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Today's News

  • One job Gov. Rick Scott can fill: District 1 County Commissioner
  • Commission still unsure about water ordinance

    City commissioners made no decision Monday night on approving a draft of the city's new mandatory water connection ordinance.
    The ordinance, which received its first reading at Monday's regular meeting, requires city residents living within 300 feet of a city water line to get connected. Residents living farther than 300 feet are exempt, though they would still have to pay the minimum monthly water charge. The ordinance recently came back from the city planning board after objections about the original ordinance having no distance requirement.

  • Log Cabin Quilters: April 28

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
       The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, April 21, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  It was a great day with twelve Red Hat Ladies from Gainesville out for a visit and lunch with us.  Four ladies from Gulf Hammock were also over for a visit, lunch and to enjoy the porch with humming birds also visiting.

  • Honored for serving vets

       Nancy Reissner, acting director of the Malcom Randall Veterans Administration in Gainesville, awarded Dorothy J. Caldwell a certificate of appreciation. She has served 28 years and 26,000 hours to the hospitalized veterans at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital, in Gainesville, through their voluntary service program.

  • Engagement

  • Helping Hands

    Donations to Haven Hospice Attic trailer supports services 
       Spring cleaning is a good time for making a donation of unwanted or unneeded clothing and household items to the Haven Hospice Attic donation trailer at Scoggins Chevrolet Buick, 1424 N. Young Blvd., Chiefland.

  • Teen arrested after running wild in Bronson

      A 15-year-old is accused of stealing two cars, taking gas from a third, and nearly hitting a Levy County patrol deputy head-on during a car and foot chase Wednesday morning, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

    Cody Thatcher, 15, is charged with grand theft, accused of taking a car in Clay county on Monday and later abandoning it in the Bronson Middle/High School parking lot.

  • Drugs, guns, $100K in home land 'Jane Doe' in jail

    A woman who claims to not understand English or Spanish and was in a home with drugs, guns and over $100,000 in cash has been jailed as a "Jane Doe," according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
     The arrest came after deputies and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents did a "knock and talk" at a home on Southeast 80th Street in Morriston. A woman answered the door and officers detected the odor of marijuana.

  • CWGA's Invitational draws crowd

    The Chiefland Women's Golf Association hosted its annual Ladies Invitational Tournament on April 6 at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club. We had 47 women competing from as far away as Brooksville and Palatka. The greens superintendent and his crew worked hard cleaning up the course after the winds and rain that hit Central Florida on Tuesday.

    Our president, Freida Martin, deserves a lot of credit for her work in guiding all of us in the various duties that it takes to have a successful tournament. 

  • Trenton was a blast

    Stride early, swing late. Down to his team’s final strike and final out, that’s what Cole Parks did. He adjusted to a hanging breaking ball and crushed it over the left field fence to lift Chiefland to an 8-5 win at Trenton on Friday.

    The victory locked up a No. 2 seed for the Indians in next week’s district 2A-5 tournament in Trenton. They open against No. 7 Dixie County at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.