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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Suwannee River Baptist Church free BBQ dinner

    The Suwannee River Baptist Church will be offering free BBQ dinners on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 64 N.E. 718 Street, Old Town across from the new Dollar General. Eat in or carry out.

       They will also deliver to home bound people. Please call 352-210-7476 to give address information.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • Community supports Dancing for Diabetes Zumbathon

        Bronson Middle High School student Mackenzie McCallister, with help from other students and health department coordinator and school nurse, Angie Phillips, raised a total of $410 for the Florida chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

       They raised $170 collecting change in BMHS first period classes and $240 from the Zumbathon.

  • Chiefland Farmer's Market in full swing
  • Angel Tree helps children have Christmas

    Drummond Community Bank, Chiefland will host the Annual Angel Tree on display in the lobby beginning Nov. 16 The tree will be covered in local “Angels” that without the community’s help may not get to experience Christmas this year.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Nov. 19

    Today, Nov. 19

    Turning Point Ministry spaghetti dinner

    Turning Point Ministry is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 9 p.m.. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under.

    The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. You can dine-in or carry out. Tickets will be available at the door. The ministry is at 16750 N.W. 60th St./County Road 341, north of Chiefland.

    For more information, call and leave a message at 352-463-1882; your call will be returned.

  • Levy gathers to honor veterans

    Levy County residents came out to show their support for veterans, lining the sidewalks for a parade on Thursday afternoon and then coming together at the Trailhead Park for a flag-raising ceremony and more.

       Chiefland Police Department's own Officer of the Year, James Yanok, was the speaker for the event.

       Yanok enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 and worked to achieve his current rank of staff sergeant in February.

  • Ribbon cutting

    Jessica Cherry, with husband Jeff, cuts the ribbon at a ceremony for their restaurant, Cherry's, in Trenton last week.

    Pictured to the left are members of the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce and on the right, members of the Gilchrist Chamber of Commerce.