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Today's News

  • Local cheerleaders light up London

    School spirit paid off for four Chiefland High School cheerleaders.

    Skylar Cannon, Sydney Philman, Jaylyn Harvey and Kirnae Williams, all juniors except Philman who is a senior, were chosen to represent Varsity Spirit as All-American cheerleaders in the London New Year's Day Parade.

    "You had to really bring it," Williams said of the try-outs.

  • Agenda for Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. 

    The meeting agenda and backup documents are attacked to this story in PDF format.  You can open and download them by clicking on the link. 

    The meeting will be in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson.

  • Study: Tiger mosquito likes butterfly bushes

    By Brad Buck

    UF/IFAS

    The Asian tiger mosquito is attracted to flowering butterfly bushes, giving mosquito control officials another tool to monitor and trap the insect that can transmit pathogens, causing potentially deadly diseases, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows.

    Asian tiger mosquitoes prefer to lay eggs in containers.

  • Person of the Week 1-14-16

    When I first met her, I knew she would be my friend. She was talkative, funny, caring, and inquisitive. From that moment on I believed Crystal Watson Curl was special.

    I am a little ashamed it has taken this long for her to be Person of the Week. I should have honored her many times before, but because she is such a special friend I waited. Its very easy to write of all the things that make Crystal Curl so special.

  • One person hospitalized after crash

    Staff report

    A Chiefland woman was transported to Shands after failing to yield to oncoming traffic while pulling on to US Highway 19/North Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

    According to reports, Madison Kathleen Deer pulled out of a parking lot and slowed down without coming to a complete stop. She pulled onto the roadway and collided with Christy L. Reiff of Palm Harbor who was traveling in the ourside lane southbound. Reiff is reported as saying she turned to the left in an attempt to avoid the collision, but it was too late.

  • Monday accident takes out traffic light

    A car accident at Park Ave. and Main Street on Monday afternoon took out the light at the intersection for a time. At least one person was transported to Shands.

  • Woman in New Year's crash still hospitalized

    A woman injured in a New Year's Day accident after 8 p.m. on County Road 347 about 1.5 miles from Southwest 61st Street is still hospitalized at Shands Hospital in Gainesville

    Erica Elaine Willett, 27, of Ocoee, was driving a 2002 Kia Sportage and sustained serious injuries.

    It was raining at the time of the crash when for some unknown reason Willett steered left causing the vehicle to begin rotating on the wet roadway left the road and hit a tree.

    The investigation by Florida Highway Patrol is ongoing.  

  • Sheriff's Report 1-14-16

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    •Jan. 5, Eric Leonard Adams, 40, Yankeetown, felony battery. Bond $500,000.

    •Jan. 9, James Dewayne Barnes, 52, Gainesville, DUI. ROR.

    •Jan. 6, Tina Marie Betancourt, 47, Inglis, out of county warrant.

    •Jan. 4, Harold E. Brown, 65, Williston, possession of weapon or ammo by convicted felon. Bond $50,000.

    •Jan. 4, Melanie Athena Davis, 30, Bell, out of county warrant. Bond $250.

  • Church News

    Gospel sing

    Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland will be holding a Gospel Sing on Saturday night January 23rd at 7 pm featuring "The Reflectsons" from Trenton Florida. There will not be an admission charge at the door, a love-offering will be received during the sing. Full Gospel Outreach Church is located just 3 miles north of Chiefland on Hwy. 19. For more information you may contact the Church at 352-221-2003 or visit www.oldtimechurch.com

    Lighthouse Word Church – Health and wellness series

  • Draw the line clearly with temptation

    The cold weather was late getting here this year. Unseasonable warm weather was an understatement for December and early January has provided a long runway for the winter that is now in flight. This week stands to be the coldest of the season but I’m already thinking I’m only seven weeks away from March. I still find myself saying “I wish spring would hurry and get here,” but the older I get the less likely I am to wish my days away. It’s been an odd deer season. I could write a book on patience.