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  • 4th suspect faces Medicaid charges

    Chastity Nicole Baxman of Otter Creek was arrested on Feb. 6 by the Florida Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Levy County Sheriff's Office on a charge of filing a false Medicaid claim.
    Her arrest is the fourth Levy County resident in recent weeks on charges related to claims made in the state's Medicaid program. Her bond is $90,000.
    A spokesman for the AG's office said in an email that Baxman received more than $29,000 for claims submitted to Florida's Medicaid program for services she never provided.

  • Commission puts denial of monument in writing

    The Levy County Commission put its objections to having an atheist monument at the courthouse in writing, unanimously approved it and started the clock ticking on the Williston Atheist group's appeal of the denial order.
    Commissioner Danny Stevens of Williston (R-District 5), a strong proponent for putting the Ten Commandments monument that sits next to the courthouse, made the motion to issue the order denying the atheists request. The move was seconded by the other commissioners and it passed without discussion.

  • Indians play for regional title 7 p.m Friday

    The Chiefland Indians boys basketball team defeated the Wildwood Wildcats 78-60 on Tuesday night before a standing room only crowd.

    It was a hotly contested game that ended pretty calmly with a surprise move as the team ran out the last minute of the clock. An Indians player at mid-court got the ball and simply stood still for the last 7 seconds frustrating any chance of the Wildwood team making points.  

    The Indians will face the Crescent City Raiders on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Chiefland Middle High School Gym. Tickets for the game are $7. 

  • Indians varsity baseball game moved to 4 p.m.

    Due to Tuesday's regional boys basketball game being played at 7 p.m. in Chiefland the Indians baseball team has cancelled its junior varsity game and moved its varsity baseball game up to 4 p.m. 

    The Indians play the Dixie County Bears at home on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

    The Indian boys basketball regional semi-final game against Wildwood Wildcats is at 7 p.m. in the Chiefland gym.

  • Lady Indians' quest for title ends


    The Chiefland Lady Indians lost the state championship semi final game 50-39 to Paxton. They will be spending the night in Lakeland before attending the finals and returning to Chiefland Thursday evening.

    The young team — with only one senior and a first year varsity coah — Brian Gore — was unable to stop the Paxton team, although the score was much closer throughout the game than the final figure.  

  • Levy County School Board agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 18

     AGENDA February 18, 2014

    1. 8:20 a.m. Executive Session

    2. 9:00 a.m. Regular Session


    4. A) Expulsion Recommendations (2)


    6. B) Call to Order, Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance — Board Chair

    7. C) Welcome Visitors — Board Chair

    8. D) CTE Presentation — Carol Jones

  • Levy County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Feb. 18



    February 18, 2014

    Call to Order


    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments — Issues related to Agenda items

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    -State your full name and address

    -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

    9:00 a.m. = Public Hearing — Levy County Road Department, Bruce Greenlee, Administrative Road Superintendent

  • Sheriff honors volunteer

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office and C.O.P. (Citizens on Patrol) volunteers met to recognize the 2013 C.O.P. Volunteer of the Year Stella Damann at the group's annual banquet on Monday, Feb. 10.

  • MADD announces legislative camps

    TALLAHASSEE — Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) announced recently its “2013 Legislative Champions” and recognized Senator Dorothy Hukill and Representative Dennis Baxley for their leadership within the Florida Legislature to stop drunk driving. 

  • Study checks the pulse of Levy health

    Adult smokers are on the decline in Levy County, but work remains to be done on the Healthiest Weight initiative, according to the Florida Department of Health's Levy Community Health Assessment (CHA) for Levy County, conducted in 2012 and 2013.