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Today's News

  • One sweet fund raiser

    The Chiefland Cheerleading Team held a mid-summer cake auction and the politicians, public officials and community turned out to satisfy their sweet tooth.

    Auctioneer Chad Johnson who handled the bidding at the Thursday, July 17, event said 46 items — and some that were donated back to raise money a second and third time ­— netted nearly $5,000 for the team's expenses.

    “For a summertime fund raiser it was very successful,” Johnson said.

  • Property taxes could go down this year

    Property values are up a smidgen this year, so the Levy County Commission will be giving property owners a break, tentatively dropping the millage from last year’s 8.3307 to 8.2741 mils.

  • Fanning hangs up on FaceTime

    Fanning Springs City Council was on the verge of joining the technological age at an emergency meeting held last Tuesday, the object in question being whether or not absent council members could join meetings, and participate, via Skype or FaceTime.

  • Ballots have hit the mail

    The books are not yet closed for the Aug. 26 primary and 4,443 absentee ballots are in the mail headed to voters who requested them. Another 46 have gone out to Florida residents who are in the military – who received 16 electronically, or who work or travel overseas.

  • 2 children hurt in ATV mishap

    A 7-year-old from Gainesville suffered serious injury and an 8-year-old companion from Trenton suffered minor injury after both were in an ATV accident on private property on Northeast 10th Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

    The younger child was transported to Shands Hospital at UF Health in Gainesville for treatment.

    Both are not being identified due to their ages.

  • Proposed city manager deal would pay $65K

    The Chiefland City Commission will consider a proposed contract for a new city manager and a staff recommendation to go with a 5 percent increase in city employee health insurance coverage when it meets Monday night at 6 p.m. at City Hall.  

    Interim City Manager/Deputy Clerk Mary Ellzey, who has been offered the city manager position would receive a $65,000 per year salary — just $500 a year more than what was paid to Kevin Gay, the city manager whose contract the commission refused to renew at the end of May. 

  • Chiefland woman facing animal cruelty charges in dog’s shooting

    A Chiefland woman has been arrested on two counts of cruelty to animal charges after a veterinarian’s office reported the family’s pet, a young Shepard mix, had been brought in with gunshot wounds.

  • More good news for property owners

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation on Tuesday ordered insurance companies to terminate a 1.3 percent assessment on most property insurance policies that has been used to pay off past hurricane claims. 

    The assessment will be eliminated on policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2015 — 18 months ahead of schedule, due to an early payoff of the bonds used to pay the claims.

  • July 18 wreck on US 27 injures two

    One person was airlifted and another was transported to Shands Hospital at UF Health following a Friday July 18 wreck involving three vehicles on U.S. Highway 27A south of Bronson.

    Frederick Anthony Roech, 43, of Bronson was airlifted with serious injuries, while the passenger in his vehicle, Kimberly Dawn Moore, 39, of Bronson, was transported due to minor injuries.

  • Mosquitoes populations expected to be heavy

    Mosquitoes are expected to be bad this season, and county officials are urging residents to take precautions.
    "I think it's gonna' be a monster," said Levy County Director of Parks and Recreation and mosquito control Matt Weldon about the swarms of biting insects he predicts will be an issue during coming months.
    Florida, with about 80 known species inhabiting the state, is no stranger to the mosquito, but recent rains and rising temperatures guarantee the problematic pests will be out in droves.