Today's News

  • It's the sweetest time of year

    Everyone knows the holidays are upon us and that means it's time for cake, pie and dessert auction, cookie walks and baked goods sales. 

    The sweetest season starts tonight (Thursday, Nov. 19) with the 24th Annual Pie Auction sponsored by the Chiefland Middle High School Student Government Association.

    Viewing of the luscious baked goods starts at 5:30 p.m. (Please bring your own hankie to catch the excess saliva.) Bidding starts at 6 p.m. 

    The event will be in the school cafeteria behind the main building on U.S. Highway 19. 

  • CES spelling bee winners

    The student audience applauded and sighed at the triumphs and challenges brought by a spelling bee held at Chiefland Elementary School last Friday morning.

    The winners are first place fourth grader Karsen Baker, son of Avery and Kimberly Baker; first runner-up fifth grader Rachael Hutson, daughter of Ken and Shannon Hutson and second runner-up fourth grader Ella Gore, daughter of Adam and Kelly Gore. 

    The Levy County School District Spelling Bee is in December. 

  • Leaving County

    Bruce Greenlee, administrative superintendent for the Levy County Road Department, will work his last day on Nov. 27.

    Greenlee, who started at the lowest rank in the department and rose through the ranks to one of the two top jobs is taking over transportation at the Levy County School Board. He has been with Levy County for 29 ½ years.

    Greenlee is also mayor of Bronson and an assistant coach for the Williston Red Devils football team. 

  • Bronson to still pay medical for Council

    The Bronson Town Council did not second a motion made by one its members.

    On Monday night, Katie Parks moved that the town continue to give the option of health insurance to its council members, but suggested it should not be offered to them for free as it has been.

    "The town pays for council members, but not for families," Vice Mayor Beatrice Roberts said.

  • Commission splits on buying EMS truck

    The Levy County Commission, which had put off considering the purchase of a truck and light rescue module to be used by an emergency medical services supervisor, finally approved the purchase on Tuesday but the vote was split.

  • Settlement to cost hospice $3.2 million

    Hospice of Citrus County has agreed to pay approximately $3.2 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid.

    The hospice has also entered into a detailed five-year corporate integrity agreement (CIA) with the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Commission approves subdividing property

    A subdivision of a 5-acre plot of land on Northwest 23rd Avenue/County Road 320 and Northwest 70th Avenue outside Chiefland was approved on Tuesday by the Levy County Commission.

    The action was recommended for approval by the Levy County Planning Commission.

    Carol Kearns of Chiefland applied for the subdivision to be known as Westpoint Acres. Each of the four homes to be built on the property will be on at least one acre of land.

    The vote by the commission was unanimous.  

  • Williston residents want road paved

    Two residents of Southeast 185th Avenue near Williston say they are tired of choking on the dust from their lime rock road and trying to get over the “humps” in their driveways left after the road is graded and could they please get some paving?

    Patricia Flynn and Maureen Kelsey, said they know their road is No. 20 on the county's priority list for paving, but that the dust is so thick it is an accident waiting to happen. “It's not if, it's when.”

    “The dust comes up so thick you can't see yourself,” Flynn said.

  • Free medical care for uninsured in Levy

    The Levy County Department of Health's Volunteer Clinic is offering free medical care to people who are not insured, whose household income is below 200 percent of Federal Poverty Guidelines, are Levy County residents and are 12 years of age or older. 

    The requirements are to provide paperwork showing you meet the guidelines and to make an appointment for the next monthly clinic date, Thursday, Nov. 18, after 4:30 p.m.

    An appointment is required to obtain the services and patients must keep the appointment. 

  • Chiefland driver cited in accident

    Friday the 13th was not kind to a Chiefland man who was cited for failure to yield the right of way after his SUV collided with a pickup truck and trailer on U.S. Highway 27A and County Road 347 on Friday, Nov. 13 at 4:15 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Dennis Andrews, 79, of Chiefland was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox and crossing the median on U.S. 27A to turn left onto CR 347 when he failed to observe a 2012 GMC Sierra towing a trailer operated by Barry Jones, 58, of The Villages.