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Today's News

  • LARC sale

    The LARC Thrift Store, in Chiefland, is having an "all-you-can-get-into-a-bag-for-$1" sale from now until Dec. 31.

       The store is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a good opportunity for Christmas bargains.

       For more information, call 352-493-2620.

  • Wreaths to be laid on vets' graves

    The AMVETS Post No. 88 and the American Legion Post 236 will join together on Saturday, Dec. 13, to place holiday wreaths on the graves of veterans buried at Jim Melton Cemetery in Bronson.

    The wreath-laying will be done after a ceremony at 11 a.m. that will include the raising of the American flag, Pledge of Allegiance, prayer and speakers.

    The event is open to the public.  

  • FHP to crack down on aggressive drivers

    There’s little doubt what can happen during a collision between a passenger car and a tractor-trailer that weighs up to 40 tons. This week, the Florida Highway Patrol will start another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (T ACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists on the dangers of aggressive driving when interacting with large trucks on the road.

  • Online classes fail to muffle graduation

    The move to online learning and testing at the College of Central Florida's Levy Center for the adult education program where students earn high school diplomas has downsized graduation celebrations but the enthusiasm has not been dampened.

  • CHS gets behind Socks for Seniors

    Socks for Seniors is a non-profit community service project that organizes, collects and distributes new socks for seniors in communities all over the country.

    The holidays are a fun time of year with all the holiday work parties, family gatherings, meetings with old friends topped off with all the bells, whistles, hustle and bustle of the season. It's the friendliest and most giving time of year but, for some it can also be a depressing time of year and our seniors can get lost in the shuffle.

  • CNA class graduates from Levy Center

    The College of Central Florida held graduation ceremonies on Nov. 25 at the Levy Center for 11 students in the Certified Nurse Assistant program.

    The class was held at Haven Hospice, which has partnered with the college for the six-week program. Many of the students also received scholarships through Career Source of Levy, Marion and Citrus. 

  • Christmas wishes

    Isabella Hewel, 8, of Chiefland, tells Santa what she want this year while he visited the Chiefland Regional Shopping Center Saturday.

    Isabella got a candy cane when she was done.

  • Chiefland gears up for economic opportunity from state Monday

    Chiefland will be in the spotlight for rural economic development when Jesse Panuccio, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, visits the city twice in the coming months.

    Panuccio will be in Chiefland at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, for a 45-minute meet and greet with local officials and community leaders. He will return to Chiefland with his staff for a luncheon and tour of the city on Jan. 13 with officials and community leaders.

  • Fanning council concerned over yard sales

    Fanning Springs may be cracking down on yard sales along US Hwy. 19.

    In what started out as a discussion on whether or not to do away with required yard sale permits, some council members expressed opinions saying these types of sales should be restricted along the highway to keep Fanning Springs from becoming one large yard sale.

    At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Cheryl Nekola said they should do away with the permitting as many residents do not pay for one and it’s not fair to those who do.

  • Chiefland timber project on well property delayed

    A plan to spray herbicide to clear 30 acres at the city's No. 5 wellfield and replant it in longleaf pines came to a dead halt when a city commissioner who grows trees gave fellow commissioners an education on timing and trees.