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  • Rib sale Saturday raises money for Centennial

    The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club is holding a slab o' ribs sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot at Walmart to raise money for the Chiefland Centennial Celebration. 

    The city is not providing money for the April 5-6 celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first survey and platting of the city, so organizers are raising money by selling banners, bricks, lap blankets, silver commemorative coins and, of course, ribs. 

  • Local rivers may reach flood stages this weekend

    The middle Suwannee and lower Santa Fe rivers will approach flood stage Sunday, March 3, possibly activating two flood zones along the rivers, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

    The FWC has been working with Suwannee River Water Management District personnel, who expect the Santa Fe to reach 17 feet above mean sea level at the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet. The Suwannee River is expected to reach 47 feet above mean sea level at the Ellaville gauge, where flood stage is 54 feet.

  • Florida Lottery brings party to Chiefland today

    The Florida Lottery is bringing its 25th anniversary party to locally-owned Hudson Food Stores at the Chevron on U.S. Highway 19/North Young Boulevard, which is also a 25-year partner with the Lottery.

    The event at 1904 N. Young Blvd. in Chiefland, will is Friday, March 1, from 3 to 6 p.m. Customers can participate in the event that features a Spin-to-Win wheel, where players who spend $10 on any Lottery product, can spin the wheel for a chance to win Scratch-Off tickets or Florida Lottery merchandise. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for February 28

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • ‘Those were the Times’

    The Korean War may have drawn Jack Foley from the swampy, isolated lowlands of Gulf Hammock and thrust him into a world he had never known, but the conflict there, at times harrowing, serving in the U.S. Navy, never made him forget about his youth.

  • Friends of the Chiefland Library to meet
  • Children's Table feeding seniors

    The Children's Table facility at 680 W. Thrasher Dr, Bronson, will be open to area seniors from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  on Wednesdays starting on March 6. A light lunch will be served.

  • Out-of-towner arrested for letting it all hang out

    An Illinois man was arrested at a Chiefland Hotel Friday after witnesses told police he came out of his room naked and masterbated in front of children.
    "This is a nightmare. I'm going to South America," the man, 55-year-old Mark Wayne Sarver, reportedly told police as he was placed into the back of a police cruiser.
    Police, according to Sarver's arrest report, responded to the call on the matter that came from a worker at the Best Western hotel at about 2:30 p.m.

  • Yoho says sequester likely to happen

     U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-District 3) says sequestration — which sets automatic cuts in spending if Congress and the President fail to make the cuts themselves — is going to kick in tomorrow.

  • New bill could close Andrews Nursery

    Florida’s only state-owned pine tree nursery, located in Chiefland, could be a thing of the past if one state representative has his way.