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  • Road crew fixes problem on CR 335

    BRONSON - They build, repair and maintain roads in Levy County.

    A team of 67 men and women make up the Levy County Road Department, and they make sure the highways and byways allow people to traverse them.

    Watching work at one site for a couple of hours on March 5 provided an opportunity to see one aspect of the work they do -- repairs.

  • 14-year-old dies in crash

    A Chiefland woman was involved in a fatal head-on collision Saturday afternoon, in which a 14-year-old boy died, according to Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. J.T. Clark.

    Joyce McCraney, 63, was driving a 2003 Ford F-150 pickup west on State Road 26 when Herbert Brown, 63, of Old Town was eastbound on SR 26 at about 1:40 p.m. as he drove a 1991 Buick.

    Brown entered the westbound lane to go around a car that had stopped in the highway's eastbound lane, Clark said, as the stopped vehicle was attempting to turn left onto T.L. Johnson Boulevard.

  • Parker named to School Foundation

    Philip Parker, Florida Resource Manager for Plum Creek Timber Company, has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of the Levy County Schools Foundation. Parker's appointment was confirmed at the February Board of Directors Meeting.

  • Levy schools looking to survive more cuts

    BRONSON –The storm clouds that were on the horizon are now here for the School Board of Levy County.

    Financial officer Robert Clemons believes that with proper precautions, Levy will be able to survive the spring state budget cut storm.

    The 2008-09 school year is another story.

    With additional state funding cuts estimated at more than a half million dollars, Levy is preparing to make moves that could shave a big chunk of money.

    These moves revealed at Tuesday's school board meeting would hopefully prevent faculty and other staff casualties.

  • Aldrich is Chiefland Elementary's chief volunteer

    Lynda Aldrich has been chosen Chiefland Elementary School's Volunteer of the Year.

    Aldrich has worked more than 224 hours at the school so far, helping out various grade levels with whatever jobs need to be done. She is friendly, efficient, and a tireless worker.

    Staff members said:

  • Gas pains: Folks getting no relief at the pump

    It seems like every day, the price of a barrel of crude oil goes up, which translates into the price per gallon of gasoline soaring to record highs.

    As of Monday, the price of a barrel of oil skied to $110 - $48 higher than March of '07.

    The national average for a gallon of regular unleaded was $3.28 a gallon and diesel $3.97 a gallon.

    The Gulf Coast averages were a bit lower - $3.17 and $3.91 respectively - but the prices Monday in Chiefland did not necessarily reflect that.

  • Divorcing parents' class set

    The Levy Center of Central Florida Community College will offer Parent Education and Stabilization training on Saturday, April 5. The course is required by state law for divorcing parents who have children in the home.

    The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland. The training covers legal issues, emotional issues for parents and children, family relationships, financial responsibility to the child, and issues regarding spousal or child abuse.

  • CHS lists honor students

    Chiefland High School reports the honor rolls for the second nine weeks.

    A Honor Roll

    Ninth Grade: Clayton Allen, Cody Basham, Woodrow Beauchamp, Lindsey Blanchette, Nicole Cobb, Ryley Couch, Solmarie Dejardens, Jasmine Gonzalez, Kayla Hamilton, Molly Hanchey, Shayla Lantz, Sarah Mergargel.

    Sarah Mitchell, Monica Ondrick, Jacob Reidy, Vance Renaud, Brent Slaughter, Lyndsie Stalvey, Jamantye Thomason, Mark Tolentino, Carrie Toler, Chelsea Twombly, Morgan Watkins.

    10th Grade: Trace Alexander, Kali Bowen, Nicholas Carlson, Cassandra Dixon, Kaylee Ecker.

  • Braves shade Fort White

    The Chiefland Middle School baseball team received some good pitching by Deric Allen and Kody Plemmons and took advantage of some loose play by visiting Fort White to post a 3-2 victory on Thursday, March 13.

    Chiefland scored two runs in the fifth inning to wipe out a 2-1 deficit. Kaleb Caplin and Jeremy Fisher each walked and scored on wild pitches.

    Caplin also scored the Braves first run of the game in the third inning on a passed ball.

    Chiefland only had one hit all game –a single by Alden Davis.

  • Fuller's hit saves Lady Braves

    The Chiefland Middle School softball team was living on the edge last Thursday.

    The unbeaten Lady Braves trailed winless Fort White by two runs entering the bottom of the seventh inning.

    Thanks to Taylore Fuller, there was a happy ending for CMS, as her bases-loaded triple was the difference in a 10-9 victory.

    The Lady Braves improved their record to 7-0.