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Today's News

  • Remembering Heroes

    The Bronson AMVETS Post 88 held its annual Remembrance Ceremony honoring veterans who gave their lives in support of the nation. The ceremony at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson started with a flag raising, prayer and recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

    The featured speaker was County Commissioner John Meeks who gave a short history of how Memorial Day came to be and recounted the various wars the U.S. veterans fought in. About 40 people took time out of their holiday to attend the ceremony. 

  • Father, son fugitives captured in Bronson

    Father and son fugitives wanted on 1st degree rape charges in Oklahoma were captured at the Bronson Motel in Bronson by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force on Thursday after officers spent two days tracking the pair.

    Darrell Dee Faver, 54, who is known for his survival skills, and his son, John Murray Faver, 31, a former correctional officer from Oklahoma fled that state shortly after the investigation began. They ultimately settled in Bronson.

  • Bank helps feed hungry

    Tri County Outreach was proud to receive a check for $2,000 from The Capital City Bank Group Foundation. Pictured, Connie Brown, executive dirctor Tri County Outreach, left, and Becky Magwood, community banking officer for Capital City Bank.

    Capital City Bank supports organizations such as Tri County Outreach that build strong communities by enhancing the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

  • 4-H camps begin June 22

    “Campers in the Kitchen” is scheduled for the week of June 22. Campers will learn basic food preparation skills, food safety, nutrition and more. Crafts and physical activity will also be a part of the program. Deadline for this camp is Monday, June 8 with a minimum of 10 campers required.

  • Casting call for Addams Family

    The Suwannee Valley Players is holding auditions for “The Addams Family Musical” based on the book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and characters created by Charles Addams.

    The show dates are Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1.

    Auditions will be at the Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave. Chiefland on Tuesday, June 8, 7-9 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, 4-6 p.m. and Saturday, June 20, 2-4 p.m.

  • SHINE here June 17

    Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

    Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options? Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides free, unbiased and confidential information.

    For assistance, call 1-800-262-2243 to have a volunteer return your call visit the Chiefland Senior Center Wednesday, June 17  from 1:30-3:30 p.m.           

  • FOL plans book sale

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library will have its semi-annual Book Sale June 6 along with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival.

     Hard cover books are $1 and papeback books are 50 cents or you can fill a bag for $6.  There are also DVD’s, audio books, children’s books, cook books, fiction and non-fiction books.  The sale is in the octagon building behind the police station between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

  • Meeting focuses on bridge replacement on CR 339

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 28, to discuss the proposed replacement of the Waccasassa River Bridge on County Road 339 in Levy County.

    The meeting is at the Bronson Town Hall Council Chambers, 660 E. Hathaway Avenue, in Bronson. FDOT will have staff available and answer questions from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Comments from the public will be taken starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • Chamber is growing

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed several new members at its meeting on May 22 at Haven Hospice.

    They are, from left to right, Kaye Gaither of Kids for K-9s, Chamber Vice President Ryan Watson, Chamber Director Billie Jo Allen, Carlos Ramirez and Kirk Epperstein of TCR Solutions, Joann Conway of Health Foods and Wellness, Al and Lucille Reese and Pat Dillon of Critter Crusaders, Chamber President Tom Ten Broeck, and in front, Michael Gaither and Honey the Wonder Dog of Kids for K-9s.

    To join the Chamber call 352-493-1849. 

  • Students of the Month

    Chiefland City Commissioner Chris Jones, left, presented the Student of the Month Award for April to Lauren Lanier, 4th grade, of Chiefland Elementary School, and Dylan Castell, 7th grade of Chiefland Middle High School.

    Lanier is the daughter of Lendal and Tammy Lanier and Castell is the son of Deanna McCall and Tim Castell. Not pictured is Tiffany Hightower, 9th grade, of Chiefland Middle High School.