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Today's News

  • Celebrating freedom

    Williston, Friday, July 1

    The holiday weekend kicks off with the annual Pre-4th Extravaganza. Floats and marching units will mark the nation’s birthday with a parade at 5 p.m. down Noble Avenue. After the parade, the action moves to Williston’s Horseman’s Park for an evening of free entertainment and fellowship.

  • CPD arrests sexual predator after attack on teen

     

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    Chiefland police on Monday arrested a registered sexual predator after a woman reported he forced his way into her home while she was out and sexually battered her 15-year-old son.

  • Most Levy officials re-elected

    When qualifying for public office closed on Friday, June 24 at noon, most Levy County constitutional offers, one state senator and three candidates for school board heaved a sigh of relief as they drew no opposition.

  • Citizens sound off on highway pitch

    By Mike Wright

    Freeway upgrades first. Parkway extension second.

    That’s the consensus of a group of elected and appointed officials representing six Florida counties grappling with what to do about Interstate 75 congestion between Gainesville and Tampa.

    The I-75 Relief Task Force decided on a tentative plan that calls for upgrades to the freeway before entertaining thoughts of extending the Suncoast Parkway north to the Gainesville-Ocala area.

  • Tonight’s (Thursday) cake auction buys rings

    The Chiefland Fastpitch Boosters are holding a cake auction tonight (Thursday, June 30) beginning at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Chiefland to benefit the three-time state champion Lady Indians softball team.

    This is an opportunity to save yourself time in the kitchen for the July Fourth holiday and everyone knows Chiefland’s baking is tops.

    All proceeds will go towards the purchase of the rings for the team. The school and the athletic association does not provide the rings.

  • Driver arrested in Deshawn Roland's death

    The family friend driving the vehicle in the Feb. 12, 2015 crash that cause the death of Chiefland standout football star and all around nice guy Deshawn Roland has been arrested on charges of DUI manslaughter, two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury, DUI property damage, driving while his license was revoked for being a habitual traffic violator and not wearing a seat belt. 

  • Chiefland hospital alive, progressing

    The Chiefland City Commission got some welcome news on Monday, an email from a person involved in the Suwannee Valley Community Hospital assures that the developers CBC Real Estate and Neuterra Health are proceeding with plans to build the facility.

    Frank Shupp, in an email sent Monday to City Manager Mary Ellzey, wrote: “The Hospital status in as follows: The Certificate of need is ‘alive’.”

  • FedEx Ground hiring 550 local workers

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will help FedEx hit the ground running  when it opens its new distribution hub by hosting two hiring events next month.

    The hiring events are Wednesday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.

  • Band shell in talks for Fanning Springs

    Talks of a band shell for Fanning Springs park Fort Fanning have met with positive responses from city council members.

    At the June 21 council meeting, Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce President Michael Michaelis and Chamber Member Scott DeBerry presented a short video to the council that featured details and images of similar projects along with interviews with chamber members and others on why they felt the project would benefit the city.

    The structure could be used for movie nights, concerts, plays and more.

  • FedEx Ground hiring 550 local workers

    CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will help FedEx hit the ground running  when it opens its new distribution hub by hosting two hiring events next month.

    The hiring events are Wednesday, July 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursday, July 7 from 5-8 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.