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Today's News

  • Indians beat Bulldogs in preseason action

    By JOSH WASSON

    Correspondent

    After losing 16 seniors from last year’s team, the 2014 Chiefland Indians entered a preseason game with the Bell Bulldogs with many question marks. It’s safe to say some were answered Friday night with the Indians easily taking care of Bell 39-7.

  • Henderson scholarships go to four graduates

    Four graduates of Chiefland High School's Class of 2014 are entering college in the coming weeks with the help of scholarships they are receiving from the Alice Faye Henderson Scholarship Fund that is part of the Levy County Schools Foundation.

    Kelsi Alexander, who was senior class president and class valedictorian, will study nursing.

    Alexandra Gilliam will study to work in the field of nursing, with a specialty in pediatrics.

  • Engagement: Moody-Beasley

    The engagement of Adrienne Victoria Moody to Allen Martin Beasley is announced by her parents Mrs. Owen Baynard, and Mr. and Mrs. Horace A. Moody of Destin. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Pansy Robinson of Bronson. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce A. Beasley of Ethel, La.

  • Suwannee Valley Rotary new members

    From left, new members of Suwannee Valley Rotary Club are Jamie Griffin, area restaurant owner, Justin Hardee, of Nature Coast Financial Services, and Jane Behringer, of The Deer Camp.

    The club meets on Thursdays at noon in the community room of Haven Hospice in Chiefland. 

  • Get help with your Medicare costs

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

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    check every month?

       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 FL Dept of Elder Affairs, provides

    you with free, unbiased and confidential information.

  • It's not magic or science

    By Pastor Terry Wines

    No matter how many times I turn my smartphone or tablet, the screen adjusts so that I’m looking at it right-side-up. I was astounded to learn that this was not magic, but the work of a gyroscope that senses every motion the phone or iPad makes.

    In Matthew 18, Jesus urges us to keep our relationships right-side up. The problem is that unlike smartphones and iPads, we don't have a built-in gyroscope to make it automatic and easy − not one that was scientifically created.         

  • First responder cookout Saturday in Chiefland

    The Chiefland Assembly of God is hosting a cookout for first responders: active and retired firefighters, EMS and law enforcement.

       The Assembly of God wishes to thank all first responders for their service by hosting this free event, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Train Depot in Chiefland.

  • Church News for the week of August 28

    Health and

    wellness classes

    Lighthouse Word Church will be offering free health and wellness classes, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for six weeks.

    Each class will stand on its own, so visitors can attend one, a few or all, if so desired.

    Topics include: nutrition, body wellness, healing from within, stress busters and mineral personality assessment. Lots of information, handouts, games, activities and prizes; relevant to all ages. Childcare will be provided.

    For more information, call 352-493- 1554.

  • Agencies partner in school zones

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS), Inglis Fire Department (IFD) and Levy County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) worked together to keep school zones safe on the first day of school, Aug. 18

       The three departments worked toward reminding people to take caution in school zones.

       Each fire department parked an engine at either end of the school zone to remind passing motorists to slow down.

    For more school bus safety tips, visit www.flhsmv.gov/bussafety/. 

  • Open house at Bronson schools

    Kindergarten teacher Cassidi Brock, Roy Davis, Jason Davis, Samantha Davis and friend R.J. Tisdale  pose for a picture at a recent open house for parents and students at Bronson Elementary School.

    Brock explained that, for kindergartners, the first week is only one day.  This allows the teachers and students to get acquainted.