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  • Chiefland Chamber meets Friday

       The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, June 22, followed by a general membership meeting at noon, in the community room at Haven Hospice of the Tri-Counties at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.
       A buffet lunch will be provided compliments of this month’s sponsors Tri-County Chiropractic and All Season’s Heating & Air Conditioning.
       Members and prospective members are invited to attend.

  • Scholarship

    The Suwannee River Loyal Order of Moose presented recent high school graduate Nicole Outler, left,of Gainesville, with a college scholarship. Outler plans to double major in oboe performance and early childhood development.

  • Inglis considers merger with county fire department

    Early talks of a merger between municipal and county fire departments was met with mixed reviews Thursday night in Inglis.
    By invitation, Levy County Safety Department Director David Knowles showed up before the commission in a public workshop to discuss the merits of Inglis having its fire department taken over by the county.
    Several municipalities in have agreed to such a merger. The Town of Bronson held a public workshop June 4 on the matter, though no decisions were made.

  • Master gardeners to offer help at home

    By Diane Clifton

  • Patriotic service Sunday at Lighthouse Word Church

    Lighthouse Word Church is hosting a Patriotic Service on Sunday, July 1, at 10:30 am, in honor of our independence as a nation.  
    Special guests include keynote speaker Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, State Attorney Bill Cervone, 8th Judicial Circuit Judge David Glant, Levy County Judge James T. “Tim” Browning and many other city and county officials.  
    Patriotic music and voter registration will also be featured at the service.
    The public is invited to join in the celebration.

  • LARC vs political candidates Saturday

       You see their names all over Levy County, but do you know the faces of the many people who are running for political office? The Levy Association for Retarded Citizens has planned a showcase for the candidates to introduce themselves at an invitational softball challenge.
       The LARC softball team has invited all candidates running for political office to a face-off two-inning softball game. A second game will be played by two teams made up of political candidates picked at random to play against each other in a three-inning face off.

  • Party switches keep supervisor busy

    The deadline to be registered to vote or change any information on voter registration records for the Aug. 14 primary is July 16, but Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell is already busy helping voters change their party affiliation and getting voter information cards in the mail this week.
    Asbell, who is not seeking re-election, said some voters have been coming in to change their party registration from Democrat to Republican and have said they are doing so in order to vote in the sheriff's race.  

  • FWC supports ‘Operation Dry Water’ for 4th year

    Last year, nine people died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use in Florida. That represents 13 percent of the state’s fatalities for 2011.
    “Alcohol- and drug-related boating accidents are preventable,” said Capt. Tom Shipp, of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Boating and Waterways Section. “Even one death is too many.”

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for June 21

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n June 14, Philip Michael Baxman, 35, Cedar Key, DWLSR, tampering, battery. Bond $42,000.
    n June 11, Mark Edward Broat, 22, Charleston, W. Va., burglary, petit theft. Bond $75,000.
    n June 16, Eugene Thomas Days, 44, Williston, petit theft, trespassing. Bond $6,000.
    n June 13,  James Smith Ferguson, 56, St. Petersburg, DUI, leaving scene of crash. Bond $3,000.
    n June 11, Kimberly Ann Foster, 24, Old Town, FTA. Bond $2,000.

  • Wilbur Dean candidate for Levy Clerk of Court

    Citing a number of opportunities for improvement, Wilbur Dean announces his candidacy for election to the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court for Levy County.  As provided by the Florida Constitution this office is responsible for circuit and county court cases, the official records and assisting the board of County Commissioners by accounting for county finances which includes budget preparation, paying the bills and writing the paychecks for all department employees under the Board.