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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.

  • Haven takes on patients left in limbo

    A dispute over a federal audit has led to the suspension of Medicaid payments for about 148 low-income hospice nursing home patients of Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast (HOCC) and Haven Hospice, which serves the same area, has stepped in to provide the necessary care.

    Eight patients have been switched to Haven Hospice, a not for profit provider in the area, but a Haven official said it is estimated that there are 50 patents who could be affected in Haven's service area.

  • Cedar Key airport runway gets mowed

    Plans for the George T. Lewis Airport, a.k.a. Cedar Key airport, call for the runway to be paved in concrete. But that plan will have to wait.

    The state Department of Transportation has agreed the asphalt runway needs to be replaced with a longer lasting concrete one.

    But, the bridges on Gulf Boulevard at Lewis Pass and Daughtry Bayou will have to be replaced to carry the heavy truck loads of cement. Plans by the state DOT call for work to begin in 2016-2017.

  • Interviews set for federal judgeship

    Applicants for the positions of U.S. District Judge in the Northern District of Florida will be interviewed Sept. 10 and Sept. 15 by the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. Posted below are the date, time and location of each interview.

  • Residents with special needs should register

    It's September and the storms seem to be lining up on the shores of Africa heading to Florida. It's that time of year and September is the month emergency planners and managers want residents to have a plan should they need to evacuate to a safe place.

    They are especially concerned about residents who fall into the “special needs” category, people:

    • Requiring transportation to and from a designated emergency shelter;

  • 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.

  • 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.