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Today's News

  • Hospice thrift shop has grand opening

    They came from near and far throughout the day Saturday. Thrift shop addicts and the just-plain curious from Chiefland mingled with their counterparts from Bell and Bronson, from Fanning Springs and High Springs, from Old Town and Orlando and from numerous towns and cities in between.

    Converging on the site of Levy County’s newest bargain outlet, they came to participate in the grand opening celebration of Hospice of the Nature Coast’s Thrift and Gift Shoppe at 2202 North Young Boulevard in Chiefland.

  • City news briefs

    City approves final

    reading of EAR

    The city commission voted 5-0 in favor of approving the final reading of the city’s Evaluation and Appraisal Report, part of the city’s new comprehensive land use plan, which has been in the process for about two years.

    Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron expressed concern over several amendments to the plan made by the Florida Department of Community Affairs after a lengthy review process.

  • Church news

    Women's conference at

    Miracle Vision

       Miracle Vision Tabernacle Outreach Center Inc., 18680 N.E. 75th St., Williston, is hosting "No Woman Left Behind," its 2nd Annual Women's Conference this week.

       The theme is "Can You Hear Me Now" based on the Book of Romans 10:17, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. "

  • Levy holds off on emergency declaration on oil spill

    Although Gov. Charlie Crist has included Levy County among 19 counties at risk from an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in an emergency declaration issued last week, there is no local declaration of an emergency in Levy.

    The oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that started on April 20 is located approximately 250 miles from Cedar Key and is discharging approximately 210,000 gallons per day. It has been estimated that the leaks have released 3.5 million gallons of oil into the gulf waters.

  • Dark deal further alienates voters

    Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Spring Hill), in one of her final acts as the U.S. Congresswoman for the 5th District of Florida, showed complete disrespect for the people who elected her.

    By manipulating the process, she took it upon herself to appoint her successor.

    We are deeply disappointed.

  • Campaign News

    n Qualifying closed for the Florida congressional races at noon Friday and the Florida Secretary of State's Office has released the list of candidates for the two races in Levy County:

    District 5 — Open seat because incumbent Ginny Brown Waite withdrew. Candidates in the Republican primary on Aug. 24 are Richard "Rich" Nugent and Jason Patrick Sager. Unopposed Democrat James John Piccillo will be on the November ballot.

  • CHS baseball falls to Providence

    Chiefland High School was ousted from the Region 2A-2 quarterfinals, falling 6-0 to host Jacksonville Providence last Wednesday.

    Providence used three pitchers in the shutout of the Indians, and advanced to play district rival Jacksonville Trinity Christian in the regional semifinal.

    The Indians end their season with an 18-8 record.

    Trinity Christian defeated District 2A-5 champion P.K. Yonge 4-2 in the other regional quarterfinal last Wednesday. The Blue Wave defeated Chiefland 11-4 on May 1 to win the district crown.

  • Third annual Hunter Working Group meets at Refuge

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Hunter Working Group met at Refuge headquarters last week.  They drove from six counties and from as far away as Manatee and Pasco Counties to meet with management about the 2010-2011 hunting season.

  • Cedar Key waits for the oil

    Governor Charlie Crist declared a State of Emergency Monday in Levy and 12 additional counties in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. So far, Christ has declared a State of Emergency in 19 coastal counties along the panhandle and the west coast of Florida.

    The oil spill is located approximately 250 miles from Cedar Key and is discharging approximately 210,000 gallons per day.

  • Kindergarten Day at Whispering Wind

    Whispering Wind will hold Kindergarten Day for psoepective kindergarten students from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12.

    Parents and children can visit the school and meet the teachers.

    For more information call Angie at 352-490-5799