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  • Chiefland Chamber banquet reservations due

    Reservations are due Feb. 24 for the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award banquet being held on March 6 at Tommy Usher Community Center  by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.
    The event begins with a social at 6:30 p.m. and the announcement of this year's winner of the prestigious award at 7 followed by dinner.  Take part in any of the simultaneous silent auctions, to fund our annual scholarship for a Chiefland High Senior.

  • Haven Hospice is bringing Attic to town

    Haven Hospice is opening a Chiefland branch of its upscale thrift shop, Attic resale store, on March 10 and is partnering with two local community groups to help its clients with furnishing their homes and work wardrobes.
    "There are some partnerships in the community that we are joining — Another Way and Meridian Behavioral Health," said Susan Follick, spokeswoman for Haven Hospice. "We will provide vouchers for them to buy clothes to go out for job interviews and we will have furniture and they can use vouchers so they can furnish their home."

  • Between the river and deep blue Gulf: The past and future of oysters in Florida’s Big Bend

  • Inglis police force may be axed

    By Mike Wright

  • Chiefland Chamber meets Friday

     The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce meeting is Friday, Feb. 24, at noon the Haven Hospice Care Center conference room, located at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.
     Lunch ordered in and sponsored by Haven Hospice.
     Members are asked to RSVP as soon as possible bu calling the chamber office at 493-1849 or emailing chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net.
    Each month the lunches will be sponsored by a different local Chamber member business throughout the year.

  • Chiefland students end long walk in style

    More than 200 Chiefland Elementary School students will have the opportunity on Saturday to complete 26.2 miles of walking and running that started at the beginning of the school year at the 5 Points of Life Kids Marathon in Gainesville.
    The 1.2-mile final "race" will cap off over a semester's worth of extracurricular achievement by the elementary schoolers.
    "I'm excited for the kids that go to the race," said Brandy Horne, one of the facilitators of the CES miles program. "They have a goal and they are very proud of it."

  • Pushing each other to the top

    Chiefland High School officials pulled Shelby Beauchamp out of class at about 8:30 a.m. Friday to deliver the bad news: She was in trouble for something that had gone down in the school’s parking lot.
    But Beauchamp didn’t buy it.
    “He (Principal Bill Tovine) was telling a story I didn’t believe. He was like (in an authoritative voice), ‘Did you get a sticker for your parking permit?’ ” Beauchamp said, laughing.

  • Chiefland recycling uncertain

    The recent loss of inmate crews from the closed Levy Forestry Camp has Chiefland City Commissioners worried about the fate of the city's relatively new recycling program.
    The issue was brought up at Monday night's meeting in preparation for the upcoming budget process. City staff wanted to know how the commission felt about making the current recycling program mandatory.

  • School board honors teacher, staff of year

    The Levy County School Board announced the Teachers and Educational Staff Professionals of the Year for all 14 county schools at its Feb. 7 meeting where a large crowd of county educators packed the school board conference room.
    Early Buddy Wyckoff of Williston High School was named Teacher of the Year. Williston Elementary School's Demeris "Dee" Arrington was selected as ESP of the year.

  • Suwannee River Water District executive to resign

    LIVE OAK –Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director David Still announced yesterday he is leaving the agency after 18 years of service. He will submit an official letter of resignation to the governing board this week.
                “It has been a privilege to serve as executive director for the Suwannee district for the past four years,” said Still, who was appointed to the post in February 2008.