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Today's News

  • Blizzards present a chance to help Northern friends

    While blood supplies in most of the Southeast are nearly back to normal, LifeSouth is asking donors to help those in the Northeast who are facing critical shortages brought on by blizzards and ice.

  • CMHS wins its A

    Break out the cake and punch, Chiefland Middle High School has won its appeal and is once again an “A” school. 

    Levy County School District appealed the decision to give a “B” to CMHS for the 2013-14 school year  noting that some data used in the assessment was incomplete. 

    The decision by state Department of Education officials leaves Chiefland alone in the county in earning an “A” ― its third in a row and the fourth A earned in the past five years.  

  • Fundraiser to help vets

    On Jan. 30, the members of AMVETS Post 88 stepped up and put their money where their mouths are. AMVETS is all about taking care of our community and our veterans.

    Once they learned about “A VET’S LAST WISH” (a non-profit organization in Williston) they knew they had to help the founder, Steve Rhonomus, raise some more funds. They had a fundraiser and among the four groups (AMVETS, Sons of AMVETS, Ladies Auxiliary and Riders) they were able to get $2,180 raised to help veterans who are close to the end of their lives have a “Wish” come true.

  • Tax break ordinance for proposed Holiday Inn approved

    Things are moving forward for the proposed Holiday Inn Express project in Fanning Springs.

    So said Mayor Trip Lancaster during the mayor’s report at the Feb. 3 Fanning Springs city council meeting. He also said that at the regular Gilchrist County commission meeting held the day before, an ordinance was approved 5 to nothing to allow for an abatement of some taxes for the Holiday Inn.

  • Smokeless tobacco use remains issue in region

    By Kristina Zachry

    kzachry@quitdoc.com

    QuitDoc and the statewide Tobacco Free Florida Program are raising awareness about the dangers of smokeless tobacco, like chew and dip, to help combat this deadly addiction. “Through With Chew Week”, a national public awareness campaign created to reduce the use of smokeless tobacco among young people, takes place Feb. 15-21, with the Great American Spit Out on Feb.19.

  • Church News for the week of February 22

    Gospel sing

      Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland will host a gospel sing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 with the Drummond Family from Chipley. Admission to the sing is free, and a love-offering will be received.

    Full Gospel Outreach Church is located three miles north of the Chiefland Walmart on HWY 19.

    For more information call 352-221-2003 or 352-493-1175 or visit www.oldtimechurch.com.

    Ice Cream social

  • Spreadin' the Word

    The Lighthouse Word Church ministers at Lancaster Correctional Institute every Monday night.

    At the annual Volunteer Banquet they were awarded the certificate for donating the most hours of the volunteer groups.

  • Bronson aquaponics grower speaks at Rotary

    Ken Ihlenfeldt, owner of Pegasus Farms, located just outside of Bronson, was special guest speaker at the Feb. 12 meeting of the Suwannee Valley Rotary.

    Ihlenfeldt's farm specializes in aquaponics, a type of farm production that raises fish and various vegetable crops that use the waste from the fish as fertilizer. The method is more efficient than many types of agriculture and can be done without adding pesticides and fertlizers.

    The farm will, in the near future, also be set up to hold classes for people wanting to set up their own aquaponics operations.

  • CFR recongnized at Rotary

    The Chiefland Rotary Club celebrated First Responders Appreciation Month by honoring first responders in three weekly meetings.

    The first group to be honored was the Chiefland Fire Rescue.

    The firefighters' host was Jeff Beauchamp, left, and attending were, from left to right, Capt. Daniel Williams, Deputy Chief A.D. Goodman, Fire Chief James Harris, Lt. Lee Dunn, Firefighter Matt Ferguson and Rotary Club President Rob Alexander.

  • Got talent?

    The 3rd annual “You be the Judge” talent show will be held at Williston High School at 3 p.m. May 2.

    The talent show is open to all students in middle through high school (grades 6-12).  Applications are available at Williston Middle School, Williston High School and Bronson Middle/High School.  They are also available at Tri-County Pregnancy Center ,426 W Noble Ave., across the street from Williston High School. 

    Auditions will be held March 21 at Cornerstone Assembly of God, 1045 NE 6th Blvd., Williston, beginning at 9 a.m.