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Today's News

  • Clinton, Trump win

    Businessman Donald Trump was the unofficial big winner in the Republican presidential primary voting in Levy County as he received 57.64 percent of the Republican vote. He was far ahead of his only challengers in the race for the GOP nomination, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz with 19.62 percent, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio with 15.30 percent and Ohio Gov. John Kasich with 3.9 percent.

    On the Democratic side former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was barely ahead of her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders with 50.03 percent of the vote to his 43.15 percent.

  • City moving on road work

    The Chiefland City Commission accepted a low bid for construction of Northwest 5th Street and approved an agreement with the state Department of Transportation to construct and maintain drainage and a culvert on Northwest 11th Street which is slated to go out for bid later this year.

    The city has money in its Streets Department budget for the work on Northwest 5th Street from U.S. 19/North Young Boulevard to Northwest 11th Street.

  • Moose Lodge hosts supreme governor

    The Suwannee River Moose Lodge 325 in Fanning Springs hosted a very special guest last Friday.

    Terry L. Walls, supreme governor of the Loyal Order of the Moose, spent the day with members and other special guests on a stop in his travels throughout Florida. He traveled from Oklahoma for the trip.

    "Part of my goal when I come in to the field is to thank people and encourage them to keep doing what they're doing," Walls said. He strives to inspire people and let them know all their efforts make a difference.

  • Fair moves into final weekend

    The Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show & Sale moves into its second and final week of action as swine, life skills, barbecue, and steers take the spotlight.

    And it all culminates on Wednesday, March 23 when buyers pour into the Fair Pavilion and try to set a new record: $1 million. Sales last year fell just short of that figure at just under $975,000. So the pressure is not just n the competitors from Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy counties, but on the buyers too.

    Last year, 369 animals were sold, 232 of those being hogs, 103 feeder steers and 34 fat steers.

  • Barking dogs, bad cats draw complaints

    Barking dogs and cats who roam onto neighbors' lawns to take care of business got the city Planning Board's attention on Monday.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey presented the board with a proposed ordinance designed to stifle animal noise in the city. Owners of animals that can be heard more than 10 feet from the property line and who make noise for more than 10 minutes could find themselves getting a verbal warning followed by citations on future visits from city employees. The proposal is modeled on a noise ordinance recently adopted by the Levy County Commission.

  • Chiefland Commission meeting agendas for Monday, March 14

    The Chiefland City Commission will meet in regular session at City Hall on Monday, March 14, at 6 p.m. in City Hall at 214 E. Park Ave. 

    Prior to that, at 5:45 p.m., the commission will  hold a public hearing on its grant applicatin for $1.5 million for infrastructure imrovements for water and sewer lines and roads leading to the proposed site of a hospital and a neighboring RV resort. 

    It will also meet in session as the Planning Board immediately following the regular commission meeting.

  • Hospital rep not happy with results

    An investigation into seven complaints that patients were advised against going to Regional General Hospital Williston and were taken to hospitals in Gainesville by Levy County Emergency Medical Services left no one satisfied at Tuesday's County Commission meeting.

    While Dr. Deviah “Dr. P” Pagidipati, owner of RGHW, was not present for Tuesday's meeting, his spokesman and compliance officer Joseph “Joey” Lander was and he was not satisfied with the report by David Knowles, county director of the Department of Public Safety.

  • Chiefland finally gets its man

    On March 3 Chiefland Police Department officers and Levy County Sheriff's deputies were called to Walmart, 2201 N. Young Blvd. in Chiefland by employees in reference to a suspect, Phillip Morgan, 31, who had previously fled from CPD officers investigating a theft case in December 2015.

    Officers were advised Morgan had an active arrest warrant out of Hillsborough County for violation of probation.

  • Sexual predator address notification in Chiefland

    On March 3, William R Hickman registered as a sexual predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Hickman is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

    Hickman, 65, was convicted in 2013 in Gilchrist County for lewd and lascivious molestation on a child between 12 and 15 years of age

    He new address is 3650 N.W. 105 St., Chiefland.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of March 10

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

    •March 2, Anthony Ryan Adams, 32, Fort Pierce, out of county warrant. No bond.

    •March 5, Acxel Manuel Aguilar Galindo, 25, Trenton, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license.

    •March 3, Carlos Alonzo Allen, 43, Bronson, VOP. ROR.

    •March 3, Eric Berry, 47, Naples, non support of children or spouse, out of county warrant. Bond $670.

    •March 1, Trent Taylor Blair, 21, Williston, VOP. No bond.