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Today's News

  • UF/IFAS process can convert human waste into fuel in space

    By Brad Buck

    bradbuck@ufl.edu

    Until now, the waste has been collected to burn up on re-entry. What’s more, like so many other things developed for the space program, the process could well turn up on Earth, said Pratap Pullammanappallil, a University of Florida associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering.

    “It could be used on campus or around town, or anywhere, to convert waste into fuel,” Pullammanappallil said.

  • Chiefland police chief's contract renewed

    The annual contract for Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, who has been at the helm of the department for 10 years, was unanimously renewed on Monday by the Chiefland City Commission.

    The vote was 4-0 for renewal with Commissioner Rollin Hudson absent from the special meeting. Douglas was given a total of 990 points out of a cumulative score of 1300 and a composite score of 3.74 with 5.0 being perfect.

  • Pie in the eye

    Chiefland Elementary School's top-scoring students on last year's FCATs got their reward on Friday, Dec. 5, when they “pie-ed” Principal Angela Thomas, faculty and staff in front of fellow students in the fourth and fifth grades.

    The pies are really whipped cream on paper plates, instead of the usual crust-filling-cream ones students usually consume.

  • Cookie sale earns big for Haven

    Drummond Community Bank raised $1,001 at the community bake sale Nov. 26 to support Haven Hospice.

    Bake goods were provided by community members who donated their sweet creations to the sale.

    “It is such a warm feeling to see the baked goods be delivered from warm, smiling, caring hands that are showing up to support such a great cause,” bank Vice President Ben Lott said. “You can tell their lives have been touched by the care and compassion of our Haven Hospice.”

  • Ginger Snips celebrates move

       Ginger Snips and owner Ginger Nutter celebrated their move and expansion of services with a ribbon cutting and grand opening sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.

    The new salon is next door to the old one at 107 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland. With the move, Nutter has doubled the size and number of stylist stations. She also has added a nail salon and a massage area. 

  • AARP chapter to meet Dec. 16

    The monthly meeting of AARP Local Chapter No. 2133 will be held Tuesday, Dec.16, in the Lodge House of Otter Springs, starting at 10:30 a.m.

    Janice Rogers, program chair, announced that entertainment will be provided by Dick Grillo, director of Community and Church Outreach, Advent Christian Village at Dowling Park. He will also answer any inquiry you might have about the facilities at Advent Christian Village.

  • AARP driving course

       The AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be held Wednesday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Capital City Bank Board Room, 2012 North Young Blvd., Chiefland.

       The certificate is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years. There are no tests.

     Registration is required by calling Linda at 352-493-1742.

  • Chamber hosts Baynard Law ribbon cutting

    Sunny Baynard, attorney, prepares to cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of her office on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event was sponsored by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce with local professionals and business people on hand to welcome Baynard to the community.

    Baynard is a former mayor of Chiefland and a former public defender. Her office is at No. 2 S. Main St. in Chiefland, and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday -Friday. She is also available after hours and weekend appointments.

  • Oyster group pushing to keep industry afloat

    Area oyster farmers, state and local officials are banning together in hopes of salvaging what they say is a declining industry.

    More than 20 representatives from various groups and agencies, for the second time in recent months, met in Cross City at the Dixie County Emergency Operations Center Dec. 4 to organize what's now being called the Nature Coast Oyster Alliance (NCOA).

  • Christmas at the library

    Children of all ages are invited to attend a fun celebration of Christmas. Come listen to a Christmas Story, make crafts, enjoy refreshments, and have pictures taken with Santa! Plan to arrive early

    to see Santa. The pictures will be printed at the party for free.

       Please contact your local library for more information.

    • Bronson Public Library

    Monday, Dec, 15

    6- 7:30 p.m.

    • Williston Public Library

    Thursday, Dec. 18

    6-7:30 p.m.