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Today's News

  • Heat too much for 2 Indians

    Paramedics were dispatched to the Otter Springs Park & Campground twice on Thursday as near-record temperatures and heat indexes above 100 degrees caused two Chiefland players to overheat.

  • Indians 'rap' up bonding time

    Minutes before Thursday's dinner, there it was in plain sight: the exact purpose of Chiefland football team's two-night stay at Otter Springs Park & Campground.

    Players and coaches circled up in a corner of their 3,300-square foot lodge, shouting, laughing and even freestyle rapping. For readers who don't know, "freestyling" is where rap lyrics are improvised, not pre-planned or written.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for August 13 - 19

     The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Hawthorne Road (State Road 20)  Daytime lane closures from Waldo Road (State Road 24) to the Putnam County line to repaint the roadway markings. Crews will also be repainting the roadway lines which is a moving operation.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for Aug. 11

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. The day was so busy looking through quilts, crafts and various books.   

  • Rubio's staff to visit Chiefland on Tuesday

    Members from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s staff will be available to meet with the public to assist with federal issues during a mobile visit 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Chiefland City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave.

       For more information, call the senator's North Florida Regional Office at 904-398-8586 

  • Our View: Data miners have ally in Florida DMV

    When you apply for a license to drive in the state, you are required to provide the Department of Motor Vehicles a lot of personal information, such as your Social Security number, your address and date of birth. This is information reasonably required by the state in order to license drivers.

  • Take out the grabage before the wife gets home

     A couple of weeks ago, I bought my wife a dozen roses. The occasion, you ask? Do you really have to ask? It’s called planning ahead or preventative maintenance. Some may even put it in the same category as early season preparation. The funny thing is, she knows my schemes. She laughs at the brazen way I ease the shock of another deer season where she becomes a hunting widow. 

  • A tangible reflection of God’s love

     I went out on a hot date the other night, and boy was my wife Angie jealous. I hated leaving her out in the cold like that, but there’s just been a stirring in my soul lately. Sometimes, a man has got to do what a man’s got to do.

  • Cedar Key Museum: a mini-vacation in your back yard

    Tucked away off Hodges Avenue in Cedar Key is arguably the ugliest circa 1960s building on the island. Don’t let that fool you. Inside and around the property are a variety of things to do and see that will make you forget the rough architecture.

  • TDC draws up plans to lure more tourists

    The Levy County Tourism Development Council weighed the best way to market the county to tourists now that it is taking over all advertising duties.