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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 25

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.

  • Gala honors Hastings while raising $24K

    Humor, jokes and a little good natured ribbing set the tone for the 16th Annual Stars Gala presented by the Levy County Schools Foundation.

  • Investing in others Harmony Center's goal

    Many may have seen the building, but don't know what good work they do, Scott DeBerry said of the organization represented by his guest speaker at Suwannee Valley Rotary last week.

    He didn't know what to expect when Harmony Pregnancy and Resource Center asked him for help on a marketing project, but DeBerry said, "I was blown away."

    "She had such a big heart for children," he said of Director Barbara Ledford.

    They played a video demonstrating the services offered and including testimonials.

  • Uniting the Tri-Counties

    Plays, band performances, movie nights and "pickin' in the park" events are all a part of the vision by local organizations pulling together to work towards the goal of having a bandshell at Fanning Springs, an area centrally located for the Tri-Counties.

    Chiefland Rotary members in conjunction with the City of Fanning Springs and Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce presented the project to Chiefland Rotary members last Wednesday, Feb. 17.

  • McCallum gets Florida Sheriff’s Risk Management Fund Award

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum received the Florida Sheriff’s Risk Management Fund (FSRMF) Award for Best Overall Performance in Vehicle Operations in 2015 at the Florida Sheriff’s Winter Conference on Feb. 1.

  • Panel discussion on birds leaving Seahorse

    The Cedar Key Library's lecture series will host a discussion on the bird nest abandonment at Seahorse Key on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m. in the library's Community Meeting Room.

    Fish and Wildlife biologist Vic Doig, researcher Coleman Sheehy III of the University of Florida Biology Department and Seahorse Key Marine Lab, and Dr. Peter Frederick of UF's Department of Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation, are on the panel. 

  • Have a say in city's Civic Square

    The Chiefland City Commission wants you to speak your mind and share your vision on creating a Civic Square at the Tarilhead/Old Train Depot Park and adjoining land.

    The meeting is on Thursday, March 3 at City Hall from 6 to 9 p.m.

  • March for Jesus planned for May 7

    Shirley Fusco of the Chiefland Assembly of God sought and won the support of the Chiefland City Commission for a March for Jesus on May 7 at 10 a.m. 

    The march will follow the usual parade route on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street from Chiefland Middle High School to the Trailhead/Old Depot Park.

    Fusco said all churches are being asked to participate in the event.

  • Local talent dreams big

    Recent auditions for The Voice did not result in a call back for one local talent, but the outcome is not slowing him down one bit.

    For Matthew Lunsford, the experience was a spiritual one.

    "It was the calmest audition I've ever had," he said. Even the drive up to the auditions in Memphis was particularly calm.

    Lunsford felt the support and knew the people in the community were praying for him. He did not have high or low expectations, he said, but felt obedient to what God had in mind for him.

  • Citizen of the Year is Dr. Becky Gill

    Dr. Becky Gill, a retired Navy physician and patron of the arts and animals, was revealed as the 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce during the 33rd annual membership banquet at Haven Hospitce’s Community Center on Tuesday evening.

    "This is beyond anything," Gill said after accepting the award, "I want to thank everybody."

    It's a joy being in this community, where she has good people to work for and with, she said.

    "May the spirit march on," she said in conclusion.