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Today's News

  • Group home for sex offenders, predators causing concern

    A home in East Williston that houses sex offenders and sex predators is causing concern in the community, and Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum asked the Levy County Commission to consider legal actions that can be taken to limit such residences. 

  • Beast Feast returns Oct. 25

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 5th Annual Beast Feast on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Etheridge Cracker House- N.E. 140th Ave., Williston.  

  • Levy Classic Cup Stays

    “Don’t blink.” This was the motto reiterated Friday from Chiefland coach Aaron Richardson all night. The Indians didn’t bat an eye, as they went on to take care of county rival Williston 34-24 and retain the Levy Cup for another year.

  • Trick or treating schedule

    Chiefland

    • Trick or treat in the city is Saturday, Oct. 25, from  6 to 9 p.m.

    • The Chiefland Area Athletic Association needs your help.

    The organization is getting ready to host its 20th annual Halloween Carnival Oct. 25, from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at Strickland Park.

    The City of Chiefland, the police department and C.A.A.A. work together on this to give the public a safe and secure means of celebrating Halloween, but the event is in need of funds, door prize donations and volunteers willing to run booths.

  • Ride to Provide returns Saturday,Oct. 25

    It started out as a visit by deputies to the LARC Center in Otter Creek.

    "We were asked to come out to talk to the clients," Sheriff's Lt. Sean Mullins told the Chiefland Rotary Club on Sept. 17. "I didn't know what to expect."

    He said the officers walked through the door and the adults started clapping.

    One thing he learned that day has stuck with Mullins: "They appreciate everything."

    Then came the idea of how cool it would be to ride bikes out to the center to show the clients.

  • Business tax exemption referendum will be on ballot

    By David Pieklik

    Successful economic development takes a variety of factors to come together for a business to decide to locate to or expand in one county over another. Building availability and affordability, having the properly trained workers and a convenient location are all decisive during the site selection process.

    For a community engaged in discussions with a prospective or existing business – whether in a rural or urban setting -- the primary objective remains the same: staying competitive with “the other guy.”

  • Hotel deal may cost Fanning

    Fanning Springs could be on the hook for $200,000 owed to Mittauer and Associates Engineering for services rendered on the Holiday Inn Express and Dairy Queen development project if things don’t work out.

    Fred Fox of Fred Fox Enterprises said that the city would have that liability to Mittauer for their services up to the point of putting out for bids at an Oct. 15 emergency Fanning Springs city council meeting.

  • Much ado about road resurfacing

    Never let it be said that Levy County won't look a gift horse in the mouth.

    D.A.B. Constructors Inc., owner Bill Bachschmidt, asked to change the way his company would repave and widen County Road 40 in a way that would take care of a problem with cracks in the road, would cost $6,000 less than his low bid of $1,232,222.22 and would mean the county would get surplus material valued at $175,000.

  • Gospel singers sought for Levy ARC event

    The ARC of Levy is seeking gospel singers for a fund-raising Gospel Sing on Saturday, Nov. 8 event at the Tommy Usher/Pineland Center n Chiefland. 

    Anyone who has a voice and wants an audience to hear their songful message is asked to call 352-486-4294 to sign up for one or two songs to perform. The Gospel Sing will be from 7-11 p.m.

  • Chiefland Rotary raffling gun for fundraiser

    Chiefland Rotary Club members, from left, Oz Barker, Skipper Henderson and David Renaud  check out a Baretta 12-gauge valued at $1,100 that the club is raffling as part of its annual Buck Mitchell Memorial Dove Hunt. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 and are available from any Chiefland Rotary Club member.

    The gun was donated by Chiefland Pawn and Gun and is on display at their shop. Tickets are also available at the shop on U.S. Highway 19 in North Chiefland.