Local News

  • Officials warn of Suwannee contamination

    State health officials are warning area residents to stay out of the Suwannee River because of potential contamination from an upstream sewage plant.
    The Withlacoochee Water Pollution Control Plant, in Valdosta, Ga., shut down Feb. 27 due to massive flooding from rain in the area, said City of Valdosta spokersperson Sementha Mathews Monday.

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, March 5, meeting



    March 5, 2013

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    9:00 a.m. - Veterans Advocate Foundation of America, David J. Elliott, National Director

    Introduction of V.A.F. and a brief description of services to the community.

    10:00 a.m. - Public Comments

    • Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    • State your full name and address

    • Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

  • Rib sale Saturday raises money for Centennial

    The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club is holding a slab o' ribs sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Walmart to raise money for the Chiefland Centennial Celebration. 

    The city is not providing money for the April 5-6 celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first survey and platting of the city, so organizers are raising money by selling banners, bricks, lap blankets, silver commemorative coins and, of course, ribs. 

  • Local rivers may reach flood stages this weekend

    The middle Suwannee and lower Santa Fe rivers will approach flood stage Sunday, March 3, possibly activating two flood zones along the rivers, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

    The FWC has been working with Suwannee River Water Management District personnel, who expect the Santa Fe to reach 17 feet above mean sea level at the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet. The Suwannee River is expected to reach 47 feet above mean sea level at the Ellaville gauge, where flood stage is 54 feet.

  • Florida Lottery brings party to Chiefland today

    The Florida Lottery is bringing its 25th anniversary party to locally-owned Hudson Food Stores at the Chevron on U.S. Highway 19/North Young Boulevard, which is also a 25-year partner with the Lottery.

    The event at 1904 N. Young Blvd. in Chiefland, will is Friday, March 1, from 3 to 6 p.m. Customers can participate in the event that features a Spin-to-Win wheel, where players who spend $10 on any Lottery product, can spin the wheel for a chance to win Scratch-Off tickets or Florida Lottery merchandise. 

  • ‘Those were the Times’

    The Korean War may have drawn Jack Foley from the swampy, isolated lowlands of Gulf Hammock and thrust him into a world he had never known, but the conflict there, at times harrowing, serving in the U.S. Navy, never made him forget about his youth.

  • Friends of the Chiefland Library to meet
  • Children's Table feeding seniors

    The Children's Table facility at 680 W. Thrasher Dr, Bronson, will be open to area seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  on Wednesdays starting on March 6. A light lunch will be served.

  • Yoho says sequester likely to happen

     U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-District 3) says sequestration — which sets automatic cuts in spending if Congress and the President fail to make the cuts themselves — is going to kick in tomorrow.

  • New bill could close Andrews Nursery

    Florida’s only state-owned pine tree nursery, located in Chiefland, could be a thing of the past if one state representative has his way.