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Today's News

  • Dialysis center comes to Chiefland

    Chiefland and Levy County residents needing the blood-filtering effects of kidney dialysis will soon find they need not travel far.  That’s because Chiefland is about to have its own kidney dialysis facility.

     Ron Colvin, field superintendent for the construction company overseeing the project, said the facility, started in October, should be completed by mid January.

    The building, owned by Fresenius Medical Care, is of modular construction and is about 7,000 square feet.  Colvin said the building is meant to handle up to10 patients at a time.

  • CFCC trustees select College of Central Florida

    Central Florida Community College is one step closer to getting a new name.

    The CFCC District Board of Trustees approved the name College of Central Florida at their Tuesday meeting. Other names recommended to the board were: Central Florida State College, Florida American College and State College of Central Florida.

  • Blood donation gets Extreme Makeover

    While ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” taps into the community spirit to help one family, the show also offers a way volunteers can make a difference for the entire community, and no carpentry skills are needed.

     Through Dec. 14, donors in Chiefland can also get involved by stopping by LifeSouth’s donor at 2202 N. Young Blvd. in the Winn-Dixie Center Shopping Center.  All donors will get a limited edition Extreme makeover: Home Edition Blood Donor T-shirt.

  • Weapons class raises $2,300 for Cates children

    Forty-six people battled the rain and elements to attend the second Levy County Sheriffs Fundraiser For the Cates Family. The event raised $2,300 for the five children of Carrie Cates of Bronson, who died after being struck by a vehicle  on Oct 9. The children are being raised by her parents.

     Although over 87 people had signed up for the class, the turnout was impressive considering the bad weather, Lt. Scott Finnen, the event coordinator, said.

  • Community Calendar

    Dunnellon Community Thrift Store open

     

    The Community Thrift Shop has opened a new store at 11871 Illinois Ave., in the old Sertoma Club building behind the Route 41 Dry Cleaner across from Dunnellon Printing on Illinois Avenue.

     Thrift Shop hours are now 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Mon. through Sat.

     In addition to providing a place to donate gently used clothing, household and decorative items, it gives the community a place to shop for low cost necessities.

  • Holiday Duet marries chopper, color red with seasonal music

    Actors singing traditional songs of the season, admission to the “Art of the Chopper” and “Red” exhibitions, and tasty holiday treats are all included in the Holiday Duet program offered by the Ocala Civic Theatre and Appleton Museum of Art of Central Florida Community College Dec. 17-20.

    Admission is $18 per person and tickets are available at the Appleton Museum, Ocala Civic Theatre and online at www.AppletonMuseum.org and www.ocalacivictheatre.com.

  • Christmas moose still performing at Chief Theater this weekend

    Suwannee Valley Players announces the second weekend of its production of “Not a Creature Was Stirring ... not even a moose,” a comedy written by Pat Cook.

  • “Christmas is Coming” cantata at Old Town and Chiefland

    The combined choirs of the Old Town and Chiefland United methodist Churches will present “Christmas is Coming” in two performances.  The first presentation will be on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Old Town United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.  The second performance will be at the Chiefland United Methodist Church at 4 p.m.  All are welcome to come and enjoy the performances.

  • Levy County legislative delegation hearing Dec. 17

    State Sen. Steve Oelrich (R-Cross Creek) announced today that the annual legislative delegation hearing for Levy County will be held Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. Oelrich, Sen. Charlie Dean (R-Inverness), Speaker of the House Larry Cretul (R-Ocala), Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-Madison) and Rep. Rob Schultz (R-Homosassa) represent the citizens of Levy County in the Legislature.

  • Blair trial delayed

    Pamela Williams Blair, also indicted on one count of lying to federal agents in the Levy County political corruption investigation, will go on trial on Jan. 4, 2010.

    Blair was executive director of the Enterprise Zone Development Agency and the Nature Coast Business Development Council until shortly before being indicted in November 2008.

    She was head of the agency when FBI Special Agent Sean Quinn, posing as developer Sean Michaels, attended the EZDA banquet at Usher Community Center in Chiefland and donated $500 cash to the agency.