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Today's News

  • Locals keepin' it local

    By ASHLEY THORNTON

    Staff Writer

    There’s no doubt that shopping and buying local boosts the economy in the area, but businesses are not the only ones that benefit from this structure. In turn, those local businesses are supporting the community that they are also a part of.

  • Mobile dental unit returns to Chiefland

    The Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit will be at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland during the week of September 22-26, to perform FREE basic fillings and extractions to all approved adults 18 years of age or older.

    A required Pre-Screening and appointment scheduling will be held on Saturday, September 6  from 8:30 a.m.–noon at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland. 

    Bring a list of all current medications and a valid photo ID. 

    You will also need to know your total income for the previous month.   

  • Thefts prompt town to look into security systems

    Bronson is making moves toward beefing up the security of town facilities.

    The library, according to statements made in recent weeks, is the biggest issue. It's been repeatedly broken into over the years. Staff members say they believe intruders, who have stolen equipment and money, come through the windows at night after secretly unlocking them during the day.

  • We ruin public schools by holding back money, imposing demands

    By Marc Yacht

    ContexTFlorida

    Lee County must be commended for the courage to “just say no” to high-stakes testing.  Last week, the Lee County School Board voted to end all state-required testing in the county’s public schools.

    They have had enough with the Common Core agenda pushed by computer corporations and the Gates Foundation.

  • Need help with Medicare?

       Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

      Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your

    check every month?

       Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

       Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confi dential information.

  • Confusion about food expiration dates can lead to harmful food handling behaviors

    Expiration date labeling on food products is a source of confusion for consumers according to a new survey from NSF International, a global public health and safety organization.  The survey found that people are confused about how to interpret dates on food packaging such as expiration, “best used by” and “sell by” dates, causing many to keep some food dangerously long or prematurely throw away good food.

  • Church News for the week of September 4

     

    Gospel trio at

    Bronson UMC

    The Bronson United Methodist Church is hosting  "Willing Hearts," a local gospel trio, this Sunday, at 6 p.m. Come and be refreshed by their singing and witness and shout hallelujah!  The church is located at 235 S. Court St.  

    For more information, call the church office at 352-486-2281 or Sue Bazin at 352-486-4094.

    Bible Study at Peace

    Lutheran Church

    The Sunday morning adult Bible study at Peace Lutheran Church will resume this Sunday at 9 a.m.

  • State to monitor water quality in real-time

    State agencies have established a partnership to keep tabs on some area springs.

    The Suwannee River Water Management District, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Geological Survey plan to deploy special equipment to continuously monitor the health of springs within the district. This partnership will use new technologies to provide real-time flow and water quality monitoring at Fanning Springs, Manatee Springs, Ichetucknee Blue Hole, Madison Blue Spring and Troy Springs.

  • Cedar Key gearing up for Museum on Main Street

    The Cedar Key Historical Society announced that it has been selected to host Museums on Main Street (MoMS), which will be taking place from September through October. Funded in part by the United States Congress, MoMS combines the talents of the Smithsonian Institution, the state humanities councils and local organizations to bring national and local heritage to small communities across the United States.

  • Williston joke sparks concern

    Many would agree that there's no such thing as bad publicity.

    Publicity, in any form, gets your name out there and people will talk – and remember.

    However, last week the tiny city of Williston found itself in the middle of an online publicity rant when The National Report, a satirical website, featured it in a story called "Small Florida Town Signs Police Privatization Deal With Walmart."