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Local News

  • Wells Fargo suit dismissed

                The attorneys for Wells Fargo were a no-show for a hearing on their suit to enforce a missing promissory note so the judge dismissed it.

  • Marion carjacking suspect arrested in Levy County

    Jennifer Marino, 31, of Longwood, has been arrested on a carjacking charge after she fled a treatment center in Ocala, forced a driver from her vehicle and fled in the car from Marion County to Williston in Levy County.

    Levy County Deputy Joseph Sabbag arrested Marino after the Sheriff’s Office received a report about a female acting suspicious and he located her at 4751 NE 185 Ave Williston. Marino was taken into custody on the Marion County charges without incident.

  • Vehicle arson under investigation

    The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the burning of three vehicles on the city’s south side on early Sunday morning.

    Chiefland Police Officer Nick Viaggio responded to a call in the 700 block of Southwest 5th Street shortly after 2 a.m. to find a 2002 Toyota Camary engulfed in flames.

    A man who resides in northwest Chiefland owns the car, but at the time of the fire his wife was using it.

  • Grants can catch county in their ‘strings’

    It’s a story right off the national news: Homeowners fighting to prevent foreclosure on their property ask a lender to produce the original promissory note in legal proceedings.

    But in Levy County, it is the estate of Kathryn F. Causey, an accountant who died in January 2008, that is trying to stave off foreclosure by having the lender produce the promissory note.

  • Tea Party Rally at Levy Courthouse

    On tax day, Wednesday, April 15, at noon all across this nation over 5,000 rallies will participate in Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rally. 

    If you are fed up with higher property taxes and dropping property values; higher gas prices while we don’t drill off Florida but China does, you should attend, a spokesman said.

  • Easter Services

    Bronson UMC

    Bronson United Methodist Church will be offering Holy Week services beginning with the Maundy (Holy) Thursday evening communion service at 7 p.m. at the church.

    On Good Friday there will be a presentation of "The Longest Night" during the service that begins at 7 p.m. Peggy Rowe, Melanie Doran and Judah Doran have been cast in the production.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    Water within the Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County areas has been a “Hot Topic” for some time. I believe most of the citizens in this area have concerns about keeping our natural resource, water, in our area.

  • No note? Go ask a judge for one

    It’s a story right off the national news: Homeowners fighting to prevent foreclosure on their property ask a lender to produce the original promissory note in legal proceedings.

    But in Levy County, it is the estate of Kathryn F. Causey, an accountant who died in January 2008, that is trying to stave off foreclosure by having the lender produce the promissory note.

  • Chiefland man dies in crash

    A 77-year-old Chiefland man died Thursday morning in a one vehicle crash on US Highway 19 about 500 feet south of Fanning Springs, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

                Paul Shobe was northbound in the inside lane of US 19 when his 2008 Chevrolet Silverado drifted northeast and went off the road onto the east shoulder and into the tree line on the east side of US 19.

  • Free tax preparation available from AARP

    Free tax preparation and E-file with AARP Tax-Aide begins Feb.1. Sites will be open at libraries in Chiefland: Fridays 12-4 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m.–2 p.m. 493-2758, Trenton: Mondays 1-5 p.m. 463-3176, Williston: Thursdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library, Cross City: Tuesdays 12-3:;30 p.m. through the tax season. Call or go by for an appointment. Guidelines are posted at all sites.

    Bring a friend, all your tax questions and 2008 tax papers. As always snowbirds are welcome.