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Today's News

  • Man dies in Christmas crash

    A family was left mourning on Christmas when Samuel Williams, 30, of Trenton, died in a one-vehicle crash at 9 p.m. on Dec. 25 on U.S. Highway 129 and County Road 345, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Williams was driving a 2010 Chevy Malibu south on US 129 when it failed to negotiate the curve at the intersection with CR 345. The car went onto the east shoulder and struck a tree.

    The driver was transported to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida where he was pronounced deceased according to the report by FHP Cpl. T. Dillon.

  • Monday accident injures 6

    Six people were transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville following an accident shortly after 2 a.m. Monday, Dec. 28, on State Road 320 in Levy County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report.

    A 1998 Mazda pickup, operated by Ronald Harrelson, 36, of Trenton was traveling west on SR 320 when Harrelson became distracted by his five teen passengers.

  • Chiefland honors Students of the Month

     Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson presents the students of the month for November for the city. They are, from left to right, Emma Campbell, daughter of Lisa Campbell, for Chiefland Elementary School; Charley Corbett, daughter of Tonya and Charles Corbett for Chiefland Middle High School, and Brooke Williams, daughter of Sascha Matthews, for Chiefland Middle High School.

  • PSC finalizes 2016 cost recovery for Duke Energy customers

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) has set recovery charges beginning in January 2016 for Florida’s five investor-owned electric utilities, including Duke Energy Florida, LLC.

  • Judge rejects challenge to Sabal Trail permit

    A Florida administrative law judge has rejected a challenge by an environmental group to the Department of Environmental Protection’s intent to issue a permit for the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline.

    The purpose of the pipeline is to provide natural gas for generating electricity in Florida.

    The state’s part of the project includes about 233 miles of 36-inch pipe for the mainline and 21.5 miles of 24-inch pipe for the Citrus County connection.

  • AG warns parents about cyber security during school break

    As Florida students enjoy a break from school this holiday season, Attorney General Pam Bondi is asking parents to talk to their children about cyber safety. According to recent reports, nearly nine out of every 10 teens in Florida have access to the Internet

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Dec. 24

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

    • Dec. 16, Johnathon Beau Bender, 21, Chiefland, VOP.

    • Dec. 15, James Edward Brehm, 49, Trenton, aggravated battery, felony tampering. Bond $150,000.

    • Dec. 16, Elden Lawrence Butler Sr., 32, Newberry, grand theft, cause to become delinquent dependent needy. Bond $20,000.

    • Dec. 20, Thomas John Carter, 57, Morriston, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    • Dec. 20, Robin Beth Claxton, 50, Yankeetown, DUI. ROR.

  • Church News for the week of Dec. 24

    Chiefland First UMC Advent events

    This December, please join us at First United Methodist Church in Chiefland for the Christmas Eve Service on Thursday, Dec. 24, 7 p.m.

    For more information, please call 352-493-4627, ext. 1

    St. Albans schedules services

    St. Alban's Episcopal Church will have their Christmas Eve Service, Thursday, Dec. 24 beginning at 10:30 p.m. with a carol sing, followed by a Communion Service at 11 p.m.

    Located 4 miles north of Chiefland on the west side of U.S. Highway 19 and 149th Place.

  • SHINE volunteers can help with understanding Medicare

    Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

    Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month?

    Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

    Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver,SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides you with free, unbiased and confidential information.

  • Social Security office moves in Gainesville

    The Gainesville Florida Social Security office will be moving to a new location. The new location is 4562 N.W. 13th St., Gainesville. The location offers new and improved interviewing stations and an improved reception area that includes self-help computers.

    Persons with questions about Social Security can visit the Gainesville Office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and on Wednesday between 9 a.m. and noon or contact the National Toll-Free service at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778).