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Today's News

  • Bembry office hours in Bronson, Williston on Tuesday

    Teresa Watson, with the office of State Rep. Leonard Bembry (D-District 10), will host mobile office hours on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Levy County Courthouse, from 9-11 a.m., and at the Williston City Council Chamber Meeting Room from 1-3 p.m.
    She will be available to assist people with questions or requests on state issues. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Watson at 352-493-6848 or teresa.watson@myfloridahouse.gov.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Sept. 1

    Today

    Title I meeting at Chiefland Middle School
    There will be a Title I meeting at Chiefland Middle School today from 5 to 6 p.m. An open house will be from 6 - 7 p.m. for all parents to come and meet faculty and staff. The school's media center is also hosting a book fair during that time.
    For more information, contact Ann Wood at 221-1858.

    Saturday

    Shrine Club breakfast

  • Stuffin’ the bus

    Chiefland Elementary School Principal Patrice McCully was among the many volunteers who turned out on Aug. 20 to encourage residents to "STUFF the BUS" with supplies for students and teachers. The Levy County Schools Foundation sponsors the annual collection of supplies.

  • Downtown facelift

     Adam Stout, left, and K.C. Robinson, of Firestines Painting, give the old Chief Theater a makeover Aug 15.
    Drummond Bank donated the funds for the building to get pressure washed and painted.

  • Suwannee River Garden Club

    The Garden Club's year book is in the process of being assembled and will be sent to the printer no later than Sept. 14.
    If you want your picture to be included in this years edition, please email a copy to anne.zubler@yahoo.com as soon as possible.
    Also, our rummage sale will be on Saturday Nov. 5, so start sorting those gently used items you no longer want or need in preparation for the event.

  • Library friends to meet

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold their monthly meeting at the Library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8.  

  • Log Cabin Quilters for Sept. 1

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  It was another busy day that had more fabric being brought in so everyone had a great time looking for what they could use.  Several quilts were brought in for us to see.
    We had a beautiful counted cross-stitch quilt brought in for show.  It was finished in 2003 and we know it took months, if not years, to complete.  That takes a lot of dedication to finish a piece like that.

  • Sheriffs Office launches intensive crackdown on impaired driving

    The Levy County Sheriffs Office announced Monday that it will join nearly 10,000 other law enforcement agencies nationwide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving through Labor Day, Sept. 5, a period known as “Drive Sober or get pulled Over.”
    Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows the number of alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities in America fell from 2008 to 2009, but in 2009 alone, 10,839 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at or above the legal limit.

  • Sheriff's Reports and Most Wanted for Sept. 1

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Aug. 22, Lafaye Nicole Adkins, 28, Williston, trespassing fail to leave property upon order by owner. Bond $500.
    n Aug. 24, Jeremy Mason Arrington, 31, Chiefland, VOP.
    n Aug. 25, Bryan Keith Baker, 47, Williston, VOP.
    n Aug. 27, Beverly Sue Bellomy, 44, Williston, four out of county warrants, obstruction W/OV. Bond $19,500.

  • Tourism summit focuses on hospitality

    About 120 visitors showed up Tuesday in Trenton at the 6th Annual Pure Water Wilderness Tourism Summit.
    “There was more of a positive response," said Donna Creamer, executive director of Pure Water Wilderness, after the event. "There was more cooperation."
    Creamer said the event, which focused on hospitality and customer service, had one of the biggest turnouts yet, something she attributed to the day's topic.