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Today's News

  • Company offers help with grants

    BRONSON - A company known as Synergy Solutions for Florida wants to add Levy County to its list of communities involved in the Florida Community Trust (FCT) program.

    Richard Rubin and John Canada of Synergy Solutions said their work would cost the county nothing as they applied for the $66 million available from the state in the next two years to add land to the state's green space inventory.

  • $1.4 million bid accepted for CR 345 paving

    BRONSON - A bid of $1.4 million to pave 12.6 miles of Levy County Road 345 from CR 332 to State Road 24 was accepted Dec. 18 by the County Commission.

    Lee Mills of Mills Engineering presented the bid tabulations. Mills Engineering is the county engineering company.

    Anderson Columbia of Lake City won the bid award, subject to approval from the Florida Department of Transportation (DOT), which is paying for the work through the Small County Road Assistance Program (SCRAP).

  • WHS runs past Indians

    WILLISTON –Trailing by two points at the end of the first quarter, Williston High School's unbeaten boys turned on the jets and smothered Chiefland, 72-37, in a district basketball game Tuesday night, Dec. 11.

    The Indians scored the first two points of the second quarter on free throws to take a 14-10 lead, but added only three more foul shots the rest of the first half. In fact, Chiefland went nearly 14 straight minutes without a field goal as the Devils' pressure defense forced numerous turnovers.

  • Indians hit rough spot

    The Chiefland High boys varsity basketball team got off to a decent start under energetic new coach Mark Lundy, but the Indians have hit a rough spot, losing their four most recent outings.

    A tough schedule –in particular a deep district–seems to have caught up with the Indians.

    Overall, Chiefland is 4-6. In Class 3A District 5, they are 1-4. Three of those have come to very good teams ? P.K. Yonge, Williston and Newberry.

  • Shorthanded Lady Indians fall to Trenton

    To be competitive, the Chiefland High girls varsity basketball team needs all of its horses clicking on all cylnders.

    Unfortunately, when you're missing some of your horses, it's hard to run at peak performance.

    Shorthanded Chiefland hung with visiting Trenton for a while on Tuesday, Dec. 11, but the Lady Tigers eventually wore the Lady Indians down with pressure.

    When the final buzzer sounded, Trenton had secured a 53-30 victory.

    Chiefland fell to 1-7 while Trenton improved to 6-2.

  • Indians toughen up in loss to Bronson

    Bronson beat Chiefland in the Indians' house, 63-49; but for a late run and some clutch free throws, it might have been a lot tighter.

    "I was surprised by how quickly they got to the basket on us," said Eagles' head coach Kelly Beckham. "We really had to tighten up our defense."

    Host Chiefland put its best foot forward by taking the first possession in for a basket. Tommy Sheffield rebounded Eugene Carter to start the Indians on an early lead.

  • Reflections on Christmas wishes

    I wish I had money to buy gifts for all the people who touch my life in the course of a year.

    But if I did, you would be calling me Oprah instead of Carolyn, because those people are legion.

    Each year I write a Christmas letter to the family and friends I communicate with less than I should and this year as I thought of a summation, I knew what it had to be:

    "Except for a few minor things, I am very, very happy."

    And when I think about those minor things that trouble me, I realize how blessed I am.

  • Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

    W e take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:

    Dear Editor:

    I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?

    Virginia O'Hanlon

  • Merry Christmas

    Your friends at the Chiefland Citizen wish you and yours the happiest Christmas of all!

  • CPD adds new officer

    Replacing former Chiefland Police Department officer Calvin Hardge effective Dec. 20, a member of the Chiefland High School class of 1991 joins the CPD.

    Al Horne, 35, has been working for the past year as a correctional officer with the Levy County Sheriff's Office. He was born in Chiefland and has lived here his whole life.

    Before serving at the Levy County Jail, Horne was a welder for many years, he said.

    CPD Chief Robert Douglas is very happy with the new addition to the force.