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Today's News

  • Tri-County's first Operation Christmas Child campaign kickoff Saturday

    Youth, families, church and community groups located in the Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties are invited to participate in kickoff of the Operation Christmas Child mission project.

    The event is Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 8 a.m. on the banks of the Suwanee River. The day will open with participants hearing from a shoebox recipient and a local teen who participated in a shoebox distribution to the Philippines this summer.

  • Fanning Festival of Lights seeks vendors

    The Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce wants cendors to know that it is putting on the Festival of Lights Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Fort Fanning located across U.S. Highway 19 from Fanning Springs State Park. Along the with festival we are having the  lighted boat parade, rubber duck race, car show, live entertainment and a food court. Santa will be there in his sleigh for Toys For Tots.

  • AARP learns about SHINE on Tuesday

    The monthly meeting of Local Chapter No. 2133, will be called to order at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the ForVets, Inc. Lodge House at Otter Springs. Join us for some community caring, sharing and lots of healthy merriment. This is SHINE month!

  • Students of the Month
  • No sewer line for Betts Big T

    Betts Big T has some septic system trouble and once again restaurateur Jamie Griffin was rebuffed by the Chiefland City Commission in his attempt to get the business online with city sewer service.

    Griffin has broached the subject before saying sewer service would allow him to expand his restaurant in its current building. Regulations limit the number of seats in a restaurant in proportion to the septic tank capacity. He said he is the only restaurant in the city without that amenity.

  • Chiefland heads to Hawthorne for another Thursday game

    With its most unrelenting stretch of district opponents in the rearview mirror, the Chiefland football travels to Hawthorne Thursday for its longest road trip of the season.

    After watching their playoff hopes officially dissolve after suffering district losses last week, both teams enter the game looking to kick off the final third of the season on a better note.

  • Hospital rezoning passes final hurdle

    The landowner where the Suwannee Valley Community Hospital is to be built has won final approval of the site’s rezoning from C-2 to C-1, a more lucrative commercial use.

    Frank Schupp, spokesman for Sam Lewis of Ameris, looked on as the Chiefland City Commission approved the change with little comment on Monday.

  • Suwannee River waterways cleanup Oct. 20

    A Suwannee River waterway cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, from the Suwannee Community Center on County Road 349, opposite the Salt Creek Restaurant.

    Power boats and paddled crafts will de-litter the local waterways starting at 9 a.m. Some canoes will be available courtesy of Gateway Marina. The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will bring their boat down the river from Fowlers Bluff and pick up trash on the way,. There is room for 16 onboard. The hurricane left us plenty of work so please come.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 13

    Today, Oct. 13

    Business council meeting

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council is holding its regular monthly board meeting at 3 p.m. Oct. 13, at the College of Central Florida, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland.

    Due to the membership of the NCBDC consisting of more than one member of the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee, this meeting will also serve as a meeting for the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee.

    The meetings are open to the public and attendees can address the council or committee.

  • Bronson football snaps 15-game losing streak in overtime win at Wildwood

    The emotional toll on the Bronson football team over the last year was written all over the faces of its players on Monday as they huddled around for their postgame talk following a dramatic overtime win at Wildwood.