Today's News

  • CFEC annual meeting Oct. 1

    Central Florida Electric Cooperative (CFEC) is inviting members to attend its annual meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1.

    Registration starts at 8 a.m. for “Early Bird Drawings,” with door prizes, soft drinks and information booths.

    There will be entertainment by “LifeSong” from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., before a business session and presentation of reports and election results at 10 a.m.

  • Industry Appreciation Banquet Tuesday

    On Tuesday Sept. 27 the Chiefland Chamber will honor Mark and Stacy Swain, owners of Beef O'Brady's in Chiefland, as Chiefland’s 2016’s Business of the Year . They will be honored for their outstanding entrepreneurship and work in the community.

    Tickets are $30 with an RSVP. The event will take place at the Haven Hospice Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 6 p.m.

    If you would like to attend, please RSVP to the Chamber office 352-493-1849.

  • County keeps assessments same

    A strange thing happened at a Levy County Commission meeting on emergency medical, fire, solid waste and road assessments: commissioners reported they did not receive one call protesting the assessment. The commission office reported they did not get any calls.

    And the lone county resident attending the second and final hearing on the assessments, which keeps them at the same level for the fifth year in a row, did not protest them.

  • London named 2016 Chiefland Homecoming Queen

    A star athlete in multiple sports at Chiefland Middle High School, Ms. Takiya London added another distinction last Friday as the senior was crowned the 2016 Chiefland Homecoming Queen.

    London, who was escorted by her uncle, Travis Donaldson, was crowned by 2015 Homecoming Queen Sheila Engel.

    Ms. Kirnae Williams, escorted by her father, Rodney Williams, was named the 2016 Homecoming Princess.

  • Glimpse the backstage of the Chief

    By Tina Berger


    Open house at the Chief Theater consisted of a unique behind the scenes look at the theater. The tour started with the “house” where you enter the theater and wait to be shown to your seat. This is also where refreshments are served during intermission for the productions.This is where I was given a bag to collect the goodies I would be receiving – intriguing.

  • More than 20 people attend Nature Coast Business Alliance's first meeting

    More than 20 people attended the inaugural meeting of the Nature Coast Business Alliance last week, hosted by David Pieklik of the Nature Coast Business Development Council of Levy County.

    The Alliance is designed to network to enhance the economic development of Levy County, in addition to assisting and maintaining the businesses that are already in place.

    Representatives and business leaders from Williston, Inglis, Fanning Springs, Chiefland and the state of Florida spent about two hours outlining the direction for the Alliance in the months ahead.

  • City wants residents to flush more

    The City Commission gave first approval to the budget for the coming year, a capital improvement plan for the next five years and a 6 mill property tax for this year.

    In its Monday meeting the tentative approval will go for a second vote on Sept. 25.

  • Constitution Week begins Saturday

    For 60 years Americans have formally recognized Constitution Week during the week of Sept. 17-23 due to the efforts of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

    Signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower Aug. 2, 1956, the public law celebrates the law of the land, adopted in September 1787 and ratified in June 1788.

    Last week, Bobbie Smith asked Williston City Council to join in the celebration for the Constitution by proclaiming Constitution Week and encouraging residents to become more familiar with the document.

  • Seventh annual Beast Feast to raise money for Levy County Schools Foundation

    The Levy County Schools Foundation is holding its seventh annual Beast Feast, which features southern food and a live auction fundraiser, on Oct. 1.

    The event offers a “unique southern dinner,” including venison, gator tail, mullet, sausage, pork, fish chowder, gumbo, swamp cabbage, boiled corn, grits, baked beans and desserts. and a live auction. The dinner is served at 6 p.m.

    It takes place at The Etheridge Farm & Produce at 2351 NE 140th Avenue, Williston.

  • Chiefland Haunted House opens Oct. 14

    The Chiefland Police Department, the Chiefland and Suwannee Valley Rotary Clubs and Levy County IAFF Local 4069 are joining together to open the Chiefland Haunted House on Oct. 14 at the old Central Florida Electric Cooperative warehouse.

    The CPD usually has a Halloween event on the city's trick-or-treat night but due to the excellent turn out last year, the officers decided the city needed a better, bigger experience.

    The event os moving to the now-vacant CFEC warehouse at 1125 Northwest 11th Ave., off U.S Highway 19 in Chiefland behind Hardee's.