Today's News

  • Early childhood conference

    The College of Central Florida, in partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County Inc., will host the 24th Annual Early Childhood Education Conference on Saturday, March 24, with keynote presenter Jack Hartmann, a nationally recognized children’s singer.
    The conference will be held from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ewers Century Center of the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The fee for this workshop is $30 before March 19 or $50 at the door.

  • Church News for the week of March 8

    n Bronson UMC movie night
       The Bronson United Methodist Church invites you to a free movie on Saturday, March 10 at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.  Popcorn and soda will be served.  There is no charge for this event, please come and enjoy the evening out.     The movie to be shown is "Courageous". The church is located at 235 Court Street, Bronson. Please call 352-486-2281 or 352-486-4094 if you need more information.

    n Homeward Bound performs Sunday

  • Should you be spritually court martialed?

    "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is ..." 

  • Revival report: Crusade for Christ wins 15 souls

    By Pastor Jim Hurst
    Overall, the Tent Crusade Revival in Levy County was a wonderful success with 15 precious people making decisions for Jesus Christ. 
    We appreciate so much the four area churches who partnered with us to reach your city for Jesus. These churches provided excellent ministry on every level.  They also set new "time records" for putting up and taking down the big tent. 

  • Black history speaker urges raising children right

    Retired educator Vivian Filer believes children should be raised with love, but also a firm grasp on whatis proper and what is not.
    As the speaker for the Black History Scholarship Banquet in Chiefland on Feb. 18 at the Tommy Usher Community Center, she told the 80 people in attendance, that   having children calls for a commitment to invest long hours, go the extra mile, to sacrifice and "love, love, love."

  • Thank you

    I wish to thank all the contributors and participants, volunteers and staff for making the 2012 Florida State NASP Tournament a very special event.  First of all, the kids, of course, the best bunch of kids you could possibly gather in one place, they were terrific, as were their coaches.  Thanks to Safari Club International of North Florida, Tom Powell and Ray Pringle, Bear Archery Products of Gainesville, Neil Byce and Eric Godkin, Morrell Targets, Bernie and Dale Morrell and Woods ‘n Water Magazine for their contributions to the live event. 

  • Last line of defense

    Each morning cases come across my desk for review and I see the ways that folks are victimized by others seeking money through a variety of sources.
    The gamut ranges from charitable contributions to classified ads and the result is that frequently folks are getting diminished or zero return on their money. This, in a time when money is universally tight. If we are to avoid these scams, we need to get smarter about our responses.    

  • Today in Levy County History: The military dilemma

    By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    A problem that has faced military tacticians throughout history is how to effectively move men and equipment to areas of conflict. When Gen. Zachary Taylor became commander of the forces fighting the Seminole Indians in the Territory of Florida in 1838, he quickly devised a scheme to facilitate a more rapid response to emergency situations.

  • Editorial Toon for March 8
  • Haven attic to open Saturday

    The grand opening for the newest Haven Hospice Attic will be Saturday, March 10, at 9 a.m. Chiefland is proud to be the home of Haven’s fourth attic. A Haven Hospice Attic resale store sells gently used items: clothing, electronics, appliances, housewares, furniture and more. Haven’s Attics are sure to hold some treasures.