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Today's News

  • It's not magic or science

    By Pastor Terry Wines

    No matter how many times I turn my smartphone or tablet, the screen adjusts so that I’m looking at it right-side-up. I was astounded to learn that this was not magic, but the work of a gyroscope that senses every motion the phone or iPad makes.

    In Matthew 18, Jesus urges us to keep our relationships right-side up. The problem is that unlike smartphones and iPads, we don't have a built-in gyroscope to make it automatic and easy − not one that was scientifically created.         

  • First responder cookout Saturday in Chiefland

    The Chiefland Assembly of God is hosting a cookout for first responders: active and retired firefighters, EMS and law enforcement.

       The Assembly of God wishes to thank all first responders for their service by hosting this free event, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Train Depot in Chiefland.

  • Church News for the week of August 28

    Health and

    wellness classes

    Lighthouse Word Church will be offering free health and wellness classes, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for six weeks.

    Each class will stand on its own, so visitors can attend one, a few or all, if so desired.

    Topics include: nutrition, body wellness, healing from within, stress busters and mineral personality assessment. Lots of information, handouts, games, activities and prizes; relevant to all ages. Childcare will be provided.

    For more information, call 352-493- 1554.

  • Agencies partner in school zones

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS), Inglis Fire Department (IFD) and Levy County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) worked together to keep school zones safe on the first day of school, Aug. 18

       The three departments worked toward reminding people to take caution in school zones.

       Each fire department parked an engine at either end of the school zone to remind passing motorists to slow down.

    For more school bus safety tips, visit www.flhsmv.gov/bussafety/. 

  • Open house at Bronson schools

    Kindergarten teacher Cassidi Brock, Roy Davis, Jason Davis, Samantha Davis and friend R.J. Tisdale  pose for a picture at a recent open house for parents and students at Bronson Elementary School.

    Brock explained that, for kindergartners, the first week is only one day.  This allows the teachers and students to get acquainted.

  • Calling all kid chefs

    Student chef cook-off begins

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is searching for the inaugural class of Student Chef Ambassadors

    The department is seeking students in 4th through 12th grades who like to cook to compete in a contest to become ambassadors to promote “Fresh From Florida” recipes and products.

    Entry requirements include:

    • You must be a Florida student going into 4th-12th grade.

    • You must create an original recipe and submit with a photo.

  • Local bank contributes to education foundation

    Capital City Bank recently made a significant contribution to the Levy County Schools Foundation. Andy Lott, Vice President, Chiefland office, presented funds in the amount of $6,000 to Levy County Schools Foundation Coordinator Angela Johnson.

    The donation was made through the Capital City Bank Group Foundation, which has a mission to invest money and volunteer employee time into initiatives that are believed to contribute to building a strong community.

  • County's battalion trucks: ALS non transport and more

    Curious about the county's battalion (ALS non transport) trucks?

    We, here at the Citizen, were.

    Levy County Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles and Battalion Commander Clay Drew (who drives one of two ALS vehicles) came by the paper Monday at the request of Citizen staff.

  • DAV to meet Sept.4

    The Chiefland DAV Post 63 will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4 at Beef 'O' Bradys in Chiefland.

    The meeting will start with a social at 6:30 p.m. followed by its regular meeting at 7 p.m.

    The DAV meets at Beef 'O' Bradys the first Thursday of each month.

  • Luke Corbitt Memorial Fishing Tournament in October

    The 3rd annual Luke Corbitt memorial fishing tournament benefiting the Children's Table will be held Oct. 4, at the Waccasassa Boat Ramp in Gulf Hammock.

    Registration is $25 and starts at 6 a.m. the day of the event at the boat ramp. For advanced registration, call 352-278-3379.

    There will be cash prizes for biggest red, biggest trout, biggest combo and most unique fish caught. There will also be free food and door prizes.