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Today's News

  • Letter to the editor: Popcorn makes the cut; but education fails

    A few years ago we moved into the Chiefland area and have come to know the good people and beautiful countryside that are the hallmark of this area. We currently have two children in our local schools and have repetitively encountered school workers that are dedicated to their work and the future of our community. But culturally, our community is simply not committed to an educational standard required to effect a significant change in our local economy and well-being.

  • Letters to the editor: Assesing EMS

     EMS assessments are changing this year. Historically, all property owners have paid the same annual amount of $75.00, regardless of their size or the frequency of calls. This meant that Walmart paid the same assessed fee as a residential property owner. In an effort to be more equitable, a formula based on square footage for commercial, institutional and industrial/warehouse designated property was recommended by a company hired by the county to look at our assessment structure.

  • Happy birthday U.S. Constitution

    On this date in 1787, 39  men who met in secret through the summer in Philadelphia signed the document that is the backbone of our government, the U.S. Constitution. Here is the preamble and the list of men who signed it:

    We the People  of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    By Winnelle Horne

    Director, Quilt Museum

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We are starting to put things outside for a yard sale. We have so much that has been brought in and we do need the space, as we will soon be getting ready for the Quilt Show.  Also it is almost time to be thinking about the State Fair and if you have anything that you want to be put it, we will soon be ready to do the applications.

  • Military

    Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Lawrence A. Mayo graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    He is the son of Patricia Richerson of S.E. 141st Ave., Morriston, and brother of Leo Mayo of Fountain St., Springfield, Mass.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Military

    Pvt. 1st Class Joshua James Randolph has successfully completed U.S. Army basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Graduation ceremonies were held Friday, Aug. 21 at Fort Jackson.

    Randolph is serving in the U.S. Army as a member of the 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, 4th Platoon, and is in Fox Trot Company.

  • Friday night's football scores

    Chiefland 44, Inverness Citrus 29

    The Indians scored on their first play on offense when quarterback Eugene Carter hit Jamantye Thompson on a 57-yard touchdown pass.  Chiefland leapt to a 31-7 halftime lead and never looked back.

  • Chamber honors 2009 Business of the Year

    The city's business owners and workers will gather at the Tommy Usher Center on Tuesday to honor the Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce's  2009 Business of the Year: Jenkins Painting Inc. the folks who keep us driving between the lines.

        In a tradition that started in 1983 when then-Gov. Bob Graham proclaimed the third week in September as Industry Appreciation Week to help increase public awareness of the contributions of local businesses to their communities, the Chamber will mark the occasion by honoring one of the city's top employers.

  • We will not forget

    Perkins State Bank in Williston hosted a Sept. 11 commemoration on its lawn this morning to remember the terrorist attacks on our country in 2001. More than 2,800 people lost their lives in the attacks, including 343 firefighters, 23 New York police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers.

     

     

  • Newcomer Kennedy defeats incumbent

    Voters in Bronson have spoken: They are only in the mood for a little change.

    In Tuesday's Town Council election, voters returned two incumbents to office and elected a  newcomer to politics to the third spot.

    Jason Kennedy, manager at the Burger King in Chiefland and co-owner of a home-based business with his wife, handily won over incumbent Melody LaFlam 190 to 83.