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Today's News

  • City delays decision on nuisance house

    A decision by Chiefland city leaders about what, if anything, the city can do in regard to the cleanup of a house filled with human waste, animal waste, garbage, rats, roaches and fleas will have to wait a couple of weeks after the Feb. 11 City Commission meeting.

    Two Chiefland women were jailed on Jan. 19 on four counts of child neglect.

    The suspects are Heidi Ann Prophet, 35, and Donna Gail Deal, 64, both of 510 N.W. Fourth Ave. They were accused of child neglect because of the squalor they allowed children to live in at the house on Northwest Fourth Avenue.

  • City taxpayers pay to defend city manager against Andrews

    By a unanimous vote on Feb. 11, the Chiefland City Commission agreed to fund the defense of City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. in a lawsuit filed against Hartzog and others by Andy Andrews.

    The suit seeks a declaratory ruling from a judge regarding the definition of "residence," in regard to voting rights in Florida. Andrews also sued Levy County Supervisor or Elections Connie Asbell and Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning.

  • 'Road to Nowhere' paved

    BRONSON - One Bronson resident calls it "the road to nowhere," and he wonders why it was paved.

    Levy County Road 1081, which is also known as Northeast 138th Terrace in the Windmill Acres subdivision of Bronson, was paved from Northeast 47th Place to the dead end. That's slightly more than three-quarters of a mile. This project and Northeast 47th Place from 136th Avenue to 138th Terrace were recently completed.

    C.W. Gilbert said he thinks only 45 cars a day travel on that part of CR 1081.

  • Give my regards to Broadway

    The music provided by the Chiefland High jazz band was light and airy as more than 200 people filed into the Williston Middle School's sparkling Cafetorium last Saturday night.

    The vegetable, cheese and fruit spread complemented by a punch fountain drew folks together to mingle before the main event - the 2008 Superintendent's Gala.

    The formal gathering was treated to a sit-down dinner catered by Williston High's culinary arts class.

    The annual Superintendent's Gala is a major fund-raiser for the Levy County Schools Foundation, which awards scholarships to county students.

  • FDLE: Amy Andrews holds two driver licenses

    TALLAHASSEE - Amy Andrews of Tennessee will no longer be voting in Chiefland city elections unless she actually moves here, because Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone made her correct an incorrect voter registration, according to records.

    Andrews was among 11 people investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for voter fraud. Her voter registration showed her residence to be an office at 13 S.E. First Ave., Chiefland, according to FDLE records.

  • Prepare and stay aware

    BRONSON - "Prepare and stay aware! The Florida spring tornado season is upon us," Levy County Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson said on Feb. 6.

    The day before, dozens of tornadoes ripped through the southern United States, killing more than 50 people and injuring hundreds of others, according to reports.

    Know the threat of hazardous weather exists, Johnson said. Prepare for potential problems caused by these climactic events, he said, by having a weather radio and a disaster kit. Know what to do when dangerous weather strikes, he added.

  • Seventh Heaven Spa opens

    Rushing around to take care of our families, our friends and our communities, we often forget to take care of ourselves.

    Now at Seventh Heaven Spa and Salon in Chiefland, a team of trained experts will pamper you until you turn to Jell-o and look like a million bucks-without emptying the bank.

    The lifelong dream of Carla Cothron became a reality last summer when she and a friend, Brenda Herring of Cross City, decided to put their vision into action.

  • City manager promises no repeat Sunshine Law violations

    Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. said on Feb. 6 that he might have misspoken on Jan. 28 when he said there was not a violation of the Sunshine Law.

    On Jan. 15, Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron were in the same room and there was discussion about a regional water supply for Chiefland, Fanning Springs and Trenton.

    The Florida Constitution safeguards every person's right to access of government meetings and records.

  • Fair gets OK for 2008

    Acting president of the Levy County Fair Association Bob Levesque appeared before Williston City Council Tuesday to request an agreement to hold the fair at the airport again this year. He pointed out that more than 8,500 people had visited the fair in 2007, benefiting the city's economy.

    Levesque acknowledged that the event did not make a profit in its first year, but expects that the experience of last year will contribute to a more successful event in 2008.

  • Clerk celebrates Black History Month

    BRONSON - Levy County Clerk Danny Shipp held a special celebration on Feb. 1 to herald the start of Black History Month.

    This year marked the fifth time Carolyn Cohens of Chiefland organized the event.

    Cohens gathered several photographs to put in the Archives and History Display Case in the lobby of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson. A tri-fold pamphlet tells about the photos. Among the people featured in local black history is Marie Mungen who worked at Long Pond Motor Court and Grill, just south of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.