Today's News

  • A day at ARC

    Keith Maynard (far right), along with his son Justin, presented Director of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens Betty Walker with a check for $19,600 raised through various yard sales and fundraisers along with the Wild Hog Canoe Race. Last year, they donated $16,400. In turn, Walker presented their church, Faith Baptist Tabernacle in Williston, whose members volunteer at all of the fundraising events, with a check for $2,500. 

  • Fundraiser Saturday for Team Hulk Smash

    On Saturday, May 9, AMVETS Suwannee River Post 422 and its subordinate organizations, Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 422, SOA Squadron 422 and Riders Chapter 422 will hold a blood drive and yard/bake sale for Team Hulk Smash for Riley Hardy.

  • Dixie Music plans Spring Recital

    Dixie Music Center will hold its Spring Recital, Saturday, May 16 at 4 p.m. The Dixie County Historical Society will once again host this event at the Dixie County Cultural Center (old Old Town Elementary School) on the corner of CR 349S and 55A in Old Town.

    Since its inception in 1991, Dixie Music Center has provided music lessons for a variety of instruments and for hundreds of students.

  • Cemetery Club opens Friday

    The Suwannee Valley Players will present "The Cemetery Club" by Ivan Menchell, May 8-10 and May 15-17. Friday/Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 2 p.m.

  • Future NBAers?

    While the NBA Playoffs may be in full swing, these youngsters are taking advantage of near perfect weather to get in some ball time at Buie Park Monday afternoon.

    The weather continues to be perfect through the end of the week.

  • National Day of Prayer today

    On Thursday, May 7, everyone is encouraged to meet at the flag pole in front of City Hall at noon for prayer for our nation, our leaders, our military and our families in observance of the National Day of Prayer.

    The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.  

  • EOC prepares for hurricane season

    Every year the Emergency Operations Center personnel and corresponding organizations do a pre-season hurricane exercise.

    This year’s exercise took place at the EOC on the morning of April 29 with a focus on recovery.

    For the last year and three quarters, they’ve been moving to a system of functioning with incident command, said Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson.

    It was a successful exercise, he said, adding all the municipalities participated remotely.

  • Land changes will bring new business to Chiefland

    Two changes – one in Levy County's land use plan and one in zoning – will help bring a new business to Chiefland.

    The changes sought by Drummond Community Bank, the land's owner, will allow commercial use of a property once zoned forestry/rural residential. The change was necessary even though the property has been used for commercial and industrial purposes since 1973 when it was a welding operation. County Commission Chair John Meeks of Bronson (R-District 1) said he recalled the building on the property was once used for a carpet store.

  • Lady Indians win state championship, again

    The Chiefland Lady Indians wonThursday's state softball championship game against the Jay Royals winning back-to-back titles. 

    The Lady Indians, who won the title by defeating Jay in 2014, played to a 2-2 tie in seven innings of play. The game went into an 8th inning and the Indians scored to win 3-2. 

    The game was played at Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach. 

    On Wednesday, the Lady Indians won 6-1 in a semi-final matchup against the Bell Bulldogs. 

  • Chiefland may lose funding with ALS

    It may not just be up to county commissioners to decide whether or not Chiefland loses over $66,000 in fire assessment money it currently receives if the city gains Advanced Life Support services.

    County Attorney Anne Bast Brown said the findings presented at a recent workshop were pretty clear: “the courts have determined you can't use fire assessment money for ALS.”

    Here's why.