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Today's News

  • Chiefland’s September Students of the Month

    Commissioner Sammy Cason, in back, presented three students with awards Monday night: From left, Anna Patterson, CHS, Beau Love, CMS, and Savanna Barber, CES.

  • Beast Feast 2011

    There may have been a light rain Saturday evening for the 2nd Annual Beast Feast at Black Prong Equestrian Center, but the diners were not deterred by the game and seafood menu, nor the dampness.
    Bidding on a variety of donated gifts was lively and the money from the event goes to the Levy County Schools Foundation.
     

  • Forest festival

    Each year, Florida's governor declares the fourth week in October "Florida Forestry Week," to coincide with the Florida Forest Festival in Taylor County
    Forestry is Florida's No. 1agricultural crop, above citrus, and among Florida's 67 counties, Taylor County is No. 1 in forestry, according to the University of Florida.
    More than 20,000 people are expected join in the annual celebration as the festival marks its 56th year on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Forest Capital State Park in Perry.

  • Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week at Cedar Keys Light Station

       Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges invite you to join in the celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week. The historic Cedar Keys Light Station on Seahorse Key opens its doors free to the public Saturday and Sunday, October 15 - 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   

  • Community Calendar for the week of October 13

    Saturdays in October

    Wildflower walks at
    Morningside Nature Center
    The Jean Dorney Memorial Wildflower Walks start at 9 a.m. at Morningside Nature Center. On Oct. 8, the walk starts at 11:30 a.m., as part of the Native Plant Sale, please meet at the Pavilion.
    The walks are guided by a Morningside Nature Center staff member. Each week, the walks will be different in focus.
    Please meet at the Education Office and wear comfortable walking shoes. It is also suggested to bring any guide that may be of use on the walk.

  • In gratitude

    Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris gets a hug at Monday night’s commission meeting from 13-year-old Nadia Bailey who survived being kicked and dragged by a horse on June 27. Harris, along with two of his firefighters, were creditied with saving her life.
    Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron presented Harris, Clint Mauldin and Daniel Williams with letters of accommodation at the meeting.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Oct. 13

    The following information was taken from Levy County Sheriff's Office arrest reports:
    n Oct. 7, Eddie Gene Barley, 67, Orlando, VOP.
    n Oct. 3, Joseph Barr, 30, Chiefland, battery. Bond $30,000.
    n Oct. 5, Jerald Samuel Billups, 35, Inglis, trespassing. Bond $2,000.
    n Oct. 3, Joseph Boleman, 28, Morriston, schedule marijuana. Bond $25,000.
    n Oct. 9, Howard Eugene Brown, 48, two counts battery. Bond $30,000.

  • River cleanup persists despite cloudy skies

    Gray skies and the threat of stormy weather may have contributed to a low turnout at this year's Third Annual Suwannee River Cleanup Saturday, but participants, working out of canoes, kayaks and boats, were still able to fill the bottom of a 2-cubic-yard dumpster with trash pulled from the river's muddy banks.
    About 35 people showed up, less than half of the 85 who participated last year.

  • Commission cuts sign moratorium to three months

    County Commissioner and local business owner Ryan Bell said current economic conditions are killing his business, and the Chiefland Commission's recent decision to impose a moratorium on portable signs isn't helping.
    Bell said he's placed about 50 of the signs along the sides of roads in the greater Chiefland area. He said they've helped increase business at his restaurant, often doubling the amount of customers he has on Sundays when he offers specials.

  • City faces lawsuit over Christmas light contract

    Clark Sales Display Inc. has been in business since 1983, and in all that time, according to owner Lee Clark, it has never had to threaten to take a client to court—until now.
    The Tavares-based company specializes in renting Christmas displays and lights to cities and shopping centers throughout Florida. The holiday season is the company's only opportunity to make money, Clark said Friday.