Today's News

  • Engagement: Cannon-Wylie—Thompson

    Betty Workman and Pop Charles Scarberry of Chiefland are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jane Cannon-Wylie to Bennie Thompson, son of the late Clifford and and Lula Mae Thompson of Branford. A wedding is planned for July 7 at 4 p.m. near Branford.

  • Hodge announces for school board

  • Blue Springs Park not open for Spring Break

    Spring breakers can instead go to Henry Beck Park

  • Bluegrass evenings in Dixie

    The free evenings of bluegrass at the Old Town Elementary School Auditorium started two years ago when Big Cypress Bluegrass Band approached the Dixie County Historical Society and proposed the idea of a free evening of Bluegrass music in order to promote Bluegrass and also to give back to the community for supporting the band through the years.
    The Historical Society was very gracious in allowing the group the chance to show what it  could do if given the chance. The partnership brings entertainment to all who love traditional Bluegrass/Bluegrass Gospel music.

  • What it means to be human

    In pastt columns, I discussed the effect children with disabilities have on marriages.
    One reader emailed, 35-year-old Brad from Southern California, to say he had been having a remarkably positive experience.
    His three-year-old daughter has Down syndrome, which was caused by an embryo cell division that created an extra No. 21 chromosome. It affects 350,000 Americans.

  • Suwannee River water board names April as Water Conservation Month

    LIVE OAK — The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) governing board has joined with other agencies and local governments in designating April as Water Conservation Month.
     The proclamation, adopted by the board, calls upon residents, businesses and visitors to protect our precious water resources by practicing and promoting conservation measures both indoors and outdoors.
     “We’re asking the public to water as little as possible,” said Jon Dinges, District director of Water Supply and Resource Management.

  • Democrats meet Tuesday in Bronson

    The Levy County Democratic Committee will meet at the Bronson Restaurant on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
    Anyone interested in the Democratic Party, discussing the upcoming elections or just interested in getting involved in the Democratic Party is welcome to come to the meeting and join.
       The committee is seeking people that are interested in the party and interested in fairness in the political system.
       A dinner menu will be available for purchase.
    For more information, call Charley King 352-493-4797.

  • State park to host Earth Day scavenger hunt

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Fanning and Manatee Springs state parks and Nature Coast State Trail will host a Scavenger hunt throughout the park for Earth Day.
       Park Ranger Howard Meyer will read a book by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings called The Secret River before the hunt begins. The reading will take place on the stage located in the park from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from there the hunt will begin. There will be prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place participants and everyone will receive a certificate of participation.  

  • Dire report on state water supply

    Because of drought and water withdrawals, the state is having trouble managing water supplies.
    That was the message presented by water district officials at Tuesday’s county commission meeting.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 22


    Tax help
    There will be a free tax preparation and e-file with AARP Tax Aide at Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland. Volunteers will be at the library between noon and 4 p.m.
    For more information or to make an appointment, call 352-493-2758.

    Friday — Saturday

    HCE, Woodmen hold yard sale
    The HCE Chiefland Club will hold a joint yard sale with the Woodmen Lodge of Trenton from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on State Road 26 in Trenton. The Woodmen Lodge will sell hotdogs and drinks.