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  • Search for CHS football coach over

    Chiefland High school principal Bill Tovine ended the search that began in December for a football coach with the official announcement on Feb. 2 that Aaron Richardson is the school’s new varsity football head coach.
    “Looking at all the strengths and weaknesses of the program, we found the best person who gives us a chance at winning,” Tovine said.

  • Bronson area landowner accused of being a busy beaver

    Bronson Town Council members and opponents of a recently discussed annexation proposal may have been in disharmony at Monday night’s meeting, but one chord rang true throughout the discussion: Most in attendance were not fans of George Stephens.
    Stephens, according to Council Member Berlon Weeks, is the largest property-owning resident of Lake Johnson Estates—the subdivision Weeks would like to see annexed—and is responsible for clogging a drainage ditch dug in the 1930s that partially cuts through the subdivision.

  • County commission wants to charge inmates for visits

    The Levy County Jail's video visiting system installed in 2006 has not worked perfectly since it was installed and now replacements for the pieces-parts that were cobbled together to create it are scarce, making repairs difficult, if not impossible.

  • Spaghetti dinner helps the hungry

    The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland on U.S. Highway 27A is hosting a Valentine's Day spaghetti dinner on Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
    The menu includes salad, bread, and homemade pies for dessert. All are welcome.
    The cost? A bag of groceries for the Society's food shelf. Canned goods, peanut butter, cereal and soups are always needed. If that is difficult or inconvenient, a cash donation is always appreciated.

  • Prison closing hurts recycling efforts

    Last week the green and white converted horse trailers that Levy County uses for its recycling collection program started disappearing from around the county and folks began wondering where they could take their old newspapers, plastic and glass bottles, and cardboard and plastic packaging.

  • Florida master naturalist class in Cedar Key

    Back by popular demand, the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) will be returning to Cedar Key this winter.  John Lohde, former National Park Ranger, who has worked in every ecosystems in Florida and others across the country will be teaching the Coastal Unit.  The sponsoring agency, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges will also be the beneficiary of the class.

  • Is it spring yet?

    All it took was a little rain to encourage the trees, shrubs and plants with buds waiting to awaken from their winter sleep. Although Chiefland only got 0.12 inches of rain on Monday, the forecast calls for more precipitation this weekend.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Feb. 4–10

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures at Southwest 40th Avenue to extend the left turn lane.

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  The sidewalks are closed in areas between Southwest 44th and 78th streets, west of Interstate 75, for repairs prior to the road being resurfaced. Pedestrians are directed to use the sidewalks on the opposite side of the road.

  • Gingrich wins Levy GOP primary vote

    Mitt Romney may have carried Florida but it was Newt Gingrich who carried Levy County in Tuesday's GOP  presidential primary. But the good news was not in the results, but in the voting itself.
    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections website reported — all precincts in — that 3,632 of the county's 8,457 registered Republicans cast ballots.
    That number was music to the ears of County GOP Executive Committee Chair Michelle Finnen.

  • Middle school voters choose Santorum


    Chiefland Middle School students held their own presidential preference primary on Tuesday and the big winner was Rick Santorum, followed by Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
    Ballots were passed out to students after the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the school day and collected at the end of the first period to be tabulated by teacher Gerry Lawrence.