Today's News

  • Homemakers donate to Children's Table

    Eddie Jean Williams, left, and Caretha Nelson, right, members of the Chiefland Home and Community Educators, present Bill Brown, president and founder of The Children's Table, with a check for $250. The money will be used to help provide food for the Levy County Outreach Program on Oct. 16.

  • Retirement: Reception honoring Etheridge Nov. 1

        A teacher, a coach, board member and friend, G. Frank Etheridge’s tenure has come to an end. He will be retiring at the end of his term with the Nov. 2 election,
       The public schools of Williston will host a reception in his honor from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Williston Middle School Cafetorium.
       The public is invited to share fond memories, much laughter, punch and cake. Please RSVP to 352-528-2941 by Oct. 27.

  • Military News

       Army Maj. Shawn J. Morton has arrived for duty U.S. Army North Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.  His wife, Katrina, is the daughter of Queen Frazier of Williston.
       Morton, an assistant operations and plans engineer, has served in the military for 13 years.
       Morton received an associate degree and earned a bachelor's degree both in 1998 from the University of Virgin Islands, St. Thomas.

  • Al-anon speakers bureau available

    North Central Florida District 2 Al-anon has a Speakers’ Bureau that can provide people to talk on Al-anon topics.

    Al-Anon speakers are available for Al-Anon/Ala-teen  groups, teachers, educators, clergy, church groups, AA groups, social workers, conventions, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, penal institutions, doctors/nurses, and others.
    Topics include: personal recovery, 12 steps/traditions/concepts, service, spiritual journey of Al-anon, serenity, prayer, literature and slogans.

  • Come join the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets Corps, Manatee Division

       Manatee Division drills at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, in Yankeetown, on the second weekend of each month. The Sea Cadets are for youth ages 13 through 17 years old. There is a Navy League Cadet unit for youth ages 11 through 13 years old.
       The Corps provides a fun and challenging environment that is free of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and gangs.
       Please come visit us at our drill and online at www.manateediv.org. Please contact our Commanding Officer LTJG Todd Dunn at 352-212-5473 or tdunn@manateediv.org.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    Director, Levy County Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  It was a very enjoyable day.  It was so good to have Goldie, Ann and Cleo back from their vacation.


    A participant slams the ball in the 16th Annual Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for Kids Golf Classic at Chiefland Golf and Country Club Thursday.  The event raised more than $26,000.  See more in Sports and Multimedia sections on this website.

  • Murphy Oil fuel set for Chiefland

    When the Chiefland Walmart Supercenter was built it did not include one amenity that others like the Supercenters in Dunnellon and Perry have — a gas station with prices as competitive as those on the merchandise in the stores.
    Some say the reason is that the site of the Walmart is not suitable to house a gas station.
    But the wait for competitive gas prices may be over.
    Murphy Oil USA, Inc. has paid $725,000 for a 1.12 acre site at 2126 N. Young Blvd., according to the Levy County Property Appraiser's website.

  • City commission votes to create recovery zone

    City officials say they want to be the first in line to capitalize on federally issued tax-free bonds.
    City commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to approve a resolution to designate part of the city as a recovery zone—in conjunction with its previously designated status as an enterprise zone.
    Labeling the area as a recovery zone would allow the proposed Tri-County Hospital to take advantage of tax-free revenue bonds, according to City Manager Grady Hartzog.

  • Chiefland soldier's memorial service Saturday

    Army Sgt. Karl A. Campbell, 34, of Chiefland, only had a short time left in Afghanistan before returning home on holiday leave to see his son Carl, 4, his wife and children who were at Fort Campbell, Ky.
    He had already been told that when his tour in the combat zone ended he would be assigned to Special Forces training. It was an opportunity the man had trained for as a Ranger in his first Army stint that he lobbied hard to win.
    On Oct. 4 his dreams and service to this country ended in Babur, Afghanistan.