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Today's News

  • Elder Affairs offers classes

     As a part of the Title III D Program of the Older Americans Act, the Elder Options Division of Community Outreach and Healthy Aging began presenting a series of education programs and classes. The goal of the effort is to create a noticeable difference in health and well-being of elders through health promotion and disease prevention.

  • Nosey says ...

    There are some candidates with strange backgrounds running for office this year. Their position seems to be if they succeed in business that makes them well qualified to run the country — which may or may not be true.

  • AARP October meeting notes

     By NORM CONTI

  • Department of Elder Affairs helping low-income elders get benefits

     TALLAHASSEE – More than 10,000 low-income Florida elders who haven’t been able to navigate the state’s online food stamp enrollment system will now be able to get personal help, thanks to a pilot project funded by a half-million-dollar grant received by the Department of Elder Affairs.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted: October 28

     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • Voters head to polls on Tuesday

    The choice of who will lead Levy County, the state of Florida and the U.S. Congress all comes down to one person on Tuesday: the voter.

    Balloting will take place in 14 polling locations among the county’s 20 precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Levy County as voters across the nation go to the polls to cast their ballots in the mid-term elections.

    Early voting is underway at the Supervisor of Elections office at 421 S. Court St, Bronson from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Saturday.

  • October is Head Start Awareness Month

    Childhood Development Services, Inc., the Head Start/Early Head Start provider recruits children year 'round.  The services include early childhood education for children ages six weeks to five years, a homeless and expectant mothers’ program, vision and dental screenings, disabilities, developmental screenings, and  more.  

    Please call 1-800-303-7812 for more information. 

  • Capital City Bank salutes Hometown Heroes

    Chiefland area residents are invited to attend a celebration honoring  local Hometown Heroes — including military personnel, emergency services, teachers, firefighters, and police officers — at the Capital City Bank in Chiefland on Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

    Activities include a display of military vehicles from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  Shands Cair Flight for Life demonstration from noon to 1 p.m.,  K-9 demonstrations beginning at 12:15 p.m. and a 21-gun salute at 12:30 p.m. 

    Refreshments will be served.

  • Class Reunion: 2000

     The Chiefland High School Class of 2000 will hold a reunion on Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. For details, please contact Erin Phillips Durden at fisher81@ufl.edu or Lanie Werner at laniewerner@yahoo.com.

  • Wedding: Whitmer-Jones

    Crystal Jones and Kenton Whitmer were married in a private ceremony in Montegeo Bay, Jamaica, on Oct. 8, 2010. The bride is the daughter of Leon and Donna Jones, of Chiefland.  The groom is the son of Bruce and Kathy Whitmer of Chiefland.  Mrs. Whitmer is employed at Shands Teaching Hospital and is attending Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Whitmer is an attorney in Chiefland. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Louisville, and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Cooley Law School. The couple resides in Gainesville, Florida.