http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Ready for football http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/ready-football <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3088.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Chiefland High School students show some school spirit Aug. 21 at a community pep rally and peanut boil at the school.</p> <p> The Chiefland Indians take on the Bronson Eagles on Friday, Aug. 29, at Doyle McCall Field at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium in Chiefland.</p> <p> Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.</p> <p> Indians fanes have been asked to wear white for the game. &nbsp;</p> County's battalion trucks: ALS non transport and more http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/countys-battalion-trucks-als-non-transport-and-more <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1147.jpg" alt="Battalion Commander Clay Drew shows some of the equipment — which includes things such as heart monitors, breathing devices, air tanks and medications — carried on the county&#039;s battalion trucks. In the photo, Drew is demonstrating how he keeps track of personnel from various rescue agencies at the scene of an emergency. " title="Battalion Commander Clay Drew shows some of the equipment — which includes things such as heart monitors, breathing devices, air tanks and medications — carried on the county&#039;s battalion trucks. In the photo, Drew is demonstrating how he keeps track of personnel from various rescue agencies at the scene of an emergency. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> Curious about the county&#39;s battalion (ALS non transport) trucks?</p> <p> We, here at the Citizen, were.</p> <p> 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.</p> Indians beat Bulldogs in preseason action http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/indians-beat-bulldogs-preseason-action <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9856.jpg" alt="GG McClendon carries the ball for 25 yards to score a touchdown for Chiefland against Bell. " title="GG McClendon carries the ball for 25 yards to score a touchdown for Chiefland against Bell. " align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <strong>By JOSH WASSON</strong></p> <p> <strong>Correspondent</strong></p> <p> After losing 16 seniors from last year&rsquo;s team, the 2014 Chiefland Indians entered a preseason game with the Bell Bulldogs with many question marks. It&rsquo;s safe to say some were answered Friday night with the Indians easily taking care of Bell 39-7.</p> Community resource center close to opening http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/community-resource-center-close-opening <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0670.jpg" alt="Diana Child of the Tri-County Community Resource Center said a cleanup will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m.-noon at the center&#039;s office, the John Fisher Building on North Main Street. To volunteer call Diana Child at 352-493-4627. Child is also holding a poster for a Zumbathon being sponsored by the Children&#039;s Partnership Council with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Tri-County Resource Center. Along with the Zumbathon there will be a silent auction.  All are invited to attend on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Tommy Usher Community Center, 506 S.W. 4th Ave., Chiefland.  Donations will be accepted." title="Diana Child of the Tri-County Community Resource Center said a cleanup will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m.-noon at the center&#039;s office, the John Fisher Building on North Main Street. To volunteer call Diana Child at 352-493-4627. Child is also holding a poster for a Zumbathon being sponsored by the Children&#039;s Partnership Council with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Tri-County Resource Center. Along with the Zumbathon there will be a silent auction.  All are invited to attend on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Tommy Usher Community Center, 506 S.W. 4th Ave., Chiefland.  Donations will be accepted." align="left" hspace="6" width="102" height="85" /><p> <strong>By DEBORAH GOAD<br /> </strong></p> <p> <strong>Correspondent<br /> </strong></p> <p> The Tri-County Community Resource Center is one step closer to opening its doors.</p> <p> Diana Child, chair of the board at the Children&#39;s Partnership Council, was the guest speaker Friday at Chiefland&#39;s Chamber of Commerce meeting. Child outlined plans the Center has for the residents of Levy, Gilchrist and Dixie counties. &nbsp;</p> Drive a Ford to help CMHS http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/drive-ford-help-cmhs <p> White Ford is inviting Chiefland residents to once again take a test drive in a new Ford vehicle and help raise up to $6,000 for Chiefland Middle High School as part of Ford Motor Co.&#39;s Drive 4 UR School on Friday, Aug. 29, at 3:30 p.m.</p> <p> For every person who test drives a new Ford vehicle at this one-day event, Ford Motor Company and White Ford will donate $20 &mdash; up to $6,000.</p> <p> Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver&#39;s license. There is a limit of one test drive per household.</p> White pickup sought in fatal hit and run http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/white-pickup-sought-fatal-hit-and-run <p> The public is being asked to help the Florida Highway Patrol find a truck and the driver that were involved in a fatal hit and run on Saturday night.</p> <p> The FHP is seeking a white 2010 to 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 or 3500 pickup that has damage to the left front headlight/foglight and missing a mirror. Accident investigators say there will also be other damage to the left side of the hood and fender area.</p> Jury convicts illegal club owner http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/jury-convicts-illegal-club-owner <img src="http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/sites/www.chieflandcitizen.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/donald_e.png" alt="Eugene Donald Jr. " title="Eugene Donald Jr. " align="left" hspace="6" width="68" height="85" /><p> Eugene Donald Jr. was found guilty of one felony count operating an unlicensed nightclub in an East Williston residential neighborhood by a Levy County jury on Wednesday and will be sentenced on Wednesday, Sept. 3, after the Levy County&#39;s Sheriff&#39;s Office takes the opportunity to make an impact statement.</p> Chiefland moves forward with grants http://www.chieflandcitizen.com/content/chiefland-moves-forward-grants <p> City commissioners are looking to take advantage of money that could improve Chiefland, voting unanimously in favor of several opportunities in the form of grants at Monday night&#39;s meeting.</p> <p> The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has decided that Chiefland should get up to $25,000 to help pay for economic planning and development work done by David H. Melvin, a company that would review the city&#39;s Comprehensive and Vision plans.</p>