• Friday

    Suwannee Insurance Ribbon Cutting

    A grand opening ribbon cutting will be held for Suwannee Insurance at 1:30 p.m. by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce at  2467-B North Young Blvd. after the August regular Chamber meeting.

    Please come out and show your support for a new local business and Chamber member.

    Quarteback Club BBQ sale

  • Prayer walk for Chiefland schools

         The Chiefland Ministerial Association is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Prayer Walk for the schools of Chiefland.  All church members and believers are invited to meet at Hardeetown Baptist Church on Sunday at 4:15 pm.  

  •   Today

    Post 91 membership meeting

    The Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91 of the American Legion will hold its regular membership meeting in conjunction with the Auxiliary Unit 91.

    The dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. with the meeting to follow.

    This is a good opportunity to meet  fellow legionnaires.


    Book signing

  • Friday

    Library hosts magic show

    Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will host a magic show at 10 a.m.



    Auction benefits Chief Theatre


    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, August 13 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. A lot of work was done.

    Our days and weeks are getting busier.  On Tuesday, eight of us went to Camp Caruth to help the children and counselors make pillows.  What a great day we had.

    On Wednesday, Derick and six boys were out and we got a lot of things taken care of — mowing, repairing the quilt block on the porch, hanging our Light House outside, putting up chairs in the cupboard outside and so much more.  Thank you Lancaster.

  • The other evening I heard a man on the television emphatically state that he did not believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  I could sense that he had a real feeling of scorn for those who do.     

    Prominent men in public places have also expressed their contempt for “born-againers.”  This is typical of the general attitude toward orthodox Christians and the truths they confess. 

  • Volunteers turned out Saturday morning and took their posts beside bright yellow school buses and waited patiently until late afternoon for generous donors to bring school supplies to be distributed to Levy County public school students. Started by the Morriston Baptist Church's Band of Brothers and sponsored by the Levy County Schools Foundation, the collection of pens, pencils, paper and backpacks is an annual rite.

  • Two Tri-County students — one from Levy County and one from Dixie County — won awards for their age divisions in the “Dig It — The Secrets of Soil” poster contest sponsored  statewide by the Association of Conservation Districts.

    The statewide judging was held in Jacksonville earlier this month.

    Shelbi McCall of Dixie County, who had already won first place in local and district poster competition, placed thired in the fourth to sixth grade division.

  • Scientists contracting with the state began tests on a Chiefland sinkhole Monday morning to determine what happens to the water entering the rocky crevasse. “It’s never been done before,” Pete Butt, project manager for Karst Environmental Services Inc., one of the companies working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on the project, said.

  • All five Levy County Public Library branches will have free family fun this summer. Join in on the fun at your local library. Large groups are welcome, but please call in advance. For more information, contact your local librarian, or Jenny Rodgers, Youth Services Coordinator, 352-486-5552.

    Luther Callaway Public Library – Chiefland

    Friday, June 12 at 10 a.m.

    Ronald McDonald will be visiting the library for a fun reading adventure. You never know what Ronald has up his sleeves.

    Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

  • A Vacation Bible School will be held at Bronson First Baptist Church June 22 through June 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon with lunch provided.

    The school is for children ages 3 through eighth grade.

    Otter Creek Baptist Church will be holding Vacation Bible School Sunday through Thursday, June 21-25 from 6:30 - 9 p.m.

    "Get on board the Boomerang Express" is this year's theme.

    Classes will be held for any child ages 2 through 12th grade.

    There will be Bible study, crafts, dinner and recreation every night so climb aboard and ride.

  • Army Pvt. Nicholas S. Dickason has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.

    During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

    He is the son of Steven Dickason of S. U.S. Highway 129, Bell.

    Dickason graduated in 2001 from Bell High School.

  • Everyone is invited to attend the eighth annual Homeboys Revival. This gospel sharing and honoring God revival will begin Monday, June 22, and conclude on Friday, June 26. Service will convene at 7:30 p.m. each night.

    Monday night, New Jerusalem Church of Chiefland; Speaker, Evangelist Robert Scott.

    Tuesday night, St. John Missionary Baptist, Bronson; Speaker, Min. Phillip Henderson.

    Wednesday night, Mt. Pleasant Baptist, Chiefland; Speaker, Edward Nelson.

    Thursday night, Mt. Bethel United Methodist, Chiefland; Speaker, Pastor Joseph.

  • The water is finally clear and blue in Fanning and Manatee springs, now that the Suwannee River is returning to bed at last. Blue Spring, at the headwaters of the tiny Waccasassa, fared very well through the spring flooding. The little Wekiva, at Henry Beck Park, is also clear and fresh this summer. As the mercury hammers the top of the thermometer day after day, the springs of Levy County are open and beckoning.

  • Note: See more photos in slideshow on this web page.

    If anyone wondered where all the cool kids were this summer, between the weekday hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., a good first guess would be to perk up your ears.

    School-age children from all over the Nature Coast area, even out to Marion and Alachua counties could be easily found if only you know what to listen for.

  • Thursday, May 7

    Business Council

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council, Inc. will hold its Board of Directors meeting Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. at 660 North Hathaway Ave. (SR 27-in the old road dept. conference room,) Bronson.

    Williston Lions Club

    Williston Lions Club will meet  Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m.  For those of you who have been contemplating joining, this is your chance to find out what the Lions are all about. 

  • Friday, May 22 Watermelon contestants needed The Chiefland Watermelon Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 6, needs girls ages 6-10 to enter the Little Princess Pageant. Applications must be filled out by Friday. For information call 493-0911 or 221-5853. Shoe drive in Cross City There will be a shoe drive held at the Cross City Church of God, May 22 and 23 from noon to 4 p.m. The shoes collected will help an orphan. Shoes of all sizes are needed.

  • Friday, June 19

    Bronson Library Book Fair

    The Bronson Friends of the Library Book Fair will be held on Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the old Bronson Town Hall.

    For further information, call the Bronson Library at 486-2015.

    Monday, June 22

    GOP to hold monthly meeting

  • “We’re Americans. Our citizens can do more.”

    That is the assessment of Mike West, information technology officer for the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, after participating in a hurricane exercise on May 28 at Levy County Office of Emergency Management.