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Today's News

  • Letter: Chiefland needs animal protection laws

    Some time ago while mowing a vacant lot on the south east side of Chiefland I observed a brown medium sized dog chained up under some trees next door.

    After looking closer I realized this animal had no shelter from the weather.

    I contacted the Humane Society of Levy County who informed me they had no responsibility for the City of Chiefland. I then contacted the appropriate people in Chiefland who informed me there was no requirement for the shelter of animals.

  • Letter: Harmony Holistic Healing Center seeks donations for the holidays

    It is that time of year again when Harmony does what it does best … help people in need. We want to ensure that everyone has a special holiday season and in order to do that we need your help. Harmony is asking for your donations for people less fortunate than us. This is a GREAT time to de-clutter your homes and help a lot of people in return. What a great way to end the year by helping others.

  • The Week Ahead

     All Week   Get your pumpkin at First UMC

    First United Methodist Church in Chiefland is holding its annual pumpkin and gourd sale in front of the church on U.S. Highway 27A/State Road 500.

    Small pumpkins are 50 cents each and prices on the larger pumpkins go up to $20. The church is also selling swan gourds and pie pumpkins.

    The stand is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including Sundays, until Oct. 31. 

  • Today

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    Halloween fun at Chiefland library

    Join in on the Halloween fun as kids young and old are invited to decorate and eat cookies from 5 to 5:30 p.m. at the Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland. The library will provide all materials needed for this free event. Large groups are welcome, but please inform the library staff in advance.  For more information contact the local librarian or Jenny Rodgers, 352-486-5552 or jrodgers@neflin.org.

    Book signing at Knotts Library

  • Refuge Week seeks to enlighten visitors

    The sunlight strained at the edges between clusters of bromeliad-laden tupelo trees, water oaks and cabbage palms.  

    Thin shafts of light breaking through the canopy revealed flitting birds and clouds of mosquitoes hovering over black water dotted with the heart-shaped leaves of cow lilies.

    Snakes, in search of prey, slithered in and out of the murk below, and fiddler crabs scurried over rocks and tiny islands of gnarled tree roots.

  • Chiefland Elementary Fall Festival Tonight

    Fall is here and Chiefland Elementary School is ready to celebrate.  The CES PTO is sponsoring the annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the school.  

    Everyone in the community is welcome to attend, and all proceeds go to the school.  We have many fun activities planned, and you can play each for only 25 cents.

  • CFCC Course Offerings

    • GED prep starts now

    Central Florida Community College encourages adults who would like to earn a GED to prepare now.

    Before beginning the General Education Development Test program, students must complete the 12-hour introduction to adult education course, which helps them identify strengths and set educational goals. All adult education programs are free.

  • County waits on cities to act on water authority

    Once again Levy County has put off taking any action on joining any government utility authority until all of the municipalities reply to Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy's proposal that the county form one of its own.

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and one of the items on the agenda was Pomeroy's letter to the other seven cities in the county to form a countywide water authority.

     While the commission did not discuss it, they also received a letter from Fanning Springs Mayor Cheryl Nekola and City Commission Chair Whitney “Stoney” Smith.

  • Swine vaccine is now available

    The Levy County Health Department received its first shipment of H1N1 (Swine) flu vaccines — approximately 1,600 doses — late Tuesday, Oct. 13, and will make it available on Tuesday, Oct. 20.

    While more shipments are expected, the vaccine is in limited supply, so the Health Department is following vaccination recommendations made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

    Those recommendations call for the initial vaccination efforts to focus on five target groups:

  • Florida Prepaid College Plans Open Enrollment starts this week

    There aren’t many things in life that are guaranteed.  But starting this week, parents can purchase a Florida Prepaid College Plan that is financially guaranteed by the state of Florida.

    With this safe and secure way to save for children’s higher education, families don’t have to worry about tuition increases or the credit crunch, and they cannot lose their money when they purchase a Florida Prepaid College Plan.