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  • Candidate qualifying time changed for Chiefland

    Chiefland officials voted unanimously in favor of changing the qualifying period for this year's upcoming election.

    The time was moved up a week to allow for more time before election day on Aug. 5, as well as accounting for City Hall being closed on Fridays.

    The new qualifying period was set for June 9 - 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Seats for Group 2, now occupied by Mayor Teal Pomeroy, and Group 4, Vice Mayor Teresa Barron, are set to expire this year.

    The election will take place at City Hall, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • City revenues down but almost debt free

    Revenue for the City of Chiefland is down from this time last year, according to the city's independent financial auditor Robert Beauchamp.

  • New training required for shellfish harvesters 

    A series of workshops is being provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), University of Florida  IFAS, and Florida Sea Grant to assist the molluscan  shellfish industry in Florida attain the harvester education training required for certification, recertification or licensing.

  • Relay For Life of The Tri Counties starts Friday

    Hundreds of participants will come together this Friday night to honor survivors, their caregivers and pay tribute to those for whom the cure did not come soon enough.  The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event ignites team spirit among participates and works to raise funds used to save lives and create more birthdays by helping you stay well, helping you get well, by finding cures and by fighting back.

  • Disability Expo May 10

    The Levy County Commission gave its endorsement to the Fanning Springs Disability Expo hosted by the The ARC of Levy County, Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA) and the Department of Environmental Protection.

  • City makes formal request for county ALS workshop

    Chiefland is moving forward in its pursuit of advanced life support (ALS) status from the county.

  • Deputies bust 2nd meth lab in week

    Levy County Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday arrested a man on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, better known as meth, and dismantled the chemical operation the second such bust in a week, according to an arrest report.

  • Gov. Scott includes Levy in emergency declaration

    Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday morning included Levy County in a long list of Panhandle and Big Bend counties in an emergency declaration. 

    Scott's action came as a storm front that dumped up to 13 inches of rain and caused high winds in the Panhandle moved toward the area bringing with it lightning, high winds and rain. According to National Weather Service, the front is slow moving and will bring rain to the area which is already experiencing high water levels. 

  • Chiefland meth lab busted; 2 arrested

    Levy County Sheriff's deputies investigating vehicle burglaries came across an active meth lab in Chiefland and arrested two people operating the business on Sunday, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Drummond customers targeted by scam

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has received several reports from citizens saying they are receiving an automated phone call from an unknown party. Complainants are Drummond Bank customers and are being told during the message their card has been stolen.

    The call center at Drummond Bank is checking each member’s account, and has not reported any fraudulent transactions. Drummond Bank assures LCSO they are not making these calls and will not contact customers in this manner.