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Today's News

  • Hickory horned devil makes appearance

    By Barbara L. Edmonds
    UF/IFAS Levy County Extension


    Volunteers removing post-Hurricane Hermine debris at Manatee Springs may have been startled by a fierce looking caterpillar in sumac and hickory leaf litter. Commonly called a hickory horned devil, it is the largest of Florida’s native saturniid caterpillars and is the larvae of the royal walnut moth or regal moth, Citheronia regalis.

  • Man arrested in RV park stabbing

    An argument between neighbors at Out of Towners RV Park on U.S. Highway 27A east of Williston on Saturday, Sept. 10, shortly before 6 p.m. has landed one man in the hospital and another in jail, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Man arrested following cattle feed theft

    A man has been arrested following the report of a theft of cattle and other feeds by Alliance Dairy owners. The thefts took place over a period of months according to a Levy County Sheriff’s press release.

    James Jones, 45, who worked for Alliance for 6 months, was suspected following following an internal inquiry.

  • Homecoming, district opener this Friday for Chiefland

    Football teams are often at risk for distraction during homecoming week, when Friday’s opponent can become an afterthought to the week’s festivities.

    Chiefland shouldn’t have to worry this week, however, as it homecoming this Friday coincides with its district opener against Branford.

    It’s also only the second game of the season for the Indians.

  • Chiefland rolls in season opener

    When the Arlington Country Day football team made the trip from Jacksonville to take on Chiefland last Friday, it ran into a team full of pent-up energy, hankering to face someone in a different jersey.

    The Indians, who were denied a chance to play the first two weeks of the season, kicked off the season in style with big plays on both sides of the ball for a 33-6 win over the Apache (0-2).

  • 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.