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Today's News

  • 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.

  • CK Chamber holds auction

    The Cedar Key Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Labor Day weekend Auction Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. at the historic Island Hotel on 2nd Street.
    Auction-goers will find great deals on lodging, dining, fishing, fine art, gifts, fresh clams and more. This is the group's largest fundraiser of the year to support its welcome center.
    The auction will have a wide art selection from local artists, including original paintings by Mike Segal of Chiefland. Other artwork includes framed prints, wood carvings, glass, paintings, bags and more.

  • Chamber honors top businesses Tuesday

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Business of the Year banquet Tuesday, Sept. 13, in conjunction with the state's 28th Annual Industry Appreciation Week, which begins Sept. 12.
    Each year the Chiefland Chamber collects nominations from the public and chooses an outstanding Business of the Year to be honored at the banquet. This year the Chiefland Chamber will honor two local businesses at the event. This year’s event is at the Usher Center, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • EMS writes off $1.3 million in unpaid bills for three years

    Medicare only pays so much. Ditto Medicaid. And if you are out of work and uninsured, you cannot pay anything. If you die without an estate, you are a minor with no assets or a jail inmate with no income, you cannot pay the bill either.
    And that is why the Levy County Commission approved writing off three years of unpaid bills for its Emergency Medical Services.

  • Chiefland woman gets royal treatment

    Carol Kearns was on a mission trip to Colima, Mexico, with her husband, Pastor George Kearns of Lighthouse Word Church in Chiefland, when the call came.
    Would she be interested in doing God's work in Swaziland?
    Why not spend 10 days in July in Swaziland, one of the last countries ruled by a king who is the closest thing to an absolute monarch. It's only 7,800 plus miles away, land-locked between South Africa and Mozambique.

  • Garbage man gets $10K for spotless record

    Thirty-four-year-old Kevin Griffin wakes up at about 4:30 a.m. every day during the work week. By 6 a.m., he's on the road driving a giant green garbage truck through parts of Chiefland and Gilchrist County.
    “It's not too good a job for the smell and all that," Griffin said Friday,"but if you overcome that, it's not a bad job."