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Today's News

  • Commission approves subdividing property

    A subdivision of a 5-acre plot of land on Northwest 23rd Avenue/County Road 320 and Northwest 70th Avenue outside Chiefland was approved on Tuesday by the Levy County Commission.

    The action was recommended for approval by the Levy County Planning Commission.

    Carol Kearns of Chiefland applied for the subdivision to be known as Westpoint Acres. Each of the four homes to be built on the property will be on at least one acre of land.

    The vote by the commission was unanimous.  

  • Community supports Dancing for Diabetes Zumbathon

        Bronson Middle High School student Mackenzie McCallister, with help from other students and health department coordinator and school nurse, Angie Phillips, raised a total of $410 for the Florida chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

       They raised $170 collecting change in BMHS first period classes and $240 from the Zumbathon.

  • Chiefland Farmer's Market in full swing
  • Angel Tree helps children have Christmas

    Drummond Community Bank, Chiefland will host the Annual Angel Tree on display in the lobby beginning Nov. 16 The tree will be covered in local “Angels” that without the community’s help may not get to experience Christmas this year.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Nov. 19

    Today, Nov. 19

    Turning Point Ministry spaghetti dinner

    Turning Point Ministry is hosting a spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 9 p.m.. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under.

    The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. You can dine-in or carry out. Tickets will be available at the door. The ministry is at 16750 N.W. 60th St./County Road 341, north of Chiefland.

    For more information, call and leave a message at 352-463-1882; your call will be returned.

  • Levy gathers to honor veterans

    Levy County residents came out to show their support for veterans, lining the sidewalks for a parade on Thursday afternoon and then coming together at the Trailhead Park for a flag-raising ceremony and more.

       Chiefland Police Department's own Officer of the Year, James Yanok, was the speaker for the event.

       Yanok enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 2006 and worked to achieve his current rank of staff sergeant in February.

  • Ribbon cutting

    Jessica Cherry, with husband Jeff, cuts the ribbon at a ceremony for their restaurant, Cherry's, in Trenton last week.

    Pictured to the left are members of the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce and on the right, members of the Gilchrist Chamber of Commerce.

  • SV Rotary gets tax incentives update

     Ad valorem tax incentives for new and expanding businesses was the topic of discussion at last week's Suwannee Valley Rotary club meeting.

    David Pieklik, executive director of the Nature Coast Business Development Council of Levy County spoke of the recent development.

    The state incentive program, the Florida Enterprise Zone Program is expiring on Dec. 31 of this year and the County has adopted its own local incentives that will continue on.

  • Morriston Baptist Church Quilters holding sale

    Morriston Baptist Church Quilters are providing an opportunity for area church visitors to bid on and purchase quilted gifts and sewn treasures. Membership in the church is not required to participate in the sale.

    The silent auction will be held at the church, 3141 S.E. Highway 41, Morriston, beginning Sunday, Nov. 29 during morning services, and continuing with bidding until Sunday, Dec. 6, immediately after the evening service.

    Quilts and treasures can be paid for and taken at that time, or picked up during the week in the office.

  • It's the sweetest time of year

    Everyone knows the holidays are upon us and that means it's time for cake, pie and dessert auction, cookie walks and baked goods sales. 

    The sweetest season starts tonight (Thursday, Nov. 19) with the 24th Annual Pie Auction sponsored by the Chiefland Middle High School Student Government Association.

    Viewing of the luscious baked goods starts at 5:30 p.m. (Please bring your own hankie to catch the excess saliva.) Bidding starts at 6 p.m. 

    The event will be in the school cafeteria behind the main building on U.S. Highway 19.