Today's News

  • Interviews set for federal judgeship

    Applicants for the positions of U.S. District Judge in the Northern District of Florida will be interviewed Sept. 10 and Sept. 15 by the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. Posted below are the date, time and location of each interview.

  • Cedar Key airport runway gets mowed

    Plans for the George T. Lewis Airport, a.k.a. Cedar Key airport, call for the runway to be paved in concrete. But that plan will have to wait.

    The state Department of Transportation has agreed the asphalt runway needs to be replaced with a longer lasting concrete one.

    But, the bridges on Gulf Boulevard at Lewis Pass and Daughtry Bayou will have to be replaced to carry the heavy truck loads of cement. Plans by the state DOT call for work to begin in 2016-2017.

  • Fanning EMS taking calls

    The goal was to have the Fanning Springs-based Emergency Medical Service ambulance up and running by Sept. 4, but the Levy County Department of Public Safety had the unit and crew on the job on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

    The new station will provide coverage for the northern part of the county.

    This is the county's sixth EMS station and the trailer in the background that will serve as housing and office for the crews. It is based alongside the Fanning Springs Volunteer Fire Department.

    Once it is fully staffed it will create six jobs in the county.

  • Agenda for Bronson Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 1

    The Bronson Town Council meets at 7 p.m. in Dogan Cobb Municipal Building.
    The agenda and documents are in PDF format and are attached to this story. They can can be downloaded by clicking on the link.

  • Man dies in Levy accident

    An accident at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27A and County Road 132 at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday claimed the life of one man, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    David White, 60, os Trenton was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville where he was pronounced dead.

    Dashel Nejee Stron, 20, of Archer was seriously injured and transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville as was his passenger, Natyla Shanel Yarber, 5 months, of Archer, who sustained minor injuries.

  • This week at Tri County Resource Center

    Thursday, Aug.27

    Get healthy – day of promoting physical, mental, and financial health, with door prizes given away all day.

    10 a.m. - noon – Florida Telecommunications Relay - Administers the Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Program for residents of Florida who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind and speech disabled. FTR provides a variety of equipment, such as amplified phones, TTYS devices, ringers and specialized communicators, free with qualification.

  • Church news for the week of Aug. 27

    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.

    Gospel sing Saturday at Full Gospel

    Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland will have a gospel sing on Saturday, Aug. 29 with “The River City Quartet” from Jacksonville.

     The sing will begin at 7 p.m. Admission to the sing is free; a love-offering will be received.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Aug. 27

    Today, August 27

    Communication skills seminar

    Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will host a monthly in service class, “Communications Skills” on Thursday, August 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. This 1 hour class reviews skills and techniques for effective communication.  A one-hour continuing education credit is provided for nurses and CNA's.  Classes are at 304 N Main St, Chiefland.  For more information, call Robin Heysel, community education manager, at 352-634-4969 or toll free at 866-642-0962.


  • City News Briefs

    Support funds for Levy Drug Task Force

       A motion passed to have Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Chief Robert Douglas sign a support letter for drug task force funding without much discussion.

       Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum sent a letter to the City of Chiefland requesting their annual support letter for the 2015 Byrne Memorial JAG grant funding for the Levy County Drug Task Force. The grant will pay $34,500 in funding towards the task force.

  • Possible hiccup with hospital timeline

    A slight hiccup in the hospital plans for Chiefland could potentially slow the process down for up to six months.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey was guest speaker at Suwannee Valley Rotary on Aug. 20. She gave some updates about what has been going on with the City of Chiefland, with others chiming in, as well.

    The update included information on the hospital in the works for Chiefland. Rotary Member Jessie Lipnick, who introduced Ellzey, said they plan to build the medical office building first and then the hospital after.