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  • Chiefland girl survives horse accident

    A 13-year-old Chiefland girl who was dragged and kicked by a horse within inches of her life on June 27 is recovering at home after leaving the hospital last weekend.

  • Christmas Lights Challenge Issued

    The Chiefland Rotary Club has started a Christmas Lights Challenge by contributing $1,500 to the City of Chiefland and calling on other clubs and businesses to match the contribution.

    The first club to contribute $1,500 to the city will be matched by the Chiefland Rotary with another $1,500 contribution.

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 9 - 15, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
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    Interstate 75 Northbound traffic is shifted to the west just south of the interchange because of the addition of a barrier wall on the east side of the project. The speed limit is reduced to 60 mph around the clock and the truck restrictions are lifted from three miles south of the interchange to just north of SR 26 encouraging semi-trucks to use the far left lane as well as the center lane.
     

  • Economic development council loses director

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council asked for the resignation of its fifth director since its incorporation in 2000 during a contentious, and sometimes angry, meeting June 28.
    Pat O'Neal, who was hired one year ago, was told to submit his resignation by July 1 in a 6-0-1 vote with its newest member abstaining. O'Neal was given 24 hours to respond to the demand that he resign.

  • County commission questions tourism grants

    When Carol McQueen steps up to the podium at the Levy County Commission meetings she usually gets an automatic pass — no questions asked — on her request.
    Things were different on Tuesday when she sought approval of six advertising grants — none over $3,000, and commissioners asked questions before approving the grants. The grants, funded by the 2 percent tax on transient lodgings, were recommended for approval by the Tourist Development Council.

  • Deputy Joyner retires, school deputy becomes agricultural investigator

    Levy County Deputy Mike Joyner, who is also the agricultural investigator,  has stepped down from 38 years of full time law enforcement  to part-time status.
    Joyner, a long time Levy Countian has worked in all areas of law enforcement from patrol work to undercover drug investigations and serving as chief deputy in Jefferson County.
    Joyner is assigned to the Civil Division as a bailiff for 8th Judicial Circuit Criminal Judge David A. Glant. He will continue working with Glant.

  • Levy County corrections officer charged with sexual misconduct

    Chadwick Buford Holmes, 32, of Bronson, has been arrested for sexual misconduct with an inmate, a third degree felony, whil working as a Levy County Sheriff's Office corrections officer.

  • Levy Health Department earns national recognition

    The National Association of County and City Health Officials has recognized Levy County Health Department at "Public Health Ready" for its ability to respond to public health emergencies.
    Levy County Health Department has met the comprehensive preparedness benchmarks required by Project Public Health Ready, a partnership between the health officials organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 2 - 8, 2011

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.
     
    Note: All construction projects will be suspended Saturday through Monday for the anticipated increase in holiday traffic. Work will resume Tuesday, July 5.

     
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  • Nature Coast Hospice to take over Key Training site

    Hospice of Citrus County/Hospice of the Nature Coast will expand its presence in Chiefland with construction of a multiple-use facility on North Main Street that was once planned to house a superthrift operated by LARC and Key Training of Citrus County.
    The organization, headquartered in Beverly Hills, operates Hospice Thrift and Gift Shoppe on North Young Boulevard near Winn Dixie, and it provides services out of its Inglis and High Springs offices to patients in Levy County.