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Today's News

  • Chiefland Indians Fehmerling signs with Valdosta State

    Chiefland Indians athlete Vanden Fehmerling may not talk much, but he has obviousy impressed folks with his action on the football field and it has earned him a scholarship to play for Valdosta State where Gator standout Kerwin Bell is the new football coach. 

    Fehmerling, son of Shellie Bailey and Erich Fehmerling, signed a letter of intent with the Valdosta Blazers "just up the road" on Wednesday before a crowd of family, friends and admirers. 

  • Parade for Words

    Students at Chiefland Elementary School concluded their celebration of literacy week with a parade of literary characters and vocabulary words.

    Throughout the day on Friday, Jan. 29, grade levels kindergarten through second grade students, who dressed up as their favorite literary character, paraded their outfits around the track or courts at the physical education area. Grade levels third through fifth made posters and dressed up to illustrate a vocabulary word. Each class participated in their grade level's parade during their recess time.

  • Raccoons may be cause of birds leaving nests

    On April 19, 2015, the thousands of nests on Seahorse Key were occupied and the sounds of birds filled the air. Those feeding their broods brought in fish, some of which drooped from nests to be devoured by the cottonmouths that live below.

    “They are very sloppy and they are a food source, a very large source of food for the cottonmouth which eats marine fish,” said Coleman M. Sheehy III, a researcher on the island since 2001. “The important thing is they eat the fish, not the birds.”

    On April 21 Seahorse Key was quiet. No birds.

  • Deal made in sunshine case

    Three Fanning Springs council members who were charged with violating the sunshine law have pleaded no contest.

    Charges against Barbara Locke, Jane Nogaki and Ron Queen were filed with the Levy County Clerk's Office on Jan. 26. The arraignment date was changed from Feb. 16 to Tuesday, Feb. 2.

  • Agendas for Chiefland City Commission meeting Feb. 8, 2016

    We apologize for the lateness of this posting of the agendas.  We did not have the right ones on Friday when we usually post. 

    The Chiefland City Commission meets on Monday, Feb. 8, in City Hall on East Park Avenue. 

    The Commission meets at 5:45 for the annual evaluation of the fire chief, then in regular session at 6 p.m. and following the regular meeting, the city commission — sitting as the planning board, will meet. 

  • Entry form for Friday's chili cookoff

    Anyone interested in entering the Annual FFA Alumni Chili Cook-Off on Friday, Feb, 12, can find the entry form by clicking on the file attachment link.

    Check in is 4:45 p.m., judging starts at 5 p.m.

    And for those who have procrastinated buying your sweetie a gift, the annual cake auction is a good place to be.

    The event is at 5:30 p.m. in the Ag Building at Chiefland Middle High School.

  • Levy EMS: Answering the call

    It was a regular day for county employees, what some even called a slow day, but a day unlikely to be forgotten by the people whose calls for assistance were answered.

  • Decision defies logic, tradition parents say

    Andrew Caplan

    When Ina Elliott got wind of the transportation change in the Levy County School District, she was not happy.

    Initially, she thought she would have to take her son to Dunnellon High School, but later learned she would need to get to Buddy Risher Park to ride the Marion County school bus.

    Elliott takes her neighbor’s son to the bus stop as well. The two students used to be picked up in front of their houses by Levy County buses and transported to Dunnellon High.

  • McCallum seeks re-election as sheriff

    Sheriff Bobby McCallum announces his bid for re-election as Sheriff of Levy County. McCallum, completing his first term as Sheriff, has over 33 years of law enforcement experience. He has served with the Florida Highway Patrol, the Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office and the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Chiefland hospital dead again

     

    For the second time in three years, hopes for a hospital to be built in Chiefland have been dashed.

    The latest bad news came during the City Commission meeting on Monday evening after City Manager Mary Ellzey said CBC Real Estate Group and NeuHealth would fail to meet the state's Jan. 27 deadline to open their books and prove they have $27 million to build a 28-bed hospital in order for the city to receive a $1.5 million infrastructure grant from the state.