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  • Easter egg hunt Saturday at Buie Park

    St. Phillips Lodge No. 897 of Free and Accepted Masons  and Mildred A. Smith No. 71, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, from noon to 2 p.m. 

       The event is at Buie Recreation Park in Chiefland. 

  • Haven encourages making wishes known

    If a serious accident or illness should happen, is there someone you trust who can make healthcare decisions for you? What are your wishes? Who should know? 

  • County donates ambulance to Nigerian mission

    The Levy County Commission is donating a 2006 ambulance with more than 304,418 miles on it is being decommissioned and donated to a Nigerian mission of the Williston Church of God and Morriston Baptist churches.

  • Safety expo draws big crowd

    About 1,000 visitors showed up to the Third Annual Public Safety Expo in Chiefland Saturday. The event was hosted by The Levy County Department of Public Safety.

    Visitors had the opportunity to get an up-close look at helicopters, fire trucks, ambulances and other equipment used by emergency responders. Space Walk of Nature Coast donated a bounce house to the event for the children to enjoy. Children also enjoyed a fire hose competition. There were fire department extrications, EMS and K9 demonstrations by the local public safety agencies. 

  • The check's in hand

    Forestry Supervisor Bobby Cahill, right, presents a check for $29,750.87 to Levy County Commission Chair Ryan Bell at Tuesday's regular commission meeting.

    The check represents the county's share of proceeds from timber sales in Goethe State Forest.

    The Levy County School Board received a similar check from the timber sales overseen by state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. 

  • State agrees to advertising along trails

    The Nature Coast Trail may soon be dotted with corporate advertising, according to a Florida Department of Environmental Protection press release put out last week.

  • SHINE volunteers can help with questions

    Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs? Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

  • Bronson to get farmers market

    Bronson will be the home of the county's only farmer's market beginning in May.

  • RV resort gets what it needs: swimming pool

    If you are going to have an RV resort, you need to have a swimming pool, too.

  • Chiefland Walking Club

    The Walking Club is starting again. All interested in walking during the evening hours are welcome to come along. There are no gimmicks. We'll just be walking, enjoying good conversation and making new friends.

    We will start walking at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and will meet at the Chiefland Skateboard Park.

    The goal will be to walk two miles or as much as you can. If you don't want to walk, bring your bike and ride along with us. Remember, there is safety in walking together. Everyone is invited.