Today's News

  • 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.

  • Engagement: Harrison-Webster

     Kenneth and Julie Harrison of Bell announce the engagement of their daughter, Racheal Harrison, to Trey Webster, son of Sammy and Karen Webster of Chiefland. The couple are to wed on Nov. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at Hurley's Waccasassa Plantation, Branford. 

  • Log Cabin Quilters: Oct. 28


  • Halloween activities

    The official City of Chiefland trick-or-treating is Saturday Oct. 30, between 

    6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

    SVP presents 2nd Annual Haunted Theater

    Suwannee Valley Players proudly presents its 2nd Annual Haunted Theater, "All Things Scary," today through Saturday.

    Each room has been designed to bring the spectator a different thrill with monsters, vampires, spiders, clowns, zombies and more. If it's scary, it's at the Chief Theater. 

  • Fanning Springs Council changes meeting

    The Fanning Springs City Council is changing its regular meeting, which falls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2, to Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.

    This is due to City Hall being used for the general election and balloting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 2.

  • Alligator Warrior Festival

    A festival and re-enactment celebrating the history of Alligator Warrior, who lead Seminole warriors in the 2nd Seminole War (1835-1842) and of the settlement of Alligator which was renamed Lake City in 1859 will be held Oct. 29-31. The festival is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at O'Leno State Park, 410 S.E. Oleno Park Road, High Springs.

  • Community Calendar, October 28


    Southern Rock’s Finest booked for Cooter Festival


  • Bride's murder means life sentence for groom

     A jury took three hours to decide that newlywed Felicia Fine of Cedar Key was murdered by her husband, Charles Edwin Duke.

    The decision on Friday came one week short of the first anniversary of Fine's death on Nov. 4, 2009, at the Rosewood home she shared with Duke and his friend Justin White.

    Duke was also convicted of the false imprisonment of White for forcing the roommate to accompany him to a popular mud bogging site near Bronson where he negotiated White's release to law enforcement officers.

  • Flag presentation

    U.S. Army Captain Angelique Ledesma presented Acting Commander Richard Bater of AmVets Post 422 in Chiefland with a flag last Wednesday during a ceremony at the post. The flag was flown over Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Sept. 1. Capt. Ledesma presented the flag to thank Post 422 for sending toiletries and other needed goods to the troops. The post's Ladies Auxiliary organized the gifts. "Post 422 really appreciates what she's done for this country," Bater said before the ceremony.

  • County selling limestone dragline

    Levy County will be putting its dragline up for sale, preferring to use another piece of equipment to mine and load limestone from the Gulf Hammock Pit for road construction.
    The Board of commissioners on Tuesday approved the sale at the request of Road Department Administrative Superintendent Bruce Greenlee, who said the dragline is no longer needed for the county's limerock mining operation. "We can only mine to 30 feet and we need to get rid of this," he said. "There is a lot of demand for this equipment."