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Today's News

  • Proposed city manager deal would pay $65K

    The Chiefland City Commission will consider a proposed contract for a new city manager and a staff recommendation to go with a 5 percent increase in city employee health insurance coverage when it meets Monday night at 6 p.m. at City Hall.  

    Interim City Manager/Deputy Clerk Mary Ellzey, who has been offered the city manager position would receive a $65,000 per year salary — just $500 a year more than what was paid to Kevin Gay, the city manager whose contract the commission refused to renew at the end of May. 

  • 2 children hurt in ATV mishap

    A 7-year-old from Gainesville suffered serious injury and an 8-year-old companion from Trenton suffered minor injury after both were in an ATV accident on private property on Northeast 10th Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

    The younger child was transported to Shands Hospital at UF Health in Gainesville for treatment.

    Both are not being identified due to their ages.

  • Guide to election day transportation

    Transportation services will be provided to all Levy County voters that wish to vote early or on election day.

  • SV Rotary guest

    Julie Davis, left, accepts a thank you from Suwannee Valley Rotary Club President Robert Mount for her talk on services provided by her company Mederi Caretakers. 

    She spoke at the July 17 meeting.

  • Rotary president honored

    Robert Mount, left, the incoming president of the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club, presents, outgoing president Bill Hammond with a plaque of appreciation for his leadership of the club for the 2013-14 year. 

    The presentation was at the club's July 17 meeting.

  • Let's argue politics!

     There I go again—spouting out my opinions about politics, and succeeding only in offending someone, or pushing away another friend. Maybe the old folk wisdom is right: “Don’t discuss religion or politics!” It’s so hard to find someone who agrees with me 100%! Do I have to just shut up and wallow in my frustration alone? Will I ever find somebody that will agree with me on everything?

  • Even small spaces can provide a fruit-full diet for gardeners

    By Melinda Myers

    Picture yourself harvesting a few fresh strawberries for your cereal in the morning or perhaps picking a few apples from your own backyard tree to cook up into a pie.  It is possible, even if you garden on a balcony or small lot. And even if you have plenty of space, you will still appreciate the fun and convenience of reaching out the backdoor and harvesting some homegrown fruit.

  • At Concord Baptist law enforcement lends a hand

    Levy County Sheriff's Sgt. Max Long, in first photo, Crime Scene Investigator Danny Griffith, in second photo, Lt. Lisa Brock, in third photo, and the Levy County Sheriff's Office came to help with Concord Baptist Church VBS commencement.

    They fingerprinted the children, did a CSI presentation and finished with a demonstration from Cpl. Kevin Kinik and his K-9 deputy (not pictured). 

  • 1st Baptist in Chiefland hits the rails

    Children attending First Baptist Church in Chiefland got a mid-morning trail ride around the church grounds.

    The congregation, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, was hosting Vacation Bible School in the morning this week.  

  • Epic End of Summer Bash on Saturday, Aug. 9

    The 4th Annual Epic End of Summer Bash, a free event to help the community get ready for the coming school year, will be on Saturday, Aug. 9.

    Booth space is available and those wishing to pass out information or school supplies, to volunteer or to donate prizes, call 352-493-4627 or email office@fumcchiefland.com.

    The event also offers family fun with exhibits from public safety agencies and activities for children including a dunk booth and water slide. There will be free food, activities, back packs, school supplies, prizes, fun and information plus much more.