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Today's News

  • Caldwell courts locals in bid for Ag Commissioner

    State Rep. Matt Caldwell stopped in Chiefland Friday afternoon where he spent the day with Ken Griner on the cattle ranch, he worked with a logging crew and then went to the Suwannee Lumber in Cross City where he toured the mill to try to gain an understanding of issues they are dealing with.

    The day was part of his statewide campaign for Commissioner of Agriculture. The election is still 13 months away.

  • Living off the grid

    Citizens of the Gulf Hammock area feel like their area is falling through the cracks when it comes to locating homes for delivery or emergency services, and when it comes to the latter, they’re worried it could prove fatal.

    At the Gulf Hammock Church of God Thursday, July 13, around 30 Gulf Hammock residents met with a handful of county representatives to air out their worries over how the area is represented on mapping systems as well as how it’s handled through the postal system.

  • Getting to the next level

    The situation is lining up nicely for Brian Norris Jr.

    The Chiefland senior is reunited with a group of seniors and a head coach that went undefeated in junior varsity ball his freshman year, and he’s looking for another special season to go out on before hopefully moving on to play at the college ranks.

  • Chiefland parole office recognized

    The Board of Levy County Commissioners adopted a proclamation recognizing July 16 through July 22 as Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week.

    Florida Department of Corrections Circuit Administrator Cheryl Kauffman requested the proclamation in person and recognized the work of Chiefland Correctional Probation Supervisor Thomas Darus III and his staff.

  • City to raise millage rate

    By JOHN TYLER NILSEN, Citizen Correspondent

    Chiefland City commissioners voted Monday to raise millage rates from six mills to 6.985 mills in a 3-2 vote.

    Commissioners were apprehensive to bring forward a resolution to raise property taxes until Commissioner Donald Lawrence eventually made the motion to move toward the roll-up rate.

    “Every single person is trying to make cuts and do everything they can. We’ve got a bunch of really good people and we don’t want to lose them to anywhere else,” Lawrence said.

  • Blast from the past

    Submitted by members of the CHS Class of 1964

    Members of Chiefland High School’s Class of 1964 recently reunited at Bett’s Big T Restaurant.

    The celebration on June 12 included four classmates from out of town, including Charles and Linda McLendon from North Carolina; Jackie Cheely and Roy Pickett from Arkansas; Janet Hudson and J.L. Watson from Georgia; and Bert and Mary Jane Farnell from Texas.

    We also had a great turnout of local classmates.

  • District school grades remain the same

    The Florida Department of Education recently released its annual school grades, and Levy County’s are remarkably consistent with last year’s.

    In fact, all 10 of the district’s eligible schools scored the same letter grade as in 2016. The district also retained its ‘C’ grade.

  • Chiefland man dies in crash

    A 60-year-old Chiefland man was killed July 9 in a single car crash.

    According to a report issued by the Florida Highway Patrol, Bruce Wayne Roque was driving a 1997 GMC 1500 pickup northeast on County Road 347.

    The vehicle drifted off the paved portion of the roadway with the right side. The man attempted to correct himself by turning to the left. As the vehicle reentered the roadway, the driver oversteered to the right, causing the vehicle to rotate in a clockwise direction before leaving the roadway, overturning and coming to rest on its roof. 

  • Williston man arrested for sexual battery on a minor

    The Levy County Sheriff's received a report of sexual abuse to a minor July 8, 2003. The then 9-year-old victim told Investigators that over a period of several weeks a person who she trusted the most did sexual things to her that were hard for her to talk about because they were "gross." 

  • Man arrested for breaking into Frogs

    The owner of Frogs BBQ Pad on U.S. Highway Alternate 27  just outside of Williston discovered someone had broken into his business on Monday, July 3. The owner reported the thief took a laptop computer and cash.