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  • FS council votes to allow Internet cafe

    After some tough questions, Fanning Springs City Council voted to allow a local man to reopen what was once an Internet cafe within the city limits.

       Dan Noll, owner of the Patriot Social Club in Chiefland, is expanding to open another business by the same name in Fanning Springs. He was on the agenda to ask for the council’s approval on the matter at the Sept. 1 meeting.

  • Bronson unofficial results show Hunt, Bogart

    The town of Bronson may soon have a new mayor as the unofficial results are in for the Tuesday night election.

    Bronson resident Jason Hunt ran for Seat 4 against Franklin Schuler and came up with 142 votes to Schuler's 110. Katie Parks Bogart sought reelection for Seat 2 against Mary Tracy. Bogart received 143 votes to Tracy's 106.

  • Haven takes on patients left in limbo

    By Pat Faherty

    and Lou Elliott Jones

    A dispute over a federal audit has led to the suspension of Medicaid payments for about 148 low-income hospice nursing home patients of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (HOCC) and Haven Hospice, which serves the same area, has stepped in to provide the necessary care.

    Eight patients have been switched to Haven Hospice, a not for profit provider in the area, but a Haven official said it is estimated that there are 50 patients who could be affected in Haven's service area.

  • Bronson unofficial results show Hunt, Bogart

    The town of Bronson may soon have a new mayor as the unofficial results are in for the Tuesday night election.

    Bronson resident Jason Hunt ran for Seat 4 against Franklin Schuler and came up with 142 votes to Schuler's 110. Katie Parks Bogart sought reelection for Seat 2 against Mary Tracy. Bogart received 143 votes to Tracy's 106.

  • Haven takes on patients left in limbo

    A dispute over a federal audit has led to the suspension of Medicaid payments for about 148 low-income hospice nursing home patients of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (HOCC) and Haven Hospice, which serves the same area, has stepped in to provide the necessary care.

    Eight patients have been switched to Haven Hospice, a not for profit provider in the area, but a Haven official said it is estimated that there are 50 patents who could be affected in Haven's service area.

  • On guard despite the rain

    School crossing guard Sandra Wilson came prepared for Monday's rains when she reported for duty at Chiefland Middle High School.

    And she remembered to bring her smile. 

  • Chiefland Rotary achieves recognition for giving

    Chiefland Rotary had a special guest last week and received recognition of a special honor.

      Leon Hirsch, Rotary district governor from Pensacola presented members of the Chiefland club who had achieved Paul Harris Fellow recognition with a pin and certificate. The club is now a full Paul Harris Fellow Club, an honor named after the club’s founder.

      “It’s a very, very special day for Chiefland Rotary,” Hirsch said, adding they are one of maybe two in the whole district to have achieved this status.

  • D&D Dance wins Business of Year award

    By Kate Figueroa

    If you are familiar with the work of D&D Dance Studio in Chiefland, then you must know the positive impact this business has had on our community. Their two dance recitals each year in June at Chiefland High School welcome a standing room only audience of over 1,000 people.

  • Residents with special needs should register

    It's September and the storms seem to be lining up on the shores of Africa heading to Florida. It's that time of year and September is the month emergency planners and managers want residents to have a plan should they need to evacuate to a safe place.

    They are especially concerned about residents who fall into the “special needs” category, people:

    • Requiring transportation to and from a designated emergency shelter;

  • Interviews set for federal judgeship

    Applicants for the positions of U.S. District Judge in the Northern District of Florida will be interviewed Sept. 10 and Sept. 15 by the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. Posted below are the date, time and location of each interview.