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Today's News

  • Wellness Committee to meet with Health Advisory Council

    The School Board of Levy County Wellness Committee will join with the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) for a joint meeting on today February 4 at 2:50 p.m.

  • County ends agreement to rent office

    A building with a leak and a mold problem that was used by the Guardian ad litem Program has been vacated and the owner served with notice that the Levy County Board of Commissioners is terminating the lease.

    County Coordinator Freddie Moody announced at Tuesday's regular meeting that a notice was sent to the owners Mr. and Mrs. Wilfredo Aqui  of Orange Park notifying them that the lease is terminated due to “the roof, moisture, mold and health issues.” Moody quoted a letter sent to the Aquis:

  • SRWMD has water conservation webpage

     The Suwannee River Water Management District has created a new page on its website (www.mysuwanneeriver.com) to provide more information about the new year-round water conservation requirements for landscape irrigation that went into effect Jan. 6.

    The webpage also provides water conservation tips for homeowners, utilities, farmers and other users.

  • Award Show

    Chiefland High School held its Football and Cheerleading Banquet on Monday night, honoring the players and cheerleaders for their efforts during the 2009 season.

    About 200 parents, teachers, school board officials, players and coaches were in Chiefland Elementary School’s cafeteria for the banquet, with members of First Baptist Church volunteering their time serving steak dinners to guests.

    In his speech, Indians coach Ajay Ulmer emphasized that he and his coaches emphasize that the Indians’ football program wasn’t about just one person.

  • Eagles’ senior night spoiled

    Chiefland High School’s varsity basketball team held off a first-half scare to overtake Bronson 35-32 last Friday night.

    The low-scoring loss spoiled the Eagles’ Senior Night. However, early on it looked as if Bronson was going to steal the game from under the Indians.

    Chiefland’s bus didn’t show up, coach Mike Beck said, forcing his team to rush during warmups.

    “We didn’t have a bus, we’re standing around,” Beck said. “The kids just convinced themselves that they did not want to go.”

  • P.K. Yonge ousts Bronson girls from Districts

    P.K. Yonge ousted Bronson’s girls basketball team 78-13 on Monday night in the first round of the District 2A-5 Tournament in Trenton.

    The Blue Wave are a perennial state title contender, and the Eagles, under coach Greg Hamilton, are rebuilding the school’s program. So, despite the loss, Hamilton said there’s plenty to be excited about in the future.

    “I’m Very pleased,” Hamilton said. “overall our team works hard. ... The girls are excited about basketball again, and that’s important.”

  • Fire chief’s position still vacant

    The city commission is still undecided on who it wants as Chiefland’s next fire chief.

    The commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 Monday night at a special meeting planned for the hiring of a new chief to delay the hiring because of uncertainties surrounding the qualifications of the final three candidates.

    Included in the decision was Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron’s motion to do background investigations on three other applicants, included in the original six candidates, so that they may once again be considered for the position.

  • Landscape ordinance passes

    If trees are Mother Nature’s air purifiers, then Chiefland residents can breathe easy.

    The city commission, in a final reading Monday night, approved 4-1 a new landscape and tree ordinance aimed at improving the look, safety and conservation efforts of the city.

    Commissioner Rollin Hudson, who voted in favor of the ordinance upon its initial reading, was the only one to vote against it at Monday night’s meeting.

  • Missionaries to Haiti home for help

    By all accounts, Beverly and Richard Felmey of Bell should be having the time of their life cruising around the Caribbean on a tour ship sending postcards home to their son, Levy County Deputy Brian Capps, of Fanning Springs, and their daughter, Healther Class, of Bell.

    They made it to the Caribbean, but not as tourists. The Felmeys operate the Feed My Sheep Mission in Montrouis, Haiti. It's a mission, school and clinic that the couple has operated since 1998.

  • Federal energy grant could save city big

    The city will be one step closer to “going green” if it’s awarded a federally funded energy efficiency and conservation grant.

    Commissioners voted 4-1 Monday night in favor of applying for the grant, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

    City Manager Grady Hartzog told commissioners the city is eligible to receive between $250,000 and $1.24 million, money that could be used to replace inefficient lighting in Chiefland’s parks.