Today's News

  • Charges filed in fatal crash on US 19

    Keith Shane Bush of Cross City turned himself in to the Levy County Jail Thursday morning on charges of DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide stemming from a Jan. 31 crash that killed Chiefland Golf and Country Club Manager Thomas Bailey.

    Bush, 40, had a blood alcohol level of .196 at the time of the crash on U.S. Highway 19 north of Northwest 28 Avenue in Chiefland at 5:21 a.m. The legal limit for blood alcohol levels  is .08 in Florida.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for May 10

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, May 3, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  The Take 5 Quilt was sandwiched and placed in the quilting frame so quilting could begin.  It’s interesting how five pieces of fabric could turn out to look like this quilt.

  • County News

    From the Tuesday Levy County Commission meeting:

    Getting on the same page for jobs

       The Levy County Commission will meet with the Nature Coast Business Development Council and the Enterprise Zone Development Agency on June 5 to discuss setting mutual goals for business and job development in the county.
       "They want all of us to be on the same page," said Commission Chair Danny Stevens of Williston (D-District 5).

  • Kindergarten enrollment open at CES

       Chiefland Elementary  School  is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year kindergarten enrollment.
       Parents may come by Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call the office at 493-6040.

  • CMS News

    School play Thursday-Saturday
    The Chiefland Middle School students will present their annual play with performances Thursday, May 10, through Saturday, May 12, at 7 nightly at the Chiefland High School Auditorium.
    Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for everyone else.
    Sunshine field trip

  • Today in Levy County History:Yacht to patrol the west coast

    Marine Hospital to Inaugurate a new service

  • The truth about postal reform

    By Reed Anfinson
    President of the National Newspaper Association
    and Publisher of the Swift County
    (MN) Monitor-News

    Now that US Senate has passed a bill, S 1789, to reform the ailing US Postal Service, critics are trying to disable the bill on its way to the House of Representatives. Business Week recently catalogued unhappy stakeholders, including postal unions, postal management and some Republicans who wrongly think the bill burdens taxpayers.

  • The women of Sea Cadets

       Girl power is strong at the Manatee Division of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps in Yankeetown, Florida. Female cadets make up about one third of the total membership with most ranking at petty officer third class or higher. Leadership positions in the unit are filled by these young women and they often go on to be midshipmen, instructors under 21 years old.
    BELOW: Christy Pusey (middle) was promoted from ensign to lieutenant junior grade. Cmdr. Gail Ryan (left) and Lt. Todd Dunn (right) presented her commission and shoulder boards.

  • Boating education may lower your insurance premiums

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers two courses that may qualify for insurance company discounts that are designed to enhance skills and knowledge for the recreational boat operator as well as personal watercraft, canoe and kayakers.  Students can enroll in a one day basic class or an advanced knowledge and seamanship course that covers 12 chapters of instruction.  Regardless of the course, a boater education certification card will be issued after successfully completing the test.

  • Church News for the week of May10

    Sunshine Disciples yard sale Saturday
       The Sunshine Disciples of  First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, is having a yard sale between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19.  
       The sale will have everything from kitchen to yard items and many plants.
    All proceeds go to local missions.  Please join us for a great day of shopping.

    Free movie Saturday at Bronson UMC