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Today's News

  • Man arrested on manslaughter charge

    It was just a simple report by the caretaker of a 96-year-old woman who claimed she died of natural causes.

    But Helen Bishop's story was not yet finished.

    And it was left for a funeral director, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner, the Levy County's Sheriff's investigators and the 8th Circuit State Attorney's Office to write the final chapters.

  • Levy County stays red

    There may not be a lever on the electronic voting machines to pull to vote a “straight” party ticket, but that did not deter Levy County voters as they cast votes for Republican candidates in every office on the ballot in Tuesday's general election.

  • Two arrested in firearms theft case

    A man and a juvenile are charged with burglary and grand theft in connection with a break-in where eight firearms, a computer, a cell phone and other personal property were taken from a residence south of Williston on U.S. 41 on Oct. 15, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Bald Eagle rescued near Bronson

    Levy County Sheriff's Office Victim Advocate Amanda Sauder, and other motorists observed a wounded Bald Eagle beside U.S. Highway 27, just north of Bronson on Oct. 19 and reported it to the Sheriff's Communications Center.

    Sheriff's Cpl. Joe Sabbag and Deputies Chase Gregory and Franco Almeida responded to the call and determined that the eagle had most likely been struck by a car.  It was unable to fly but appeared to be in good condition otherwise. 

  • State chooses Chiefland for rural economic initiative

    TALLAHASSEE - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that the City of Chiefland has been selected to participate in the Competitive Florida Partnership, a rural community development initiative. The Competitive Florida Partnership focuses on improving local economic development activities, particularly in the rural areas of our state. DEO will assist Chiefland in creating strategic economic development plans that are tailored to the community’s unique assets.

  • Woman's caretaker arrested on manslaughter charge

    Michael Hancock, 26, was arrested Thursday, Oct. 30, on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of an elderly person in the July 10 death of Helen Bishop, 96, at his  Cedar Key home where he cared for her, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

  • Chiefland gets $40K to boost economy

    The City of Chiefland has been awarded $40,000 from the state to aid in economic development.

    Commissioners voted 4-0 Monday in favor of accepting the grant, which comes from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. Commissioner Teresa Barron was not in attendance.

    "It's actually a fairly big deal," said city Project and Finance Coordinator Laurie Copeland about the award.

  • Church News for the week of October 30

    Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

    The First Baptist Church of Chiefland will be hosting a live simulcast called "Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus" Sunday, Nov. 2, from 7-9 p.m. Come hear Nabeel Qureshi tell about his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity.  

    Childcare is available for 5th graders and younger.  A love offering will be taken, but the event is free.

    Vets Day event at Good Shepherd

  • CF to host lecture of civil discourse among faiths tonight

     The College of Central Florida Humanities and Social Sciences Department and the Interfaith Alliance of Marion County will present “Can We Talk? Civil Discourse Among the Faiths” Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

  • Home care organization receives accreditation

    Pinnacle Home Care of North Florida Inc. proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for Home Health.

    Pinnacle Home Care of North Florida is located in Chiefland and provides skilled home care services to residents of Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist and Alachua counties. Pinnacle has consistently ranked in the top 25 percent of all home health agencies nationally and ranked in the top 500 in 2013 for its services.