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Today's News

  • Ten Commandments may return to Chiefland

    The Chiefland City Commission was presented with an application to allow a Ten Commandments monument to be placed on the City Hall lawn by a Trenton-based religious cooperative.

    Pastor Travis Hudson and Dr. Jerry Nash, representing the Harmony Baptist Association of Bronson, an association of 28 churches and missions in Levy, Gilchrist, Alachua and Columbia counties, presented the letter of application at Monday's regular meeting.

  • Agenda for Chiefland City Commission meeting on Monday, February 9

    The Chiefland City Commission will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. for the evaluation of Fire Chief James Harris and in regular session at 6 p.m.

    Both meetings are at city hall. 

  • County to seek new advertising bids

    The Levy County Commission weary of a contentious process for publishing its legal advertising hinted on Tuesday that it may self publish the delinquent property tax rolls.

    The suggestion came during a discussion of County Attorney Anne Bast Brown's report that both bids for the tax roll and legal advertising were flawed. She rewrote the bid documents and sought the commission's approval to rebid.  

  • Anthem clients urged to keep eye on credit

    TALLAHASSEE —Floridians who are customers of Anthem, Inc. to take extra measures in monitoring their credit, state Attorney General Pam Bondi said.

    Anthem announced this week that their computer network was the target of external criminal cyber-attacks. Amerigroup Corporation which is affiliated with Anthem and manages publicly funded health programs was also affected by the data breach. 

  • Man accused of molesting child at church

    The Levy and Dixie County Sheriff's Offices and U.S. Marshal’s Regional Domestic Fugitive Task Force arrested an Old Town man on Thursday, Feb. 5, on a charge of lewd and lascivious battery of a person under 16.

    Joseph Louis Moscato, 67, was arrested at his home on Northeast 673 St, after LCSO obtained the warrant.

  • Two Indians sign with major universities

    Two of Chiefland Middle High School's brightest stars will be blazing out of town at the end of the year, thanks to athletic scholarships.

    "It doesn't happen, especially at a school as small as we are," CMHS Athletic Director and Coach Aaron Richardson said about the football scholarships given to players Willie Brannon and Austin Vincent. "Today is a culmination of many years of hard work and perseverance."

    The two signed letters of intent Wednesday.

  • Church News for the week of February 5

    Fellowship Night at Lighthouse Word

       The Ladies Group at Lighthouse Word Church will host a Fellowship Night at the church Friday, Feb. 6, beginning with snacks at 6:30 p.m. Worship and ministry will begin at 7:30 p.m. A nursery will be provided. Call 493-1554 for more information.

    Chili cook-off at UMC

       First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, 707 North Main St. will hold a chili cook-off from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 14.

  • Great job!

    Levy County Road Department Shop Manager Charlie Bedford, left, was honored for his service in keeping vehicles on the road for the Levy County Public Safety Department by DPS Director David Knowles at Tuesday's County Commission meeting, while Marty Wright, representing Dixie Auto Salvage, received a plaque of appreciation for the company's help in obtaining 20 vehicles for training for fire and emergency medical service employees.

  • Chiefland Middle School FFA news

    By Rieley Beauchamp

       Chiefland Middle FFA is off to another very successful year. Our chapter placed 6th in the state in the Tool ID contest on Dec. 2. Congratulations to team members including Kaiden Baker, Sam Mills, Tristan Drummond and William Walker. At the Sub-District contest our officer team placed 2nd in Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Our Parliamentary Procedure team also place 2nd. In the Extemporaneous Public Speaking contest, Rieley Beauchamp placed 1st and is advancing on to the District Contest. Good Luck Rieley!

  • "Man Fear" riles the roost

    I admit it. I can stir up trouble. The particular variety I have been engaging in is “Man Fear.”

    It begins when I say things like:

    “We need a weed trimmer.”

    “We need a riding lawn mower and I want one with a Z-turn.”

    “I need a hedge trimmer so the azalea bushes can be cut by July.”

    “I would like to have one of those small handheld cordless drill/screwdrivers to hang things around the house.”