Today's News

  • Chiefland veteran keynote speaker on 'The Peublo Incident'

    The U.S.S. Pueblo was masquerading as a scientific research vessel off the coast of North Korea when enemy forces determined the ship was of interest, sending  a small fleet of boats to corral its crew of 81 officers and enlisted men.
    That was 1968, and the enemy had good reason to be suspicious. The Pueblo was a U.S. Navy surveillance ship, loaded down with the most high-tech spy equipment of the day, as well as a good deal of intelligence.

  • Dean appears before commission on Duke metering

    Senator Charles Dean (R-Inverness) appeared last week before the Florida Public Service Commission’s special meeting to address the Duke Energy Meter Rerouting issue.  Dean had concerns over the issue.

    “This is a very important issue, one I have heard much about from my constituents, and I wanted to make sure to bring their concerns to the Public Service Commission,” Dean said.

  • Schuler re-elected Bronson mayor

    The Bronson Town Council wrapped up business for the 2013-14 fiscal year on Monday and set the tone for the coming year with the final approval of a budget for the year that started on Wednesday, a 4 percent pay increase for city employees and reelection of Franklin Schuler as mayor.

    The vote was 4-1 with Councilman Berlon Weeks dissenting. Weeks had made a nomination for Councilman Bruce Greenlee but it failed to receive a second after Council members Aaron Edmondson and Beatrice Roberts nominated and seconded, respectively, the nomination of Schuler.

  • Legislators should bring good nutrition, not pork, back to their districts

    By Steve Kurlander


    A recent “fluff” piece by political writer Anthony Man in the Sun Sentinel reported that Florida Congressman Ted Deutch has become a vegan. He says he’s lost “25 pounds” and that his “health has definitely improved as a result.”

    Citing his long day where he finds himself not eating many homemade meals and faced with caloric choices all day, Deutch said he has “come to really [enjoy] the vegetable side dishes at restaurants.”

  • Kudos to SVP's "Of Mice and Men"

    By Karen Sloat


    The Suwannee Valley Players outdid themselves with an emotional adaptation of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" this weekend at the Chief Theare.

    The story is of two migrant field hands, the average-looking yet smart George and the strong but mentally challenged Lennie who both find work on a California farm during The Great Depression.

    In addition to the strong lead role of George, played by the seasoned actor Terry Wines, three young actors stood out.

  • UF researcher still looking for allergen-free peanut

    By Brad Buck


    A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts.

    Scientists must eliminate peanut allergens below a certain threshold for patients to be safe, said Wade Yang, an assistant professor in food science and human nutrition and member of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

  • Why is the church in my pocket?

    By Pastor Terry Wines

    The Sunday after the Tsunami that devastated the Philippines in 2004, I shared with my congregation how we could help through our denominational relief organization (UMCOR). That morning there happened to be other financial requests in the bulletin. This prompted one person to complain out loud during announcements that “the church is always in my pocket!”

  • Church News for the week of October 2

    Fall Bazaar at Good Shepherd

       It is almost time for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church's annual Fall Bazaar, Yard and Bake Sale, scheduled Oct. 3-4.

    The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and there will be lots of yard sale items and, of course, our bake sale with lots of homemade cookies, cakes, muffins, breads, etc. We will also have hotdogs and chili for sale for lunch.

    Fall Revival at Full Gospel

  • 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.