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Today's News

  • Veterans take note of meeting

    The VFW Post 5625 in Chiefland will hold a meeting Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in at the post to discuss the future plans for the VFW's new property, financing and building options.

    Members and veterans need to attend and offer their input. This meeting is part of the regular monthly meeting. 

  • Shots for school available at health department

    The Florida Department of Health in Levy County reminds parents to check the vaccination status of their children as a new school year approaches. Vaccinations are offered at the local health department on a daily basis by appointment. Walk in slots are also available. 

    There is no charge for immunizations for children, birth – 18 years of age provided they are still enrolled in elementary, middle or high school.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 30

    The names in bold type were arrested as part of Operation Melting Pot, see story Page 1A

    •July 25, Jason Eric Adams, 20, Inglis, failure to appear, VOP. Bond $5,000.

    •July 21, Michael Bradley Ainsworth, 23, Morriston, traffic opium or derivative. Bond 100,000.

    •July 23, Russell Paul Anderson, 47, Sardinia, Ohio, driver’s license expired. Bond $1,000.

    •July 20, Jonathan Lee Austin, 30, Archer, DUI. Bond $1,000.

  • Church News for the week of July 30

    Gospelfest

    WE SOAR will present the 14th Annual Williston Gospelfest Saturday, Aug. 1 at Unity Temple International Church, 2351 NE 200 Ave., Williston beginning at 5 p.m. For more information, call 352-361-6528.

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    First Assembly of God

  • City to accept online payments

    For those who enjoy the luxury of online electronic payment of bills, there is something to cheer about as the City of Chiefland will begin accepting online payments for water bills starting Sept. 1.

       “We are going to be able to accept credit cards from our customers, debit cards,” said City Manager Mary Ellzey at Monday nights city commission meeting.

    She said the company that will be processing payments will set customers up with a web portal on the city's web page. Customers will be able to view their bill and pay the bill online.

  • Back-to-School

    It's almost time to return to school as stores stock up on supplies, schools release lists of what's needed and supply drives and giveaways to get children ready for the classroom.

    The state's sales tax free holiday runs from Aug. 7-16. There will be no sales tax on clothing items up to $100 value, school supplies up to $15 in value and computers up to $750 in value.

  • AMVETS collect supplies for students

    It's that time of year for the AMVETS Post 422 Annual School Supply Drive. We first donate these supplies to children related to our Post members and those children we have assisted throughout the year then donate to Old Town Elementary School.

    If you can make a donation towards the purchase of these supplies or can bring in any type of school supplies, it is greatly needed and appreciated.  A donation box and envelopes for donations of money are located in the Canteen. 

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 30

    Today, July 30

    Blood drive in Bronson

    LifeSouth, the area's blood donation and supplier is experiencing an extreme shortage this summer and is asking the public to step up and donate.

    There will be a Bronson Community Blood Drive on Thursday, July 30, between 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Courthouse, 355 S. Court St., in Bronson.

  • Superhero smiles

    One little man stole the show at a special fundraiser this past Saturday.

    Young Paxton was the inspiration for a Dancing for Down Syndrome Zumba event hosted by Chiefland Health and Fitness Manager Carla Russ, which just happened to fall on National Dance Day. They had to have a party anyway, Russ said.

    "That's my way of helping is dancing; that's what I can give," Russ said.

    Russ said her son races go-carts in Jasper and one of the racing families also has a youngster with Down Syndrome.

  • Fanning to adopt water conservation ordinance

    Fanning Springs council members said they were feeling a bit like the Suwannee River Water Management District had them over a barrel.

    At the July 7 meeting, council discussed a water shortage ordinance required of them by SRWMD.

    At the meeting, it was said SRWMD is holding the carrot, grant funding for sewer expansion.

    SRWMD claims there will be no more well permits if we don't do this, Superintendent of Operations Doyle Frierson said. "They're holding both cards."