Local News

  • Webcast helps with dealing with end-of-life

    HERNANDO---Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast along with the Hospice Foundation of America will present the live webcast “Supporting Individuals With Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Through Life-Ending Illness, Grief and Loss” on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 1880 N. Trucks Ave., in Hernando.  

  • FSU computer science gets $3.2 M in scholarships

    Florida State University’s computer science department can now award more than $3.2 million in scholarships to students studying computer science, computer criminology, computational biology, information security and computer and network system administration.

  • School officials get a dose of students at WES

    By Lisa Statham Posteraro

  • Got old books?

    The Friends of the A. F. Knotts Public Library in Yankeetown are gearing up for the Fall Book Sale. We are accepting donations of books, VHS tapes, DVDs and audio tapes. You may drop them at the library during library hours: Tuesday, 3 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 9a.m. to 5p.m., and Saturday, 9a.m. to 1p.m., at 11 56th Street, Yankeetown. It's time to clean off your shelves and fill ours. 

  • Supporting LARC

    Levy County Sheriff's Lt. Sean Mullins, chair of the Levy County ARC board of directors, presented an update to the Chiefland Rotary Club on plans for the 2013 Ride to Provide.

    The ride, a major fundraiser for the center that serves developmentally disabled adults, is on Saturday, Oct. 26.

    The Chiefland Rotary Club is a sponsor of the annual ride and donates “seed money” used to market the ride.

    Mullins also thanked the group for its support over the years.  

  • Governor to come to Trenton

    Gov. Rick Scott will be coming to the Gilchrist County Woman's Club on Thursday, Oct. 10, for the Stars of Freedom Dinner.

    The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include dinner with the governor, as well as live entertainment and a silent auction. Tables are available for $500. Pre-dinner reception tickets and program ads are also available.

    Fore more information, contact David Biddle at 352-339-0445 or Betty Ramey at 386-935-4111.

  • Trunk-N-Treat at Chiefland's First UMC

    Trunk-N-Treat is back. This year's event, a safe alternative for trick-or-treaters, will be Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the First United Church, in Chiefland.

    All are welcome, and businesses can even reserve a spot to set up a decorated trunk to hand out candy. Please call 352-493-4627 before Wednesday, Oct. 23, if your business would like to participate.

  • Pizza franchise to raise money for breast cancer

    Hungry Howie’s kicked off its fifth annual Love, Hope & Pizza campaign on Oct. 1. The campaign raises funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), which is a recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating for nine consecutive years.

  • Facebook for Business Workshop

    The Withlacoochee Gulf Area Inglis/Yankeetown Chamber is sponsoring a free workshop for its members to learn how to increase sales by using Facebook. No experience with Facebook is necessary to participate in the workshop. The workshop will be at the Inglis Community Center, Thursday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. 

    Space is limited. Users are encouraged to bring their own laptop. Some computers will be available.

    The non-member fee is $20 per person.

    Call 352-493-9533 to register.

  • FFA to get proceeds

    The folks at Chiefland Farm Supply have recently agreed to donate proceeds from sales of animal health items to the Chiefland FFA Chapter. 

    Chiefland Farm Supply is participating in a rebate program offered by Zoetis, one of the largest animal healthcare companies.

    The program, collectively, for the year has donated more than $1 million to FFA chapters through the U.S.