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Today's News

  • What will we do with the building?

    The octagon-shaped building near the Chiefland Fire Rescue Station should be preserved, Mayor M. Teal Pomeroy said Oct. 22, because of its historical significance.

    Commissioner Sammy Cason said he registered to vote there in 1959 with Luther Callaway, whose title was "an inspector" related to elections, according to records. Back then, the building was located in the center of the city park near the place where the Building and Zoning Building is today, Cason said.

    The building once housed the Chiefland Area Athletic Association, according to a press release from the city.

  • Red Devils head to playoffs

    DUNNELLON -- Williston High School's football team is going to the playoffs.

    The Red Devils dominated both quarters in Monday's three-way tie-breaker for second place in the district, defeating West Port 14-0 and blanking Dunnellon 7-0 to earn the runner-up spot.

    Williston will play in the first round of the Class 3A tournament on Friday, Nov. 16, at Crystal River.

  • Good things come to those who wait

    For almost a year the Chiefland Citizen has been in the beginning stages of creating a more reader-friendly, informative website.

    At long last, after trials, mistakes, crashed computers and a few missed deadlines, this week we go live with what can be best described as a work in progress.

    Online readers will still find us at www.chieflandcitizen.com.

    We haven't moved, but our accommodations are more modern, more detailed, more in-depth than what you're used to seeing when you log on.

  • Four arrested in drug bust

    BRONSON - Members of the Levy County Drug Task Force arrested four people suspected of violating drug laws.

    Three adults were booked in the Levy County jail for narcotic charges and the juvenile was arrested and released to his parents after the Oct. 29 round-up, Lt. Evan Sullivan of the Levy County Sheriff's Office said.

  • Beware of bogus GEDs

    You've seen the late night TV commercials - lose weight fast ... become a millionaire overnight ... take this pill and become a super stud.

    Quick fixes - they never seem to really work, do they?

    Dennis Radice, a professor at Central Florida Community College-Levy Center, says the same applies for GEDs.

    He's noticed a recent wave of locals paying hundreds of dollars for online GEDs.

    The people who did it said it's a quick and easy way to get that all-important piece of paper.

    Radice says those pieces of paper are worthless.

  • Reward offered

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person, or persons, who vandalized the parking lot at the Anchor Hole on the corner of Gulf Boulevard and Hodges Avenue.

    An additional $500 will be given when the person, or persons, is convicted.

    The person who provides this information to the Cedar Key Police department will not be identified.

    To report the vandals, call Bubba Castell at 543-5180.

  • Why press your luck?

    The Chiefland Citizen is very generous to its employees.

    This year the company offered to not only pay for flu shots for the staff, but even had a nurse come on site to administer the vaccine in the middle of the workday so there could be no excuses about inability to get one.

    The sign up sheet was posted for over a month and daily I watched name after name queue on it.

    Mine was not added and a couple co-workers asked why I hadn't signed up.

    I met their inquiries with a shrug and a quick change of subject and moved on.

  • Church News

    Chiefland UMC

    First United Methodist Church of Chiefland will hold its annual fall craft fair and cookie walk Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall. A light lunch will be available from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. In addition to an assortment of cookies, there will be jewelry, pillows and embellished holiday shirts. The church is located at 707 N. Main St., Chiefland. All proceeds support missions and charitable community projects.

    St. Alban's Episcopal

    St. Alban's Episcopal Church will hold a yard sale Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

    BRONSON - Another student was arrested on the charge of making a false report of planting a bomb or explosive device, according to records.

    Tyler Ryan Baker, 15, of Williston was arrested at Hilltop Alternative School (HAS) in Bronson on Oct. 22 by Levy County Sheriff's Office Sgt. James M. Long.

  • Chiefland taps new fire chief

    After the interviews of three candidates for Chiefland Fire Chief on Oct. 23 and 25, interim Chief John Ward was the only man who passed the test enough for a background check to be performed on him.

    Therefore, after the 5 p.m. start of the Nov. 13 meeting of the Chiefland City Commission, Ward is most likely to be named as chief. The pay range is between $34,648 and $41,200.

    Christopher Thomas of Clearwater had most of the qualifications required, except that he has been inactive since 2005 when he suffered a back injury and retired from the Dunedin Fire Rescue Department.