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  • Relay For Life at CES Saturday — Sunday

    The 2013 Relay For Life of The Nature Coast will take place at Chiefland Elementary School beginning at noon on Saturday, April 27, with the Survivor Lap, the kickoff lap for the Relay at 12:15 p.m. and the Survivor/Caregiver Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. There will be water fun at 3 p.m. and local entertainers will perform at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. 

  • Dixie Music Center’s spring recital Satuday

    Dixie Music Center will be holding it's Spring Recital Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m. The Dixie County Historical Society will be hosting this event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (the former Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of CR 349S and 55A.

  • Yoho holds town hall meeting

    Congressman Ted Yoho (R-District 3) is holding a town hall on Monday, April 29, at Old Town Elementary School in the auditorium/cafeteria from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The school is on Highway 55A in Old Town. Bring your questions and share your ideas with the congressman. 

  • The 36th Annual Wild Hog Canoe Race is Saturday

    The race starts at 10 a.m.—make sure to register online at www.wildcanoerace.com beforehand. Details are provided on the website.

    There will be food, raffles, prizes, music and plenty of entertainment for children at the finish line starting at about 10:30 a.m. Look for the sign where Hwy 19 crosses the Waccasassa, just north of Gulf Hammock. Admission is free, though the race has a $40 entry fee.

    All proceeds benefit Levy ARC.

  • BACK Fighting Cancer: helping parents focus on their children

    By ASHLEY THORNTON

    Correspondent

    BACK Fighting Cancer, the fund raising organization in honor of the young cancer survivors who’s initials make up its name, Bridget Mathis, Austin Allen, Corbin Wiggins and Kendall Bush, gave a $2500 check to another cancer survivor during their recent board meeting. The recipient, five year old Madison Corbin, was diagnosed with Leukemia in June 2012 and received her check nearly a year later.

  • New fish in a big pond

    Gator freshman Taylore Fuller, a former Chiefland Indian, swings hard at a pitch. 

    For more on how her first year has gone, click here.

  • City water deal on the horizon

    Chiefland officials are moving toward plans to both sell water to Otter Creek and to develop what one day may be a southern expansion of the city.

  • CF, Workforce give libraries an upgrade

    The Levy County Public Library system is upgrading computers at the Chiefland, Williston and Bronson locations, and it won't cost a dime — but it will also save the department $17,000.

  • Woo hoo! Unemployment drops again!

    March brought good news on the job front as the unemployment rate for Levy County dropped to a level not seen since July 2008 — 7.6 percent, according to a press release from Workforce Connection, the county's labor agency.

    In July 2008 with the recession hitting Levy County, the unemployment rate was 7.7 percent and the rate continued to rise until it hit a peak 13 percent in January 2010. Since then the rate has wiggled around gradually dropping to its current level.

  • Something afoul on Chiefland breeze

    Spring is in the air, though folks living near a farm just outside of Chiefland say it's not the sweet perfume of fresh blooms they've been smelling lately.
    "I thought, Jesus, God, somebody's septic tank has overflowed," said Dexter Hughes, a resident living near Manatee Springs State Park, about a recent stench still permeating the air in the area.