Today's News

  • On guard despite the rain

    School crossing guard Sandra Wilson came prepared for Monday's rains when she reported for duty at Chiefland Middle High School.

    And she remembered to bring her smile. 

  • Chiefland Rotary achieves recognition for giving

    Chiefland Rotary had a special guest last week and received recognition of a special honor.

      Leon Hirsch, Rotary district governor from Pensacola presented members of the Chiefland club who had achieved Paul Harris Fellow recognition with a pin and certificate. The club is now a full Paul Harris Fellow Club, an honor named after the club’s founder.

      “It’s a very, very special day for Chiefland Rotary,” Hirsch said, adding they are one of maybe two in the whole district to have achieved this status.

  • Fanning EMS taking calls

    The goal was to have the Fanning Springs-based Emergency Medical Service ambulance up and running by Sept. 4, but the Levy County Department of Public Safety had the unit and crew on the job on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

    The new station will provide coverage for the northern part of the county.

    This is the county's sixth EMS station and the trailer in the background that will serve as housing and office for the crews. It is based alongside the Fanning Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

    Once it is fully staffed it will create six jobs in the county.

  • D&D Dance wins Business of Year award

    By Kate Figueroa

    If you are familiar with the work of D&D Dance Studio in Chiefland, then you must know the positive impact this business has had on our community. Their two dance recitals each year in June at Chiefland High School welcome a standing room only audience of over 1,000 people.

  • Sheriff works to keep students safe

       Operation School Safe Start was under way for the Levy County Sheriff's Office on Monday morning, the day that marked the end of summer vacation and the beginning of a new school year for Levy County students.

       "It's a big first day for everybody," Sgt. Max Long said at his post at Chiefland Elementary School on Monday morning. Their goal, he said, was to keep things running smoothly and keep parents at ease while showing their support for the community.

  • Chiefland works to speed hospital review along

    A work authorization for David H. Melvin, Inc. Consulting Engineers on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Economic Development (ED) grant to gather the information for the environmental review of the hospital property for the state application was added to the City of Chiefland's agenda Monday night because it is time sensitive. The engineers were hired by the city as the consultant for the ED grant.

    The city is still waiting to hear from the state on whether or not it will speed up the environmental review process from the new time frame of up to six months.

  • Meeting the community's needs

    The Potter's House Back to School Bash aims to give a little more than just the physical necessities.

    "We give away a little something extra – the word of God," Pastor Tawanna Lumpkin, who goes by "Pastor T", said at the event. The Potter's House is located in South Chiefland.

    The bash featured live entertainment, a bounce house for the kids to play on, Sno-Kones, food, clothes and backpack giveaways.

    Lumpkin said they strive to impact the community by meeting the needs of the community.

  • Unwanted, lost animals crushing animal shelter

    Levy County’s human population was 40,801 in 2010 according to the U.S. Census. And while no census is taken of our pets, according to a calculator on the American Veterinary Association website, that means an estimated 5,728 households own 9,165 dogs and 4,771 households own 10,012 cats.

  • Man dies in Levy accident

    An accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27A and County Road 132 at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday claimed the life of one man, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    David White, 60, os Trenton was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville where he was pronounced dead.

    Dashel Nejee Stron, 20, of Archer was seriously injured and transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville as was his passenger, Natyla Shanel Yarber, 5 months, of Archer, who sustained minor injuries.

  • Agenda for Bronson Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1

    The Bronson Town Council meets at 7 p.m. in Dogan Cobb Municipal Building.
    The agenda and documents are in PDF format and are attached to this story. They can can be downloaded by clicking on the link.