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Today's News

  • Rover’s barking could cost $300

    Owners of noisy animals in the city could face warnings and a court summons that carries a fine up to $300 if they are visited multiple times by Chiefland Police Department officers under a new ordinance adopted by the City Commission on Monday.

    The ordinance, which goes into effect immediately was adopted unanimously after a discussion on whether multiple visits on the same day could trigger and summons and fine.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey said the city will not be proactive in enforcing the ordinance, reacting to complaints only.

  • Work to start soon on RV resort

    One of the developers of a 450-space RV resort says he is ready to begin construction of the $4 million-plus project that is expected to bring 30-35 jobs to the area. And that later will bring tourists and their business.

    Tommy Miles, co-developer with Lois Livingston, of the Chiefland RV Resort, was in the audience when the Chiefland City Commission unanimously approved the final plans for the construction and an agreement on the infrastructure for underground utilities running along Suwannee Drive to the resort.

  • Softball game postponed to Thursday

    UPDATE: The Chiefland Lady Indians 1A state softball semifinal game against Franklin has been postponed from Wednesday, May 4, to Thursday, May 5,  at 8:35 a.m. due to thunderstorms in the Vero Beach area. 

    The Lady Indians traveled to Vero Tuesday, leaving town at 11 a.m. after parading past fans and well wishers.

     

    The following link can take you to the Florida High School Sports Network website where you can sign up for the webcast of the game. http://www.nfhsnetwork.com

  • Daytime burglaries solved with arrest of duo

    By Buster Thompson

    Investigators from several agencies are still sifting through a cache of goods believed stolen by an Ocala couple suspected of burglarizing over 60 homes around central Florida.

    Darren Decker, 41, and his 44-year-old wife Jessica Baker were arrested April 18 during a traffic stop in Marion County on an arrest warrant stemming from a burglary that happened that day in Sumter County.

    They are being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center on charges of unarmed burglary and grand theft.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 28

    Today, April 21

    Citrus hospice holds volunteer training

    Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will conduct its next General Orientation for new volunteers on Thursday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 304 N. Main St. in Chiefland.

    This prepares volunteers to assist in our offices, at the Thrift & Gift Shoppe, at Herry's Café and in community outreach work.

    To assist patients and their families, you will also need to complete the Patient Support Training Class, offered separately.

  • School health panel to hold last meeting

    The Levy County School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) will be conducting the end-of-year meeting Thursday, May 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. live via the internet.

    This meeting is open to the community, parents, students, business leaders, school districts, health agencies and elected officials.  The primary mission is to influence and support healthy lifestyles within our school and community. If you would like to participate, please contact Angie Phillips the SHAC Chair for more details at 352-486-5261 ext. 228 or Phillian@levy.k12.fl.us.

  • Candidate: Berlon Weeks for County Commission

    My name is Berlon Weeks and I would like to ask you for your vote for Levy County Commission, District 1.

  • Prom royalty

    By Monika Jordan

    Chiefland Middle High School’s prom was held on Saturday, April 9th at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. CHS juniors and seniors and their dates filed in for their big night of fun.

  • Fly-In and Expo Saturday

    Organizers have described it as a community get together with some of the top ranked aerobatic pilots in the country.

    The second annual Cross City Fly-In and Expo is a free event taking place Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cross City Airport, and weather willing there will also be air balloon rides available around 7 a.m.

    "There should be some very interesting planes, a wide variety of styles," one of the event organizers Dana Sheffield of Fanning Springs said. There will be planes from the 1930s and 1940s to the newest ones built.

  • Aviation buff soars into new field with air show

    A fixture at local and county level government meetings, the mild mannered and unassuming Fanning Springs man who always seems to ask the pertinent questions on everyone's mind may not be known for what many would consider the great adventure that has filled his life.

    However, for Dana Sheffield flying airplanes was just that – a part of life. He went for his first airplane ride with his dad when he was two weeks old, Sheffield said according to what he'd been told by his parents who were both pilots.