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Today's News

  • Possible hiccup with hospital timeline

    A slight hiccup in the hospital plans for Chiefland could potentially slow the process down for up to six months.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey was guest speaker at Suwannee Valley Rotary on Aug. 20. She gave some updates about what has been going on with the City of Chiefland, with others chiming in, as well.

    The update included information on the hospital in the works for Chiefland. Rotary Member Jessie Lipnick, who introduced Ellzey, said they plan to build the medical office building first and then the hospital after.

  • City News Briefs

    Support funds for Levy Drug Task Force

       A motion passed to have Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Chief Robert Douglas sign a support letter for drug task force funding without much discussion.

       Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum sent a letter to the City of Chiefland requesting their annual support letter for the 2015 Byrne Memorial JAG grant funding for the Levy County Drug Task Force. The grant will pay $34,500 in funding towards the task force.

  • Hunters must have ESP

    It really is fun to watch hunters this time of year. We are no different than any other group or even species.

    I would guess that every animal or mammal has trigger mechanisms – those things that happen that tell them something else is about to happen.

    For instance, we know that certain moon phases trigger certain types of behavior in some animals. We also know these trigger points have to do with aspects of how they were created. Some creatures hear at levels above or below that which a human can hear.

  • It's my mess and I love it

    In our house, we have a rule that has enabled us to live at peace with one another for more years than I can remember. That rule is simple, “Don’t mess with my space and I won’t mess with your space.”

    I must admit some rather close calls have challenged that relationship during those years. I will not say from which side of the house it came from; just that it was not my side.

    It must be quite difficult for someone like the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage whom, I must confess is a neat freak, and I am just a plain old messy freak.

  • Tri-County Job Fair in Chiefland Wednesday

    Job seekers are invited to attend the second annual Tri-County Job Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at the Haven Hospice Community Center in Chiefland. There is no charge to participate.

    The job fair is hosted by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion in collaboration with CareerSource Florida Crown. It is open to all job seekers throughout both workforce areas and features nearly 20 employers with openings in Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of August 27

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

    •Aug. 16, Cody Richard Adams, 22, Williston, VOP. No bond.

    •Aug. 13, Tirell Laryce Adams, 29, Deland, VOP.

    •Aug. 14, Jonah Arthur, 32, Bronson, VOP. Bond $250.

    •Aug. 13, Richard John Bumgardner, 35, Citrus Springs, burglary tools – possession with intent to use, grand theft. Bond $30,000.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 20

    Today, August 20

    Volunteer opportunities

    Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will conduct its next General Orientation Class for New Volunteers on Thursday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon at 304 N. Main Street in Chiefland. This prepares volunteers to assist in our offices, at the Thrift & Gift Shoppe, at Herry's Café and in community outreach work.

  • County swaps around funds to pay for ambulance

    It was starting to look like the walnut and pea game at the Levy County Commission on Tuesday but it was not sleight of hand as officials discussed replacing an ambulance totaled in a head-on collision in July.

  • MAN VS. TOWN

    Things have gotten personal with the town of Bronson for one local resident and former council member.

     Berlon Weeks, who was on the agenda for the Aug. 3 Bronson Town Council meeting and who has come before the council before, said he was not informed the council would be discussing the ongoing situation, with some documents dating back to 2008, involving his properties at that meeting.

    “I want it to be over with, but I also don’t want to be drug through the mud and made to look like something I’m not,” Weeks said.

  • County wrestles with handicapped parking

    Wheelchair user and military veteran Michael Gaither is in a new war as he tries to get the Levy County Board of Commissioners to create new handicapped parking spaces directly in front of the courthouse entrance.

    Gaither, a Chiefland resident, and his supporters attended the commission’s Tuesday meeting to say the one new space they created at the courthouse is inadequate and he wants two more spaces created closer to the entrance.