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Today's News

  • Bronson boys run past Chiefland on court

    The meeting between the Bronson and Chiefland boys’ hoops squads last Tuesday in Bronson unfolded in opposite fashion as we’re recently used to seeing from the teams.

    While the Eagles have proved apt at building early leads, only to see them threatened down the stretch by excessive turnovers, the Indians have more often started slow before finding their offensive spark in the fourth quarter.

  • Lady Indians handle Bronson in county clash

    Chiefland head coach Brian Gore was unhappy with the look of his team in Bronson last Tuesday, calling it one his squad’s worst performances.

    But he didn’t question his team’s effort, which helped pull the Lady Indians from an early deficit to issue a 46-34 win in the BMHS gym.

    “We played bad, but I was impressed with the fact that when we weren’t playing a good game, we still came back and fought and did enough to win,” Gore said.

  • Biker dies in Bronson crash

    A motorcyclist from Archer died shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, in a collision with a van on U.S. Highway 27A in front of Weeks Marathon station in Bronson, according to a Florida Highway Patrol Report.

    Michael Blanton, 41, the biker, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver in the accident, Donna Cohoon, 60, of Bronson, sustained minor injury.

  • Emergency need for blood donations

    This from LifeSouth:

    We are currently in emergency need for all blood types. We are especially in need of negative blood types.  We have very few Tri-County drives in the next couple of weeks due to the semi-annual "What Colors Do You Bleed?" blood drive on UF campus next week.

    Ther is a blood drive today (Thursday, Jan. 19, at the College of Central Florida Levy Center until 6 p.m. 

    There is a blood drive in Bronson on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.n. to 4 p.m. at the Levy County Courthouse at 355 S. Court St. 

  • AARP driving class Feb. 7 in Chiefland

    The AARP Driver Safety Course for Seniors will be held at Haven Hospice Community Center, 311 NE 9th St., Chiefland. The one-day class will start at 9 a.m.: Feb. 7, Mar. 14, Apr 18, final class May 9, 2017 Call (352) 727 9542.

    There are no tests. Class Fee: AARP Members $15, nonmember $20. The certificate of completion is valid for a discount on automobile insurance policies for three years. We plan to have lots of fun and show strategies to stop the CRASH which can cause injuries or death, so come join us.

     

  • Park manager seeks to strengthen bond between local state parks, community

    When Mark Abrizenski took over last April as park manager of Manatee Springs and Fanning Springs State Parks and the Nature Coast State Trail, he was disappointed at the lack of community involvement in the parks.

    Knowing the beneficial mutual relationship between the parks and the local economy, Abrizenski is determined to forge a stronger bond between the two, he told the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club at a meeting in December.

  • City could have 2 RV resorts with 900 spaces

    Chiefland is going to get about 900 spaces for RVs if two planned resorts come to fruition.

    The Chiefland City Commission, which approved plans for a 450-space RV resort last spring, gave its approval Monday to a second proposed RV resort headed by developer Hal Lyons. Sitting as the City Planning Board the commission took two actions — one changing the city’s land use plan and another to change the land use for the new resort site and rezone it from R-1, single family residences, to R-2 multi-family homes.

  • City looks to study fire fee

    Chiefland City Commissioner Chris Jones wants the city to explore putting a fire assessment on property in the city — especially government-owned housing — in order to support the cost of service in the city.

    Jones’ request came during the commission’s Monday meeting after Fire Chief James Harris said his department answered 1,526 calls — fire, first responder and medical, during the 2016 calendar year.

  • Legislative wish list for Levy, cities long one

    One thing was certain at last week’s Levy County Legislative Delegation hearing: The county and its municipalities have a lot of needs.

    For state Rep. Charlie Stone of Ocala, R-District 22, and Sen. Rob Bradley of Green Cove, R-District 5, it may be a busy legislative session trying to pack in every earnest request for their help.

  • Teamwork nets 5 arrests in Fanning meth operation

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Division (DTF) and the Chiefland Police Department (CPD) combined forces on Friday to arrest five people — including one who was released from prison just eight days earlier, on drug charges in an investigation which began months ago.

    Investigators with both agencies began receiving citizen complaints in September 2016 that the home at 8841 N.W. 174 St. in Fanning Springs was being used to manufacture and sell methamphetamines.