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Today's News

  • Charitable table

    From left, Billie Ray Sharp shakes hands with Betty Walker, of LARC. Sharp has donated this table for the purpose of raising funds for LARC. The table, over the next few months, will be on display at Capital City Bank. Tickets to win the table, crafted from cherry and black walnut, can be bought for $5 at the bank.

  • Cleanup

    Conservationist Debbie Meeks and former Lower Suwannee Refuge Youth Conservation Corps employee Vance Renaud, picked up litter along the scenic Dixie Mainline between Suwannee and Shired Island last Saturday.   The two covered the 9-mile nature drive and the salt marsh habitat of Salt Creek Point. The wildlife approved.

  • Engagement Braswell-Douglas

    Donnie and Patricia Eplee announce the engagement of their daughter Kelly Braswell to Jared Douglas, son of Greg and Susan Douglas. Miss Braswell attends Sante Fe College and is employed at Drummond Community Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and attends New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the collegiate and missions pastor at Pince Grove Baptist Church.
    The wedding will take place at Pine Grove Baptist Church on July 9 at 4:30 p.m. Reception will follow.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for June 2

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, May 26, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a very nice fellowship day. We had lots of new books to look at and finding out how many more need our prayers.
    Next week we are cleaning the Museum of so much we don’t need. The kitchen is full of all kinds of stuff.  We’ll pull it all out and put the duplicates on the north porch and try to get rid of it.  More about that later.

  • Master gardener graduates

    Presenting the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Master Gardener volunteer class of 2011: From left, Kathy Beigel, Clark Dyals, Barbara Durden, Barbara Nelson, Jolene Dixon, Jeanne Fields, Linda Headley, James Whiteman, Anthony Drew, Larry Lara, Mandy Offerle, Harry Hutson, Sue Ellen Goodman and Barbara Edmonds. Seated from left, Helen Shipley, Judi Roberts and Kathleen Lowyns. Not pictured: Shirley Whitely, Jim Pointer and Jean Holbrook.

  • It’s time to let your voice be heard.

       Levy County merchants work hard for your business. Now you can show them how much you appreciate their efforts by participating in the Chiefland Citizen’s Second Annual Readers’ Choice Awards.
    Inside this week’s Citizen, you’ll find a ballot where you can cast your vote for the “Best of…” Levy County.
       Beginning this week – and for the next three weeks – you will have a chance to let your opinion be known and be entered for a chance to win $25 each week of the contest.

  • Free golf clinic honors Vets

    Attention veterans and active military looking to improve their golf swings: There will be a free clinic honoring those who serve and have served at the Chiefland Golf & Country Club on Saturday.
    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the clinic running from 9-11 a.m. The event is the brainchild of Justin Wasson, a 2001 Chiefland High graduate. He's now the golf professional at Viera East Golf Club in Rockledge. He'll be joined at the clinic by Jamie Howell, a PGA member who was Wasson's golfing coach at Brevard College.

  • Sheriff’s deputy seriously injured in fiery crash

    A Levy County Sheriff’s deputy is hospitalized in the intensive care unit following an accident where his patrol car struck a concrete pole on U.S. Highway 27A in Bronson shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday.
    The car burst into flames and caused bullets in a firearm left inside to explode.
    Sheriff's Cpl. Brian Marra, 36, of Dunnellon, is hospitalized in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, according to Sheriff's Maj. Evan Sullivan.

  • Chiefland watermelon festival this weekend

    Chiefland celebrates its biggest cash crop with the 57th Annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thousands come from surrounding communities to relish a free slice of the fruit, enjoy children's activities, buy arts and crafts and view the annual parade.

  • Hearing Tuesday on Beef O'Brady’s alcohol sales

    Update: Correction to reflect vote against alcohol permit on Planning Commission was by Tom Harper.