• Fire chief honored

    Chiefland Fire Rescue Chief James Harris was presented with a five-year service award by Vice Mayor Betty Walker at last week's Chiefland City Commission meeting.

    Harris has said that the longevity of fire chiefs averages five years, so he has exceeded that mark. 

  • Dashers selected as outstanding partner family

    A Chiefland foster family was among those recently honored by Partnership for Strong Families.

    Every year the group hosts an event to honor what they call partner families who are an integral part of their system, Jenn Petion, MA, director of Community & Government Relations for Partnership for Strong Families said.

    “We hold them to a higher standard in this area,” Petion said, explaining that's why they call them partner families instead of just foster families.

  • Relay raffle winner

    Mary Gene Martin of Trenton was smiling from ear to ear after winning the raffle sponsored by the Relay for Life of the Tri-County.

    She won the educator basket, valued at more than $200, created by the Bell Elementary School Team.

    The Bell team also sold the tickets for the raffle. The basket included gift certificates donated by Akin’s Barbecue restaurant and Libby’s beauty salon and barber shop.  

  • Albert and Lucille Rese, are Haven Chiefland’s Volunteers of the Year

    Albert and Lucille Rese were honored as the co-recipients of the Haven Hospice Dr. Fitzpatrick Volunteer of the Year Award for the Chiefland service area during the recent volunteer appreciation luncheon and awards event.

    The husband and wife team, who are originally from New York, visit patients in a variety of settings in the Tri-Counties Area.

  • Spreadin' the Word

    The Lighthouse Word Church ministers at Lancaster Correctional Institute every Monday night.

    At the annual Volunteer Banquet they were awarded the certificate for donating the most hours of the volunteer groups.

  • Great job!

    Levy County Road Department Shop Manager Charlie Bedford, left, was honored for his service in keeping vehicles on the road for the Levy County Public Safety Department by DPS Director David Knowles at Tuesday's County Commission meeting, while Marty Wright, representing Dixie Auto Salvage, received a plaque of appreciation for the company's help in obtaining 20 vehicles for training for fire and emergency medical service employees.

  • Luther Beauchamp to retire from law practice

    After more than 45 years of law practice in Levy County, R. Luther Beauchamp has announced his intent to retire from the active law practice effective Nov. 1. He started his practice in Bronson in 1969 and moved to his current Chiefland office in 1975.

    Beauchamp will continue to serve as general counsel for Florida Baptist Convention and will be completing matters for some current clients, which will take him beyond the Nov. 1 date.

  • Henderson scholarships go to four graduates

    Four graduates of Chiefland High School's Class of 2014 are entering college in the coming weeks with the help of scholarships they are receiving from the Alice Faye Henderson Scholarship Fund that is part of the Levy County Schools Foundation.

    Kelsi Alexander, who was senior class president and class valedictorian, will study nursing.

    Alexandra Gilliam will study to work in the field of nursing, with a specialty in pediatrics.

  • Engagement: Moody-Beasley

    The engagement of Adrienne Victoria Moody to Allen Martin Beasley is announced by her parents Mrs. Owen Baynard, and Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Moody of Destin. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Pansy Robinson of Bronson. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Beasley of Ethel, La.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Myrtice Scabarozi


         The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Aug 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum at 11050 N.W. 10th Ave. Alice Mae and Janie each brought in items for us to see.

    Janie brought in the Drunkard’s Path that she had been working on for some time. Alice Mae brought in the square dance dress that she made in the 1970s. We were all in agreement that it was the dress that had shrunk over the years making it too small for her to wear now.