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Today's News

  • CMHS student finalist in FFA Star contest

    Sammy Mills a Chiefland Middle High School student is one of 26 FFA members statewide selected as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program.

    He was selected in the area of State Star Discovery Degree.

    The Florida FFA Association program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s) in seven different categories. Nearly 300 applicants were considered during the selection process. 

  • Dangerous dog rule updated

    An increase in the serious threat of unprovoked dog attacks involving residents, domestic animals and livestock has prompted the Levy County Commission to update its dangerous dog ordinance and revive an animal services panel to hear appeals of dogs deemed dangerous.

  • Chiefland Rotary fishing tournament May 21

     The Chiefland Rotary Club's Annual Fishing Tournament in Cedar Key turns 12 this year and it is growing up. This year the weigh-in will move from Capital City Bank's parking lot to Cedar Key City Park and there will be music, food, beverages and fun for everyone from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • County honors Lady Indians

    The Lady Indians varsity softball team was honored for being three-time 1A State Champions on Tuesday, May 17, by Levy County officials before the start of the regular commission meeting.

    The group is pictured on the steps of the Levy County Courthouse. 

  • Cake auction, band concert hits sweet note

     The Chiefland Middle High School Band will be hosting a cake auction and performing their Spring Band Concert on Thursday, May 19, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the school auditorium.

    Donations of sweet goodies are also welcome.

  • One-vehicle accident on 121 injures 3

    A one-vehicle rollover accident on State Road 121 at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, left a Dunnellon man with serious injuries, while another from Yankeetown and Lecanto sustained minor injuries, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Andre Fairley, 39, of Dunnellon, a passenger in a 1998 International box truck was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville with serious injuries. The driver, Shane Orshal, 38, of Yankeetown and a pedestrian, Laquon Knoght, 29, of Lecanto, were also transported to Shands for treatment of their injuries.

  • Cheerleaders cake auction on May 26

    Help send the Chiefland Middle High School cheerleaders go to summer camp and buy new uniforms by donating and/or buying some sweet stuff.

    They are holding a cake auction on Thursday, May 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

  • Fanning Springs hires new city attorney

    Fanning Springs has signed a contract with a new attorney.

    The city has contracted with Dell Graham out of Gainesville with David Delaney and Jamie White representing the company.

    At a previous city council meeting, attorneys interested in the job were invited to speak to the council and the council tentatively decided to go with Dell Graham giving Chairman Paul Chase the authority to negotiate the fees. The outcome was presented to the council at the May 10 meeting for a final decision.

  • Local timber operation on 'Undercover Boss'

    The logging operation of local timberman Dennis Andrews and his son, Miles, will be featured on an episode of “Undercover Boss” that airs on CBS on Friday, May 20, at 9 p.m.

    Andrews' timberlands are managed by Columbia Timber Co. which manages land in the Tri-County Area.

  • Bronson Parks and Rec cheer camp

    Bronson Parks and Recreation is hosting cheer camp June 13 to June 17, from 8 a.m. to noon for girls ages four to 12 years old. Girls four and five years old are required to have an adult stay with them.

    Girls will learn a basic stunt, three cheers and a halftime routine, which they will perform on the last day.

    The camp will be held at the James Cobb Park in Bronson.

    The cost is $60 per child.

    All registration forms can be picked up at Bronson Town Hall. The forms and fees must be turned in there by Tuesday, May 31.