Today's News

  • Swamp cabbage cookoff April 26

    The Dixie County Historical Society will hold its annual swamp cabbage cookoff on April 26 starting at 10 a.m. at 761 S.E. Highway 349 South, Old Town. The winner is determined by public vote, so come out early and vote. 

    There will be live music, karaoke, lots of food and beverages. 

    Vendors are welcome; there is no fee. 

    For more information, call 352-542-0047.

  • Paint it purple to create cancer awareness

    The color is purple so get out your decorations as Tri- County officials have declared Monday, April 28, as “Paint the Town Purple Day.” This is an activity of the American Cancer Society in an effort to promote cancer awareness and gives individuals, teams and communities an opportunity to fight back against cancer.

  • Class of 2014 — Baseball Senior Night

    The Chiefland Middle High School Indians players, coaches and fans honored the players who will be graduating in June.

    The Senior Night celebration was held Thursday, April 10.  

  • 2 Indian athletes sign letters of intent

    Shaquille Patterson, seated left, signed a letter of intent with Shasta Junior College in California, while DeShawn Roland, seated right, signed with Webber International in Florida.

    The athletes, who play football and basketball, were congratulated by Coach Aaron Richardson, standing left, and Assistant Coach Cody Montgomery, standing right.

    Patterson said he chose to attend Shasta so he could experience a different place and because he will start on the football team. Roland said he preferred to stay closer to family in Chiefland. 

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 17


  • Sheriff's Report

     The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • FWC once again restricts boating on Suwannee River’s zones 3, 4

    Two additional idle-speed, no-wake zones were reactivated on the Suwannee River Saturday, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials. Three zones are now active on the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers.

    Zone 3, a 23-mile segment, which runs from Little River Spring to the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff, was activated when the gauge at Branford reached 24 feet. Zone 3 was previously activated March 25 and lifted April 3.

  • Andrews Road closed in Devil's Hammock

    From the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

    Due to hazardous road conditions where flooding is taking place and to ensure public safety, the following WMA roads have been temporarily closed to vehicle traffic.  This is effective from April 10 until lead managing agencies determine that flooding has subsided such that these roads are safe for public vehicle use.

    Devil’s Hammock WMA – Andrews Road (closed by Levy County).

  • Cracker Cowboy: The Reynolds Steer

    In the late 50s, I was living in the Ocala national Forest in an area between the Oklawaha and the St. Johns River. My great-grandfather, Anderson Roberts, homesteaded there when Florida was still a territory. I was working cattle as a day worker, buying and selling a few cows and anything else to make a buck. A couple of the local cowmen, Ray Martin and Billy Holly, told me about a big steer that Mrs. Reynolds wanted to sell.

  • Easter egg hunt Saturday at Buie Park

    St. Phillips Lodge No. 897 of Free and Accepted Masons  and Mildred A. Smith No. 71, Order of the Eastern Star, will hold their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, from noon to 2 p.m. 

       The event is at Buie Recreation Park in Chiefland.