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Today's News

  • Learn about Florida history

       Professor Jack E. Davis will offer a brief survey of Florida history from the pre-Spanish
    Period to the present through the lens of the human relationship with the natural environment.
       Davis has a B.A. in political science, an M.A. and PH.D. in American History. He is an associate professor of history at the University of Florida, where he specializes in environmental, southern and Florida History. He serves on the editorial boards at Tampa Bay History and the Florida Historical Quarterly.

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 20

    Saturdays in October

    Wildflower walks at
    Morningside Nature Center
    The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks start at 9 a.m. at Morningside Nature Center. On Oct. 8, the walk starts at 11:30 a.m., as part of the Native Plant Sale, please meet at the Pavilion.
    The walks are guided by a Morningside Nature Center staff member. Each week, the walks will be different in focus.
    Please meet at the Education Office and wear comfortable walking shoes. It is also suggested to bring any guide that may be of use on the walk.

  • Engaged: GLADWELL-BREEDEN

       Nellie Marie Gladwell and Chetley Lowell Breeden are to be wed on Saturday, October 22, at 5 p.m. at the Gladwell home.
       The wedding is open to all family and friends. No local invitations are being sent.

  • Helping Hands

    St. John the Evangelist
     USDA distribution

      There will be a distribution of USDA foodstuffs on Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17  from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland.
    Food distribution
    in Fanning Springs

    H.H.A.L.O. will be holding a food distribution on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Old Town community center.
      All residents of Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties are eligible with a photo ID confirming residency. 

  • Birth: Lee

       Jacob Thomas Lee was born to David and Christi Lee, of Tallahassee on Aug. 1, 2011. He weighed 7 pounds,1 ounce and was 19 and a half inches long.
       Jacob is the grandson of Howard and Carol Marsh, of Chiefland; Donna and the late Walter Tooke, of Bell; the late Mr. and Mrs. Watson, of Trenton; and Margie and the late Seth Tooke, also of Trenton.

  • Preserve group to meet

       The Friends of the Withlacoochee Gulf Preserve “snowbirds” are drifting back to Florida.  It’s time to start regular visits to the preserve.  
    Friends will meet:
       n Sunday, Oct. 9, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers to help tidy up the gardens, grounds and trim the brush along the road at the front entrance are needed. Bring garden tools.

  • CMS runs by Williston

    Rallying from an early deficit, Chiefland Middle School’s football team scored a 36-20 win against Williston in Wayne Pridgeon Stadium.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for Oct. 20

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct 13, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. Our Bible Quilt is getting off to a great start. We have had 11 squares completed so far and we’ll need another 30 or more before we can start to assemble the quilt. If we have more squares than we need for the quilt, we’ll make pillows with those squares. The quilt will be very colorful with the bright colors that are being used.
    We still have many craft magazines and if you need any, they are free. We have so much donated to us and we enjoy sharing with others.

  • Dixie beats Chiefland in youth football championship

    Dixie County had to work overtime to beat Chiefland 14-6 to win the Minor Division of the Tri-County Championship in Cross City on Saturday.

    From the onset, things didn’t go well for Chiefland as its first three offensive plays were stopped behind the line.

  • Mike Joyner appointed Levy County Commissioner

    Michael F. "Mike" Joyner has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to fill the District 1 Levy County Commission seat that has been vacant since Nov. 2, 2010. He will serve until the next general election, Nov. 6, 2012.

    The seat was first vacated when then-Commissioner Tony Parker was indicted on federal bribery charges and suspended from office the day after his re-election on Nov. 4, 2008, by then Gov. Charlie Crist.