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Today's News

  • CAKE AUCTION TODAY (Thursday, July 16)

    A cake auction to raise money to help the Rippy Family with funeral and medical expenses is at 6 p.m. today, July 16, at Chiefland Elementary School. Donations of sweet goods can be dropped off starting at 4:30 p.m.

    Jaylon Rippy, 5, died on July 2 when a leaping sturgeon struck her family’s boat. Her mother sustained facial injuries and her brother sustained arm injuries in the fish strike. Both will need surgeries to repair the damage. 

  • Haven Hospice opens Chiefland Community Building

    After being in the talks for some time the construction is finally complete for the new building at the Haven Hospice Care Center in Chiefland. 

       The 4,500 square foot building is designed as a large meeting room with dividers that can turn it into two medium sized rooms and one smaller one. The building can seat 200 or hold 400 in a standing capacity.

  • Levy County vows to save water

    Folks in the unincorporated areas of Levy County may not like it, but the county has agreed to implement and enforce year-round water conservation measures, and to try cutting back water use by 10 percent. And for the first time the entire county is covered by the same conservation rules. 

  • Leaping sturgeon injures two on Suwannee

    A leaping sturgeon has injured two more people on the Suwannee River with the latest collision between the prehistoric fish that has armored plants along its sides coming on Monday, July 13, at 11 a.m.

  • Night of prayer July 30

    The First Baptist Church of Bronson is hosting a Night of Prayer for Levy County on Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m. at the church on South Court Street in Bronson.

    FBC pastor, Brother Jeff Buchanan, came up with the idea of the prayer meeting, said church Secretary Gwen Hardison. “He just felt that we needed to show support for our school board and county commissioners and just have a night of prayer for them for their struggles they are about to have with the atheists.”

  • Residents protest pig farm

    In the South we do have a tradition of lovin’ our bacon and pork chops, but no one wants a large hog farm and slaughterhouse in their back yard.

    That was evident when three people told the Chiefland City Commission on Monday that they would like the city to look into plans to build a pig farm and processing plant just south of town and prevent its construction.

  • $15,000 reward offered in Rosewood arsons

    The Florida Forest Service and the Florida Forestry Arson Alert Association, in conjunction with a private landowner, are offering up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest of an arsonist who recently set multiple wildfires in the Rosewood area of Levy County.

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 11-17, 2015

     ALACHUA COUNTY

    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest 35th Boulevard for intersection improvements into Butler Plaza.

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Possible daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.

  • Florida PIP case featured on "American Takedown"

    Planning to stay home tonight? Maybe you would like to watch American Takedown at 10 p.m. on cable channel A&E.

    It will feature the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud, going behind the scenes of a large-scale PIP fraud case, and allows viewers an in-depth look at the inner workings of complex criminal investigations.

  • Church News for the week of July 9

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Bronson UMC

    The Bronson United Methodist Church Thrift Shop will be having a July Sale-A-Bration Friday, July 10 and and Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.