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  • Helping Hands

    St. John the Evangelist
     USDA distribution

      There will be a distribution of USDA foodstuffs on Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17  from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland.
    Food distribution
    in Fanning Springs

    H.H.A.L.O. will be holding a food distribution on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Old Town community center.
      All residents of Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties are eligible with a photo ID confirming residency. 

  • Preserve group to meet

       The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve “snowbirds” are drifting back to Florida.  It’s time to start regular visits to the preserve.  
    Friends will meet:
       n Sunday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers to help tidy up the gardens, grounds and trim the brush along the road at the front entrance are needed. Bring garden tools.

  • Mike Joyner appointed Levy County Commissioner

    Michael F. "Mike" Joyner has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the District 1 Levy County Commission seat that has been vacant since Nov. 2, 2010. He will serve until the next general election, Nov. 6, 2012.

    The seat was first vacated when then-Commissioner Tony Parker was indicted on federal bribery charges and suspended from office the day after his re-election on Nov. 4, 2008, by then Gov. Charlie Crist.

  • Mike Joyner appointed Levy County Commissioner
  • Chiefland Homecoming 2011

     By Marjorie Cothron
    Student Government Reporter

    Chiefland High School is very excited and anxious to get things going for homecoming.
    Our theme this year is “A Holiday Homecoming.”
    Student Government is planning Pow Wow which will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The homecoming parade will be on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m where the floats will be judged.

  • 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer

    The next time you’re at a family reunion, ball game or church, take a look around you. Choose eight women and study their faces. They could be your sister, your mother, your daughter, your wife, your best friend—maybe yourself.
    Then sit back and ponder the staggering fact that one of those women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.

  • Bronson hosts breast cancer march, rally

       The First March and Rally for The Cure for Breast Cancer is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    The walk will begin at the Bronson Post Office on U.S. 27A and end at Bronson Youth Park.
       There will be motivational guests speakers and survivors to address the marchers at the rally following the march. In addition there will be live entertainment, music and food.
       For more information, call Reggie Stacy at 352-577-4555 or Tara Mace at 352-339-0690.

  • Businesses free to use portable signs

    There's no sign ordinance in the city of Chiefland for the next three months, according to Chiefland Building and Zoning Director Bill Hammond.
    Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of holding off on a proposed sign ordinance for three months last week after hearing a complaint from county commissioner and local business owner Ryan Bell.

  • CHAMPS

    Alden Davis sank a six-foot putt on No. 18 to lift Chiefland High's golf team to the Class 1A, District 7 title at the Mark Bostic Golf Course at the University of Florida on Monday.
    With the victory, the Indians qualify for Monday's regional tournament at Eagle Harbor Golf Course in Fleming Island.

  • Sheriff suspends three over missing money

    Three Levy County Sheriff's Office employees have been suspended without pay — and one has resigned — after an audit concluded money was not accounted for in their department, the office confirmed on Monday.
    "During an audit, we discovered the money was missing," said Maj. Evan Sullivan.
    Patricia Willis and Susan Everett are on suspension pending the outcome of an investigation, while Bonnie Babb resigned, said Sullivan. They were suspended on Sept. 14. All three worked in administration.