http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Bronson, Williston schedule fireworks http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/bronson-williston-schedule-fireworks <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/1a.fireworks.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="114" height="85" /><p> The Town of Bronson and Williston will celebrate the Independence Day on July 1 and July 3, respectfully.</p> <p> Bronson will celebrate July 1, beginning at 5 p.m. Vendors selling treats will be on hand while waiting for the sky to darken when Bronson Fire and Rescue Station 70 will light up the sky with fireworks.</p> <p> Bring chairs, blankets and a canned item to James H. Cobb Park, 275 Picnic St., in Bronson.</p> <p> Two days later, Williston will &ldquo;Let Freedom Ring&rdquo; July 3 when the city of Williston hosts the annual Pre-Fourth Extravaganza.</p> 12th Annual Spring Dance Revue held in Chiefland http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/12th-annual-spring-dance-revue-held-chiefland <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0114.jpg" alt="Little tappers, waiting for their turn to go on stage catch a glimpse of &#039;Somethings Got A Hold On Me&#039;. LtoR: Emma Ramirez, Emmalynn Johnston, Kaitlynn Jenkins, Ashton Webster, Mia Goldwire, Ellie Bolton, Kennedy Marlo, Julia Steve and Mya Goldwire " title="Little tappers, waiting for their turn to go on stage catch a glimpse of &#039;Somethings Got A Hold On Me&#039;. LtoR: Emma Ramirez, Emmalynn Johnston, Kaitlynn Jenkins, Ashton Webster, Mia Goldwire, Ellie Bolton, Kennedy Marlo, Julia Steve and Mya Goldwire " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> D&amp;D Studios presented their 12th Annual Spring Dance Revue on Saturday June 10.&nbsp;</p> <p> As in the previous years, the spectacular revue was held in the Chiefland High School Auditorium.&nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;A Celebration of Faith &amp; Freedom&quot; was met with tremendous applause.&nbsp; As July 4th approaches, many routines consisted of our nations traditional and familiar patriotic songs.&nbsp;</p> CES, two more Levy schools recognized for volunteerism http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/ces-two-more-levy-schools-recognized-volunteerism <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/principals_photo_0.jpg" alt="Chiefland Elementary School principal Lacy Redd, left, Yankeetown School principal Denee Hurst, Joyce Bullock Elementary School assistant principal Hillary Cribs accept the Florida Golden School Award on behalf of their respective schools for their excellence in volunteerism. " title="Chiefland Elementary School principal Lacy Redd, left, Yankeetown School principal Denee Hurst, Joyce Bullock Elementary School assistant principal Hillary Cribs accept the Florida Golden School Award on behalf of their respective schools for their excellence in volunteerism. " align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> Three Levy County elementary schools have been recognized for their excellence in volunteerism.</p> <p> At the School Board of Levy County meeting last Tuesday, Chiefland Elementary School Principal Lacy Redd, Yankeetown School principal Denee Hurst and Joyce Bullock Elementary School assistant principal Hillary Cribbs accepted Florida Golden School Award certificates on behalf of their schools for their high levels of volunteer contributions and volunteer training.</p> <p> It was the first year any Levy schools received the award.</p> County awarded for improved employee safety http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/county-awarded-improved-employee-safety <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/john_meeks_1.jpg" alt="Levy Board of County Commissioners chair John Meeks" title="Levy Board of County Commissioners chair John Meeks" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Board of County Commissioners Tuesday approved a set of inter-local agreements between the Towns of Yankeetown and Inglis and the School Board of Levy County to collect impact fees on behalf of the local governments and the SBLC.</p> <p> County Coordinator Wilbur Dean&rsquo;s requests were met with unanimous approval, enabling the County to collect EMS and Fire Rescue impact fees for Inglis and Yankeetown, as well as Educational System impact fees.</p> Otter Springs to host 4th of July family fun http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/otter-springs-host-4th-july-family-fun <p> Join Otter Springs Park and Campround this Fourth of July weekend for family fun, food, and music to celebrate our freedom and those who sacrificed for our freedom. The holiday weekend includes begins Friday, June 30 with a barbecue dinner and ends with a cookout at the Springs.</p> <p> All proceeds go towards the Camp Valor Project in support of our severely wounded veterans. Please check out our website at www.ottersprings.com to learn more about the other activities we will be hosting this holiday weekend.&nbsp;For more information, please call 352-463-0800.</p> Water rumors addressed at Fowlers Bluff water meeting http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/water-rumors-addressed-fowlers-bluff-water-meeting <p> By REBECCA GALLAGHER<br /> Citizen Correspondent</p> <p> Fowlers Bluff Water Association Board President Tim Brown noted the 25 to 30 members assembled for the annual meeting last week was the largest group of members to show up for a water meeting since the new plant opened in 2012. He mentioned that in 2015, when the purification system was not working around 12 members showed up.</p> <p> Also present, were board members Charlie Brown, Cathy Simpkins and Bill Nelson.</p> Suwannee Valley Players to present Charlotte's Web http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/suwannee-valley-players-present-charlottes-web <p> The Suwannee Valley Players and Chief Theater present the Children&rsquo;s Summer Production and their version of&nbsp;E.B. White&rsquo;s Charlotte&rsquo;s Web adapted by Joseph Robinette.</p> CPD Chief Anderson sails through review http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/cpd-chief-anderson-sails-through-review <p> Chiefland Police Chief Scott Anderson breezed through his six-month performance evaluation given him June 12 by city commissioners.</p> <p> Anderson received a composite score of 3.6 on a 5.0 scale, slightly higher than his three-month evaluation in March when he was given a composite score of 3.49. This is the second of three performance reviews Anderson will receive in his first 12 months on the job. His next evaluation will come in December, which will be his first annual review.</p>