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Today's News

  • IRS scam making the rounds

    If you get a call from this number: 435-265-8084, don't pick it up. It's a scam.

    A person will tell you they are calling from the IRS and you owe them money and must pay – or else.

    These callers are posing as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information.

  • Tops for Class of 2016

    The valedictorian, co-salutatorians and Top 10 seniors for the Class of 2016 have been announced by Chiefland Middle High School. The Valedictorian is Trevor Castell and the co-salutatorians are Lindsey Harris and Trina Tolentino.

    The other students among the Top 10, in order, are: Dilan Jones, William "Billy" Hammond, Faith Ann McClellan, Joseph Wolfe, Logan Beck, Timothy "TJ" Brice, Dakota Horlocker and Chandani "Zina" Patel.

  • Dogan Cobb dead at 105

    Dogan S. Cobb, fondly known as "the Boss” and beloved for his public service and devotion to his county, Levy County and the Town of Bronson, died on Sunday, March 6 at the age of 105.

    Visitation was held by the family at First Baptist Church of Bronson on Tuesday afternoon and funeral services were at the church on Wednesday, March 9.

  • Get your fill of ice cream at St. Alban's Sunday, March 6

    St. Alban's Episcopal Church Women are hosting their Annual $2 Ice Cream Social and Chinese Auction on Sunday, March 6 from noon to 2 p.m.

    There will be many auction items to take a chance on while enjoying the goodies.

    Tickets can be purchased at the door. The church is located 4 miles north of Walmart on U.S. Route 19.  

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 3

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.

  • Suwannee Fair opens next week

    The Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show & Sale opens next week with the arrival of poultry and rabbit entries on Thursday, March 10 at 5 p.m.

    On Friday the dairy cow, goat and heifer entries arrive, with the Cloverbuds showing their rabbits at 5:30 p.m. The poultry show fires up at 6 and the older competitors have their rabbit show at the same time.

    On Saturday, the attention goes to the horse, dairy cow, goat and heifer contests.

    It all takes place the fair pavillion at the intersection of State Road 26 and U.S. Highway 19.

  • Technology in the library

    Jeremy Yates, pictured left, shows visitors to Luther Callaway Library in Chiefland some of the current technology available to them.

    Some of the stations included a 3-D printer, padcaster to shoot videos, circuits and computers equipped to do gaming and coding. 

  • Ladner retires from CF

    After a 30 year career, the provost of the College of Central Florida Levy Center is retiring.

    Marilyn Ladner’s co-workers and peers echoed the same sentiment at a retirement party for her Wednesday, Feb. 24: she will be missed.

  • Helos may have scared birds from Seahorse Key

    Poor raccoons. In the last installment of “The Big Whodunit — Why the birds abandoned their nests on Seahorse Key,” an uptick in the island’s raccoon population, notorious nighttime nest predators, was being blamed for the birds’ disappearance.

    But in a panel discussion on Saturday, Feb. 27, about possible causes for the birds taking flight to Snake Key, Cedar Key and the Suwannee River, three scientists said it has come to light that the black helicopters residents have spotted in area skies may have cause it.

  • Man gets probation in senior's death

    A man charged in the death of Helen Bishop, 96, on July 10, 2014, has been given five years probation and the judge withheld adjudication of his guilt.

    Michael Hancock, a deputy city clerk for Cedar Key, was arrested Oct. 30, 2014, on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person and given a $5 million bond by Levy County Judge James Browning. In a later hearing, Hancock was released on his own recognizance but with terms that dictated his activities and curfews.