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  • CF Levy Center hosts Night Out

    The College of Central Florida is sponsoring Chiefland Night Out Friday, April 27, 5-7 p.m.
       The free event will be held at the Trailhead Depot office of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chiefland. The event brings families together with local agencies to learn about safety while having fun. There will be games and prizes for children under 16.
       For more information about the event, contact Kat Davis at 352-493-9533 or davisk@cf.edu. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.

  • I-75 Newberry exit closing rescheduled

    I-75 and Newberry Road (Exit 387) ramp closure rescheduled
    Both northbound and southbound exit ramps now scheduled for closure
     
    Gainesville – The closure of the Interstate 75 southbound ramp onto Newberry Road (Exit 387) in Gainesville which was scheduled for Tuesday night has been rescheduled to Wednesday night while the northbound exit ramp will be closed Tuesday night for paving, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures through April 20

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

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

  • Tax change could save money for Florida’s adoptive parents

    By Stephanie Carroll Carson
    Florida News Connection
    TALLAHASSEE, — The Affordable Care Act has affected more than health care: it has also changed what adoptive parents can claim on their income tax returns. Parents' tax credit for adoption-related expenses has gone from being a non-refundable tax credit, to a refundable one.

  • Volunteer firefighter charged with arson

    Just as the state was getting ready to kick off Wildfire Awareness Week, a Levy County volunteer firefighter was arrested on arson charges.
    Michael Joseph Chenier, 24, of Morriston, and a member of the Morriston-Montbrook Volunteer Fire Department was arrested at about 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, and charged with arson in attempting to start two fires in the area of State Road 121 and County Road 337. His bond is $20,000.

  • City recycling program kaput

    Chiefland commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to end the city's recycling program after reviewing the results of a city-wide survey that shows residents unwilling to pay for the service.
    "Based on the response of the customers, I would say we should not do this," Mayor Teal Pomeroy said.

  • Synthetic drugs disappear from Chiefland shelves

    No more Mr. Nice Guy, Scooby Snax, Mad Hatter, Cloud 9 or Kool Beanz are to be found in Chiefland.
    The city Police Department went on a roundup on April 2 cleaning hundreds of packets, envelopes and containers of products labeled bath salts, incense, spice, K2 and synthetic cannabis from convenience stores shelves or requiring sellers to return the products to wholesalers.

  • Reward for info on copper thefts from farms

    A $500 reward is being offered by the Levy County Sheriff's Office for information that leads to an arrest in the theft of copper wire from irrigation pivots on farms in the county.
    The sheriff's office has seen an increase in copper wire thefts with Lt. Shawn Hunt, commander of the Ag/Marine Unit, investigating five copper wire thefts from irrigation pivots in March. The thefts have occurred in the Williston and Chiefland areas and most likely are occurring at night time.

  • Meeks announces for county commission

    Citizens and friends of Levy County, my name is John Meeks and I wish to represent you as your next District 1 County Commissioner.  After a lot of prayer and discussion with my immediate family I decided to pursue my lifelong goal to represent the people of Levy County.  

  • Ag agency tips for protecting homes in wildfire season

    Tallahassee – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Forest Service offered five tips to help Floridians protect themselves against the dangers of wildfire. Wildfire Awareness Week, which recognizes the wildfires that raged through Florida in 1998, burning more than 500,000 acres and damaging or destroying 337 homes and other structures, is April 8-14.