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Today's News

  • Qualifying for Bronson council seat opens

    The Town of Bronson will be holding a special election March 10, in part, to determine who will fill Town Council seat No. 2, which was left vacant by Council Member Berlon Weeks a few months ago. Weeks resigned to pursue other business interests.

    Several local candidates stepped forward to fill the position when, initially, the town council considered appointing someone to the position. It was later decided a candidate should be chosen by voters.

    Qualifying for the seat will take place Jan. 27 to Feb. 3.

  • Driver serious following in wreck in Raleigh

    A Clermont man was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville in serious condition after his truck went off U.S. Highway 41 about 1 mile north of County Road 335 in the Raleigh community on Wednesday at 5:23 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

    Yovanni Fernandez, 42, of Clermont, was driving his 2007 box truck northbound on U.S. 41 when the vehicle veered across the highway and onto the west shoulder striking a tree.

  • Burn in Marion can affect Levy drivers

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring the area of State Road 40 and County Road 314 in Marion County due to a 500-acre prescribed burn conducted by the U.S. Forestry Service.

    Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling in these areas. Visibility may deteriorate quickly due to smoke/fog type conditions especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • Chiefland FFA Alumni annual chili, cake event Feb. 13

    The Chiefland FFA Alumni Chapter's Annual Chili Competition and Cake Auction will be at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, at the Agriculture Building on the Chiefland Middle High School campus. 

    The chili contest is open to anyone who can fill out the entry form and get it in to the chapter by Tuesday, Feb. 10. Check-in is at 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 13.

  • 15th Annual STARS Gala Set for Feb. 14th

     The Levy County Schools Foundation (LCSF) will be hosting its annual STARS Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:30, at the Chiefland Elementary School.

  • Church News for the week of Jan. 29

     

    Florida Boys Choir

       On Jan. 31, the First United Methodist Church Chiefland, 707 N. Main Street, will host the Florida Boys Concert at 7 p.m.  There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be collected.

       Call 352-493-4627 for more information.

    Pancake supper

       Peace Lutheran Church will host its 24th annual Potato Pancake Supper on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 17. Dinner will be served from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

  • T. rex 'Sue' is back at museum

    The world’s dinosaur “Sue”-perstar returned to the Florida Museum of Natural History on Jan. 24 in the featured exhibition “A T. rex Named Sue.”

    This bilingual exhibit presents the story of “Sue,” the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever unearthed. It features a life-size, 42-foot-long cast of the dinosaur and family-friendly interactive components exploring the paleontology that has helped scientists reconstruct Sue’s life and legacy.

  • Rally for the Cure

    On Wednesday, Feb. 18, the Chiefland Women's Golf Association will hold the Rally for the Cure golf tournament. Rally for the Cure is a program that involves people who are committed to making an impact in the fight against breast cancer.

  • You're a Good Man Charlie Brown

    The Suwannee Valley Players will present "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown", the musical on Feb. 27-28, March 1, 6-8, 13-15.

       Performances on Fridays and Saturdays are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at

    2 p. m.

    Ask about the special “Dinner with the Cast” performance March 1. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for January 29

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    • Jan. 23, Frank M. Akins, 35, Bronson, hit and run leaving scene of accident involving damage to property. Bond $5,000.

    • Jan. 23, Johnnie Russell Arnett, 31, Inglis, possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon, dealing in stolen property. Bond $75,000.

    • Jan. 19, Justin Henry Bailey, 21, Bronson, petit theft. Bond $1,500.

    • Jan. 22, Corddarryl Devon Bell, 24, Gainesville, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.