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Today's News

  • Chiefland Christmas Festival, Parade

       The 2011 Chiefland Christmas Festival & Parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 3, in downtown Chiefland at the historic Train Depot, Trailhead Park and the surrounding area on U.S. Highway 19 South.
       The Festival will begin at 10 a.m. with arts and crafts, music and song and activities for children.
       The lighted parade theme “Winter Wonderland” starts at 6 p.m.  followed by the evening celebration that includes the lighting ceremony, caroling and visits with Santa.

  • Win this Easton Corbin-Autographed Guitar!

    Ibanez Jam Pack acoustic guitar outfit, retail price $249.99

    Same guitar personally autographed by Easton Corbin, priceless (to borrow a line from a credit card commercial).

  • PSC approves nuclear cost recovery for PEF and FPL

    To help secure a diversified and stable energy future for Florida, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved cost recovery amounts for construction of planned nuclear generating plants and additions to existing nuclear plants for Progress Energy Florida (PEF) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL).

  • Library friends to meet

       The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library Board of Directors will hold its monthly meeting at the Library, 104 N.E. 3rd Street, in Chiefland, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10.  
       The Luther Callaway Public Library is the Chiefland Branch of the Levy County Public Library System.

  • Bill Roberts Retrospective Saturday

    Bill Roberts is a local artist who will have a retrospective of his work at the Cedar Key Arts Center during the month of November. The opening will be the first Saturday of the month from 5-7 p.m.

     

  • Those crazy jumping sturgeon, what’s it all about?

    The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges host Dr. Ken Sulak, U.S. Geological Survey at 5 p.m. Today at the Cedar Key Public Library for a talk on the Suwannee River's sturgeon.
    The Suwannee River supports the largest population of the Gulf Sturgeon, a species unique to Gulf Coast rivers. The Gulf Sturgeon, a member of an ancient group of fish, and the largest fish — up to eight-feet long and 200 pounds — inhabiting the Suwannee River, signals the health of the ecosystem.  

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 3

    Today

    Love and Remembrance Memorial
    at Haven Hospice
    Haven Hospice will host a Fall Love and Remembrance Memorial service at the Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center Garden, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.  The memorial will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one.
    Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories.

  • Concealed weapons class

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Nov. 3

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Oct. 25, Victor Alonso, 18, Fanning Springs, battery. Bond $20,000.
    n Oct. 28, Paul Jeffrey Argo, 46, Williston, driving on permanently revoked driver’s license. Bond $2,000.
    n Oct. 27, Kenneth Eugene Brown, 42, Chiefland, possession four grams to under 30 kilograms. Bond $25,000.
    n Oct. 29, Terry Leon Byrd, 49, Immokalee, DWLSR. Bond $1,500.
    n Oct. 25, Teagan Carney, 26, Florahome, two out of county warrants. Bond $15,000.

  • Lawmaker promotes early release for inmates

    By LES COLEMAN
    Florida News Connection

    Clearing Florida's bulging prison population is the topic of the state House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The debate is about HB177, a bill to provide early release for non-violent drug offenders who are currently clogging prisons and crimping the state's budget. Rep. Ari Porth (D-Coral Springs) introduced it.
    "In the language in the bill, you have to serve 50 percent of your sentence before being reconsidered for re-entry."