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  • Funeral Saturday for Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy

    The search for Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy, who went diving alone on Friday afternoon, has ended sadly with the recovery of his body on Sunday morning. 

    Throughout the weekend the commuity prayed for a better ending for the husband and father of two young boys. 

    On Monday, the family announced plans for the funeral on Saturday, August 27, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Chiefland. There will be a visitation from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Seasonal Uptick in Jobless Rate Continues

     

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    Despite the one-two punch of powerhouse hiring events in July, a seasonal summer spike in unemployment could not be smacked down.

    The unemployment rate in the CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion area was 6.4 percent in July, up 0.6 percent over the month but down from 7.1 percent a year ago. Out of a labor force of of 194,776, there were 12,377 unemployed.

  • DOT makes walking in town a bit safer

    By Tracy Hisler-Pace

    Pedestrians walking along U.S. Highway 19 in Chiefland used to find stayting safe a bit dicey due to the lack of a continuous sidewalk.

    But things have gotten a little safer for walking in the city's commercial district.

    The Florida Department of Transportation District 2 Maintenance Office staff identified the need to extend the existing sidewalk from McDonald's to Bar-B-Q Bills. And the project is 95 percent complete.

  • Task force places parkway low on priority list

    By Mike Wright

    The I-75 Relief Task Force wrapped up its work Friday with a recommendation that the state upgrade the freeway and current road networks before it thinks of extending the Suncoast Parkway.

    The group, represented by officials and others from six counties appointed by Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold, was charged with finding a long-term solution to Interstate 75 congestion issues between Gainesville and Wildwood.

  • County road gets a fifth name change

    It's said that in the days before road names were formalized in Levy County that the road by the Li'l Food Ranch at U.S. Highway 27A used to be called “Lyin' George Road.”

    Casey DuQuette of the Levy County Road Department told the Levy County Commission on Tuesday that he does not know how it came by that monicker.

  • County elections already being decided

     

    For those who have not returned their absentee (vote by mail) ballots and are undecided about who to vote for in county races you have a change to study up on the candidates in this issue of the Chiefland Citizen. 

    The Levy County Newspaper Group posed questions to candidates in the county commission and school superintendent races and their answers can be found on pages A8-10. 

  • City park gets a name

     

     

    The new southside park that Chiefland is seeking state money to build finally has a name: Chiefland Trailhead. 

  • Soggy's the new norm

     

    For those who want to be “in the know” the soggiest spot in Levy County may be Yankeetown where the newly installed Weather STEM at Yankeetown school measured 10.06 inches of rain from Friday through Monday. 

    Of that amount, 5.47 inches of rain fell on Sunday. 

  • Home invasion was really delusion

     

    A Williston man who reported a home invasion at his Northeast 175th Avenue residence in Williston causing the Levy County Sheriff's Office to turn out in full force on Aug. 5 in an effort to save him. 

  • Soggy’s the new norm

    For those who want to be “in the know” the soggiest spot in Levy County may be Yankeetown where the newly installed Weather STEM at Yankeetown school measured 10.06 inches of rain from Friday through Monday.

    Of that amount, 5.47 inches of rain fell on Sunday.

    Chiefland is a relatively dry spot in the week’s weather picture where the Weather STEM at Chiefland Middle High School measured 3.3 inches of rain over the weekend.

    The Bronson Weather STEM at Bronson Middle High School registered 5.29 inches over the weekend.