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Today's News

  • Salty talk on Civil War

    On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Levy County Historical Society will present the second of three presentations about the invasion of the Civil War into Levy County.

    The presentation is at 2 p.m. at the conference center of the Cedar Key RV Resort, 11980 S.W. Shiloh Road, Sumner.

    Everyone with an interest in the history and heritage of Levy County is invited to join us at this free event to learn more about this time in our history.

  • Church News for the week of Feb. 11

    Spend Valentine’s

    with people of faith

    A call has been issued for people to do something different this Valentine’s Day by attending a Back2 God Faith and Values Rally on Saturday, Feb. 14, at Flavet Field on the University of Florida Campus in Gainesville.

    There will be free food and drinks, live music by recording artists Barry Wilson, Kristin Tucker, Jennifer Renee, and Rusty Jackson; a kids’ area with bounce houses and dynamic speakers Dexter Sanders, Art Ally, Belinda Ford, and Jason Hoyt.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 11

    Through Sunday, Feb. 14

    Check out “Confessions of a Dirty Blonde”

    The College of Central Florida Foundation’s 18th Annual Dinner Theatre production, “Confessions of a Dirty Blonde,” is set for Wednesday-Sunday, Feb. 10-14 in the Webber Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

    Evening performances begin with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Matinee performances, Saturday and Sunday, will serve lunch at 12:15 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meal times.

  • President’s Day holiday for school

    Parents, be forewarned, there is no school on Monday, Feb. 15, in honor of President’s Day.

    The next day off for students is Monday, Feb. 22, when teachers have a district in-service.

  • Entry form for Friday's chili cookoff

    Anyone interested in entering the Annual FFA Alumni Chili Cook-Off on Friday, Feb, 12, can find the entry form by clicking on the file attachment link.

    Check in is 4:45 p.m., judging starts at 5 p.m.

    And for those who have procrastinated buying your sweetie a gift, the annual cake auction is a good place to be.

    The event is at 5:30 p.m. in the Ag Building at Chiefland Middle High School.

  • Agendas for Chiefland City Commission meeting Feb. 8, 2016

    We apologize for the lateness of this posting of the agendas.  We did not have the right ones on Friday when we usually post. 

    The Chiefland City Commission meets on Monday, Feb. 8, in City Hall on East Park Avenue. 

    The Commission meets at 5:45 for the annual evaluation of the fire chief, then in regular session at 6 p.m. and following the regular meeting, the city commission — sitting as the planning board, will meet. 

  • Burn starts Wednesday in Goethe Forest

    The Florida Highway Patrol is notifying residents of Levy County that a planned Prescribed Forest Burn will begin Wednesday, Feb. 9 and continue through Friday, Feb. 12.

    Due to this burn several roadways near Goethe State Forest will be closed. The following roadways are expected to be closed beginning Tuesday morning: State Road 121, Levy County Road 337 and Levy County Road 326.

  • That coon dog’ll hunt, sing his way to dinner

    By Tony Young

    FWC

    Some of my huntin’ buddies and I really live for being out in a wet patch of woods in the middle of a cool night and hearing the not-so-distant sounds of our coon hounds when they open up on a hot trail.

    There’s just something about those hounds’ voices that sounds both pleasing and eerie at the same time.

    We like to brag about whose dog actually struck the trail first and whose got to the right tree first.

  • Swinging into baseball season 2016

    Regular baseball practice was interrupted by the rain one day last week, but the boys didn’t stop there.

    While the Junior Varsity team was sent home due to the poor weather conditions on Thursday, Jan. 28, Chiefland Middle High School’s Varsity Baseball team moved to the covered batting facility on the school’s grounds to work on.

  • Lady Indians keep Bronson on its toes

    By Kelley Franklin Wyman

    Correspondent

    Upon taking this assignment I was excited and thought just because I know the game of basketball it would be easy.

    Boy was I wrong.   

    I can remember as a Chiefland Lady Indian athlete waiting for the paper to come out and see what was in there about me or my team. 

    I asked Miss Lou at the Citizen how do I write this, she said to write it the way I would tell it if I were sitting out with my nana on the porch swing.  So I thought about that as I watched the game…