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  • Former EZDA director indicted

     A federal indictment against two suspended Levy County commissioners has been amended to include a third county official: Pam Blair, the recently resigned executive director of Levy County’s Enterprise Zone Development Authority (EZDA).

  • Early morning wreck kills one

       A Chiefland man died and his wife was injured in an early morning

    accident on Friday.

       Fred E. Webb of 12291 N.W. 87th Court, was at the wheel of a 2000

    Chrysler Town & County van on Northwest 132nd Place at 4:30 a.m. when he

    entered a curve to turn into Northwest 77th Court. He slumped over the wheel

    and the vehicle rolled off the road and into a tree,

       Webb was transported to Nature Coast Hospital where he was pronounced

  • House burns Monday
  • Are layoffs coming?

    In the wake of mid-year projected budget cuts of $1.9 million, the School Board of Levy County needs to lay off 50 employees, according to Director of Finance Robert Clemons.

    “We should have reduced our staff levels by at least 25 at the beginning of this school year,” Clemons wrote in a letter to the Board dated Nov. 26. “Now that half of the year is gone we need to reduce our staff levels by 50 to achieve the same results.”

  • Bronson gives to Toys for Tots

    The Bronson Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department donated $1,000 to the tri-county area Toys for Tots Monday night during the Town of Bronson Council meeting.

    Fire Chief Scott Bulson presented Dave Hutcherson with the check, and in turn Hutcherson presented Bulson and fellow firefighters Dave Reinstra and Jerry Horton with certificates of appreciation and commemorative Toys for Tots coins.

    “We give the coins away to people who donate significantly,” Hutcherson said. “Every year the coin changes – this is our 61st year in operation.”

  • Bronson to light up park

    The Bo Diddley Memorial Park, also known as the Bronson Youth League Park, is getting a light for its asphalt basketball court this week thanks to newly appointed Bronson Parks and Recreation Commissioner Melody LaFlam.

    Town councilmember LaFlam saw the need for lights when she first visited the park shortly after Mayor Franklin Schuler assigned her to the position in late September.

  • Quest offers CNA training

    Kay Walker Noda could not be more excited about being in Chiefland.

    She sees this as an opportunity to share her knowledge with her new hometown.

    Noda, sister of Chiefland Business Person of the Year Carol Tew, has opened Quest Training Center in downtown Chiefland to provide training for students to pass the state's certified nurse assistant (CNA) exam. 

    The business held its ribbon cutting in late October.

  • Horse community ready for residents

     Nature Coast Equestrian Community, a residential development with 20-acre lots and 380 acres for horseback riding, hiking, bicycling, fishing, hunting and swimming.

    It's like a bit of paradise among the pines and scrub, located 19 miles from Chiefland and 9 miles from Cedar Key.

    Linda Harrell, the owner of the development, has preserved the landscape on this pristine stretch of land while putting in paved roads and miles of trails.

    She hosted a ribbon cutting, barbecue and dance with the Chiefland Chamber of Commerce on October 25.

  • FFA says Cracker Johnson is the best

    Auctioneer Chad “Cracker” Johnson of Chiefland won top honors at this year’s FFA convention when he was awarded the title of Florida’s 2009 Bid Calling Champion.

     

    Johnson competed against his fellow auctioneers in the bid calling competition and will now go to Overland Park, Kan. in July to compete for the International Auctioneers Championship title.

     

    The top male and female winners of this competition are considered to be the best auctioneers in the world.

     

  • Chiefland Winter Festival is Saturday

     C hiefland will come alive with the color, sounds and smells of Christmas when the Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Winter Festival, Saturday, Dec. 6.