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Today's News

  • Lighthouse open on weekend

    Seahorse Key gets its name from the shape of the island, but its rich history is complex: a detention camp for displaced Seminole Indians, an outpost with a lighthouse built in 1854 to guide ships into the port of Cedar Key and a prison during the Civil War.

  • 40th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival

    Tons of delicious seafood, a parade, live music on the Gulf and shopping in historic downtown Cedar Key – What more could anyone want? The 40th Annual Cedar Key Seafood Festival takes place this weekend Saturday Oct. 17 and Sunday Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Mom, son graduate together

    It was more like a family reunion than a ceremony for 21 graduates receiving their General Equivalency Diploma.

    Janet Williams, a mom, may have outscored her son and fellow graduate, Alex Bolinger, but she was proud to hug him, pose for a photo and admire his diploma.

    Bessie Ezell sat in the audience rather than donning the blue cap and gown, and let husband and fellow graduate Rickey Ezell hold the spotlight.

  • Fall 2009 GED Graduates

    Jena Adams, Old Town

    Alex Bolinger, Chiefland

    Caitlin Butler, Alachua

    Tony Crews Jr., Chiefland

    Bryan Crosby, Williston

    Kelsie Daniels, Chiefland

    Catherine Daniels, Chiefland

    Catherine Davis, Steinhatchee

    Bessie Ezell, Chiefland

    Rickey Ezell, Chiefland

    Leo Folger III, Chiefland

    Sean Hicks, Williston

    Destiny Humphreys, Williston

    Britney Knight, Inglis

    Laura Mott, Old Town

    Beatrice Perez, Chiefland

    Michael Rhein, Chiefland

    Calvin Root IV, Williston

  • Ex-attorney convicted in federal court

    Former Chiefland City Attorney Joey Lander has been convicted in federal court on money laundering and mail fraud charges and is awaiting sentencing in January.

    Lander, who at one time was the Dixie County Commission attorney, was convicted in a scheme in connection with a vitamin company and two land developments.

  • Community Calendar

    Today

    American Legion Post 91 meeting

    The Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 of the American Legion wants to remind all its members and Auxiliary Unit of their next meeting. It will take place on Oct. 15 starting at 5:30 p.m. with a donation dinner and the meeting to follow. The menu consists of grilled sausage, baked beans, coleslaw and  dessert. Members are asked to bring a dessert. The Post is located next to the FFA arena, north of Trenton, on State Road 129. Veterans are welcome and members are encouraged to bring a guest.

  • Willie Nelson to play at Suwannee Music Fest

    Country fans, get your jeans, your head rags and boots ready as country legend Willie Nelson will perform at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park at the first two-day Down On The Suwannee Music Festival being held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17.

        Nelson will be joined by country sensation James Otto whose hits include “Since You Brought It Up” and “Just Got Started Lovin’ You”; Big Kenny of Big & Rich, Josh Thompson, David Cooler, Mike Mullis and Mercy Mountain Band

  • The ‘Crown Jewel’ of Florida’s springs

    If you love and appreciate North Florida’s springs and rivers, particularly the Itchetucknee, you will be rejuvenated by a presentation by local photographer and artist Steven Earl on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Fort White Community Center in Fort White.

    Earl will present images of and reflections on the Itchetucknee Springs and River that he has recently compiled into a book titled "Itchetucknee: Sacred Waters".  

    The event hosted by Save Our Suwannee, Inc. is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided afterward.

  • Pumpkins for sale at Chiefland First UMC

    First United Methodist Church in Chiefland is holding its annual pumpkin and gourd sale in front of the church on U.S. Highway 27A/State Road 500. Alice St. John, who was selling pumpkins on Saturday, Oct. 10, said the church has 563 big pumpkins, 10 boxes of assorted smaller pumpkins and gourds to sell. Small pumpkins are 50 cents each and prices on the larger  pumpkins go up to $20. The church is also selling swan gourds and pie pumpkins. The stand is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, including Sundays, until Oct. 31. 

  • SVP’s new season continues with “Seven Year Itch”

    The Suwannee Valley Players’ 2009-2010 season opened this past weekend with the “Seven Year Itch,” a comedy by George Axelrod, that was made famous when Marilyn Monroe starred as “The Girl” in the 1955 movie. It runs again this weekend at the Chief Theatre.