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Today's News

  • Revival report: Crusade for Christ wins 15 souls

    By Pastor Jim Hurst
    Overall, the Tent Crusade Revival in Levy County was a wonderful success with 15 precious people making decisions for Jesus Christ. 
    We appreciate so much the four area churches who partnered with us to reach your city for Jesus. These churches provided excellent ministry on every level.  They also set new "time records" for putting up and taking down the big tent. 

  • Black history speaker urges raising children right

    Retired educator Vivian Filer believes children should be raised with love, but also a firm grasp on whatis proper and what is not.
    As the speaker for the Black History Scholarship Banquet in Chiefland on Feb. 18 at the Tommy Usher Community Center, she told the 80 people in attendance, that   having children calls for a commitment to invest long hours, go the extra mile, to sacrifice and "love, love, love."

  • Thank you

    I wish to thank all the contributors and participants, volunteers and staff for making the 2012 Florida State NASP Tournament a very special event.  First of all, the kids, of course, the best bunch of kids you could possibly gather in one place, they were terrific, as were their coaches.  Thanks to Safari Club International of North Florida, Tom Powell and Ray Pringle, Bear Archery Products of Gainesville, Neil Byce and Eric Godkin, Morrell Targets, Bernie and Dale Morrell and Woods ‘n Water Magazine for their contributions to the live event. 

  • Last line of defense

    Each morning cases come across my desk for review and I see the ways that folks are victimized by others seeking money through a variety of sources.
    The gamut ranges from charitable contributions to classified ads and the result is that frequently folks are getting diminished or zero return on their money. This, in a time when money is universally tight. If we are to avoid these scams, we need to get smarter about our responses.    

  • Today in Levy County History: The military dilemma

    By Toni C. Collins
    Levy County Historian
    A problem that has faced military tacticians throughout history is how to effectively move men and equipment to areas of conflict. When Gen. Zachary Taylor became commander of the forces fighting the Seminole Indians in the Territory of Florida in 1838, he quickly devised a scheme to facilitate a more rapid response to emergency situations.

  • Editorial Toon for March 8
  • Haven attic to open Saturday

    The grand opening for the newest Haven Hospice Attic will be Saturday, March 10, at 9 a.m. Chiefland is proud to be the home of Haven’s fourth attic. A Haven Hospice Attic resale store sells gently used items: clothing, electronics, appliances, housewares, furniture and more. Haven’s Attics are sure to hold some treasures.

  • Wildfire on CR 336 near Ellzey

    A fire that has consumed 20 acres along County Road 336 between State Road 24 and County Road 330,  is being battled by the Florida Forest Service and firefighters from Chiefland, Cedar Key and other departments.

    Ludie Bond, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist for the Florida Forest Service, said the call came in at 3:30 p.m. to the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the state agency dispatched two brush trucks, two tractors and other equipment.

  • Prepare for spring break traffic with FDOT's 511 system

    TALLAHASSEE — As students and families hit the roads for spring break, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminds everyone to check the Florida 511 System for traffic updates before leaving. FDOT has recently joined Twitter with 12 new Florida 511 Twitter feeds featuring the same traffic information as the phone system. The system provides updates on crashes, congestion and construction on Florida’s interstates and toll roads. Anyone can call 511, visit FL511.com, download the 511 app on iTunes or follow Florida 511 on Twitter for traffic updates.

  • Bronson needs citizens for industrial panel

    The Bronson Town Council is seeking citizens with unique talents and prospectives to volunteer for service on a new industrial development panel.
       The Council is seeking people who have talents as wide and varied as the range of public services on which we all rely and who are interested in their community, because they want to give something back, or because they see the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the public sector.