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Today's News

  • Overdue traffic tickets 40% off

    Attention traffic ticket scofflaws! Your opportunity to get that overdue traffic fine off your conscience and that suspension off your driver's license for the unpaid ticket is coming.

    Operation Green Light, sponsored by the Florida court clerks, will be underway on April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you pay just the fines and fees and not the 40 percent overdue collection fee and then get your license cleared.

    “This could help restore your driving privileges,” said Levy County Clerk of Court Danny Shipp in announcing the program on Thursday.

  • Missing Inglis man found in Chicago

    An Inglis man who went missing March 23 while on his way to do an errand in Clearwater was found Monday afternoon in Chicago.

    Michael Wayne Floyd left his home that morning and credit card records indicated he stopped at a BP to get gas.

    Video surveillance showed an unknown individual with him.

    Two days later, his vehicle was located in a parking lot in Chicago where his keys, cell phone and other personal items were found.

  • CES cake auction on Thursday, April 2

    Chiefland Elementary School will hold a cake auction on Thursday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (bidding ends at 4).

    We are looking for individuals willing to donate a baked good for the auction. If you are interested, please contact, Sarah James, at CES at 352-493-6040.

    Also, please reach out if you have any questions regarding the auction. All proceeds benefit Positive Behavior Store.

  • One more community conversation before final plan

    Imagine the City of Chiefland in the future. What would you want? What do you see in your mind’s eye?

    That’s what a small group of folks who turned out for two community conversations, facilitated by consultants and state officials, tried to do and they came up with a list of items they would like to see. The conversations were part of a process of developing the city’s strategic competitiveness plan under a $40,000 grant from the state Department of Economic Opportunity.

  • Tops in the Class of 2015

    The Top 10 students for the Chiefland Middle High School Class of 2015 are in order, from left to right, Kira Telgen, valedictorian; Whitney Mills, salutatorian; Austin Vincent, Rebecca Thomas, Matthew Morgan (not pictured); Ridley Reynolds, Richard Kidd, Kellie Jones, Darian Everett, Krista Biehl and Jolie Birchfield.

    Graduation is Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium. 

  • In Our Backyard

    When most people think of citrus in the state, areas in South Florida may come to mind, but an important resource for citrus just happens to be right here in our backyard.

    “Very few people fathom growing citrus in North Florida,” said Ben Rosson, Operations and Management Consultant Manager at the Bureau of Citrus Budwood Registration in Chiefland.

    Rosson said their goal at the facility is to protect all citrus varieties and provide clean source material to the industry. He said they are the germplasm repository for the state.

  • Bronson's new sewer rates now in effect

    New sewer rates for the town of Bronson have gone into effect beginning April 1.

    They’re still in that phase in the project itself, said town Clerk Kelli Brettel of the sewer expansion. It’s estimated the new businesses coming on will be hooked up around mid April, she said. Those already hooked up will see the increase in their bill during the month of April, whereas the new properties being hooked to the sewer will not see a bill until the following month.

  • County EMS collections above state average

    The Levy County Commission voted 3-1, with Commissioner Lilly Rooks of Rosewood dissenting, to write off $302,541.60 owed to the Emergency Medical Service, sending collectible debt to the EMS contractor who will pursue payments. It also approved writing off $2,643.85 in bad debt for the Department of Public Safety.

  • Community Calendar for April 2

    Friday

    Tri-County Cruisers

    The Tri-County Cruisers meet to show off its classic vehicles from 6:30-8 p.m. on Fridays at the Gathering Table in Chiefland. Just show up to show your car and have a good time.

    Post family night

    (4th Friday of the month)

  • Fair sale brings in close to $1 million

    Sales at the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale were just under $975,000 last week, surpassing last year's total of $861,000.

    A total of 369 animals were sold, 232 of those being hogs, 103 feeder steers and 34 fat steers.

    “We're tickled to death. Everything went all smooth,” Loran Brookins, fair president said on Friday, adding they had a record sale.

    At the beginning of the sale, it was announced the fair was establishing a scholarship fund in honor of the late Robert Philpot, who died March 13.