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Today's News

  • Counting on strangers to help get out of a bind

    Folks who know me well know I like to shop. Clothes are kind of my thing and I enjoy a good thrift store or Goodwill. You just never know what you might find. And while I’ve been trying to curb the habit a bit here lately, I tend to get a little spring fever and want something fresh and new - new to me anyway.

    Well, the other day, I got off of work early and decided to check out a thrift store that’s been here in town for a few years, somehow one I had yet to shop.

  • Buy a pinwheel, help save a life

    The Chiefland Police Department is selling pinwheels for a good cause.

    April is Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, said Captain Ray Tremblay, adding they are selling the pinwheels for child abuse awareness.

    “The initial purchase of the pinwheels was donated, every dime goes directly to that,” Tremblay said referring to the Chiefland Community Christmas fund they raise money for annually.

  • Lady Indians play Bell Wednesday

    The Chiefland Lady Indians leave for the state softball finals in Vero Beach after a farewell pep rally at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the Chiefland high school gym.

    The Lady Indians play the Bell Bulldogs at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday, May 6. The webcast can be found at The webcast can be found at www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/fhsaa/79a1c24f58.  

  • Chiefland audit is positive

    It's been a good year for the city finacially, Robert Beauchamp said during an audit report for the city.

    He highlighted some figures and areas of growth to the board of city commissioners at their Monday night meeting.

    “The city has turned a big corner with regard to city finances,” Beauchamp said. In the past there was a decline in financial stability, “I'm pleased to report the trend has reversed itself.”

  • Learning agriculture through reading

    Every year Tonya Townsend does a agricultural related lesson with her class in honor of Ag Literacy Day, celebrated this year on April 21.

    “I enjoy it because we live in an agricultural community,” Townsend said. “I take a lot of pride in it … using and showing kids how important our farmers are.”

    Every year Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. writes and produces a book for students. Townsend said this is her tenth year participating in the activities with her class.

  • Hospital draws steps closer

    The city of Chiefland is literally working on paving the way for the new hospital.

    After the regular city commission meeting on Monday night, Accounting Specialist Laurie Copeland and Projects Coordinator Bryan Hassell presented the first public hearing for application for a Community Develop Block Grant.

    The grant will be in the economic development category and pay for infrastructure the city is responsible for such as water, sewer and roadways. The city is eligible for a $1.5 million grant, Copeland said.

  • Chiefland ponders where ALS money will come from

    A recent discussion on the details of bringing Advanced Life Support services to Chiefland left city commissioners seeking clarity from the county and without an answer as to where the funding would come from.

    “There’s not a problem with doing it, the problem with us is financial,” said City Commissioner Betty Walker.

    They’re not going to be given any additional money to do it, Teal Pomeroy added.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for April 25 – May 1, 2015

    ALACHUA COUNTY

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Possible daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete trail.

    Interstate 75   The new southbound entrance ramp from U.S. 441 in Alachua is now open to traffic. Nighttime lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. of the southbound exit ramp to U.S. 441. Northbound inside shoulder and southbound emergency lane closures continue just south of U.S. 441 (Exit 399) overpass in Alachua to finish the new ramp.

  • Drug team shuts Bronson meth lab

    Levy County Drug Task Force Investigators responded to 9590 N.E. 78 Lane in Bronson to investigate a possible clandestine methamphetamine lab.  Investigators made contact with the home owner, Joseph Heath Morgan, 39, who agreed to speak with the investigators. 

  • State inspections find skimmers on pumps

    TALLAHASSEE —A Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has sweep of more than 6,000 gas pumps in the state has found 81 “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information.

    Adam Putnam, commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in announcing the results of the inspections on Thursday, Apriul 23, said, “From Okaloosa County to Miami-Dade County, these skimmers are being placed on gas pumps throughout the state.”