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Today's News

  • No decision yet on doling out space in courthouse

    There is some dissatisfaction with the architectural firm that is planning and designing a new Levy County Courthouse, but the Courthouse Space Committee refused to recommend ending the arrangement in its April 24 meeting.

    Levy Tax Collector Linda Fugate, who pulled no punches in her assessment of Clemons/Rutherford and Associates’ job performance, as she made the motion to terminate the second phase, $10,000 preliminary design contract. But the motion failed because no one on the committee would second it.

  • Inmates are back in the cemeteries

    The city’s cemeteries will look spiffy once again as prison inmates will be allowed to maintain them.

    Acting Chiefland City Manager Mary Ellzey informed the city commission at Monday’s regular meeting that the city, along with others in the tri-county area who use the inmates to maintain cemeteries, filed letters explaining that the only private property in the cemeteries are the actual burial plots and the cities own and operate the cemeteries.

  • Chiefland Middle School Honor Roll

    Chiefland Middle School Honor Roll-Third Nine Weeks

    January 6-March 26

    Sixth Grade All A’s – Joli Birchfield, Madison Deer, Darian Everett, Wyatt Plemmons, Rebecca Thomas, and Jacob Wade.

  • Levy officials kept them safe

    To the editor:

    The citizens of Fowler’s Bluff are happy to be watching the waters of the Suwannee River recede after recent flooding. Although water is still over the roads and inside lower levels of about 15 homes, the worst of the inconveniences has passed. The cooperation among neighbors has been outstanding in helping everyone prepare for and exist during flooding.

  • Police officer got to the matter

    Editor:s Note: This letter was directed to the Police Chief, Mayor, City Commissioners, and the Chiefland Citizen.

    To the editor:

    I am writing to express my gratitude for the fine job that officer Nick Viaggio and police staff of Chiefland did in coming to the aid of our hotel Holiday Inn Express. On numerous occasions the City of Chiefland Police Department has come to assist us in ensuring the safety of the guests visiting our great city.

  • NRC decision delays Levy County nuclear plant

    Bad news for those in Levy County who were counting on construction of a $17 billion nuclear plant near Inglis: the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has put a kink in construction plans and delayed the start by 20 months.

  • Controlled burn gets out of control in Cedar Key Scrub - UPDATED

    What began as a prescribed fire Thursday morning in the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve became a wildfire around noon when unpredictable weather conditions caused fire specialists to lose control, according to Senior Forestry Ranger Jerry Horton.

    Crews have worked continuously since Thursday and as of Saturday evening the fire was mostly contained, said Jeff DiMaggio, Fire Management Officer for the Florida DEP Division of Parks and Recreation. There are only a few hot spots left, he said.  

  • Breaking NewsChiefland CVS pharmacy robbed of painkillers Monday morning

                      The pharmacy at the CVS store in Chiefland was robbed of 14 bottles of prescription painkiller at about 8 a.m. Monday, but the armed suspect was quickly nabbed as he fled on foot through the neighboring Burger King.

  • Chiefland pharmacy robbed Monday morning

     The pharmacy at the CVS store in Chiefland was robbed of 14 bottles of prescription painkiller at about 8 a.m. Monday, but the armed suspect was quickly nabbed as he fled on foot through the neighboring Burger King.

  • Nuclear plant delayed

    The news came like a thunderclap.

    Progress Energy Florida announced on Friday, May 1 that it will be unable to start construction of the proposed $17 billion Levy County nuclear power plant for 20 months.

    But they company tempered that with an announcement that customers’ monthly power bills won’t as large as expected in 2010.

    County officials are taking a positive look at the twin announcement saying it allows them to better plan for the arrival of the plant and the 3,700 construction and 800 permanent jobs that accompany it.