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Today's News

  • 'Smoke' Auditions July 23 at the Chief

    Auditions for “Smoke on the Mountain” will be at The Chief Theater, 25. E. Park Ave., Chiefland, on Saturday, July 23 from 9 a.m. to noon and Tuesday, July 26 at 6 p.m.

    “Smoke on the Mountain” is the story of a Saturday Night Gospel Sing at a country church in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains in 1938. The show features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family, a traveling group making its return to performing after a five-year hiatus.

  • Help critters with donation

    The Critter Crusaders of North Florida are looking for donations of household items for a community yard sale to benefit the animals the animal advocacy group serves.

    The sale will be in September and the group is accepting donations through Aug. 31. To donate, call Al at 352-493-4857.

  • Disabled vets host cookout

    On Saturday, July 16, the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Tri-County Chapter 63  is hosting a Fundraising Cookout.  It is a day of fun, with music by local “DJ Nasty”, free prizes, and a menu of hamburgers/hot dogs, baked beans, cole slaw or potato salad for only $6. Drinks will be available too.  We will begin serving at 11 a.m. and continue  through 2 p.m. at Chantilly Place Salon, 310 Main Ave. Bronson, across from  Drummond Bank in Bronson

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 14

    Today, July 14

    Thursdays

    Homemakers meet

    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting

  • Cake auction a triple winner

    The Chiefland Lady Indians, three-time winners of the Florida 1A Softball Championship, proved they are winners at fundraising too.

    Because Chiefland Middle High School, nor the Florida High School Athletic Association do not provide the winners of state title with championship rings, the Chiefland Fastpitch Boosters, Inc., sponsored a cake, pie and dessert auction on June 29 at the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church of Chiefland.

  • Stopping the flooding

    Crews from the Florida Department of Transportation are working hurridly on U.S. Highway 19/ North Main Street to repair the stormwater drainage system at 3rd Street.

    The bigger pipes will hopefully prevent flooding during downpours at the site. Motorists can expect daytime lane closures from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. as the drainage and resurfacing work continues.

    Work will continue on the project next week.

  • New city park needs a name

    Chiefland is planning a new city park and, well, just does not know what to call it, so the Chiefland City Commission is asking for the public’s help in suggesting and choosing a name.

    The person who comes up with the name can win $100 from sponsors  Dr. Bob Mount and Dr. Keith Richeson.

  • CPD seeks help ID'ing robber

    Chiefland Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying a liquor store robber.

    On July 4 at approximately 8:30 p.m. there was a robbery at Chiefland Package at 2311 N.W. 14th St. The suspect is a black male, about 5 foot 8 inches, thin build, wearing a burgundy colored shirt, white undershirt, burgundy shorts, white basketball style sneakers, dark colored gloves and a camouflage ski mask.

    The robber was armed and ordered the store clerk to hand over an estimated $4,000 in cash from the store register and safe, and fled the scene.

  • Bullseye

    The Olympic athlete’s quest is a grueling trek, requiring relentless self-discipline, with few short-term rewards.

    For Bronson resident and silver medalist Jake Kaminski, the path was even more difficult as he prepared for next month’s 2016 Rio Olympics, where he will represent the U.S. in archery for the second straight summer games.

  • Toddler found walking along US 19

    Motorist Mitzi Lacoste, a travelling nurse, could not believe her eyes when she spotted the truck in front of her braking ― for a toddler dressed only in a shirt, walking by himself about 6 feet off of U.S. Highway 19 approximately ¾ of a mile north of the caution light at Gulf Hammock.