Today's News

  • "Pirates ..." opens at Chief July 25

    The "Pirates of Penzance Jr.," performed by area children as part of our children’s summer theatre program, is coming to the Chief Theater.

  • Herry's Market Day starts second Saturday monthly

    The Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast Thrift & Gift Shoppes present Herry’s Market Day, a yard sale featuring lots of cool items, on the second Saturday monthly.

    The market day begins at 8 a.m. at the hospice shop at 304 N. Main Street, Chiefland.

    Vendor space is available by calling 866-642-0962.

      For more information visit www.hospiceofcitrus.org

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 17


    Cake auction tonight

    The Chiefland Middle High School Cheerleaders are having a cake auction tonight (Thursday, July 17) at 6 p.m.

    The event is at the Chiefland Middle High School Cafeteria.

    AMVETS Post No. 88 meetings

    (Second Thursdays of the month)

    AMVETS Post 88 meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The Sons of AMVETS meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The Auxiliary meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are at the post home.

    Today, Monday, Tuesday

  • Chiefland man dies in crash

    A Chiefland man died following an accident on State Road 26 and County Road 232 in Gilchrist County on July 7 at about 4:23 p.m. when his vehicle strayed into the opposite lane into the path of an oncoming truck.

    Caleb A. Young, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle, Johnny L. Hill, 54, was uninjured.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 17

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • July 12, Summer Addison, 21, Chiefland, obstruction W/OV.

    • July 12, Monica Axtell, 22, Chiefland, leaving scene of crash.

    • July 10, Terri Leigh Blankenship, 55, Morriston, drug paraphernalia advertise, DUI, possession of marijuana. Bond $2,500.

    • July 7, Edna Patricia Carey, 43, Trenton, battery.

    • July 12, Charlie Eugene Chisolm, 32, Fanning Springs, possession of marijuana. Bond $5,000.

  • Gulf snapper season ends Tuesday

    The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters closes Tuesday, July 15, with the last day of harvest being Monday, July 14. Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles.

    Several workshops on Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper are planned for late July. The public is invited to discuss state and federal management of recreational red snapper and to explore future approaches for managing this fishery. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater,” “Rulemaking” and “Workshops” to learn more.

  • Police seek info on Williston murder

    A shooting that left a Williston man dead Saturday is still under investigation as authorities look to the public for information on who pulled the trigger that killed Leo Rives, 31.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

  • Bronson looks at new ways to draw crowds

    Bicycles and blueberries were two of the more talked about subjects among Bronson Town Council members Monday night.

  • Overwhelmed shelter holds adoption event

    In June, 250 animals were surrendered — or dumped —  at the Levy County Animal Shelter outside Bronson. Some animals were nuisances. Some folks could not afford a pet.