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Today's News

  • Great prizes for 'Battle of the Sexes' blood drive

    LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will be hosting its 5th Annual Battle of the Sexes blood drive competition June 22-26, and the ladies in North Florida will be trying to keep their record perfect.

    “This marks our fifth year, and the ladies have won every year,” said LifeSouth North Florida District Director Dustin Scott. “The whole idea is to beat the heat and add a little fun to the challenge of avoiding a summer blood shortage.”

  • Auditions continue for The Addams Family

    The Suwannee Valley Players presents auditions for The Addams Family Musical,  book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on characters created by Charles Addams. Show dates: Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31 and Nov. 1

    Audition dates:

    • Saturday, June 20, 10 a.m. - noon - First United Methodist Church, Cross City -  Fellowship Hall

    • Saturday, June 20, 2-4 p.m. Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave.

    • Saturday, June 20, 7-9 p.m. Chief Theater, 25 E. Park Ave.

  • Retired K-9 deputy dies

    Longtime Levy County Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Czar, whose human partner was Deputy Jay Crooms has answered his last call, passing on June 12.

    Czar, who was 12.5 years old and a native of Holland, emigrated to the United States at the age of 1 ½ years old.

    Czar met Crooms in 2004 and the two completed 640 hours of mandatory training becoming state certified in patrol apprehension and narcotic detection.

  • CES and CMHS go to Wild Adventures

    Christy Jones’ class went to Wild Adventures on Tuesday, May 26, a celebration of a yearlong mentoring program set up with Chiefland High School’s HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) junior class led by Kelly Beauchamp. Beauchamp’s HOSA students came once a week during the school year and mentored students in Jones’ class at Chiefland Elementary.

  • Tri County Outreach receives 1,000 pounds of can goods

    Connie Brown, left, executive director for Tri County Outreach, accepts a food donation from Kassie Ortiz, postal employee in Chiefland. Tri County Outreach would like to thank the citizens of Chiefland for all the can goods that were donated to the food pantry May 9 as part of the annual Mother's Day Postal Workers Food Drive.

    Also a big thank you to all the postal workers who collected the cans.

    Tri County Outreach's emergency food pantry is open Monday-Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 708 N. Main St., Chiefland.

  • Community calendar for the week of June 18

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meetings

  • Celebrating gold

    Marie E. and William T. Brown will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their wedding on Saturday June 20 with friends and family at the Pavillion at Manatee Springs State Park.

    The couple was married in Miami.

  • Fire chief honored

    Chiefland Fire Rescue Chief James Harris was presented with a five-year service award by Vice Mayor Betty Walker at last week's Chiefland City Commission meeting.

    Harris has said that the longevity of fire chiefs averages five years, so he has exceeded that mark. 

  • Students of the month

    The students of the month for May were recently honored at the Chiefland City Commission meeting. Aubreigh Brown, daughter of Jason and Stephanie Brown, is in the third grade at Chiefland Elementary School. The nomination by the teachers said, “Aubreigh is a hardworking student dedicated to doing her personal best. She is thoughtful and kind to classmates, and a team player.”

  • Bronson is without a clerk as Brettel moves on

    After seven years of employment, the clerk for the town of Bronson is leaving.

    Kelli Brettel presented a letter of resignation to the town council during its Monday night meeting.

    “After seven years of learning much and working hard to further the goals of this town, I find that I am compelled to move down another path,” the letter said. “It is with a mixture of both happiness and regret that I tender my resignation to the Town of Bronson....”