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  • Former Indians football player dies in crash

    Students of Chiefland Middle High School will be gathering at Doyle McCall field at 6 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 13) to reminisce and comfort each other following the early morning death of a popuar standout Chiefland Indians football player Deshawn Roland. 

    Afterwards mourners will be welcome for visitation with the family of James Corbin, Deshawn Roland's close friend. The Corbin family fostered Roland after his mother died of breast cancer in his senior year.  

    Plans are still being made for his funeral. 

  • Chiefland fire chief gets new contract

    Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris may not have gotten a glowing evaluation, but he has enough strong points in the job he is doing to stick around for another year. 

    The City Commission voted 4-1 with Mayor Teal Pomeroy dissenting, to approve the new contract and Harris humbly thanked the commission for keeping him on.

    After Monday's special and regular meetings of the commission, Harris said fire chiefs average five years in their jobs and he is happy that he will see a sixth year with the city.

  • No one injured in Bronson home fire

    An unoccupied house in Bronson went up in flames Sunday morning.

    No one was hurt in the blaze, but the home was a total loss.

    When emergency personnel arrived at the two story house at 703 Pennsylvania Ave. shortly after 10:09 a.m., smoke and flames were visible through the roof. Crews were unable to gain access at first due to down power lines.

  • Ten Commandments may return to Chiefland

    The Chiefland City Commission was presented with an application to allow a Ten Commandments monument to be placed on the City Hall lawn by a Trenton-based religious cooperative.

    Pastor Travis Hudson and Dr. Jerry Nash, representing the Harmony Baptist Association of Bronson, an association of 28 churches and missions in Levy, Gilchrist, Alachua and Columbia counties, presented the letter of application at Monday's regular meeting.

  • Agenda for Chiefland City Commission meeting on Monday, February 9

    The Chiefland City Commission will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. for the evaluation of Fire Chief James Harris and in regular session at 6 p.m.

    Both meetings are at city hall. 

  • County to seek new advertising bids

    The Levy County Commission weary of a contentious process for publishing its legal advertising hinted on Tuesday that it may self publish the delinquent property tax rolls.

    The suggestion came during a discussion of County Attorney Anne Bast Brown's report that both bids for the tax roll and legal advertising were flawed. She rewrote the bid documents and sought the commission's approval to rebid.  

  • Anthem clients urged to keep eye on credit

    TALLAHASSEE —Floridians who are customers of Anthem, Inc. to take extra measures in monitoring their credit, state Attorney General Pam Bondi said.

    Anthem announced this week that their computer network was the target of external criminal cyber-attacks. Amerigroup Corporation which is affiliated with Anthem and manages publicly funded health programs was also affected by the data breach. 

  • Resident questions commission remodeling

    Ron Grant of Williston confronted the Levy County Commission at the Tuesday meeting asking who approved the remodeling of the meeting room, how much money was spent and whether the project was put out for bid. 

    “At the Dec. 2 meeting I asked for information on the remodeling of the commission meeting room,” Grant said in the public comments period that opens the meetings. He asked who made the motion to do the work. 

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 3

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    February 3, 2015

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    -Issues related to Agenda items

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk -State your full name and address -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

  • Road closure report for Jan. 31-Feb. 6

    ALACHUA COUNTY

    Archer Road   Daytime eastbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. east of Southwest 37th Boulevard for driveway modifications into Sonny’s BBQ/Chick-fil-a.

    The main driveway at UF Health/Shands (Circle of Hope) is closed for an extended period for construction at the hospital.

    Hawthorne Road Daytime westbound lane closures from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from East University Avenue to Southeast 43rdStreet for asphalt repairs.