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Today's News

  • Chiefland man dies in crash

    A Chiefland man died following an accident on State Road 26 and County Road 232 in Gilchrist County on July 7 at about 4:23 p.m. when his vehicle strayed into the opposite lane into the path of an oncoming truck.

    Caleb A. Young, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, Johnny L. Hill, 54, was uninjured.

  • Man drowns on Suwannee

    A tourist from Brunswick, Ga., died on July 8 after he went out on the swing overhanging the Suwannee River at Bob’s River Place and did not surface.

    Grant Hatchett, 21, had visited the spot previously, but it was his first time in 2014, according to a Dixie County Sheriff's Office press release. Witnesses said Hachett has used the swing earlier in the day. Witnesses said that the last time Hatchett went out of the swing, he appeared to hit the water at an awkward angle and never surfaced after entering the water.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 17

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

    • July 12, Summer Addison, 21, Chiefland, obstruction W/OV.

    • July 12, Monica Axtell, 22, Chiefland, leaving scene of crash.

    • July 10, Terri Leigh Blankenship, 55, Morriston, drug paraphernalia advertise, DUI, possession of marijuana. Bond $2,500.

    • July 7, Edna Patricia Carey, 43, Trenton, battery.

    • July 12, Charlie Eugene Chisolm, 32, Fanning Springs, possession of marijuana. Bond $5,000.

  • Capitol City Bank donates to W.A.R. river study

    W.A.R., Inc., a non-profit, environmental advocacy organization based in Inglis, has been working with Dr. Robert Knight, president of the Florida Springs Institute, to identify cause and effect of the degradation of the lower Withlacoochee River.

    Once designated as an “Outstanding Florida Water,” the river is only outstanding now, in that it is terminally ill. Biomass and plant life are nearly nonexistent. 

  • Suwannee water board sets millage, budget

    LIVE OAK - The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board has approved the tentative fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget of $24.5 million and a millage rate of 0.4143, which is the same as last year. 

  • Property values coming back

    Levy County Property Appraiser had good news when he addressed the Chiefland Rotary Club last week: Property values which have been declining at a rapid rate since the recession started in 2008 have started to stabilize, and, in some cases, started to rise. 

  • Pet adoption a success

    By all measures the Levy County Animal Services adoption event on Saturday was a great success as 16 dogs and seven cats and kitties went home to new owners. 

  • Chiefland promotes from within

    Officials aren't having to go far to find Chiefland's next city manager.

  • Gulf snapper season ends Tuesday

    The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters closes Tuesday, July 15, with the last day of harvest being Monday, July 14. Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles.

    Several workshops on Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper are planned for late July. The public is invited to discuss state and federal management of recreational red snapper and to explore future approaches for managing this fishery. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Rulemaking” and “Workshops” to learn more.

  • Police seek info on Williston murder

    A shooting that left a Williston man dead Saturday is still under investigation as authorities look to the public for information on who pulled the trigger that killed Leo Rives, 31.