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Local News

  • County gets new voting machine

    Levy County’s new voting machines are to be used in Chiefland’s upcoming city election in August. They are designed to be user friendly and assist with polling accuracy.

  • Smithsonian to focus on Cedar Key

    In a few months, Cedar Key will be one of six cities in the state to host a traveling exhibit from the nation's premier museum, the Smithsonian Institution.

    "The Way We Worked," part of the Smithsonian's "Museum on Main Street" program, will be in Cedar Key from September through October.

    "It's just fabulous," said Cedar Key Historical Society President Ken Young, adding that the historical society, in conjunction with other groups, has been trying to get the exhibit in the area for a couple of years.

  • Coach claims CAAA working against his team

    A bit of a disruption ended with Chiefland officials playing mediator over use of Strickland Park at Monday night’s regular City Commission meeting.

  • Commission considers tax abatement as business lure

    How do you attract businesses to your city? Tease them with incentives.

  • State’s first disability expo held at Fanning

    Hundreds showed up Saturday at Fanning Springs State Park to what may prove to be the first of many such events for the state.

  • Happy to help

    Some say he is the biggest supporter of Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties, dedicating his time, energy and resources to assist its cause.

    But to 84-year-old Harry Coleman, it's just payback. 

  • Indians' Boyd named top basketball coach

    Chiefland Indians boys basketball coach Adam Boyd has been named the 1A Boys Basketball Coach of the Tear by a vote of his peers in the Florida Basketball Coaches Association.

    Boyd, who led the Indians to district, and regional titles this past season and the state Final Four, has been head basketball coach for three years. The team suffered only two defeats in the past season, one against a 5A school and the other against perennial title contender Malone who went on to win the state title.

  • Coming together with prayer

    The 63rd Annual National Day of Prayer was celebrated — with a prayer for the country and its citizens — on May 1 at noon at Chiefland City Hall around the flag pole out front.

       The Day of Prayer is held the first Thursday in May and was enacted by Congress in 1952 as a request that people "turn to God in prayer and meditation." It is celebrated by Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and Jews, to name but a few faiths.

  • Tri-County resource center yard sale is May 17

    The Tri-County Community Resource Center will have a yard sale and craft show on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John Fisher Building at the corner of Park Avenue and Main Street.

    Booth space is available for vendors for a suggested donation of $10. 

       For more information, call 352-493-4627.

    Proceeds go to the new Community Resource Center. 

  • Tri-County Job Fair set for May 15

    Job seekers in Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties are invited to attend the inaugural Tri-County Job Fair on Thursday, May 15, at the Suwannee River Shrine Club in Fanning Springs. There is no charge to participate.