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Today's News

  • Bronson can't hold on at Branford

    Bronson was unable to maintain a halftime lead en route to a 14-13 loss at Branford on Friday.

    Understandably, a few Eagles players broke the postgame huddle with tears in their eyes after coming so close to breaking into the win column for the first time in five tries this season.

  • Donation

       Nature Coast Hospice and SREC of Dixie County both were presented $100 checks from the Chiefland HCE (Home and Community Educators). The money was given to the two organizations to be used for services that they provide to their clients. The goal of the HCE is to strenghten individuals, families and communities through education, leadership and action.

  • Chiefland avenges Trenton loss

    Chiefland has lost only twice on the volleyball court this season.

    The first loss came against Williston in the Bell Invitational Tournament when the Lady Indians were without senior standout Taylore Fuller. They avenged that Sept. 17 loss by beating the Lady Red Devils 3-2 on Sept. 29.

  • Levy County Democrats prepare for state convention

    The Levy County Democratic Executive Committee met at BubbaQues in Chiefland Sept. 27 in preparation for the 2011 State Democratic Convention to be held in Orlando.
    The program was presented by Dee Dee Smith, who brought greetings from the State Democratic Chair, Rod Smith. She told the local committee of the State Chair’s interest in having delegates from all 67 counties attend the upcoming state convention.  

  • Learn about Florida history

       Professor Jack E. Davis will offer a brief survey of Florida history from the pre-Spanish
    Period to the present through the lens of the human relationship with the natural environment.
       Davis has a B.A. in political science, an M.A. and PH.D. in American History. He is an associate professor of history at the University of Florida, where he specializes in environmental, southern and Florida History. He serves on the editorial boards at Tampa Bay History and the Florida Historical Quarterly.

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 20

    Saturdays in October

    Wildflower walks at
    Morningside Nature Center
    The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks start at 9 a.m. at Morningside Nature Center. On Oct. 8, the walk starts at 11:30 a.m., as part of the Native Plant Sale, please meet at the Pavilion.
    The walks are guided by a Morningside Nature Center staff member. Each week, the walks will be different in focus.
    Please meet at the Education Office and wear comfortable walking shoes. It is also suggested to bring any guide that may be of use on the walk.

  • Engaged: GLADWELL-BREEDEN

       Nellie Marie Gladwell and Chetley Lowell Breeden are to be wed on Saturday, October 22, at 5 p.m. at the Gladwell home.
       The wedding is open to all family and friends. No local invitations are being sent.

  • Helping Hands

    St. John the Evangelist
     USDA distribution

      There will be a distribution of USDA foodstuffs on Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17  from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland.
    Food distribution
    in Fanning Springs

    H.H.A.L.O. will be holding a food distribution on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Old Town community center.
      All residents of Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties are eligible with a photo ID confirming residency. 

  • Birth: Lee

       Jacob Thomas Lee was born to David and Christi Lee, of Tallahassee on Aug. 1, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds,1 ounce and was 19 and a half inches long.
       Jacob is the grandson of Howard and Carol Marsh, of Chiefland; Donna and the late Walter Tooke, of Bell; the late Mr. and Mrs. Watson, of Trenton; and Margie and the late Seth Tooke, also of Trenton.

  • Preserve group to meet

       The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve “snowbirds” are drifting back to Florida.  It’s time to start regular visits to the preserve.  
    Friends will meet:
       n Sunday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers to help tidy up the gardens, grounds and trim the brush along the road at the front entrance are needed. Bring garden tools.