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Today's News

  • Candidates forum at VFW Friday

        The VFW Post No. 5625 of Chiefland and the Chiefland Citizen are hosting a candidates forum on Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m.

  • Hotel road in FDOT hands

    A meeting of the minds transpired in Fanning Springs last Wednesday at a workshop designed to determine next steps in deciding where the access road for the proposed Holiday Inn Express will be located.

  • Miss Mary is in charge

    Former City of Chiefland Deputy Clerk Mary Ellzey was officially made city manager at Monday night’s city commission meeting.

  • July 18 wreck on US 27 injures two

    One person was airlifted and another was transported to Shands Hospital at UF Health following a Friday July 18 wreck involving three vehicles on U.S. Highway 27A south of Bronson.

    Frederick Anthony Roech, 43, of Bronson was airlifted with serious injuries, while the passenger in his vehicle, Kimberly Dawn Moore, 39, of Bronson, was transported due to minor injuries.

  • More good news for property owners

    TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation on Tuesday ordered insurance companies to terminate a 1.3 percent assessment on most property insurance policies that has been used to pay off past hurricane claims. 

    The assessment will be eliminated on policies issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2015 — 18 months ahead of schedule, due to an early payoff of the bonds used to pay the claims.

  • Proposed city manager deal would pay $65K

    The Chiefland City Commission will consider a proposed contract for a new city manager and a staff recommendation to go with a 5 percent increase in city employee health insurance coverage when it meets Monday night at 6 p.m. at City Hall.  

    Interim City Manager/Deputy Clerk Mary Ellzey, who has been offered the city manager position would receive a $65,000 per year salary — just $500 a year more than what was paid to Kevin Gay, the city manager whose contract the commission refused to renew at the end of May. 

  • 2 children hurt in ATV mishap

    A 7-year-old from Gainesville suffered serious injury and an 8-year-old companion from Trenton suffered minor injury after both were in an ATV accident on private property on Northeast 10th Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

    The younger child was transported to Shands Hospital at UF Health in Gainesville for treatment.

    Both are not being identified due to their ages.

  • Guide to election day transportation

    Transportation services will be provided to all Levy County voters that wish to vote early or on election day.

  • SV Rotary guest

    Julie Davis, left, accepts a thank you from Suwannee Valley Rotary Club President Robert Mount for her talk on services provided by her company Mederi Caretakers. 

    She spoke at the July 17 meeting.

  • Rotary president honored

    Robert Mount, left, the incoming president of the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club, presents, outgoing president Bill Hammond with a plaque of appreciation for his leadership of the club for the 2013-14 year. 

    The presentation was at the club's July 17 meeting.