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Today's News

  • Bald Eagle rescued near Bronson

    Levy County Sheriff's Office Victim Advocate Amanda Sauder, and other motorists observed a wounded Bald Eagle beside U.S. Highway 27, just north of Bronson on Oct. 19 and reported it to the Sheriff's Communications Center.

    Sheriff's Cpl. Joe Sabbag and Deputies Chase Gregory and Franco Almeida responded to the call and determined that the eagle had most likely been struck by a car.  It was unable to fly but appeared to be in good condition otherwise. 

  • State chooses Chiefland for rural economic initiative

    TALLAHASSEE - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that the City of Chiefland has been selected to participate in the Competitive Florida Partnership, a rural community development initiative. The Competitive Florida Partnership focuses on improving local economic development activities, particularly in the rural areas of our state. DEO will assist Chiefland in creating strategic economic development plans that are tailored to the community’s unique assets.

  • Woman's caretaker arrested on manslaughter charge

    Michael Hancock, 26, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 30, on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person in the July 10 death of Helen Bishop, 96, at his  Cedar Key home where he cared for her, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • Chiefland gets $40K to boost economy

    The City of Chiefland has been awarded $40,000 from the state to aid in economic development.

    Commissioners voted 4-0 Monday in favor of accepting the grant, which comes from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Commissioner Teresa Barron was not in attendance.

    "It's actually a fairly big deal," said city Project and Finance Coordinator Laurie Copeland about the award.

  • Church News for the week of October 30

    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

    The First Baptist Church of Chiefland will be hosting a live simulcast called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus" Sunday, Nov. 2, from 7-9 p.m. Come hear Nabeel Qureshi tell about his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity.  

    Childcare is available for 5th graders and younger.  A love offering will be taken, but the event is free.

    Vets Day event at Good Shepherd

  • CF to host lecture of civil discourse among faiths tonight

     The College of Central Florida Humanities and Social Sciences Department and the Interfaith Alliance of Marion County will present “Can We Talk? Civil Discourse Among the Faiths” Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

  • Home care organization receives accreditation

    Pinnacle Home Care of North Florida Inc. proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for Home Health.

    Pinnacle Home Care of North Florida is located in Chiefland and provides skilled home care services to residents of Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist and Alachua counties. Pinnacle has consistently ranked in the top 25 percent of all home health agencies nationally and ranked in the top 500 in 2013 for its services.

  • Nuclear recovery costs approved

    The Florida Public Service Commission recently approved nuclear cost recovery amounts for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Duke Energy Florida Inc. (DEF), effective January 2015. The PSC also ordered DEF to credit customers $54 million for Levy Project costs that are currently being litigated in federal court. The decision has the effect of returning money previously paid by customers that might be recovered by DEF through the court’s decision.

  • Insurance office issues rate filing order

    The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (Office) has established the 2015 commercial residential and non-residential rates for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation (Citizens), Florida’s largest property insurer. Overall, statewide average commercial rates will increase 3.3 percent, compared to the 5.2 percent increase requested by Citizens.  

    The rate filing decision for Citizens homeowners accounts was made earlier this month and amounted to a statewide average rate decrease of 3.7 percent.

  • Local roofer recognized for community service

    J&L Construction of Chiefland won the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association's STAR award for Community Service at the group's 2014 convention.

    The first place award was for a project on a residence in Chiefland. Jacob Piazza, the owner of J&L Construction and president of the North Central Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Association, coordinated the effort to get materials donated and workers from various construction companies to put a new roof on the home just one week before Christmas in 2013.