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Today's News

  • A trip to Cedar Key

    Chiefland Elementary School 5th grade gifted and enrichment students visited the Cedar Key Historical Museum recently.

    The class also visited the town's Smithsonian Museum on Main Street exhibit on "The Way We Work."

  • Childhood developmental services

       Childhood Development Services Inc., Head Start/Early Head Start, recruits children year round. Our services include early childhood education (6 weeks – 5 years), expectant mothers’ program, vision, hearing, and dental screenings, disabilities, developmental screenings and much more.

    For more information, call (Levy and Gilchrist counties) 1-800-303-7812, or 352-498-1603 if in Dixie County. 

  • CF News

    • Emergency vehicle operation course at CF starts Nov. 7

    The College of Central Florida is accepting enrollment for its Emergency Vehicle Operations course that begins Friday, Nov. 7, at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Building 33, Room 107.

    The course completes the education requirement for Emergency Vehicle Operations and is approved by the VFIS Insurance Group, which has trained more than 152,000 emergency service personnel since 2006.

  • SRWMD high school grant funds now available

    The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is currently accepting applications for its High School Grant Program. The District is seeking proposals from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) course teachers, as well as from agricultural teachers across the District.

    The District Governing Board has designated $20,000 to assist STEM, agricultural, and other high school classes to fund projects. The District will accept applications from local high schools until Oct. 31.

  • Old NAPA store makes way

    Something is missing in downtown Bronson. 

    The old blue NAPA Auto Parts Store, which sat on the corner of Court Street and U.S. Highway 27A was demolished last week. 

    The First Baptist Church of Bronson purchased the property last year and will use it for a new paved parking lot.

    The new NAPA Store sits just down the road in the former Dollar General Store location. 

  • New businesses come to Bronson

    Bronson is a little busier these days as four new businesses have opened recently, bringing to Bronson a new spirit of growth and prosperity.

    Susan's Glass Art Studio, (next to Ace Hardware) offers beginner and advanced classes in stained glass. Owner Susan Stott also does custom designs in stained glass, etched glass, fused glass and repairs. Stott's been making stained glass for 18 years. The store is open Thursday evenings, from 5-8 p.m., Friday and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    For more information, call 352-949-4527.

  • Salon gets makeover, name change

       There was a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Tuesday for NHairtance, formerly Ida Mae’s Beauty Salon, at 303 N. Young Blvd., in Chiefland. Owner Prentice Spann, daughter of the salon's late founder, Ida Mae Watson, and the staff ―– Annette Hudson and Rick and Eve Mills greeted members of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce for a celebration and luncheon.

  • "Of Mice and Men" at Chief Theater

    "Of Mice and Men," one of John Steinbeck's most acclaimed works, is in production at the Chief Theater in Chiefland with performances Friday through Sunday.

    This American classic chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers George and Lennie, unlikely friends who move from town to town hoping to work and save enough to own their own piece of land. But Lennie stirs up trouble, and George must choose between his friend and his dream.

  • Community Calendar or the week of October 2

    "Of Mice and Men" at Chief Theater
    "Of Mice and Men," one of John Steinbeck's most acclaimed works, is in production at the Chief Theater in Chiefland with performances Friday through Sunday.
    This American classic chronicles four days in the lives of migrant workers George and Lennie, unlikely friends who move from town to town hoping to work and save enough to own their own piece of land. But Lennie stirs up trouble, and George must choose between his friend and his dream.

  • Limbering up on the river

    Volunteers get ready to head out onto the Suwannee River Saturday as part of the Great Suwannee River Cleanup, just one of two in the area taking place on National Public Lands Day.

    Volunteers brought their own kayak, canoe, or walking shoes to help make the Suwannee River beautiful again by picking up trash in the river. After the trash pickup, volunteers were treated to a BBQ lunch.