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Today's News

  • Old Town man wins $1 million in scratch off

    Jeffrey Beckert, 63, of Old Town, is going to hear from people who snubbed him in third grade claiming they were really his best friends.

    That's because he claimed a $1 million prize in the $5,000,000 Flamingo Multiplier Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee. Beckert chose to receive his winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $788,258.80.

    Beckert said, “I just can’t believe it! I’m thinking about buying a new car, investing part of my winnings, and helping my family.”

  • Community Calendar for the week of Sept. 15

    Today, Sept. 15

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment. There are no dues.

  • Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in October
  • Chiefland's homecoming court, attendants

    Chiefland's senior queen court are Bailey Beauchamp; Abagail Brown; Kaylee Cannon; Skylar Cannon; Jaylyn Harvey; Jessica Ivey; Takiya London; and Kirnae Williams. The king court members are Chance Adams; Jamarlon Bowers; Jose Guerrero; Casey Lawson; Morgan McGuire; Eli Scozzaro; Pat Telgen; and Stacy Webster.

  • Child Passenger Safety Week

    The goal of Child Passenger Safety Week is to make sure all parents and caregivers secure children correctly in the right car seat or booster for their age and size. One size does not fit all.

  • Pets adoption, appreciation at Tractor Supply on Saturday

    If you’re a proud pet owner or would like to be, mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 17 when the Tractor Supply Co. store in Chiefland will be celebrating furry friends for Pet Appreciation Week’s Main Event.

  • Chiefland accepts K-9

    It has been at least three years since the Chiefland Police Department has had a K-9 officer but that drought is coming to an end.

    Pete Barnes, Chiefland resident and retired Levy County Sheriff's sergeant, is retiring from the Sheriff's Office reserve deputy force and is donating his drug-sniffing partner Bruno to the city.

    On Monday, the Chiefland City Commission voted unanimously to accept Barnes' offer of the dog.

  • City 'recycles' garbage bid

    The challenge to the city's awarding of its garbage pickup is going back to step one because of a protest by the losing vendor WCA of Gainesville.

    On Monday, City Attorney Norm Fugate advised the city that the protest filing meant it could go to a hearing with a hearing officer or the city could rescind its action awarding the contract, reject all the bids it received and start the process all over.

  • Bronson weighing changes to employee pay, city hours in light of new overtime rule
  • Going gold for Cancer

    Friday’s football game at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium between Chiefland and Arlington Country Day was a gold-out game, in tribute to Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

    To mark the occasion, football players laid flowers at the feet of Ashley Isenhoward, a Chiefland student who survived a tumor to the pulmonary artery, as she stood with the cheerleading squad for the team’s entrance through the teepee in the east end zone.