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Today's News

  • Running into trouble

    Levy County Judge James “Tim” Browning was the guest speaker at the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on June 23 and while he spoke on the serious topic of the death penalty in Florida being in a state of flux, he also chose to share a personal experience – a “let me tell you what happened to me story.”

    As he’s gotten older, he has been buying books online on a new fitness regimen or nutrition plan once every two weeks, which he seldom implements, he said.

  • Task force places parkway low on priority list

    By Mike Wright

    The I-75 Relief Task Force wrapped up its work Friday with a recommendation that the state upgrade the freeway and current road networks before it thinks of extending the Suncoast Parkway.

    The group, represented by officials and others from six counties appointed by Transportation Secretary Jim Boxold, was charged with finding a long-term solution to Interstate 75 congestion issues between Gainesville and Wildwood.

  • Back in session

    First grade teacher Jane Mitchell meets new students at Chiefland Elementary School’s Meet the Teacher open house on Aug. 9.

    School opened on Wednesday, Aug. 10 in Levy County.

  • County road gets a fifth name change

    It's said that in the days before road names were formalized in Levy County that the road by the Li'l Food Ranch at U.S. Highway 27A used to be called “Lyin' George Road.”

    Casey DuQuette of the Levy County Road Department told the Levy County Commission on Tuesday that he does not know how it came by that monicker.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 11

    Today, Aug. 11

    Economic development board meets

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council is holding its regular monthly board meeting 3 p.m. Aug. 11, at the College of Central Florida, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland, in the conference room.

    Due to the membership of the NCBDC consisting of more than one member of the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee, this meeting will also serve as a meeting for the Levy County RESTORE Act advisory committee.

  • Another Way hosts fundraiser on Saturday

    Join Another Way for a night of food and fun at the Gathering Table in Chiefland on Saturday, August 13, starting at 4 p.m. How can you beat treating yourself to a wonderful meal and assisting the Gathering Table in donating to others?  

    For those who may not be aware, Another Way assists victims of domestic violence with shelter, counseling, and other resources.

  • County elections already being decided

     

    For those who have not returned their absentee (vote by mail) ballots and are undecided about who to vote for in county races you have a change to study up on the candidates in this issue of the Chiefland Citizen. 

    The Levy County Newspaper Group posed questions to candidates in the county commission and school superintendent races and their answers can be found on pages A8-10. 

  • City park gets a name

     

     

    The new southside park that Chiefland is seeking state money to build finally has a name: Chiefland Trailhead. 

  • Soggy's the new norm

     

    For those who want to be “in the know” the soggiest spot in Levy County may be Yankeetown where the newly installed Weather STEM at Yankeetown school measured 10.06 inches of rain from Friday through Monday. 

    Of that amount, 5.47 inches of rain fell on Sunday. 

  • Home invasion was really delusion

     

    A Williston man who reported a home invasion at his Northeast 175th Avenue residence in Williston causing the Levy County Sheriff's Office to turn out in full force on Aug. 5 in an effort to save him.