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Today's News

  • Trail association meets on Monday

     The Suwannee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Feb. 13, at the Suwannee River Water Management District Office, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The office is located on the corner of U.S. Highway 90 and CR 49, two miles east of Live Oak.

  • Prison closing hurts recycling efforts

    Last week the green and white converted horse trailers that Levy County uses for its recycling collection program started disappearing from around the county and folks began wondering where they could take their old newspapers, plastic and glass bottles, and cardboard and plastic packaging.

  • AMVETS gets ready for Wild Hog race

      AMVETS Post 88 is getting ready for another great running of the 35th Annual Wild Hog Canoe & Kayak Race on April 28. This is our 7th year hosting this wild and exciting canoe and kayak race. Two kayak classes have been added this year: women and seniors.
    Please check out the website www.wildhog.wetpaint.com.
       The annual race benefits the Levy ARC in Otter Creek.

  • Teen arrested in rifle theft

       A home security system video has led to the arrest of a Williston teen in connection with a Jan. 30 break-in at a Williston home and the theft of a loaded SKS rifle, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
       Brandon Cole Pickel, 17, of Williston, was arrested by Sgt. Mike Narayan after Williston  School Resource Officer Sgt. Max Long and Deputy Scott Stancil  identified the person seen carrying an object wrapped in a blanket away from the home as Pickel. The rifle was recovered and returned to the owner.
     

  • Florida master naturalist class in Cedar Key

    Back by popular demand, the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) will be returning to Cedar Key this winter.  John Lohde, former National Park Ranger, who has worked in every ecosystems in Florida and others across the country will be teaching the Coastal Unit.  The sponsoring agency, the US Fish & Wildlife Service, Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges will also be the beneficiary of the class.

  • Is it spring yet?

    All it took was a little rain to encourage the trees, shrubs and plants with buds waiting to awaken from their winter sleep. Although Chiefland only got 0.12 inches of rain on Monday, the forecast calls for more precipitation this weekend.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Feb. 4–10

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures at Southwest 40th Avenue to extend the left turn lane.

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  The sidewalks are closed in areas between Southwest 44th and 78th streets, west of Interstate 75, for repairs prior to the road being resurfaced. Pedestrians are directed to use the sidewalks on the opposite side of the road.

  • Scramble renamed to honor golf manager

    Tom Bailey, who died in an accident on U.S. Highway 19 on Tuesday will be memorialized in the annual Superbowl Scramble that he organized at the Chiefland Golf & Country Club.
    Bailey, the course’s general manager, put together for at least 10 years what was dubbed the “Sup Scramble.” Golfers would gather to play a round and enjoy lunch afterwards.
    “Starting this year it will be called the Annual Tom Bailey Superbowl Scramble,” said club member Michael Michaelis.

  • Club manager dies in U.S. 19 crash

    Tom Bailey, general manager of Chiefland Golf and Country Club, was killed when his car collided with a pickup truck being driven in the wrong direction on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland shortly before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

  • Middle school voters choose Santorum


    Chiefland Middle School students held their own presidential preference primary on Tuesday and the big winner was Rick Santorum, followed by Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
    Ballots were passed out to students after the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the school day and collected at the end of the first period to be tabulated by teacher Gerry Lawrence.