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  • Scott to speak at Levy Black History program fundraiser

    Chiefland native Dr. Kendrick Scott will be the guest speaker at Levy County Black History program Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Tommy Usher Pineland Center.

    He is the son of the Rev. Robert and Rutha Scott, of Chiefland, and is a graduate of Chiefland High School. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, with a minor in Sociology from Florida State University; a Masters of Science degree in Social Science from Florida State University and a doctorate of Philosophy in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

  • Harris gets high praise, pay increase

    Fire Rescue Chief James Harris received high praise and a pay increase by members of the Chiefland City Commission Monday evening during his annual performance review.

    Commissioners voted 4-0 to increase Harris’s pay from $54,843 to $59,000 to bring his annual salary more in line with other department heads.

  • Suwannee Valley Players follow the yellow brick road in next play

    John Waldrop is an HVAC business developer by day, but by night, he puts on his makeup and plays the part of Tin Man in the Suwannee Valley Player’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” — and he gets the irony.

    “Maybe that’s why I get to play Tin Man. I can get all the parts,” he said Saturday morning during a meet and greet at the Chief Theater.

  • Rally for Cure golf tournament helping fight against cancer

    On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the Chiefland Women's Golf Association will be holding the Rally for the Cure golf tournament at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

  • CMS students whet appetite for reading at book tasting

    Two of life’s greatest pleasures were combined for a unique setting at Chiefland Middle School last week.

    To celebrate Florida’s Literacy Week, students at the school were treated to a “tasting” of books to encourage an “appetite for reading.”

    A real three-course meal – appetizers, entrees and desserts – was also included.

  • Central Florida campus shaping up for summer completion

    The concrete has been poured and most of the structural steel is in place.

    Now the bricks are being laid.

    It’s been a long time coming, but construction on the new College of Central Florida site in Chiefland is on pace to wrap up in July.

    The Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, located just north of town along Highway 19, will open in the summer, with teachers reporting Aug. 17.

    The campus is moving from its current modest housing at the corner of corner of North Young Blvd. and North Young Blvd.

  • Bronson mayor hopes to get youth more involved in future MLK events

    Bronson mayor Bruce Greenlee has a goal to expand on the town’s march and festivities for the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, with a focus on getting more students involved.

    “I promise you,” he told the Town Council last Tuesday, “a lot of kids in that school right up there have no idea about the legacy of Dr. King and what it stood for and how important it was in shaping all of us. (The holiday event) is really the best place to get that kind of education, to actually see people representing somebody who meant so much to so many.”

  • Bronson approves pair of grant projects

    The third phase of a grant project that will bring a beach volleyball court and playground at James H. Cobb Park was approved by the Bronson Town Council in January.

    The project is part of a Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program, handled through the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

    In addition to the volleyball court and playground, the project includes a new picnic facility and renovations to the baseball field and restrooms.

  • Drummond, Nature Coast Bank merger is complete

    By Michael D. Bates

    Bank mergers these days are occurring more frequently due to a volatile economy and shifting of consumer trends.

    And many times, those mergers can be messy.

    That is most definitely not the case with the recently completed merger between Drummond Community Bank and Nature Coast Bank. As of Jan. 1, Drummond acquired the two Citrus County Nature Coast branches, located at 1160 U.S. 19 N. in Crystal River and 2455 N. Citrus Hills Blvd., Hernando.

  • Chiefland Middle High holds Arbor Day tree planting

    By Dottie Hydue