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  • Info sessions Wednesday on completing GED

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center will host Finish Up! Levy, information sessions on Wednesday, May 29, at Levy County Public Libraries for upcoming General Education Development boot camp classes.

  • Watermelon pageant Saturday

    A highlight of the 59th Annual Watermelon Festival is the crowning of the Watermelon queen and her court on Saturday, June 1.

    But before that happens there must be a pageant to choose the queen, princess, and other members of the court.

    This year's pageant is on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 10 a.m. at Chiefland Elementary School.

    The festival's organizer and main sponsor is the Chiefland Woman's Club. 

  • Watermelon Festival parade info

    The 59th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival, hosted by the Chiefland Woman's Club, is Saturday, June 1 at Trailhead/Depot Park on U.S. Highway 19 South/South Main Street. 

    The parade is at 11 a.m. and will organize at the Chiefland High School parking lot and proceed south on U.S. 19/Main Street to the park. 

    To participate in the parade you MUST fill out and return the attached form by Friday, May 3.

  • Sheriff hosting a DUI event Saturday

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

    On Saturday, May 25, the Levy County Sheriffs Office and Chiefland Police Department will be hosting a multi-agency DUI, driver's license vehicle safety checkpoint on Northwest 14 Street in the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

    This is part of a statewide effort to crack down on impaired driving over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

    Drivers are asked to have their insurance, registration and drivers license ready when entering the checkpoint.

  • Police on the lookout for copper thieves

    A recent spate of copper thefts from air conditioning units in Chiefland has police scratching their heads.
    "So far, we've had no luck," said Chiefland Police Deputy Chief Al Graves Friday about 13 thefts from homes, churches and businesses that started mid-March.
    The latest thefts, according to police, happened on May 19 and involved stolen copper from units at two businesses and one home, all on the north side of town.

  • Town hits slight snag in sewer easement

    The Bronson council has run into it first, albeit small, issue related to easements for the town's new sewer lines.

  • Strengthen your community through blood donation

    The strength of a community depends on its health, and its health partially depends on an adequate blood supply. Chiefland community invites residents to do their part to ensure a safe and adequate blood supply for the community when they team up with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers to host a blood drive on Friday, May 24. 

  • Court dispositions published May 23

     n Loren Rickey Eckblad, felony battery changed to battery, adjudication withheld, 1 year probation. Must pay probation cost.

  • FHP graduates 59 new troopers

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Highway Patrol’s 59 newest troopers from the 124th Basic Recruit Class graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol Academy on May 9 — five weeks earlier than previous classes due to an accelerated program. 

  • Bronson woman injured in single car wreck

    A Bronson woman was critically injured when the tires on the left side of the pickup she was driving southbound on US 27A/State Road 500 went off the road into the median causing it to spin and later roll over, ejecting the driver, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.