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Today's News

  • CF President Dassance announces retirement

    Dr. Charles R. Dassance, president of the College of Central Florida since November 1996, has informed the District Board of Trustees he will retire this summer. Dassance, who will be 66 in April, indicated that this was the most difficult decision of his 44 years as a community college educator.
    “The college is doing well and after nearly 15 years as president, I decided this was the right time for the college to transition to new leadership,” he said.

  • Two attend FFA Leadership Summit

    Hailey Bason (left), of Chiefland Senior FFA, and Kaley Wilder, of Williston Senior FFA, recently attended the State Leadership Summit at the Florida Leadership Training Center in Haines City.  
    While there, they were both selected to be on a state committee. They were invited to attend because they serve as chair and co-chair of Sub-District 2, which serves Levy County FFA.

  • In appreciation

    Brown Masonic Lodge No. 51 in Chiefland held an appreciation pizza party for members of the Chiefland Police Department and the Chiefland Fire Department.  
    Dr. Bob Trask (top center), Worshipful Master of Brown Lodge, presents certificates of appreciation to Police Chief Robert Douglas (top right), and Maj. Al Graves (top left), Fire Chief James Harris (bottom photo left) and Fire Captain David James (middle photo left).

  • Fanning to host Springs and Blooms Garden Festival

    Celebrate the colors, textures and shapes
     of north Florida landscapes

       Fanning Springs State Park will host its annual spring garden festival Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of native plants will be for sale, and techniques for environmentally friendly watering, fertilizing and controlling pest will be demonstrated.

  • Egg hunts, story times at libraries

       The Levy Public Library System will be having Easter egg hunts at the library branches. Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will have its hunt at 4:30 p.m. on April 14. Bronson Public Library will have its hunt at 4:30 p.m. on April 18. A.F. Knotts Public Library will have its hunt at 3 p.m. on April 19 and the Williston Public Library's hunt will be at 4:30 p.m. on April 21. Kids of all ages are welcome and will be able to take their eggs and buckets home with them. Large groups are welcome, but please let your librarian know in advance.

  • Community Calendar for April 7

    Today

    Haven memorial service
    The Haven Hospice Love and Remembrance Memorial is 6 p.m. at the Haven Hospice Tri-Counties Care Center, 311 N.E. 9th Street, Chiefland. The memorial is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one. Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories. Refreshments will be served. Registration is not required.  For more information, call Haven Hospice at 352-493-2333.

    Friday-Saturday

  • Vet Briefs for April 7

    Memorial Day plans
    Ivan Chubb, who organizes the annual Memorial Day ceremonies in Cedar Key and Bronson, has announced plans for the events.
    Chubb informed the Levy County Commission that the Cedar Key ceremony will be held in the Cedar Key Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 29.
    The Bronson ceremony will be held at the city cemetery at 1 p.m. on Monday, May 30.
    Chubb said Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5625 in Chiefland would be presenting the colors at the ceremonies.

    Because We Care Day proclaimed

  • Shriners honor one 'standing tall'

    Dixie Shrine Club President John Long presents Roz Boudreau of Chiefland and the VFW Post 5625 Ladies Auxiliary the Shriners Standing Tall Award for Outstanding Support of  Shriners Hospital for Children. Boudreau collected over $4,500 plus donated items, including crochet afghans and soft toys for the Tampa Shrine hospital during 2010.

  • Honoring our vets

    Sgt. Pete Barnes, of Chiefland, right, a K-9 officer with the Levy County Sheriff's Office, is presented with the Officer of the Year award for American Legion Post No. 236 and AMVETS Post No. 444 by AMVETS State Veterans Service Officer Ivan Chubb.  Maj. Evan Sullivan, center, head of law enforcement for the sheriff's office, said Barnes is "a can-do guy." Chubb said, "You're the only body I know that everybody likes." Chubb said Barnes is also a military
    veteran.

  • County sets Tarmac hearing for May 3

    The proposed Tarmac King Road mine project won a recommendation for approval from the Levy County Planning Commission by a 4-1 vote in the wee hours Tuesday and will face a public hearing before the Levy County Commission  at 6:30 p.m. May 3.