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Today's News

  • From the ground to the gallery

    At 79, Henry Gernhardt’s hands have twisted, turned, pressed, pounded, painted and baked globs of earth into works of art for more than 73 years.
    The artist, who now lives and works just outside of Cedar Key with his wife, Amy, grew up in rural Connecticut in a family he describes as being mostly engineers and mechanics.
    “I just couldn’t get into that,” he says. “I always did things different.”
    So, Gernhardt started a formal education in the arts at Norwich Art School in the early 1950s.

  • 20th annual car show at Ayers center

       The Early Ford V-8 Club of America Suwannee River Region No. 140 will celebrate its 20th anniversary  of sponsoring the Annual Antique Car Show at Ayers Health and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       The show is for cars from 1987 and earlier. Dash plaques, Best of Show and People's Choice awards to the Top 20 cars will be awarded. Judging will be by participants in the show.  The registration fee to show a car is $15 per vehicle.
    All proceeds will be donated to charity and admission to the event is free.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 26

    Wednesdays through May 30

    Free living healthy program

  • Horne recognized for a job well done

       Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, left, presented CPD Officer Alton Horne, center, with a certificate in recognition of Horne's part in a recent investigation that helped break up a fraudulent check cashing scheme.
       Horne said the case started out simple enough but soon began leading him to an extensive fraudulent check operation as far away as Alachua County. Fifteen arrests were made in the operation that, all together, had passed off more than $100,000 in bad checks.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for April 26

        The sheriff's office reports the following arrests:
    n April 21, Charles Rowland Bray, 54, Inglis, burglary. Bond $25,000.
    n April 16, Elizabeth Kelly Coley, 18, Chiefland, loitering. Bond $5,000.
    n April 21, Dale Derber, 58, Newberry, criminal damage to property. Bond $2,000.
    n April 18, Travis Donald, 23, Chiefland, selling marijuana within 1,000 feet of a place of worship, cocaine distribution within 1,000 feet of a place of worship. Bond $110,000.

  • Hospital to break ground before end of year

    Representatives from the proposed Tri-County Hospital in Chiefland told city commissioners Monday night that plans for the hospital are still on track.
    "The good news is: Obviously, we are further along," said Frank Shuppe, CEO for the proposed hospital, at a public hearing on a $650,000 economic development grant that could pay for the extension of city sewer and water lines to the site of the proposed 60-bed facility.

  • City debates utility issues

    Chiefland staff say the city is getting a raw deal when it comes to several matters related to utilities.
    At Monday night's commission meeting, City Manager Grady Hartzog asked the commission to address billing dates, utility deposit fees for new customers and enforcement of the city's water connection mandate, all to mixed reviews from officials.

  • Be prepared

    There once were two boys who we will call Tom and Tad.  They had a grandfather who did his level best to help them prepare for the future.  Gramp taught them many things, one of which was to begin early preparing for retirement.  He took them to New York City, toured the stock market on Wall Street and taught them about such things as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.  At seven years old the boys could recite the formula for becoming a millionaire.

  • Better In Time…

    By ELIZABETH WARREN

  • Police: Man burgled in three counties

    Detectives arrested David J. Morin, 31, of Dunnellon, April, 14, in connection with several commercial burglaries, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    The release said Morin was part of a group of people who  broke into the Kwik King in Morriston at the beginning of March. Several thousand dollars worth of cigarettes and lottery tickets were stolen from the store. And thousands of dollars worth of damage to the store resulted from the break in. The store, along with a break in at Morris Junction BP Station, was broken into three times.