Today's News

  • City borrowing to buy vehicles

    The donuts brought to the Chiefland City Commission meeting by Police Chief Robert Douglas may not have had anything to do with it, but the board did look favorably upon his request to replace four vehicles with brand new SUVs. 

    Douglas said he has had his fill with buying used cars that are in constant need of repair and driving around in 10-year-old cruisers that also suffer from problems. Even the chief's vehicle is a used Dodge Durango.

  • City frets about fire funding

    Chiefland city officials are in a dither about an announcement by Levy County officials that they are looking at changing its method of paying for fire services provided by the six municipal fire departments in the county.

  • Christmas in August

    Chiefland Police Lt. Jay Bolton wraps a slab of ribs, while Sgt. D.J. Macy pulls another rack out of the hot box for a customer.

    The Chiefland Police Department sold slabs in front of Walmart on Saturday, Aug. 8, to benefit the Christmas Fund.

    Chief Robert Douglas said the officers, who volunteered their time, sold 70 slabs that were donated by BubbaQue’s.  

  • Back to school savings tips

     Getting ready to send kids back to school can cost families some money.

       The average Florida family with children K-12 plans to spend $755.33 on electronics, apparel, shoes and other school needs, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse™ survey. 

  • AG fires up price gouging hotline

    TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi today activated Florida's price gouging hotline for consumers in five Florida counties affected by severe weather and flooding. The opening of the hotline comes as Gov. Rick Scott declares a state of emergency for Dixie, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Taylor Counties.

    Florida's price gouging law only applies within the areas of the declared state of emergency.

  • Man dies in Thursday accident

    A Thursday afternoon accident at the intersection of County Roads 326 and 337 has left one person dead. And a second one injured, according to a Florida Highway Patrol release.

    The name of the dead person was not released pending the notification of the next of kin.

    Maximo Aguirre Jr., 17 of Bronson was driving a 2010 Ford F250 pickup that collided with a 2010 Honda driven by a 70-year-old man.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for August 8-14


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

    Interstate 75 Up to two lanes closed at night beginning Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday through Thursday nights beginning at 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following day south of County Road 236 (Exit 404) to resurface. No work is allowed from Friday at 6 a.m. to Sunday at 9 p.m.

  • Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach

    Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach on Aug. 22.

    Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.

  • Space shortage plagues VA health system

    GAINESVILLE — The North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System, which includes the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville is the VA’s largest health care system.

    It is experiencing steady growth but does not have enough space for its current volume of patients.

    In fiscal year (FY) 2014, the system served more than 133,000 veterans for primary care, mental health and specialty care services.

  • Deer management units, increased antler regulations go statewide; archery opens in Zone A

    By Tony Young

    In February, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved proposals designed to improve Florida white-tailed deer management at a local level by establishing deer management units (DMUs) throughout the state, each with its own set of antler regulations and antlerless deer harvest days.