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  • Rain not going away any time soon

    From the National Weather Service in Ruskin:

    THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

    DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

    ...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...

  • Smoke warning issued for SR 24, CR 345

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring SR 24 and CR 345 near Rosewood, between Otter Creek and Cedar Key, in Levy County, for smoke/fog visibility issues resulting from a 160 acre prescribed burn.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in these areas. Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to smoke/fog type conditions especially during the night time and early morning hours. Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • Man dies after jump from vehicle

     

    An Inglis man died after jumping from a vehicle being pursued by a Levy County Sheriff's deputy responding to a 911 call about a bar fight in Inglis on Tuesday, March 11, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.

    The dead man was identified as William Gerard Walsh, 39, by the Levy County Sheriff's Office. A preliminary report from the Fifth Circuit Medical Examiner’s Office stated the manner and cause of death was accidental due to blunt head trauma.

  • Man found dead in home

    An ederly man was found dead wrapped in a blanket and with the heater running at his Northwest 168th Street home on Wednesday, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office. 

    Lt. Scott Tummond said a physician was signing the death certificate due to the man's health problems and no foul play is suspected in the death. He confirmed the man had been dead for several days.

    A friend alerted the authorities to the death.  

  • CES kids finish up 5 Points marathon

    Forty-five Chiefland Elementary School students met at the school's track Saturday morning to run the last 1.2 miles in completing a full marathon for the 5 Points of Life Kids Marathon.

       The students started in September, working every morning, as the weather permitted before the start of school, toward their goal of logging 25 miles. 

  • ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ opens this weekend at Chief Theater

    Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. This classic musical has all the great elements of a delightful live theatre experience with laughs, suspense, romance, and good-natured fun. This play is presented by special arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein. By Irving Berlin, Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields

  • Bluegrass Festival starts tomorrow

    The Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival will take place March 14-15, in Inglis at 19730 S.E. 127th Terrace, on Highway 40.

  • 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.