Today's News

  • 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.

  • It's raining on Levy

    Steve Minnis, head of governmental affairs for Suwannee River Water Management District had lots of good news at the Levy County Commission meeting on Aug. 17.

    Minnis presented the commissioners with the district's “State of the Resource” report and the first item he pointed out was something most folks in Levy already know: “If you will turn to the July rainfall it was pretty wet as Levy County had 13.85 inches of rainfall.”

  • County decides on paid holidays

    The Levy County Commission has approved the schedule of 11 paid holidays that county workers will have in 2016.

    County workers have 11 paid holidays this year with an additional floating personal day. County Coordinator Fred Moody said the schedule was coordinated, as always, in cooperation with the 8th Judicial Circuit court holiday schedule. The county will observe all of the court holidays except two: Rosh Hashanah on Monday, Oct. 3, and Yom Kippur on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

    In 2016 workers will have the following days:

  • New jobs bother union

    An officer in the Levy County firefighters union has complained about six new lieutenant positions being created in the Department of Public Safety, saying the union wants to cover those positions in its contract. International Association of Fire Fighters Local 4069 represents and is engaged with the county in contract talks on emergency medical technicians, paramedics and paid firefighters,

  • Hunters must have ESP

    It really is fun to watch hunters this time of year. We are no different than any other group or even species.

    I would guess that every animal or mammal has trigger mechanisms – those things that happen that tell them something else is about to happen.

    For instance, we know that certain moon phases trigger certain types of behavior in some animals. We also know these trigger points have to do with aspects of how they were created. Some creatures hear at levels above or below that which a human can hear.

  • It's my mess and I love it

    In our house, we have a rule that has enabled us to live at peace with one another for more years than I can remember. That rule is simple, “Don’t mess with my space and I won’t mess with your space.”

    I must admit some rather close calls have challenged that relationship during those years. I will not say from which side of the house it came from; just that it was not my side.

    It must be quite difficult for someone like the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage whom, I must confess is a neat freak, and I am just a plain old messy freak.

  • Archaeology adventures at the library

    Nigel Rudolph and Paula Specht with the Florida Public Archaeology Network central region based out of Crystal River gave a presentation on archaeology as part of the summer reading program at the Luther Callaway Public Library on Friday, Aug. 21.

    They told the children present how archaeologists look at artifacts to get clues to understand what was going on in the past. Most of the pieces of stone, shell and broken pottery they recover are found by digging in what were garbage piles of native Americans.