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Today's News

  • Bronson hosts 2nd Annual African American Festival

    More than 150 people showed up in Bronson Saturday for the 2nd Annual African American Festival.
    The event, coinciding with Black History Month, was organized by area women's group Women on a Mission for Christ and featured food and live entertainment.
    "It's important because we need to come together and celebrate as a community," said Women on a Mission for Christ member Katherine Manuel. "It's black history. But it's our history."

  • Oysters on the decline in Cedar Key and Big Bend

    Reduced freshwater flow from the Suwannee River into the Gulf is responsible for a 66-percent decline in oyster populations in Cedar Key and the Big Bend area, according to scientists from the University of Florida.
    “We have not seen evidence of oysters on sandbars coming back to a healthy reef,” said Jennifer Seavy, a UF ecologist who has been studying the area since 2009.

  • LDS Bishop Owen Baynard dead

    Realtor Owen F. Baynard, the bishop of the Chiefland and Williston Wards in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, died Thursday night. Baynard had been hospitalized in Gainesville for several weeks prior.

    There will be a visitation on Friday evening, Feb. 24, from 6-8 p.m. at the Hiers Chiefland Funeral Home, 1301 N. Young Boulevard, Chiefland.

    The funeral will be Saturday, Feb. 25, at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, on U.S. Highway 27A at 8th Street.

  • Rolling resident arrested in robbery

    (from CPD report)
    Chiefland police say they found 22-year-old John Christopher Champion with his wheels spinning, trapped in the sand behind a local convenience store Wednesday.
    “Yeah I stole the beer,” he told police, perched upon his motorized wheelchair, already drunk and swigging a Bud Light Lime, a report stated.

  • Spring run restored at Fanning

    Staff report
    State officials announced Thursday that a three-month project to remove sediment from the bottom of the spring run at Fanning Springs State Park is now completed.
    The project, aimed at giving manatees greater access to the spring during the winter months, started with a SCUBA diver gently removing sediment with a handheld underwater vacuum, according to a press release from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

  • Editorial Toon for Feb. 16
  • Good viewing for Haven Hospice

    Carol Tew, from left, presents a check for $1,761, to Haven Hospice Administrator Patrick Allen with the help of Harry Coleman and the winners of the annual TV raffle, Ben and Melissa Lott. Tew, owner of Badcock & More Home Furnishings in Chiefland donates a large screen TV every year for a raffle and donates the proceeds to Haven. Coleman is Tew's top salesman of raffle tickets.

  • Chiefland Chamber banquet reservations due

    Reservations are due Feb. 24 for the 2011 Citizen of the Year Award banquet being held on March 6 at Tommy Usher Community Center  by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce.
    The event begins with a social at 6:30 p.m. and the announcement of this year's winner of the prestigious award at 7 followed by dinner.  Take part in any of the simultaneous silent auctions, to fund our annual scholarship for a Chiefland High Senior.

  • Haven Hospice is bringing Attic to town

    Haven Hospice is opening a Chiefland branch of its upscale thrift shop, Attic resale store, on March 10 and is partnering with two local community groups to help its clients with furnishing their homes and work wardrobes.
    "There are some partnerships in the community that we are joining — Another Way and Meridian Behavioral Health," said Susan Follick, spokeswoman for Haven Hospice. "We will provide vouchers for them to buy clothes to go out for job interviews and we will have furniture and they can use vouchers so they can furnish their home."

  • State park to commemorate Civil War battle

    OLUSTEE –The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Olustee Battlefield Historic State Park, Florida’s first state park, will host the 36th Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Olustee on Feb. 17-19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the weekend, more than 2,000 demonstrators will present living history impressions of military and civilian life at the time of Florida’s largest Civil War battle.
    For more information, visit www.floridastateparks.org/olustee or http://battleofolustee.org.