Today's News

  • Panel discussion on birds leaving Seahorse

    The Cedar Key Library's lecture series will host a discussion on the bird nest abandonment at Seahorse Key on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10:30 a.m. in the library's Community Meeting Room.

    Fish and Wildlife biologist Vic Doig, researcher Coleman Sheehy III of the University of Florida Biology Department and Seahorse Key Marine Lab, and Dr. Peter Frederick of UF's Department of Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation, are on the panel. 

  • Have a say in city's Civic Square

    The Chiefland City Commission wants you to speak your mind and share your vision on creating a Civic Square at the Tarilhead/Old Train Depot Park and adjoining land.

    The meeting is on Thursday, March 3 at City Hall from 6 to 9 p.m.

  • March for Jesus planned for May 7

    Shirley Fusco of the Chiefland Assembly of God sought and won the support of the Chiefland City Commission for a March for Jesus on May 7 at 10 a.m. 

    The march will follow the usual parade route on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street from Chiefland Middle High School to the Trailhead/Old Depot Park.

    Fusco said all churches are being asked to participate in the event.

  • Local talent dreams big

    Recent auditions for The Voice did not result in a call back for one local talent, but the outcome is not slowing him down one bit.

    For Matthew Lunsford, the experience was a spiritual one.

    "It was the calmest audition I've ever had," he said. Even the drive up to the auditions in Memphis was particularly calm.

    Lunsford felt the support and knew the people in the community were praying for him. He did not have high or low expectations, he said, but felt obedient to what God had in mind for him.

  • Citizen of the Year is Dr. Becky Gill

    Dr. Becky Gill, a retired Navy physician and patron of the arts and animals, was revealed as the 2015 Citizen of the Year by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce during the 33rd annual membership banquet at Haven Hospitce’s Community Center on Tuesday evening.

    "This is beyond anything," Gill said after accepting the award, "I want to thank everybody."

    It's a joy being in this community, where she has good people to work for and with, she said.

    "May the spirit march on," she said in conclusion.

  • Police look into infant death

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a less than 2-month-old boy in Bronson, according to a press release.

    Deputies, along with the Bronson Fire Rescue Department and Levy County Department of Public Safety personnel, were called Monday at 3:30 p.m. to a residence.

    A 911 caller reported that an infant at the home had been found unresponsive.

  • Chiefland police nab a really, really big fish

    When Chiefland Police Officers Scott Anderson and Tyler Brown spotted a speeding black SUV traveling south on U.S. 19 through Chiefland they flipped on their lights and stopped it just past the Winn Dixie shopping center at the Marathon gas station.

    Pretty normal thing, Police Chief Robert Douglas told the Chiefland City Commission on Monday evening. Except the stop was anything but.

    When the occupants rolled down the windows officers saw two well dressed men in suits and ties.

  • One death in one-car accident

    An accident shortly after noon Wednesday on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland claimed the life of one person and will be investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. 

    David D. Ables, 36, of Fanning Springs, died after his 2012 Chevy Malibu, which was southbound on U.S. Highway 19 crossed the median and two northbound lanes before hitting a concrete culvert and overturning before coming to a stop on the edge of a driveway.

  • Smoke warning for State Road 24

    The Florida Highway Patrol is notifying residents and commuters about residual smoke in the area of State Road 24 near the Alachua- Levy County line.

    A unplanned fire at the Watson C&D Facility on SR 24 which began on Monday, Feb. 22 is still emitting some smoke in the surrounding area, and may continue to do so for the next several days.

    Motorist traveling in this area, should reduce their speed and use low beam headlamps, especially at night and in the early morning hours.

  • Idle speed on rivers due to high water

    There is an Idle Speed No Wake flood restriction in effect within Zone 8 (western point of unnamed island to confluence of Suwannee and Santa Fe. 

    The flood restriction is expected to be in place until Saturday, Feb. 27, when the Three Rivers Estates gauge is expected to be at 16.3 feet (flood restriction in effect at 16.25’ NAVD). 

    Updates will be provided on Friday, Feb. 26, unless there are changes.