Today's News

  • Maturity pays off for housing authority

    Donald Raleigh, a resident of Levy County for 23 years, is just the kind of worker you want if you have a home in need of repair. The Jackson, Ky. native has worked in construction, operated a crane, even done metal work at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida. 

  • Dean’s list

     George Ford, of Inglis, was named to the Dean's List at the University of Charleston for the Fall 2010 semester. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Ford is a senior majoring in Psychology.

    The University of Charleston is an independent, co-educational, residential college in Charleston, W.Va.,

  • Children need advocacy

     Every child deserves a chance at a bright future that holds the hope of a stable, nurturing family.  Children taken away from their parents due to neglect and abuse often lose that hope and are lost in a sea of social workers, attorneys, therapists, and caregivers.  A Guardian ad Litem volunteer is a lifeline for them, someone whose attention is focused on that child and what is in their best interest.

  • Suwannee River Garden Club 


  • Chili cook-off title goes to Ayers Health Center

        The winner of the annual Chiefland Senior Center Chili Cook-off held Jan. 12 during the annual senior health fair at Tommy Usher Community Center is Ayers Health Center in Trenton.

  • Engagement

    Saundra Stephens and Michael Stephens have announced their engagement and plans to marry in November.

    Miss Stephens is the daughter of Deanna Stephens of Chiefland and the late Rudolph Stephens. Mr. Stephens is the son of Earl Stephens of Chiefland, and Kay and Ron Teal of  Bronson. Both are graduates of Chiefland High School.

  • How cold was it?

     It was cold enough the night of Jan. 13-- about 32 degrees-- that photographer Barbara Moore, Old Town, made a bowl of ice by freezing water in a plastic bucket. When Moore emptied out the water that did not freeze she had a bowl made of ice with interesting designs. If you look closely, it almost resembles a manatee. "I thought that was terribly unique. I'm going to try it again," Moore said.  

  • Springhouse Quilters: Jan. 27

      By LOIS SCOTT and

  • Log Cabin Quilters: Jan. 27


  • Hotel to remain open

        Although Chiefland hotel owner Jagdish Patel has relinquished control of the Days Inn hotel, the hotel will not be closing, according to                    Terry Zwirn, the new manager of the hotel.

    Zwirn said Tuesday that bankruptcy court has given his company, the Berryfield Hotel Group, receivership of the hotel.

       Zwirn said the hotel has no plans to lay off staff and, in fact, expects to hire a few new employees.