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Today's News

  • Levy "pot of gold"

    This rainbow was straddling Levy County from east to west and was visible from Chiefland to Williston on Friday, July 11.

    If you look closely, you might see a fainter double rainbow above the more visible one. Forget the science of why the rainbow formed. Maybe Levy can be our fabled pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

  • Rotary learns about recycling

    Chiefland Rotary Club President Stewart Wasson, left, commends Rod Hastings, director of the Levy County Recycling Program, on providing the club with useful information on the program and how they can participate.

    Hastings, son of club member Bob Hastings, also brought along newspapers from 30 years ago when the program started that had some "youthful" photos of various members.

  • Chiefland Chamber meets July 25

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly members’ meeting and lunch on Friday, July 25, noon to 1 p.m. in the Haven Hospice meeting room, 311 N.E. 9th Street in Chiefland. If you would like to attend the meeting, the Chamber requests an RSVP response to 352-493-1849, as lunch is provided.

       Or call for more information about the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, its events and activities.

  • "Pirates ..." opens at Chief on Friday, 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

    Today

    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.

  • Man drowns on Suwannee

    A tourist from Brunswick, Ga., died on July 8 after he went out on the swing overhanging the Suwannee River at Bob’s River Place and did not surface.

    Grant Hatchett, 21, had visited the spot previously, but it was his first time in 2014, according to a Dixie County Sheriff's Office press release. Witnesses said Hachett has used the swing earlier in the day. Witnesses said that the last time Hatchett went out of the swing, he appeared to hit the water at an awkward angle and never surfaced after entering the water.

  • 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.

  • Capitol City Bank donates to W.A.R. river study

    W.A.R., Inc., a non-profit, environmental advocacy organization based in Inglis, has been working with Dr. Robert Knight, president of the Florida Springs Institute, to identify cause and effect of the degradation of the lower Withlacoochee River.

    Once designated as an “Outstanding Florida Water,” the river is only outstanding now, in that it is terminally ill. Biomass and plant life are nearly nonexistent.