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Today's News

  • Birth

       Cody and Magen Carter, of Chiefland, would like to announce the birth of their new baby girl, Dixie Lee Carter. She was born July 30, 2011, and weighed 9 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.
       Dixie was welcomed home by her big brother, Ty, many grandparents, aunts and uncles.

  • Organizational meeting for 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade in Bronson

    The Town of Bronson is hosting the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade. There will be an organizational meeting at 4 p.m. on Sept. 29. Please attend if you would like to participate or want further information.

  • County news briefs

    Following directions wins road bid
    V.E. Whitehurst & Sons roadbuilders of Williston was the second lowest — and winning — bidder on a contract to pave about 1.5 miles of County Road 318 because the firm read the bid requirements and followed them.
    The road is being resurfaced from U.S. Highway 27A east to Northeast 220th Avenue at the Levy-Marion county line using Florida Department of Transportation funds.

  • Buy local gets push from commissioner

    Commissioner Chad "Cracker" Johnson of Chiefland says it's time the county provided guidance to department heads when it comes to buying local.
    In Tuesday's commission meeting, the District 2 Republican said, "The department heads don't have anything written to follow.

  • Quote of the week for September 22

    "If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.' "

     

    Dave Barry,
    American author and columnist

  • Editorial toon for September 22
  • OUR VIEW: Good things

    “This is a good thing,” is a trademark phrase for homekeeping doyenne Martha Stewart.
    And whether or not you like her, the statement is as good an assessment for what is happening in Chiefland this year, especially of late.
    Construction has finished on a new Ralph's Burgers, next to the (once shut down) Sunoco station on North Young Boulevard.
    Murphy USA has opened an always busy gas station right in the busiest place in town — home to Winn Dixie and Walmart.

  • A friend who sticks closer than a brother

  • Crucifixion begs question of action, faith 

    "Lord , what will you have me to do?"   
    Acts 9:6
    Two famous portraits by the German artist Sternberg — his "Dancing Gypsy Girl" and the "Crucifixion" — are linked to one another by an unusual set of circumstances. 

  • Church news for the week of September 22

    n Old Town United Methodist Women     
       The Old Town United Methodist Women will have a study on Forgiveness and Reconciliation on Saturday, Sept. 24. A morning snack will be served at 9:30 with the program beginning at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. A noon lunch, optional, will be available for $7. This is an event that the North West District UMW provides. All Christian women are welcome.

    n Chiefland First UMC has surprise