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  • He's the fair guy, not the auctioneer or the judge or the guy in every photo. He's the one chronicling the lives of the kids who work so hard to participate every year. He's an intelligent man with a mild manner and slow southern drawl. He is the camera man, the official fair photographer.

  • With an eye toward the seas, archaeologists working in the Nature Coast continue to make haste in understanding ancient cultures in the area before it's too late, and all that work against the clock is starting to pay off.

  • The annual Easter Egg Hunt at Strickland Park in Chiefland will be April 19, beginning at 9 a.m. 

  • Show dates are March 21-23 and 28-30. All performances begin at 8 p.m. Friday through Saturday, and Sunday Matinees will begin at 2:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for senior-youth (through 12th grade)-military. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Suwannee Valley Internet in Chiefland and at Point of View in Fanning Springs. Seating may also be reserved through Becky Gill, who can be reached at 352-443-9096.

  • Old books wanted

  • Forty-five Chiefland Elementary School students met at the school's track Saturday morning to run the last 1.2 miles in completing a full marathon for the 5 Points of Life Kids Marathon.

       The students started in September, working every morning, as the weather permitted before the start of school, toward their goal of logging 25 miles. 

  • Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. This classic musical has all the great elements of a delightful live theatre experience with laughs, suspense, romance, and good-natured fun. This play is presented by special arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein. By Irving Berlin, Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields

  • The Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival will take place March 14-15, in Inglis at 19730 S.E. 127th Terrace, on Highway 40.

  • A seminar on the abuse and treatment of illegal and prescription drugs will be held at Westside Church of Christ — 816 S.W. 5th St., Chiefland — at 5 p.m., March 29.

  •  Friday

  • Nicholas' start in life was not a good one. He was on the lam and living off the land when an accident almost finished him off.

  • The Levy County Republican Executive Committee meeting, which is open to the public, is moving to The Gathering Table in Chiefland.

    The Grand Old Party (GOP) meets on the third Monday of the month with social at 6:30 p.m. and business beginning at 7 p.m. The next meeting is Monday, March 17.

    The Gathering Table is at 116 N. Main St, Chiefland.

  • Today

  • Meagan Morgan of Chiefland was crowned the 2014 Florida Watermelon Queen during the recent 46th Annual Florida Watermelon Association Convention held in Tampa.

  • Friday

    Barbeque dinner fundraiser
    CMHS' Diamond Club BBQ Dinner Fundraiser will be held Friday, Feb 28. Purchase BBQ pork, baked beans, cole slaw, roll and dessert for $8. Delivery to your place of business or pick up available at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland's fellowship hall. Proceeds go towards helping support CMHS baseball teams. See Lori Barker at the middle school or Cari Wasson at the high school for tickets.

    Sunday

    30th Annual Cedar Key Small Boat Meet

  • Adult smokers are on the decline in Levy County, but work remains to be done on the Healthiest Weight initiative, according to the Florida Department of Health's Levy Community Health Assessment (CHA) for Levy County, conducted in 2012 and 2013.

  • The College of Central Florida Humanities and Social Sciences Department will host a forum on religious tolerance in partnership with The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County and the Ocala StarBanner.

  •  The Martins featured at Williston Church of God

  • The new year brought more than resolutions for the students of True Path Karate, in Chiefland; there was a belt test and four students were promoted.  After a year of traditional training, just as it’s done in Okinawa, the birthplace of karate, three students advanced to green belt ranks.

  • The Levy County Fair Association has announced that the first preliminary competition for the adult Karaoke Contest will take place at The Junction Tavern in Williston on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. The Top three winners from each preliminary contest will advance to the Karaoke Finals to be held during the fair on Sunday, April 13, at 5 p.m.