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Today's News

  • Oyster group pushing to keep industry afloat

    Area oyster farmers, state and local officials are banning together in hopes of salvaging what they say is a declining industry.

    More than 20 representatives from various groups and agencies, for the second time in recent months, met in Cross City at the Dixie County Emergency Operations Center Dec. 4 to organize what's now being called the Nature Coast Oyster Alliance (NCOA).

  • Christmas at the library

    Children of all ages are invited to attend a fun celebration of Christmas. Come listen to a Christmas Story, make crafts, enjoy refreshments, and have pictures taken with Santa! Plan to arrive early

    to see Santa. The pictures will be printed at the party for free.

       Please contact your local library for more information.

    • Bronson Public Library

    Monday, Dec, 15

    6- 7:30 p.m.

    • Williston Public Library

    Thursday, Dec. 18

    6-7:30 p.m.

  • Chiefland commission meeting cancelled

    The second monthly meeting scheduled for Dec. 22, 2014, has been cancelled. 

    The nest commission meeting will be Jan. 12, 2015, at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave.

  • Free phones for the hearing impaired

    The Suwannee River Economic Center will host the Center for Independent Living Free Phone Giveaway for hearing impaired people from 9:15 a.m. until noon, Dec. 17, at the Chiefland Senior Center, 305 S.W. 1st St.

       A 5-minute hearing test is available for those who are not sure if they qualify.

     

    Loud and clear and free

       FTRI offers a variety of amplified phones — Free to qualified applicants.

  • Toys for Tots distribution

    Toys distribution for all registered children will be held Saturday Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chiefland Walmart.

    Due to a small number of registered children, we will only be having one consolidated registration event. We do not anticipate having a “make-up” date but will readdress this later if necessary.

     All paper registrations will be collected this week and turned in for organizing and finalizing the counts. Online registrations will continue through this Friday at http://j1edit.com/toys/

  • 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.