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  • See where crime is happening

    Ever wonder what's happening on your street?

    Ever pass a neighbor's house and wonder why the sheriff's cars are in the yard?

    Now you can find out without looking nosy - even though the Levy County Sheriff's Office thinks a little nosiness is a good thing when it comes to deterring crime.

    That's why the Sheriff's Office has partnered with Public Engines, a software development company, to become the second sheriff's office in Florida to post its crime incident information on the Internet.

  • Clean Sweep for Levy Incumbents

    It was a good day for incumbents in Tuesday's primary as three won re-election and others won their party's nomination for the November election.

    Almost one-third of the county's registered voters, 8,216 out of 25,070, cast ballots in the primary. All results in the story are unofficial. While it was a primary to determine the nominees for the November general elections, three races were being decided as the Republican Party did not mount have any candidates to oppose the Democrats.

  • Renovating just got tougher

    If you were planning to convert that carport or garage into a man cave or a mother-in-law suite or a nursery for the new twins, better make sure you have a permit and a plan.

    The Chiefland City Planning Board decided in its regular meeting Thursday night approved changing the method for issuing permits for enclosing carports and garages in R-1 and R-2 zones.

  • TS Fay Update 11 a.m. Saturday

    Emergency Management Director Mark Johnson made the call to close the shelters and drop to activation level 3 — a level that allows emergency workers and volunteers to take a break.

    The shelters were opened Friday evening because of the possibility of flooding during high tide. That did not materialize, said Lt. Evan Sullivan, spokesman for the Levy County Sheriff's Office and Emergency Management.

    Sullivan said there was some water over roads in Yankeetown, but that is normal for the area with these weather conditions.

  • Fay too unpredictable to call

    Tell the kids the bad news now: Levy County schools will be open on Tuesday.

    Ditto Levy County government offices. That means if you are planning to vote early for the Aug. 26 primary you can do so at the Supervisor of Elections office on Court Street in Bronson.

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners will be meeting at 9 a.m. at the County Courthouse on Court Street in Bronson.

    "This storm's really unpredictable," said Lt. Evan Sullivan of the Levy County Sheriff's Department, the spokesman for County Emergency Management,

  • Levy watching Tropical Storm Fay

    While many folks were in church at 11 a.m. Sunday, Levy County government leaders were meeting and participating in a conference all with the National Hurricane Center.

    "There's a lot of uncertainty for the next 12 to 15 hours," said Mark Johnson, director of Levy County Emergency Management.

    "God is the only one who knows what this storm is going to do," said Lt. Evan Sullivan of the Levy County Sheriff's Office. Sullivan also does double duty as the media contact for emergency operations.

  • Quarterback club meets

    The next meeting of the Chiefland Quarterback Club will be held Monday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Film Room at Chiefland High School.

    Tickets will be distributed for the upcoming BBQ Pork Lunch (pork, baked beans, coleslaw, roll and dessert) scheduled for the first home game of the season on Friday, Sept.12 at noon.

    Tickets can be purchased from any QB Club Member, the Chiefland High School Office or area financial institutions and businesses. This event is fast becoming a favored fund-raiser with the food prepared by Chiefland's finest grill masters!

  • CAAA Signups next two Saturdays

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association will hold soccer signups on Saturdays, Aug. 16 and 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Strickland Park soccer fields.

    All boys and girls ages 4-18 are welcome to play. The registration fee is $40 or $30 for families of three or more.

    For more information, call Mickey or Peggy Morgan at 493-7017.

    While we're on the topic, we wonder if they're going to add on soccer at CHS this winter.

    It is long overdue.

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    As most everyone knows by now, the Summer Olympics are in full swing.

  • Cheer camp is hard work

    Like a lot of sports teams, cheerleaders don't escape the rigors of summer camp.

    The girls have to do reps, learn new techniques and work up a sweat to ensure a smooth showing on Friday nights.

    Twenty Chiefland High cheerleaders prepared for the coming school year by participating in a three-day camp held last week at a steamy Chiefland Middle School gym.

    The girls worked hard on perfecting stunts and routines for six hours each day.

    Jenny Sagadraca and Stephany Maldonado of the UCA Association came to town to run the camp.

  • Bilingual? CERT needs you

    The Community Education Response Team is a bit like the Marines.

    They are looking for a few good men and women to work in the trenches when the going gets tough.

    Like the Marines they are picky about whom they accept.

    The do background checks.

    They want you to speak Spanish as well as English.

    The training requires a commitment and 10 Wednesday evenings.

    Unlike the Marines, they won't pay you.

    The satisfaction of helping your neighbors through what may be the worst period of their lives is all they offer in compensation.