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Today's News

  • Church News for the week of October 30

    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

    The First Baptist Church of Chiefland will be hosting a live simulcast called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus" Sunday, Nov. 2, from 7-9 p.m. Come hear Nabeel Qureshi tell about his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity.  

    Childcare is available for 5th graders and younger.  A love offering will be taken, but the event is free.

    Vets Day event at Good Shepherd

  • CF to host lecture of civil discourse among faiths tonight

     The College of Central Florida Humanities and Social Sciences Department and the Interfaith Alliance of Marion County will present “Can We Talk? Civil Discourse Among the Faiths” Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

  • Home care organization receives accreditation

    Pinnacle Home Care of North Florida Inc. proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for Home Health.

    Pinnacle Home Care of North Florida is located in Chiefland and provides skilled home care services to residents of Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist and Alachua counties. Pinnacle has consistently ranked in the top 25 percent of all home health agencies nationally and ranked in the top 500 in 2013 for its services.

  • Nuclear recovery costs approved

    The Florida Public Service Commission recently approved nuclear cost recovery amounts for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Duke Energy Florida Inc. (DEF), effective January 2015. The PSC also ordered DEF to credit customers $54 million for Levy Project costs that are currently being litigated in federal court. The decision has the effect of returning money previously paid by customers that might be recovered by DEF through the court’s decision.

  • Insurance office issues rate filing order

    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has established the 2015 commercial residential and non-residential rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens), Florida’s largest property insurer. Overall, statewide average commercial rates will increase 3.3 percent, compared to the 5.2 percent increase requested by Citizens.  

    The rate filing decision for Citizens homeowners accounts was made earlier this month and amounted to a statewide average rate decrease of 3.7 percent.

  • Local roofer recognized for community service

    J&L Construction of Chiefland won the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association's STAR award for Community Service at the group's 2014 convention.

    The first place award was for a project on a residence in Chiefland. Jacob Piazza, the owner of J&L Construction and president of the North Central Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association, coordinated the effort to get materials donated and workers from various construction companies to put a new roof on the home just one week before Christmas in 2013.

  • Dixie music celebrates 23rd anniversary

    Old Town's music products retailer, Dixie Music Center, hosted its 23rd Anniversary Bash on Oct. 11.

    The event, which has run for 14 years consecutively, presents a wide variety of live musical acts from North Central Florida and attracted about 200 people from the area. About 10 acts donated their time to the event.

    The local Marine Corps league sold hamburgers, hot dogs and other treats to raise money to help support their Toys-For-Tots Christmas gift program for underprivileged children.

  • Gently used books needed

    The Friends of the A.F. Knotts Public Library is gearing up for its fall book sale Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library in Yankeetown, 11 56th St.

    The Friends group is looking for book donations of gently handled hardcover books to add to the sale inventory. You may drop your donations at the library, or call 352-447-4212 for pickup arrangements during regular library hours.

  • Aquatic Dream

    The Two Hawk County Circus is this year partnering with the Florida Springs Institute to raise awareness of Florida's aquatic ecosystems.

    The event, which features musical acts, arts and crafts vendors, equestrian performances and the Gainesville Youth Circus, will take place Nov. 22, from 2 - 10 p.m., at the Two Hawk Hammock in Williston — near Devil's Den Spring.

  • LCSO needs senior volunteers

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is looking for seniors -- Seniors Vs. Crime.

    For more information on volunteering, contact LCSO Lt. Sean Mullins at 352-577-4235.