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Today's News

  • Backyard Safari: Watch for green anole

    By JESSICA BASHAM
    Backyard Safari
    Green anoles, a type of American lizard, are often called American chameleons because they can change color, but they are not chameleons at all.

  • Old Town man injured by jumping sturgeon

    An Old Town man was injured Friday at about 10:30 a.m. when he collided with a sturgeon that jumped out of the Suwannee River in front of his boat. It's the first sturgeon strike this year.
     Christopher Jordan Marlo's injuries were not life-threatening, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators.

  • Shark News for the week of May 17

    Students Excited About Middle School Dance

    By Mikayla Pope
    Shark Correspondent

  • Woman’s club shows support for troops

    Rick and Patti Fabiani gave the Cedar Key Woman's Club a presentation on the Fisher House coming soon to Gainesville.
    And, after a short video on the foundation, there were few dry eyes in the clubhouse.
    The Fisher House, according to the organization’s website, is about “Supporting America's military in their time of need, we provide 'a home away from home' that enables family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful time — during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury."

  • Florida begins purging voter rolls of non-citizens

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Department of State is partnering with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to identify non-citizens who are on voter rolls. The new initiative is proving to be successful. Florida’s Department of State recently sent the information on more than 2,600 potential non-citizens to Florida’s 67 Supervisors of Elections for review and, if warranted, removal from voter rolls.

  • Pet therapy brings smiles to patients

    By  Koertni Blackketter
    Special to the Citizen
    The joy that a pet can bring is unlike any other. However, there comes a time in everyone’s life when having a pet is no longer a feasible option. Because of this, Haven Hospice has created a pet therapy program. Through this program, inpatients are still able to experience the joy that only a pet can bring.

  • Today in Levy County History: Civil War shipwrecks, sailors in Florida

    By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    “Ships, Sailors and Shipwrecks of Civil War Florida” is the theme of the current exhibit at the Museum of Florida History in Tallahassee. Visitors are offered a glimpse into several aspects of the war previously undocumented. The exhibit contains a collection of artifacts recovered from Florida wrecks and also the items on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and Florida Division of Historical Resources.

  • School board OK’s raising school lunch price by nickel

    By RYAN T. BUTLER

    sports@chieflandcitizen.com

  • Youth Conservation Corps jobs available at Lower Suwannee refuge

    From the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge
    Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will be hiring four students for Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) this summer, according to Refuge Manager Andrew Gude.
      The Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and young women, ages 15 through 18, who work and learn together by accomplishing needed conservation projects on public lands.  

  • Refuge officer honored by wildlife federation during police week

    Congratulations to Refuge Officer Kenny McCain, the recipient of the Florida Wildlife Federation's Wildlife Outdoorsman of the Year Award for 2012.
    Officer McCain was chosen by the Federation's board of directors to receive this award because of his "exemplary efforts as a fine outdoorsman and for your leadership in law enforcement which has made a significant impact for conservation throughout the region."