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Today's News

  • Chiefland SGA pie auction is a sweet dessert

    The 23rd Annual Pie Auction for Student Government was held Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Chiefland Middle High School cafeteria. This is the largest SGA fund raiser and it helps to fund projects throughout the school year.

  • Sheriff's report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Nov. 17, Douglas Aldrich, 22, Orlando, VOP.
    • Nov. 22, Amber Lynn Alexander, 26 Williston, DWLSR. ROR.
    • Nov. 18, Juanita Batten, 50. FTA. ROR.
    • Nov. 17, Bobby Joe Blatchford, 29, Morriston, VOP.
    • Nov. 20, Joseph B. Burchett, 53, Palm Bay, out of county warrant. ROR.
    • Nov. 22, Anthony Scott Burnett, 35, Old Town, two out of county warrants. Bond $30,000.
    • Nov. 23, Ira Colon Cribbs, 34, Williston, two counts VOP.

  • Chiefland intersection is a problem, officials say

    A recent accident at the intersection of N.W. 23rd Ave. and N. Young Blvd. in Chiefland has city commissioners wanting changes made.
    "I hope we can get something done with that," Vice Mayor Betty Walker said at Monday night's commission meeting after the subject was brought up by Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas. "It's needed."
    Eight people were involved in the accident, according to Douglas. All, including two children, were airlifted to the hospital.

  • City officials accused of Sunshine Law violation

    Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy and City Manager Mary Ellzey have been interviewed by an investigator for State Attorney William “Bill” Cervone's office for a possible Sunshine Law violation, but Cervone's spokesman said it is just a review of a complaint.
    “We made an inquiry into the allegations that were levied,” said Darry Lloyd, deputy chief investigator and spokesman for Cervone. “We were reviewing it, so its not much more than that.”

  • Fanning Dairy Queen plans melting away

    City continues pushing for Holiday Inn Express

    By ASHLEY THORNTON
    Staff Writer
    “It’s moving forward,” Fanning Springs Mayor Cheryl Nekola said of the anticipated Holiday Inn project, shortly after learning that Hudson Foods would no longer be bringing in a Dairy Queen to accompany it.

  • FWC bear workshop in Chiefland Dec. 4

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold three public workshops in December to discuss management of black bears in the Big Bend area of Florida and how people can get involved in working with the FWC on local bear issues.
    The third and final workshop will be held in Chiefland, Dec. 4, at the Tommy Usher Community Center, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The first two will be held in Homosassa and Dade City.

  • Experience living history at Clay Landing Days

    Spend a day in some of the wilder parts of Florida and it's not hard to get a sense of what life must have been like before the Sunshine State became one of the more densely populated regions of the U.S.
    In the 1800s, the state was mostly inhabited by droves of white settlers who pushed down from northern territories — hacking a living from the dense landscape —bands of displaced natives who became known as Seminoles and the soldiers who, in two separate wars, fought to displace those natives once again.

  • Cell phone use cited in SR 24 accident

    A driver's cell phone use was cited as the cause of a chain-reaction three vehicle collision at a construction zone on State Road 24 on Wednesday afternoon that left one person injured and blocked traffic for two hours, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

    The accident occurred about 1.2 miles west of the intersection of SR 24 and U.S. Highway 27A where a project to resurface 11 miles of SR 24 begins. 

  • $12.1 million in oil spill restoration funds sought for Levy and Dixie

    Staff report
    Levy and Dixie counties are listed among the 10 major watershed projects the state is seeking Gulf Coast restoration funds for, according to officials Thursday.
    The projects, meant to redress environmental and economic harm done during the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, were selected as the result of numerous stakeholder meetings and more than 1,200 online project submissions to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

  • Duke Energy’s Energy Neighbor Fund helps Florida families

    Duke Energy’s Energy Neighbor Fund is prepared to assist customers in Florida who may struggle to pay their energy bill this winter.

    Continuing a 30-year commitment, the company, its employees, customers and shareholders will provide funds to those in need throughout the year.