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Today's News

  • Fanning council concerned over yard sales

    Fanning Springs may be cracking down on yard sales along US Hwy. 19.

    In what started out as a discussion on whether or not to do away with required yard sale permits, some council members expressed opinions saying these types of sales should be restricted along the highway to keep Fanning Springs from becoming one large yard sale.

    At Tuesday night’s city council meeting, Mayor Cheryl Nekola said they should do away with the permitting as many residents do not pay for one and it’s not fair to those who do.

  • CHS gets behind Socks for Seniors

    Socks for Seniors is a non-profit community service project that organizes, collects and distributes new socks for seniors in communities all over the country.

    The holidays are a fun time of year with all the holiday work parties, family gatherings, meetings with old friends topped off with all the bells, whistles, hustle and bustle of the season. It's the friendliest and most giving time of year but, for some it can also be a depressing time of year and our seniors can get lost in the shuffle.

  • FHP to crack down on aggressive drivers

    There’s little doubt what can happen during a collision between a passenger car and a tractor-trailer that weighs up to 40 tons. This week, the Florida Highway Patrol will start another phase of Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (T ACT), a safety campaign aimed at educating motorists on the dangers of aggressive driving when interacting with large trucks on the road.

  • Toys for Tots distribution

    Toys distribution for all registered children will be held Saturday Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chiefland Walmart.

    Due to a small number of registered children, we will only be having one consolidated registration event. We do not anticipate having a “make-up” date but will readdress this later if necessary.

     All paper registrations will be collected this week and turned in for organizing and finalizing the counts. Online registrations will continue through this Friday at http://j1edit.com/toys/

  • Chiefland commission meeting cancelled

    The second monthly meeting scheduled for Dec. 22, 2014, has been cancelled. 

    The nest commission meeting will be Jan. 12, 2015, at 6 p.m. in City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave.

  • Oyster group pushing to keep industry afloat

    Area oyster farmers, state and local officials are banning together in hopes of salvaging what they say is a declining industry.

    More than 20 representatives from various groups and agencies, for the second time in recent months, met in Cross City at the Dixie County Emergency Operations Center Dec. 4 to organize what's now being called the Nature Coast Oyster Alliance (NCOA).

  • Chiefland police chief's contract renewed

    The annual contract for Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, who has been at the helm of the department for 10 years, was unanimously renewed on Monday by the Chiefland City Commission.

    The vote was 4-0 for renewal with Commissioner Rollin Hudson absent from the special meeting. Douglas was given a total of 990 points out of a cumulative score of 1300 and a composite score of 3.74 with 5.0 being perfect.

  • Chiefland news briefs

    Football banquet OK'd

    The Chiefland City Commission unanimously approved the use of the Usher Community Center for the Chiefland Quarterback Club's annual Chiefland Indians football banquet on Dec. 18.

    At the same time, the commission approved donating the usage fee for the center back to the club.

    CMHS Football Coach Aaron Richardson won the commission approval in Monday's meeting.

    Dec. 22 meeting cancelled

  • Van catches on fire in Williston

    No one was injured Dec. 4 when a minivan caught fire on NE 51st Terrace, Williston.

    The Levy Sheriff's Office, Williston Fire Department, Bronson Fire Department, Department of Public Safety Battalion 1, ALS-100 and Rescue 9 Bronson worked together to extinguish the flames.

  • State OKs Chiefland hospital

    After more than a decade of disappointment, the development of a hospital in Chiefland seems to be inching closer to becoming a reality.
    Friday, the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration announced that it has granted Ameris Health Systems the certificate of need (CON) necessary to get the $45 million project rolling.
    "It's great news. We're really excited," Ameris senior vice president for business development Frank Schupp said in a phone interview.