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Today's News

  • Suwannee Cleanup needs sponsors, volunteers

    The 5th Annual Great Suwannee River Cleanup is fast approaching, and representatives with the organizations involved want people to come out and get involved.

  • Capitol City Bank donates to W.A.R. river study

    W.A.R., Inc., a non-profit, environmental advocacy organization based in Inglis, has been working with Dr. Robert Knight, president of the Florida Springs Institute, to identify cause and effect of the degradation of the lower Withlacoochee River.

    Once designated as an “Outstanding Florida Water,” the river is only outstanding now, in that it is terminally ill. Biomass and plant life are nearly nonexistent. 

  • Man drowns on Suwannee

    A tourist from Brunswick, Ga., died on July 8 after he went out on the swing overhanging the Suwannee River at Bob’s River Place and did not surface.

    Grant Hatchett, 21, had visited the spot previously, but it was his first time in 2014, according to a Dixie County Sheriff's Office press release. Witnesses said Hachett has used the swing earlier in the day. Witnesses said that the last time Hatchett went out of the swing, he appeared to hit the water at an awkward angle and never surfaced after entering the water.

  • Chiefland Chamber meets July 24

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly members’ meeting and lunch on Friday, July 25, noon to 1 p.m. in the Haven Hospice meeting room, 311 N.E. 9th Street in Chiefland. If you would like to attend the meeting, the Chamber requests an RSVP response to 352-493-1849, as lunch is provided.

       Or call for more information about the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, its events and activities.

  • Rotary learns about recycling

    Chiefland Rotary Club President Stewart Wasson, left, commends Rod Hastings, director of the Levy County Recycling Program, on providing the club with useful information on the program and how they can participate.

    Hastings, son of club member Bob Hastings, also brought along newspapers from 30 years ago when the program started that had some "youthful" photos of various members.

  • Youth Corps breaks records

    Summer work begins early in the morning for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) students at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. Before the sun makes it over the long leaf pines in the forest, the ice is already in the cooler. Equipment for the day’s work is loaded into the truck along with other essentials, but nothing that would attract bats.

  • Haven welcomes new associate director for Tri-County Area

       Haven Hospice welcomes Dr. Patrick Woloszyn to the position of associate medical director of the Tri-County Care Center and Chiefland Home Team. In addition to leading the care center and team, Woloszyn will visit patients at nursing homes and other facilities in the area.

    Haven Hospice Chief Medical Officer Dr. Fernando Petry said Dr. Woloszyn’s long tenure with the health department and his work within the community makes him an ideal full-time staff member in the Tri-Counties.

  • Church News for the week of July 17

    First Baptist

    celebrates 100 years

    The First Baptist Church, 511 Young Blvd., Chiefland, Florida will be celebrating 100 years of service with Christ on Aug. 2 and 3. There will be an old-fashioned sing from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, with singing, games and an ice cream social. Guest artists will attend, singing to God's glory. There will be a bounce house and other games and activities for the children.

  • Bronson VBS well attended

       One-hundred-sixty-one children attended the first day of Vacation Bible School at the First Baptist Church in Bronson July 7.  This years theme was "Secret Agents."  

  • Rotary scholar

    Sarah Edison, standing, attended the Chiefland Rotary Club meeting on June 25 with her father, club member Jeff Edison, and thanked the members for awarding her the Jim Easley Scholarship.

    Miss Edison is studying agriculture communications at the University of Florida.