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  • Putnam OKs $4.4 Million for Florida specialty crops

    TALLAHASSEE — Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam announced Thursday that approximately $4.4 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be awarded to nonprofits, producers, academic institutions and government agencies, among others, to fund projects that will enhance the competitiveness of Florida’s specialty crops. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) is now accepting applications for funding.

  • Friday BBQ benefits CHS baseball

    A BBQ Chicken Dinner on Friday at noon will benefit the CHS baseball team. The event will be held on the CHS baseball field. Meals can be picked up at CHS Baseball Field.  Lunch time delivery available  
    if requested. The menu includes: 1/4 BBQ chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, brownie/cookie.
    To order delivery: Donna Brock, 493-6025.

  • Sign of spring

    You know it's spring when you are greeted by the sound of baby chicks "peeping" as you walk in the local hardware and feed stores. J.R. Hudson, 5, son of Rollin and Nina Hudson of Chiefland, and Ciara Yawn, 4, daughter of Christina Prevatt of Chiefland, had a good time playing with these chicks at Chiefland Hardware and Farm Supply. In coming weeks the chicks will be joined by ducks and turkeys.

  • Progress Energy tip: Save power by procrastinating

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  • CMS students spend day at Capitol

    State Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness), who represents most of Levy County, greets 80 Chiefland Middle School students and their parents, teachers and chaparones for a one-day visit to the state Capitol on Feb. 22. The students toured the Capitol and watched the House and Senate in session.

  • SVP debuts original musical tonight

     The Suwannee Valley Players are so pleased to be able to present its annual musical, Master of Time, which was written by a local writer, Krista Perryman. Not only is SVP honored to produce this play, it is privileged to have Perryman as the musical director and choreographer, while working closely with a SVP veteran director, Janice Grant. The large cast is made up of residents from all parts of our Tri-County area. SVP is proud of its accomplishments. 

  • Citizen of the Year to be announced Tuesday

     The 2011 Citizen of the Year has been chosen and will be announced on Tuesday at the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet.

  • County still working on inmate labor for recycling

    The Levy County recycling program at the county landfill could resume as early as March 12 if everything goes as planned.

  • Florida Forest Service Awards $110,000 to Levy County, School Board

    Florida Forest Service Awards $110,000 to the Levy County School Board and Levy County Board of County Commissioners
    Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam today announced that the Florida Forest Service is distributing $55,397 to the Levy County Board of County Commissioners, and $55,397 to the Levy County School Board as a result of revenue generated from operating the Goethe State Forest.

  • Rabies Alert issued for Bronson-Archer area

    The Levy County Health Department and Alachua County Health Department have issued a rabies alert for the Forest Park and University Oaks area which is located in Levy County and near the Alachua County border in Archer.

    This is in response to a domestic dog that tested positive for rabies on Feb. 23.