Today's News

  • In honor of mothers

    Chiefland MOCA (Military Order of Cootie) visits the Tri County Nursing Home in honor of Mother's Day. They delivered a carnation and soft toy to all the female occupants and chatted with them for a while. From Left, Susan Haines, Tom Brown, Dee Bazar, Roz Boudreau, Sharon Bolton and Kary Colson.    

  • Remember those who gave their all

    Several towns are planning ceremonies to remember the sacrifice of veterans for Memorial Day this holiday weekend.
    While there is no tribute planned in Chiefland, there are ceremonies in Old Town, Cedar Key and Bronson.
    Ivan Chubb, the Veterans Representative for the Veterans Administration, is organizing the Cedar Key and Bronson events.

  • New Christmas lights could save city thousands

    Santa might be giving the gift of savings to the City of Chiefland this year.
    Last year, out of the belief the city could do a better job of its display of Christmas lights that adorn city light poles, Chiefland resident Marcia Pollack came forward and asked the commission to do something. She told the commission the display was pathetic compared to some of the other cities in Levy County. Commissioners tasked her with finding a solution. And, according to Pollack, she did.

  • Chiefland woman reaches out to Alabama tornado victims

    Amanda Cannon’s eyes teared up as she described her most recent drive to Hackleburg, a small town in the northwest corner of Alabama.
    It was beautiful at first, she said. The countryside was full of blooming flowers, green fields and leafy trees. Then, as she, her husband and two children drove nearer to the town, the scene began to change.

  • Water board votes in favor of conservation

    The state is purchasing  622 acres of environmentally sensitive coastal lands in Cedar Key, thanks to a unanimous decision from the Suwannee River Water Management District Governing Board.
    The board voted 6-0 on May 19 to allow District staff, who have been negotiating since October, to buy the property for $3.31 million, about $5,000 per acre.

  • Bembry not giving up on naming roads for war dead

  • It's time to get prepared: Hurricane season starts Wednesday

    On Monday, Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson was checking out the TV coverage of the Joplin, Mo., tornado disaster on one screen while cranking up a couple of laptop computers for a tabletop exercise in Chiefland on Tuesday.

  • Missing girl, 10, found at friend's home

    A report of a missing 10-year-old girl cost law officers in four counties a night's sleep but they're happy to learn she was safe at a friend's home.

    Kyia Elane Ellerby was reported missing at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, after her family said she failed to reach a friend's house after leaving home at 8:30 p.m. She instead went to another friend's home to spend the night.

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  • Man charged in machete attack on dog

    Gary Denning, 50, of Trenton is facing a felony cruelty to an animal charge after he attacked the family's pet Golden Retriever with a machete severing its spinal cord on Thursday, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    The dog, severely injured from being struck several times, was alive when deputies arrived, but was later euthanized by Levy County Animal Control.
    Denning told deputies the dog was not aggressive and he was getting back at his brother-in-law for a small dent in his truck.