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  • Drugs: Death or Delivery seminar Saturday, March 29

    A seminar on the abuse and treatment of illegal and prescription drugs will be held at Westside Church of Christ — 816 S.W. 5th St., Chiefland — at 5 p.m., March 29.

  • Wheeler to challenge Yoho for Congress

    Marihelen Wheeler, an Alachua County educator and activist, declared her candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives  for  Florida’s Third Congressional District. The seat is occupied by freshman incumbent, Rep. Ted Yoho. Wheeler has lived in Gainesville for 25 years. She currently teaches at Westwood Middle School, where she has worked the last 20 years. Prior to that time, she taught for 10 years in Levy County.  All throughout this time, Wheeler has been active in a variety of local arts and environmental groups.

  • Chiefland votes to collect for EMS

    After years of requests, county officials have now succeeded in getting the City of Chiefland to collect EMS impact fees. 

  • CES goes to the dog for Volunteer of the Year

    Nicholas' start in life was not a good one. He was on the lam and living off the land when an accident almost finished him off.

  • Chiefland could face lawsuit from Otter Creek

    Officials with the Town of Otter Creek say they are gearing up for a lawsuit against the City of Chiefland after a year-long negotiation for water went sour at the start of the year.

  • CMHS valedictorian, salutatorian announced

    Kelsi Alexander is the valedictorian and Danielle Lourcey is the salutatorian for Chiefland Middle High School's Class of 2014. 

    The two young women were notified of the honors by Principal Matt McLelland and Guidance Counselor Christie McElroy on Monday afternoon at the school.  Both told McLelland they will be attending Santa Fe College after graduation. 

  • Bluegrass festival gets commission’s blessing

    A bluegrass festival that has been held in Levy County for 28 years got the County Commission's blessing for a conditional use permit for the 40 acres that will eliminate the need to keep coming back twice a year for a festival permit. 

  • GOP moves meetings to Chiefland

    The Levy County Republican Executive Committee meeting, which is open to the public, is moving to The Gathering Table in Chiefland.

    The Grand Old Party (GOP) meets on the third Monday of the month with social at 6:30 p.m. and business beginning at 7 p.m. The next meeting is Monday, March 17.

    The Gathering Table is at 116 N. Main St, Chiefland.

  • Uncle helping niece dies in accident

    A Cross Creek man who was helping his niece from Bronson pull her vehicle out of a rut died after a vehicle in the opposite lane hit him on Thursday at 8:20 p.m. on State Road 121 near Alachua County Road 346, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report..

    Garrett H. Cutler, 59, was removing the chains used to pull a black 2004 Chrysler Sebring driven by Heather Crane, 19, of Bronson, from where it was stuck by the roadway. Crane's vehicle was sitting in the southbound lane and partially in the northbound lane of SR 121.

  • Sea level change program Monday in Inglis

    Dr. Kathryn Frank, assistant orofessor in the Department of Urban and Regional from the University of Florida and Thomas Ruppert, coastal planning specialist for the Florida Sea Grant will give an update and conclusion of the UF-Florida Sea Grant Project and Planning for the Coastal Change in Levy County.

    There will also be a presentation on the federal Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and other property insurance issues.

    The presentation will be on Monday, March 10, at 2 p.m. at the Inglis Town Meeting Hall, at 135 Highway 40 West. Inglis.