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Today's News

  • Toys for Tots distribution

    Toys distribution for all registered children will be held Saturday Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chiefland Walmart.

    Due to a small number of registered children, we will only be having one consolidated registration event. We do not anticipate having a “make-up” date but will readdress this later if necessary.

     All paper registrations will be collected this week and turned in for organizing and finalizing the counts. Online registrations will continue through this Friday at http://j1edit.com/toys/

  • County blesses hospital with road changes

    The ink is barely dry on the state Certificate of Need for the proposed Suwannee River Community Hospital and work is getting underway on construction preparations.

    On Tuesday, Chiefland Accounting Specialist Laurie Copeland asked the Levy County Commission to approve a memorandum of understanding that would allow the city to install a 930-foot deceleration lane on County Road 320 in front of the hospitals location.

    The hospital is to be built on a site behind the Walmart in Chiefland.

  • Bronson will hold election for vacant seat

    Two weeks ago the Bronson Town Council reached a stalemate when it came to the appointment of someone to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Berlon Weeks.

    Monday night members were in one accord to hold a special election and let the town’s voters decide who should represent them.

    Council members had been asked to rank applicants, but Vice Mayor Beatrice Roberts said she didn’t feel comfortable numerically ranking the candidates.

  • Fanning Springs signs developer’s agreement

    In a unanimous decision, with the absence of Marty Sanchez and Stoney Smith, the Fanning Springs City Council approved a motion to sign the developer’s agreement for the Holiday Inn project.

    The motion came after the public hearing - required due to the changes made in the grant application -held last Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. The project went from promising 50 jobs down to 30 with the loss of the Dairy Queen that was to be brought in by Hudson Foods.

  • CHS gets behind Socks for Seniors

    Socks for Seniors is a non-profit community service project that organizes, collects and distributes new socks for seniors in communities all over the country.

    The holidays are a fun time of year with all the holiday work parties, family gatherings, meetings with old friends topped off with all the bells, whistles, hustle and bustle of the season. It's the friendliest and most giving time of year but, for some it can also be a depressing time of year and our seniors can get lost in the shuffle.

  • Chiefland commission meeting cancelled

    The second monthly meeting scheduled for Dec. 22, 2014, has been cancelled. 

    The nest commission meeting will be Jan. 12, 2015, at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave.

  • It's the season for scamming the unsuspecting

    It must be something in the air, but scams seem to be blooming in Levy County.

    Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner of Morriston issued what is becoming an annual warning about unscrupulous contractors who offer homeowners deals that are too good to be true, while the Levy County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that it has received several complaints in the recent days alerting the office to potential scams.

  • Dog shooter sentenced

    Sandy the German Shepard mix is a happy, goofy dog who likes to play fetch, according to one of her caretakers. She has a permanent injury to her paw — the result of two shootings by a former owner, but it does not slow her down. 

    Sandy has been living at Chiefland Animal Hospital since she was brought in July 17 with three gunshot wounds. She is waiting for the right person to take her home.

  • Williston man dies in accident

    A Williston man died Sunday shortly before 11 p.m. on Northeast 140th Street and County Road 150 when his 2000 Toyota van went off the road and he overcorrected to get back on the road and lost control, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Robert Earl Abrams, 57, was driving southbound on the road when he steered the van onto the west grass shoulder. He overcorrected to get back on to the road when his vehicle crossed both lanes and went on the opposite shoulder and overturned several times.

  • Woman arrested in pedestrian death

    A Dunnellon woman was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol troopers at her place of work on Thursday on charges of leaving the scene of a hit and run where pedestrian James Thomas Lowman, 69, of Morriston was killed.