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Today's News

  • Tax change could save money for Florida’s adoptive parents

    By Stephanie Carroll Carson
    Florida News Connection
    TALLAHASSEE, — The Affordable Care Act has affected more than health care: it has also changed what adoptive parents can claim on their income tax returns. Parents' tax credit for adoption-related expenses has gone from being a non-refundable tax credit, to a refundable one.

  • Swallow-tail Kite comes out for the latest research

    By PAM DARTY
    Special to the Citizen
    When the crowd gathered at the Cedar Key Library recently, they didn’t expect the great surprise. The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge was hosting a talk on the latest research on Swallow-tailed Kites.  As birders were arriving for Dr Ken Meyer’s presentation, Dr Dawn Miller, Gainesville veterinarian and certified wildlife rehabilitator, came in the door carrying a magnificent swallowtail.

  • Today in Levy County History: Williston Grammer School closes early - no funds

    In April of 1929, a group called the Patrons of Williston Grammar School contacted Florida Gov. Doyle E. Carlton to lodge a complaint against the Levy County School Board.  At issue was the closing of the grammar school two months early, while the high school continued classes for the full eight-month term.
    The Patrons argued that in 1927, they privately paid $4.00 per month for the two last months of school so the students could have a full eight-month term. The following year, they paid for one month so students could have an eight-month term.

  • Desalination's time is now

    Maybe the various Water Management Districts and Environmental Protection agencies should stop squabbling with each other over which county has the highest priority for the need to find a solution to our state's approaching water crisis.
    As long as there's water in the rivers and lakes, and peoples’ wells are still pumping water, no one will pay attention to the dire reports of those various water district officials until it's too late.
    You know that old expression: “You never miss the water until the well runs dry.”

  • Spring is best spent in state parks

    "Spring begins." My calendar has informed me of the official beginning of this refreshing season, although I've felt it outside for a few weeks now. As a Floridian, I know spring will be short but it will also be time to break out of your everyday routine, release some stress, get out of the office and experience nature in Florida's state parks.

  • Thankful for support

    The Board of Directors, staff, and clients of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens wish to thank the community and Chiefland Citizen for their support of the LARC Thrift Store Clean Sweep Sale.
    LARC is so blessed to be located in an area where the people care and support the events we sponsor.  Thank you each and every one.
    Betty S. Walker
    Executive Director

     

  • Church News for the week of April 12

    Bronson UMC hosts movie night
       Bronson United Methodist Church invites you to our Movie Night on Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. There is no charge for this event. Please come and enjoy the evening out. 

  • Want some fries with that shake?

    By GARY MILLER

    OUTDOOR TRUTHS

  • A new birth in Christ

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