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Today's News

  • No sewer line for Betts Big T

    Betts Big T has some septic system trouble and once again restaurateur Jamie Griffin was rebuffed by the Chiefland City Commission in his attempt to get the business online with city sewer service.

    Griffin has broached the subject before saying sewer service would allow him to expand his restaurant in its current building. Regulations limit the number of seats in a restaurant in proportion to the septic tank capacity. He said he is the only restaurant in the city without that amenity.

  • Chiefland heads to Hawthorne for another Thursday game

    With its most unrelenting stretch of district opponents in the rearview mirror, the Chiefland football travels to Hawthorne Thursday for its longest road trip of the season.

    After watching their playoff hopes officially dissolve after suffering district losses last week, both teams enter the game looking to kick off the final third of the season on a better note.

  • Hospital rezoning passes final hurdle

    The landowner where the Suwannee Valley Community Hospital is to be built has won final approval of the site’s rezoning from C-2 to C-1, a more lucrative commercial use.

    Frank Schupp, spokesman for Sam Lewis of Ameris, looked on as the Chiefland City Commission approved the change with little comment on Monday.

  • Suwannee River waterways cleanup Oct. 20

    A Suwannee River waterway cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, from the Suwannee Community Center on County Road 349, opposite the Salt Creek Restaurant.

    Power boats and paddled crafts will de-litter the local waterways starting at 9 a.m. Some canoes will be available courtesy of Gateway Marina. The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will bring their boat down the river from Fowlers Bluff and pick up trash on the way,. There is room for 16 onboard. The hurricane left us plenty of work so please come.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 13

    Today, Oct. 13

    Business council meeting

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council is holding its regular monthly board meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 13, at the College of Central Florida, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland.

    Due to the membership of the NCBDC consisting of more than one member of the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee, this meeting will also serve as a meeting for the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee.

    The meetings are open to the public and attendees can address the council or committee.

  • Bronson football snaps 15-game losing streak in overtime win at Wildwood

    The emotional toll on the Bronson football team over the last year was written all over the faces of its players on Monday as they huddled around for their postgame talk following a dramatic overtime win at Wildwood.

  • Commisssion OKs new proposal to seek garbage bids

    The Chiefland City Commission has trashed its old way of seeking proposals for a five-year garbage collection contract because of problems in the process and will advertise a new proposal.

    But the new proposal may still have some problems as two representatives, one of them an attorney, questioned the wording of certain parts of the proposal and the evaluation and awarding of the contract.

  • Seafood Festival marks CK's comeback

    Hurricane Hermine cannot stop a determined Cedar Key Lions Club, so just over a month since the storm sent water flooding over the island the Lions are prepared to welcome their usual crowds for the club's 47th Annual Seafood Festival.

    The festival is Saturday, Oct. 15, and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. There will be booths with seafood that support the island's non-profit groups, free music in the City Park.

  • Riding for a cure

    Every year in December, like clockwork, the photo arrives. It is the culmination of a year of preparation and work by the Levy County Horse Club Trailriders, Inc.

    Every year, the Levy County Newspaper Group Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer and Cedar Key Beacon, publishes what is known in the business as a “check passing photo” where the donor and recipient are smiling.

  • District volleyball tournament starts Monday in Newberry

    The Chiefland volleyball team will look to capture back-to-back district titles at next week’s District 1A-7 tournament at Newberry High School.

    The No. 2-seeded Indians (12-9 overall), led by Debra Weeks, are coming off a district championship and final four appearance from 2015, and open tournament play against No. 7 seed Dixie County (0-12 in 1A-7) on Monday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

    A win Monday for the Lady Indians earns them a match with the winner between Bronson (4-8 in 1A-7) and Branford (8-4 in 1A-7) on Tuesday at 5 p.m.