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Today's News

  • Local Sierra Club presents program on solar

    Tri-county Working Group of Suwannee-St. Johns Sierra Club will present Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State at the Homosassa Library, from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 21. “Solar: Unlimited Energy for the Sunshine State” explains that just as we switched from horses to cars, telegrams to telephones, typewriters to computers, and postal mail to email, we must now commit to switch from dirty fuels to clean energy.

  • Home heating help available for elderly

    Elder Options, an agency the helps seniors, wants to get the word out that the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAEP) is available for residents age 60 and older who are having problems keeping their home warm during the winter or cool during the summer.

    The program can provide:

    • Electricity bill payment

    • Purchase energy related supplies such as fuel, fans, space heaters, wood, air conditioners, and

    • Repair heating and cooling systems.

  • Farmers Market Returns to Train Depot Park Saturday

    The Community Farmers Market returns to the Train Depot Park in Chiefland starting in January, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. The hours are

  • WANTED: Citizen of the Year Nominations for 2016

    Do you know someone in the Chiefland area who made outstanding contributions to their community in 2016? If so, please nominate them for Chiefland’s Citizen of the Year! Here are some of the things we look for when seeking a candidate for this award:

    * Significant contribution to the well-being of the community through personal service

    * Personal effort that has made a lasting, noteworthy, and positive difference * Perception as a role model for good citizenship and volunteerism

  • Constitutional officers take oath of office

    The election may have been Nov. 8, 2016, but Florida's constitutional oifficers do not take office until the first day of the new year.

    And so it was on Tuesday, Jan. 3, when the Levy County Courthouse opened for business that the county's five constitutional officers and their families and friends filed into Courtroom A and before all took their oath of office. Administering the oath was Levy County Judge James "Tim" Browning.

  • Players hold auditions Saturday for mystery

    Suwannee Valley Players is pleased to announce auditions for that classic murder mystery, “And Then There Were None.”

    In this suspenseful drama, based on Agatha Christie's mystery tale, 10 strangers are summoned to a remote island. While they are waiting for the mysterious host, Mr. U.N. Owen to appear, a recording levels serious accusations at each of the guests, and soon they start being murdered, one by one. As the survivors try to keep their wits, they reach a disturbing conclusion: one of them must be the killer.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 5

    Today, Jan. 5

    High tea in

    Yankeetown

    Enjoy High Tea served with Old Florida charm! Don’t miss this weekly event on Thursdays at 3 p.m. on the Withlacoochee River in quaint Yankeetown.

    Register your table of friends or simply come to meet new people. Nice sandwiches and treats accompany your choice of tea.

    Cost is $10 per person at The Riverside Inn, 6301 Riverside Drive, in Yankeetown.

    For more information, call 352-447-2595.

    Thursdays

    Library Friends

    meet at Callaway

  • Talent show at the Chief

    The Tri-County area is full of future stars, and Saturday, Jan. 7 will be your chance to see them before they make it big!

    We have singers, dancers, martial artists, comedians and more all set to take you “Back to The Eighties”. Talented artists both young and old will vie for the prize money and the title of Tri-County’s Most Talented of 2016.

  • Like father, like son at Drummond Bank

    Drummond Community Bank bids a fond farewell to long-time banker and friend, Frank Etheridge. Frank announced his retirement earlier this month, after 43 years of banking. Among his many accomplishments, Frank led Perkins State Bank as President, CEO and Chair of the Board. After the 2013 merger of Perkins State Bank and Drummond Community Bank, he served as Area President over the Williston, Archer, Bronson and Inglis Offices and Board of Director. He will remain on the board.

  • AMVETS seeking names for care packs

    The AMVETS Post 42 in Chiefland is seeking the names and addresses of local men and women who are overseas in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.