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Today's News

  • 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.

     

  • 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.

  • Dean named permanent county coordinator

    Wilbur Dean, who has been serving as interim county coordinator since the retirement of County Coordinator Fred Moody on Dec. 23, was permanently given the position on Tuesday in a 3-2 vote.

    Commission Chair John Meeks of Bronson, R-District 1, and Commissioner Matt Brooks, of Williston, R-District 5, dissented on the vote saying they preferred to advertise the position and consider all candidates.

    Meeks said the assistant position, “It was not created to the heir to the throne.

  • Citizen to publish county notices, tax roll

    The Chiefland Citizen has won the rights to publish the legal notices and delinquent tax rolls for the next four years after the county sought bids when their previously chosen publication went out of business.

    Two years ago the Levy County Commission decided to bid out the publication of its notices and the tax roll in an effort to save money for the county and taxpayers.

  • Fanning Springs restoration celebration Friday

    The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is hosting the Fanning Springs Restoration Showcase to highlight water resource projects in the Fanning Springs Springshed.

    Project managers and stakeholders will be on site at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 with displays and demonstrations to answer questions and provide information.

  • Marijuana moratorium heads to public hearing

    A nine-month moratorium in Levy County on the opening of any medical marijuana dispensaries passed its first public hearing without comment on Tuesday and will have a second public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Chiefland girls survive late Shark rally

    When senior Aleaha Rhoomes stole the ball in the backcourt for a breakaway layup in the fourth quarter, given her Chiefland squad a 15-point lead last Tuesday against Cedar Key with just three minutes remaining, CKS coach David Tomlin instructed his squad to just keep playing, regardless of the score.