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Today's News

  • Qualifying for city this week, county next week

    Qualifying for Chiefland's city election on Aug. 5 closes today at 5 p.m., a change from years past when qualifying went until Friday. But nowadays, City Hall, where candidates go to file is closed on Fridays as a cost-cutting measure. 

  • Crowning achievement

    2014 Chiefland Watermelon Queen Katelyn Ressler, left, is crowned by last year’s queen, Shelby Crews, at Saturday’s 60th Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival.

    The Festival also had the Florida Watermelon Queen Megan Morgan of Chiefland and the National Watermelon Queen Brandi Harrison of Newberry on hand for the crowning. 

  • Commission hopes $25K will spare more hassle with Gay

    The ousting of Chiefland’s now-former city manager could end up costing the city and taxpayers big, according to statements made at Monday night’s regular city commission meeting.

  • Law enforcement asks drivers to take heed

    Move Over. They are two simple words that can mean the difference between life and death to the first responders who work alongside Florida’s busy highways.

  • Chiefland man arrested in lewd battery on children

    On May 27, Dixie County Sheriff's Office investigators arrested Andy G. Bourgeois, 50, of Chiefland, in connection with a sexual battery on children.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 12

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

  • Boating restrictions deactivated on Zone 5 of Suwannee River

    Santa Fe River floodwaters at the Three Rivers gauge fell below 17 feet Tuesday, June 10, allowing deactivation of boating restrictions in effect since March 19.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on this area, Zone 5, which runs from River Rise in O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone when the Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet.

  • Team effort locates missing boy in Sumner

    A missing 5-year-old boy who wandered three miles from home into a swamp was located after four hours of searching by his family, volunteers, and officers from a number of law enforcement, conservation and corrections.

  • No wake zone Lifted on Suwannee

    Suwannee River floodwaters at the Wilcox gauge fell below 9 feet Wednesday, allowing deactivation of boating restrictions in effect since April 12.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on this area, Zone 4, which runs from the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff to 1 mile below the Fowler Bluff Boat Ramp. This 51-mile segment becomes an idle-speed, no wake-zone when the Suwannee River reaches 9 feet or more at the Wilcox gauge, where flood stage is 11 feet.

  • Arts festival design contest

    The 2015 Old Florida Celebration of the Arts is sponsoring a design contest for imagery to be featured in the festival's promotional materials: posters, ads, postcards and T-shirts.

       This year's theme is "Seeing the Art in Nature," and the design will serve in furthering the goal of Cedar Key's first "sustainable" festival.

       Entries are due Aug. 1, with the winner being announced Sept.1.

       Digital images should be sent to cedarkeyartsfestival@gmail.com.