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Today's News

  • Buy local gets push from commissioner

    Commissioner Chad "Cracker" Johnson of Chiefland says it's time the county provided guidance to department heads when it comes to buying local.
    In Tuesday's commission meeting, the District 2 Republican said, "The department heads don't have anything written to follow.

  • Quote of the week for September 22

    "If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.' "

     

    Dave Barry,
    American author and columnist

  • Editorial toon for September 22
  • OUR VIEW: Good things

    “This is a good thing,” is a trademark phrase for homekeeping doyenne Martha Stewart.
    And whether or not you like her, the statement is as good an assessment for what is happening in Chiefland this year, especially of late.
    Construction has finished on a new Ralph's Burgers, next to the (once shut down) Sunoco station on North Young Boulevard.
    Murphy USA has opened an always busy gas station right in the busiest place in town — home to Winn Dixie and Walmart.

  • A friend who sticks closer than a brother

  • Crucifixion begs question of action, faith 

    "Lord , what will you have me to do?"   
    Acts 9:6
    Two famous portraits by the German artist Sternberg — his "Dancing Gypsy Girl" and the "Crucifixion" — are linked to one another by an unusual set of circumstances. 

  • Church news for the week of September 22

    n Old Town United Methodist Women     
       The Old Town United Methodist Women will have a study on Forgiveness and Reconciliation on Saturday, Sept. 24. A morning snack will be served at 9:30 with the program beginning at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. A noon lunch, optional, will be available for $7. This is an event that the North West District UMW provides. All Christian women are welcome.

    n Chiefland First UMC has surprise

  • School board hopes to Fast ForWord student learning

    Tuesday morning’s Levy County School Board meeting began with members doubting what they were hearing and ended with a unanimous vote to move forward on a new program aimed at improving reading skills by exercising the brains of students.
    Superintendent Bob Hastings said Levy County students are not reading at the state average in any grade despite having reading coaches at every school and the implementation of a variety of remedial programs.
    “We have got to do something different,” he said.

  • Suwannee River Cleanup Saturday, Oct. 8

       Pure Water Wilderness holds the 3rd Annual Suwannee River Cleanup on Saturday, Oct. 8,  from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
       There will be a limited number of available canoes or bring your own canoe.
       The first 50 volunteers to register will receive a T-Shirt. Lunch is sponsored by Progress Energy.
    For more information call 352- 463-3467

  • 'Murder of Scarecrows' at Chief

     The Suwannee Valley Players present the comedy thriller “Murder of Scarecrows” at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $8 for students (K-12) and seniors 65 or older.  Visit www.svplayers.org for more information.