Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Oct. 22

    The Levy County Sheriff's Department reports the following arrests:

    •Oct. 14, Frederick Ashford, 65, Atlanta, GA, FTA. Bond $4,005.

    •Oct. 12, Ray Anthony Bailey II, 22, Chiefland, petit theft.

    •Oct. 14,Spencer Theodore Barnes, 22, Newberry, DWLSR, drug possession. Bond $1,500.

    •Oct. 18, Allen James Brannin, 58, Cross City, possession of listed chemical w/intent to manufacture controlled substance.

    •Oct. 13, Angela Kaye Carter Callihan, 36, Inglis, FTA. Bond $1,000.

  • Church News for the week of Oct. 22

    Spaghetti dinner at Chiefland UMC

    The United Methodist Men's Spaghetti Dinner is Friday, Oct. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 707 North Main St, Chiefland

    The suggested donation is $8 per adult or take-out meal. Children 10 and under dine in for free.

    Groves Family at Full Gospel

    Full Gospel Outreach Church of Chiefland invites everyone to a Sunday  evening Gospel Sing with "The Groves Family" from Kissimmee.  The Sing will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.

  • Precinct lines changing to benefit voters

    Change is coming for 1,313 Levy County voters who have found themselves having to go the extra mile(s) to cast their votes. A request by Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones will make that trip a little shorter.

    Jones' request to the Levy County Commission to slightly change precinct lines was unanimously approved on Tuesday.

    She cited two examples for the action:

  • CES students learn about working forests

       On Tuesday morning, Ken and Lynetta Griner of Usher Land and Timber along with Forester Eric Handley spoke to four 4th Grade classes at Chiefland Elementary School about working forests in recognition of Working Forests Awareness Week.

    Lena Weatherford facilitated the visit and they left her with a box of goods from the woods – a ream of paper, pencils, Tylenol, tissues, toilet tissue, chewing gum and crayons.

  • Scam Alert from Levy Sheriff's Office

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Communications Division has received numerous calls from citizens this morning who reported receiving phone calls from a person claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service. The unknown caller advises the citizen they owe back taxes and requests personal information.

    PLEASE DO NOT comply with these requests. The IRS does NOT contact taxpayers by phone.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Oct. 22

    Weekends through Sunday, Nov. 1

    The Addams Family takes ove

     Chief Theater

    Yes, my friends, that creepy, kooky family will take over the Chief Theater in Chiefland from Oct, 16 to Nov. 1.

    It appears that Wednesday is grown up and has fallen in love. But, as Uncle Fester points out, there is a problem. She is keeping her engagement a secret. First she wants to introduce the young man and his family, the Beinkes to her family.

  • Haven Hospice hosts annual Fall at the Lodge

       Haven Hospice hosted its annual fundraising event at the Putnam Lodge in Cross City on Saturday. Over $30,000 was raised in sponsorships alone, not including ticket sales and silent auction sales. Over 250 people attended the event, said Stephanie Brod, events coordinator for Haven Hospice. 

  • Ladies Auxiliary 422 poker run benefits local families

    The Ladies Auxiliary Chapter 422 hosted a poker run to benefit the Rippy and Foland families who have recently lost loved ones in accidents.

       The event raised a gross amount of $2,894. A small amount of expenses will need to be deducted and the rest will be split between the two families.

       More than just a poker run, the ladies planned an all day event with a cake auction, jail and bail, crockpot cook off and live entertainment by the band Karmic Revenge, made up of AMVET and Auxiliary members.

  • Working forests work

    Suwannee Valley Rotary's speaker last week spoke of the importance of working forests to the area, the state, the economy, the environment and the future.

       Lynetta Griner of Usher Land and Timber and also a Rotarian, gave a presentation titled "Working Forests Work."

  • Students of the month

    The Chiefland students of the month were honored at the City Commission meeting on Oct. 12. Commissioner Chris Jones, right, and Vice Mayor Betty Walker, second from left, presented certificates to Danielle “Danna” Cowart, left, and Luke Reidy.

    Cowart, daughter of Kim Cowart is a 5th grade student at Chiefland Elementary School. Reidy, son of Pat and Kamala Reidy is in the 8th grade at Chiefland Middle High School.

    Not pictured is Chase Malloy, son of Lacy Malloy, a 10th grade stuent at Chiefland Middle High School.