cellphone, pager or cellphone digital camera during the school day. Now you're really not allowed to. At Tuesday's meeting of Levy County School Board, Director of Curriculum Patrick Wnek presented some changes to the Student Code of Conduct, the manual that governs student discipline in county schools. Changes included the addition of the words “wireless communication device” to the description of mobile phones and pagers.