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Today's News

  • Fanning dye trace in the works

    What do you get when you mix fertilizer and waste from both humans and farm animals in the Suwannee Basin?
    These ingredients are known to devastate water quality. Just ask anyone who’s ever had a fish tank but neglected to siphon out the waste or fix a broken filter. The fish don’t live long.
    The geology in the Suwannee Basin, known as karst topography, is kind of like a broken filter. It’s so full of holes the water makes its way from the surface to the aquifer in record time, carrying all sorts of nasty stuff with it.

  • Laughing in the face of adversity

    By GUY SHEFFIELD

    But Anyway ...

  • You catch more flies with honey

     "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." 

    Matthew 5:16

  • Free entry Sunday at State Parks

    Celebrate National Recreation and Parks Month with free day-use entry into all state parks on Sunday, July 17.

    The Chiefland area has two state parks: Manatee Springs State Park and Fanning Springs State Park.

    Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the springs or walk the trails. Have a picnic.

  • Roadside revelations

    Passerbys enjoyed the pun on the portable sign in front of the Hardeetown Baptist Church in Chiefland this past week.

  • Balloting ends in Readers’ Choice Awards

  • Free admission to hoops tourney

     Action begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday for the public to see past and present top basketball players from around the region during a 3-on-3 tournament and 3-point shootout at Chiefland High School's gymnasium. Concessions will be open with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, candy and an assortment of drinks, so fans can sit back and enjoy cheering for their favorite teams as they battle for the title.

  • Community Calendar for the Week of July 14


    Through August 12

    4-H Summer Camps
    The Levy County 4-H hosts a variety of camps at the Bronson Agricultural Center this summer. Campers must be at least 8 years old by the date of the camp. The cost is $25 per camp or $50 for ATV camp. Camps are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Camp fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, field trips and recreation.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for July 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n July 9, Nicholas Lee Bailey, 21, Bronson, schedule 1, II or III drugs. Bond $15,000.
    n July 6, Melissa Ann Bell, 29, Springhill, possession of cocaine, DWLS, false ID five to LEO, abuse without great harm. Bond $36,000.
    n July 8, Linda Mae Collins, 50, Chiefland. Bond $1,000.
    n July 6, Dwayne Wesley Deedrick, 50, Bronson, second offense,  deadly weapon without intent to kill, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $110,000.

  • Teen enters plea in mud bog death

    A 15-year-old New Port Richey teen pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in the death of a 24-year-old Citrus County man at a Levy County mud bog.
    Chris Sutherlin Jr., who is on home detention, did not appear in court, but instead entered a written plea on Friday at an arraignment before Levy County Judge James "Tim" Browning. Sutherlin Jr. is charged with manslaughter in the stabbing of Roderic "Rod" Sparks at Horse Hole Mud Bog near Inglis on May 28.