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Today's News

  • Winter festival winds down year for Whispering Winds

    On Dec. 12, Whispering Winds Charter School had a Winter Festival, and guess who showed up? Santa Claus.He was escorted by Dr. Cornell, the principal, in a Corvette to visit VPK through 5th grade. Students were given the opportunity to make pine cone ornaments, go on a hay ride, play games and make s’mores.

  • Researchers uncover details linking stress, fat metabolism

    If you’re under constant stress and can’t lose weight, there might be a protein to blame.

    In cell and mouse model experiments, University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that chronic stress stimulates production of betatrophin, a protein that then goes on to inhibit an enzyme involved in fat metabolism. Those findings were published this month in the journal BBA Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids.

  • Consent judgment obtained against credit related companies
  • Local AARP Chapter to meet on Jan. 19

    The monthly meeting of Local Chapter No. 2133 is on Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the ForVets Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs, at 10:30 a.m. Join us in a time of community caring, sharing and New Year gala. 

    Come one, come all. At these meetings, you will receive valuable information as to what is happening in the local area, be informed about many local volunteer options, have a great lunch, enjoy good fellowship, become involved and join this great organization by becoming a member in good standing and maybe even win a door prize.

  • Republicans complete “sweep” of county government

    Staff Report

       Candidates have been beating a path for the Supervisor of Elections office in these first weeks of the year to file their candidacy and one interesting note is the Republicans have completed their “sweep” of county officeholders.

    The last holdout was County Tax Appraiser Linda Fugate who ran as a Democrat in 2012, but this week filed as a Republican.

    That makes every constitutional officeholder in the county a member of the Grand Old Party.

  • Supervisor of elections scholarships available

      Tammy Jones, Levy County Supervisor of Elections has announced the opportunity for local college or university students to apply for a $1,200 scholarship through the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Election (FSASE), a statewide, professional organization of 67 Supervisors of Elections in the State of Florida.

  • 1-14-2016 Calendar

    Today, Jan. 14

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary assists CHS athletics

    Suwannee Valley Rotary President Tom Andresen, right, presents Coach Kyle Parnell with a check for $705 at the club's meeting last Thursday. The club hosted a rib sale on behalf of Chiefland Middle High School athletics where the students sold tickets for ribs from BubbaQue's. The money will be divided between the athletic groups that participated such as football, cheerleading, volleyball, track and band.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

       The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Jan. 7 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Everyone was happy the Holidays were over and we could get things back to normal. Lunch was fun with seven visitors joining us. We hope they will return for another visit.

       Friday several boxes of fabric were dropped off. Thanks for thinking of us. We know it’s hard to part with a loved one’s things. Sometimes we wish the fabric could talk. We know we’re missing a lot of history that’s being forgotten.

  • LCDPS and CFD visit CMHS for First Responder Appreciation Week

    On Friday, Jan. 8, Levy County Department of Public Safety along with Chiefland Fire Department visited sixth grade Chiefland Middle/High School students to show them the different equipment used by First Responders during First Responder Appreciation Week. Crews discussed information with the students about the equipment, when and how to call 9-1-1, as well as career opportunities in the field of emergency response. LCDPS is making arrangements to return to the school to teach the students hands-only CPR.