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Today's News

  • CPD seeks help ID'ing robber

    Chiefland Police Department is asking the public's help in identifying a liquor store robber.

    On July 4 at approximately 8:30 p.m. there was a robbery at Chiefland Package at 2311 N.W. 14th St. The suspect is a black male, about 5 foot 8 inches, thin build, wearing a burgundy colored shirt, white undershirt, burgundy shorts, white basketball style sneakers, dark colored gloves and a camouflage ski mask.

    The robber was armed and ordered the store clerk to hand over an estimated $4,000 in cash from the store register and safe, and fled the scene.

  • Bullseye

    The Olympic athlete’s quest is a grueling trek, requiring relentless self-discipline, with few short-term rewards.

    For Bronson resident and silver medalist Jake Kaminski, the path was even more difficult as he prepared for next month’s 2016 Rio Olympics, where he will represent the U.S. in archery for the second straight summer games.

  • Toddler found walking along US 19

    Motorist Mitzi Lacoste, a travelling nurse, could not believe her eyes when she spotted the truck in front of her braking ― for a toddler dressed only in a shirt, walking by himself about 6 feet off of U.S. Highway 19 approximately ¾ of a mile north of the caution light at Gulf Hammock.

  • Truck thief shoulda’ left town

    Friday morning someone broke into Plattner’s Chiefland Ford sales office, but that person was not in a buying mood.

    The person instead took the keys to vehicles on the sales lot and picked out a top of the line $70,000 Ford F-150 Platinum pickup truck, black in color, and drove off. But not before also damaging an orange Mustang and scattering keys in the lot and taking two dealer tags, numbers PG535G and PG533G.

  • Stegall turns down county offer

    Williston Fire Chief Lamar Stegall, the No. 1 ranked choice for director of the Levy County Department of Public Safety, has turned down the salary offer of $79,000 to start with a rise to $85,000 in six months. He also asked for and was granted approval for at least two weeks of vacation time to go on pre-paid trips.

  • Business of Year nominations open

     

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    For over 30 years, the Chiefland Chamber has honored an exemplary local company as Business of the Year. The Business of the Year awards are intended to recognize businesses that stand out for notable achievements and community contributions.

  • Suwannee Rotary president hands off baton

    Outgoing Suwannee Rotary Club president Tom Andresen presents the club’s presidential plaque to incoming club president Justin Hardy at Andresen’s final meeting as leader. Andresen thanked his club for its support during his term.

  • A tree falls in Bronson

    A tree fell across Northeast 104th Court in Bronson on Tuesday while the property owner was napping inside the home.

    The top of the tree broke and was leaning on other large trees for several days. The property’s resident was initially unsuccessful in hooking a rope around it to break it free.

    The tree later came down on its own.

  • Chiefland Rotary president bids farewell

    Skipper Henderson took the occasion of his final meeting as president of the Chiefland Rotary Club last Wednesday to reflect on the group’s accomplishments under his leadership and its direction for the future.

  • Severely injured dog gets new lease on life

    Inside the back office of Dr. Ronald Spink at his Family Pet Vet in Chiefland, GiGi’s boisterous response to a new visitor belies the difficult young life the 2 1/2-year-old female Australian Cattle Dog has endured.

    It’s come a long way since it was brought in to the vet days after getting hit by an automobile.