Local News

  • Working to feed the hungry

    The United Methodist Church of Chiefland organized a food sampling event Saturday, Jan. 25, to raise money for Stop Hunger Now, an organization aiming to feed the hungry in Haiti and the Phillipines.

    More than a dozen businesses and individuals prepared foods from around the world  for sampling. The items offered included barbecue, egg rolls and pork wontons, a variety of breads, a Phillipine chicken and rice dish, New Orleans red beans and rice, onion soup, Greek salad and much more. 

    There also had a silent and live auction of donated items.

  • County auction offers bargains March 1

    The Levy County auction is Saturday, March 1, with gates opening at 8 a.m. and bidding starting at 9 a.m. 

       Folks are welcome to come preview on Friday, Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

    Questions should be directed to Charlie Bedford, shop supervisor, at 352-486-5556. 

    Personnel will be available on Saturday to assist buyers with their purchases, if needed. 

       As usual, all items are sold "as is where is."

  • Candidates can attend 2014 Candidate University

    Tammy Jones, Levy County Supervisor of Elections, will offer a "Candidate University" for those seeking to run for the Board of County Commissioners, Districts 2 and 4; and County School Board, Districts 1, 3 and 5. The public is also encouraged to attend this event in order to learn more about this process. 

  • Driving refresher Tuesday

    The AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be held at the Capital City Bank Board Room at  2012 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, on Tuesday Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

    The certificate is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years.

    Registration is required. To register, call Linda at 352-493-1742.

  • Last call to nominate Chiefland area Citizen of the Year

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will close nominations for 2013 Citizen of the Year Wednesday, Feb. 5. The honoree will be presented with an award at the Chamber's annual banquet Feb. 25.

  • Free smoking cessation classes

    Free Six-Weeks Quit Tobacco classes are being offered on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Capital City Bank Conference Room, 2012 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland, with free materials and nicotine replacement products valued at more than $80. 

  • Not in my front yard!

    A Chiefland area couple isn’t happy about the proposed location of a new city sludge field.

  • Mild weather predicted for 2014

    If the saying stands true, that what happens on the first of the year is a good indication of how the rest of the year is to go, then 2014 just might be a little rainy. However, according to Paul Close, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Tampa Bay area, 2013 brought average rainfall and just above average temperatures, and 2014 is looking to do the same.

  • Derelict up in flames


    A home damaged by fire in January 2012 in the 300 block of Southwest 1st Street was destroyed in a controlled burn by Chiefland Fire Rescue on Monday night at about 9 p.m.

    The city has spent two years trying to get the owner of the property to remove the rubble — an eyesore located across the street from the Chiefland Senior Center.

    The city's attempts to enforce its code was complicated by issues of ownership and tax problems for the property.  

  • Otter Creek water deal dead in the water

    Chiefland commissioners have tied a kink in the line of what some had hoped would bring fresh, contaminant-free water to the Town of Otter Creek.