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  • Levy County Veterans parade in Bronson Friday

    Levy County's official Veterans Day parade rolls down U.S. Highway 27A from the Bronson Post Office to State Road 24 at 11 a.m. Friday.
    Because Bronson High School's Homecoming is  the same day the students will be joining the county's official salute.
    The parade will split into two with the Veterans Day portion continuing left on SR24 to  the turnoff for the Bronson Sports Park. The Homecoming portion of the parade will continue to the right on SR24.

  • 11 arrested in Levy, Dixie drug raids

    Eleven people have been arrested on a variety of drug charges in two separate raids conducted last week by the Levy and Dixie counties sheriff’s offices and the Chiefland Police Department.
     The Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Chiefland Police Department executed three drug search warrants simultaneously in the Chiefland area.  The operation began shortly after dark on Nov. 3.

  • Two die in plane crash

    Two men died when the 1956 Beech Craft T-34 plane they were in crashed shortly after takeoff from a private field into a wooded area in Morriston at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
    Dead are Ralph Ken Terry, 74, of Daytona Beach, the passenger, and Mike Fuller, 47, of Port Orange, the pilot.
    The plane was registered to Terry, a pilot with over 60,000 hours of flight time and retired after 30 years of service with Northwest Airlines.

  • Sen. Nelson staffer to hold office hours in Chiefland on Thursday

    A representative of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson will hold office hours Thursday, Nov. 10, 3-4 p.m. at Chiefland City Hall in the City Commission meeting room.

    City Hall is located at 214 E. Park Ave.

    This event is open to all residents, including those with a federal Issue to discuss.

    For More Information, call 850-942-8415
     

  • Road and Lane Closures for Nov. 5-11

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    Note:  All work will be suspended on Friday, November 11 for the Veterans Day holiday.
     
    ALACHUA COUNTY:
     
    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Daytime lane closures from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line to repaint the roadway markings.
     

  • FEMA does first national test of alert system Wednesday

    Please be aware that on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. the Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first ever Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test. Most of us know this as the old Emergency Broadcast System test on TV and the radio.

    Like that, it's only a test and don't be alarmed.

  • Two die in plane crash in Morriston

    Two men died when the 1956 Beech Craft T-34 plane they were in crashed shortly after takeoff from a private field into a wooded area in Morriston at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
    Dead are Ralph Ken Terry, 74, of Daytona Beach, the passenger, and Mike Fuller, 47, of Port Orange, the pilot.
    The plane was registered to Terry, a pilot with over 60,000 hours of flight time and retired after 30 years of service with Northwest Airlines.

  • Set clocks back an hour tonight as Daylight Saving Time ends
  • A Queen is crowned

     Chiefland’s 2011 Homecoming Queen, Shelby Mills, gets help hopping up on the hood of a car for the traditional ride around C. Doyle McCall Field. She was crowned during halftime ceremonies at Friday's game against Dixie County. 

  • Parents won't face charges in local toddler's death

    State Attorney Bill Cervone has decided that the parents of  a two-year-old killed when his brother picked up a loaded gun and it discharged will not be charged with felony culpabale negligence.