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Today's News

  • A Woman's Place is growing

    The health care facility whose motto is “health care for a woman by a woman” is expanding to offer services to men and children as well. Ground was broken on the new facility and staff hopes it will open in about four months.

    A Woman’s Place, owned by Nurse Practitioner Lauren Williams, will still do strictly woman’s care: wellness, sick visits, OB care, ultrasounds and infertility, but the new facility that’s being constructed in the back will offer care for the whole family.

  • Rotarians get legislative update on CF campus

    There has been a lot of negativity in the media and news about what happened in Tallahassee this year, a recent Suwannee Valley Rotary speaker started out saying, and added the truth of the matter is everyone goes up there with several priorities in mind. 

    Bob Batsel, general counsel and director of government relations with the College of Central Florida, presented an update on the legislative session and spoke of twin issues related to health care funding and the prospect of a Medicaid expansion.

  • Children's Table adding to its facilities

    A Bronson area food distribution center is growing and expanding, not only by the number of mouths they feed, but now they’re also adding on to its facilities.

    The Children’s Table has begun clearing the land to place the 60 by 60 foot steel building they’ve made a deposit on. There are plans for the building to eventually feature a large walk-in cooler and freezer with dry storage space, as well.

  • CAKE AUCTION TODAY (Thursday, July 16)

    A cake auction to raise money to help the Rippy Family with funeral and medical expenses is at 6 p.m. today, July 16, at Chiefland Elementary School. Donations of sweet goods can be dropped off starting at 4:30 p.m.

    Jaylon Rippy, 5, died on July 2 when a leaping sturgeon struck her family’s boat. Her mother sustained facial injuries and her brother sustained arm injuries in the fish strike. Both will need surgeries to repair the damage. 

  • Haven Hospice opens Chiefland Community Building

    After being in the talks for some time the construction is finally complete for the new building at the Haven Hospice Care Center in Chiefland. 

       The 4,500 square foot building is designed as a large meeting room with dividers that can turn it into two medium sized rooms and one smaller one. The building can seat 200 or hold 400 in a standing capacity.

  • Levy County vows to save water

    Folks in the unincorporated areas of Levy County may not like it, but the county has agreed to implement and enforce year-round water conservation measures, and to try cutting back water use by 10 percent. And for the first time the entire county is covered by the same conservation rules. 

  • Leaping sturgeon injures two on Suwannee

    A leaping sturgeon has injured two more people on the Suwannee River with the latest collision between the prehistoric fish that has armored plants along its sides coming on Monday, July 13, at 11 a.m.

  • Residents protest pig farm

    In the South we do have a tradition of lovin’ our bacon and pork chops, but no one wants a large hog farm and slaughterhouse in their back yard.

    That was evident when three people told the Chiefland City Commission on Monday that they would like the city to look into plans to build a pig farm and processing plant just south of town and prevent its construction.

  • $15,000 reward offered in Rosewood arsons

    The Florida Forest Service and the Florida Forestry Arson Alert Association, in conjunction with a private landowner, are offering up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest of an arsonist who recently set multiple wildfires in the Rosewood area of Levy County.

  • Road and Lane Closures for July 11-17, 2015

     ALACHUA COUNTY

    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest 35th Boulevard for intersection improvements into Butler Plaza.

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Possible daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete sidewalk/trail.