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  • Hotel to remain open

        Although Chiefland hotel owner Jagdish Patel has relinquished control of the Days Inn hotel, the hotel will not be closing, according to                    Terry Zwirn, the new manager of the hotel.

    Zwirn said Tuesday that bankruptcy court has given his company, the Berryfield Hotel Group, receivership of the hotel.

       Zwirn said the hotel has no plans to lay off staff and, in fact, expects to hire a few new employees.

  • Commissioners in support of Sheriff’s letter

    City commissioners voted 4-0 Monday night in favor of signing on to a letter from Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith to state Sen. Steve Oelrich that is aimed at helping the county improve its radio communications.

  • CFEC lineman Hart says he has no memory of accident

    Johnathan Hart has no recollection of being shocked by a power line on Nov. 17— the power entering at the base of his thumb and exiting on the side of his foot. "I don't even recall going to work that day."  

  • Rosewood vandalism highest in state

    It was in May 2004 when then-Gov. Jeb Bush dedicated a historical marker at Rosewood in honor of the predominantly black community that was destroyed in a 1923 race riot.

  • Congressman Nugent opens District Office

     U.S. Representative Rich Nugent (R-District 5) has opened his District Office and it has a familiar address.

  • Rotary hears about mentoring program

    Sharon Battles was guest speaker at the weekly Chiefland Rotary Club meeting at BubbaQue’s on Wednesday. She told the nearly three dozen in attendance about how they could help empower troubled youth in Levy County.

  • Mobile home destroyed in fire

    A Chiefland man trying to dry wet paint in his bathroom with a space heater caught his mobile home on fire the night of Jan. 12, according to officials with Chiefland Fire Rescue.

  • Days Inn/Holiday Inn Express to close

      The Chiefland Rotary Club meeting on Wednesday opened on a somber note, with business owner Jagdish (Jay) Patel announcing he was leaving the group and closing his Days Inn hotel, the former Holiday Inn Express.

  • Citizen of the Year nominations open

     Do you know someone who has made a significant contribution to the community, someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help others, a person who demonstrates commitment to accomplishing positive achievements? The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from you.  Anyone who would like to nominate a person for Citizen of the Year 2010 can submit a letter of recommendation or call the Chamber for a nomination form designed to help with the write-up. 

  • Solution on EMS assessment eludes board

    Levy County commissioners tried getting their arms around the problem of setting equitable assessments for emergency medical services during a briefing by consultants, but the solution may have evaded them like a greased pig at a state fair.