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Today's News

  • Overdue traffic tickets 40% off Saturday

    Attention traffic ticket scofflaws! Your opportunity to get that overdue traffic fine off your conscience and that suspension off your driver's license for the unpaid ticket is coming.

    Operation Green Light, sponsored by the Florida court clerks, will be underway on April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. where you pay just the fines and fees and not the 40 percent overdue collection fee and then get your license cleared.

    “This could help restore your driving privileges,” said Levy County Clerk of Court Danny Shipp in announcing the program on Thursday.

  • CES cake auction on Thursday, April 2

    Chiefland Elementary School will hold a cake auction on Thursday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (bidding ends at 4).

    We are looking for individuals willing to donate a baked good for the auction. If you are interested, please contact, Sarah James, at CES at 352-493-6040.

    Also, please reach out if you have any questions regarding the auction. All proceeds benefit Positive Behavior Store.

  • Fair sale brings in close to $1 million

    Sales at the Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale were just under $975,000 last week, surpassing last year's total of $861,000.

    A total of 369 animals were sold, 232 of those being hogs, 103 feeder steers and 34 fat steers.

    “We're tickled to death. Everything went all smooth,” Loran Brookins, fair president said on Friday, adding they had a record sale.

    At the beginning of the sale, it was announced the fair was establishing a scholarship fund in honor of the late Robert Philpot, who died March 13.

  • Poker Run raises over $5,500

    The Widow Sons Masonic Riders are no strangers to holding poker runs for a good cause.

    Their most recent event to benefit Ashley Isenhoward, the young girl who underwent heart surgery to remove a tumor and received a diagnosis of a rare form of cancer, raised a record amount at $5,605. The total included money raised through the cost per rider, purchase of raffle tickets and several other donations.

    It was not necessarily a Masonic event, said Tom Andresen, they were just doing it.

  • School board approves teacher pay package

    A pay package for Levy County's school teachers, staff and administrators was approved by the School Board at their meeting on Tuesday and the agreement is backdated to Jan. 1. While it covers pay for the current year, the agreement also covers compensation for the next school year.

  • Tops in the Class of 2015

    The Top 10 students for the Chiefland Middle High School Class of 2015 are in order, from left to right, Kira Telgen, valedictorian; Whitney Mills, salutatorian; Austin Vincent, Rebecca Thomas, Matthew Morgan (not pictured); Ridley Reynolds, Richard Kidd, Kellie Jones, Darian Everett, Krista Biehl and Jolie Birchfield.

    Graduation is Friday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium. 

  • ALS not free after all

    A consultant studying the possibility of Chiefland Fire Rescue providing Advanced Life Support non-transport (ALSnt) services said in a report that the city’s fire/emergency medical service budget would swell to $500,000, with $143,305 going to ALSnt costs.

  • In Our Backyard

    When most people think of citrus in the state, areas in South Florida may come to mind, but an important resource for citrus just happens to be right here in our backyard.

    “Very few people fathom growing citrus in North Florida,” said Ben Rosson, Operations and Management Consultant Manager at the Bureau of Citrus Budwood Registration in Chiefland.

    Rosson said their goal at the facility is to protect all citrus varieties and provide clean source material to the industry. He said they are the germplasm repository for the state.

  • Bronson Council has a new face

    Katie Parks Bogart came out the vistor Tuesday night when the polls closed in Bronson.

    The unofficial results of the runoff election between her and Jerry L. Mongo for Bronson town council Seat Two yielded 123 votes to Parks Bogart and 101 to Mongo.

    A previous election, two weeks ago, resulted in a tie between the two and the runoff was required. Had they tied again on Tuesday, they would've had to flip a coin to determine the winning candidate.

    “I'm excited. I'm just ready to get to work,” Parks Bogart said of the outcome.

  • Community conversation on Chiefland's future 6 p.m. at Usher

    What if you had the opportunity to plan the future of Chiefland? Do you want a say in bringing a better quality of life and better payng jobs and businesses to Chiefland? 

    You have that opportunity to have a say tonight at 6 p.m. at Usher Center.

    The City Commission and the state Department of Economic Opportunity are hosting a community conversation to hear what residents would like to see in Chiefland. You don't have to be a resident of the city, you can be someone who owns a business or works in the city.

    But come help plan your future.