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Today's News

  • Ex-Lady Indian Mills playing college softball

    The 2007 Chiefland High softball team had quite a few standout players in a memorable season that saw the Lady Indians make it to the state "Final Four."

    One of them was catcher Whitney Mills, who excelled offensively and defensively.

    At first, Mills was content to call it a career and concentrate on her studies at Santa Fe Community College. But with a little urging from Lady Saints coach Ahern, Mills decided to go out for the team.

    Not only did she make the squad, but coach gave her a scholarship.

  • Student sweat out FCAT weeks

    Parents, be extra nice to your kids this week and next. Buy them an ice cream or their favorite candy bar. Little Johnny or Mary is apt to be feeling the pressure of relentless FCAT testing.

    Yes, the much ballyhooed Florida Comprehesive Assessment Test is being given statewide to students in grades 3-11.

    The annual tests, which mirror the Sunshine State Stardards, gauge how students measure up against others from across the state in three critical areas –language arts, mathematics and science.

  • Road crew fixes problem from clay pocket

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

    This 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.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Officers with the Levy County Sheriff's Office recently arrested the following people. All people in the United States are presumed innocent of crimes until they are proved guilty in a court of law.

    * Zachary Allen Baggett, 16, of Bronson was arrested March 1 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft auto, theft, two counts of grand theft, armed burglary and three counts of burglary. The name of a juvenile charged with a felony in Florida can be published.

    * Wendy Barnhill, 35, of Williston was arrested March 1 for disorderly intoxication. Bond $500.

  • Open House at the Lower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge

    The Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges open house and Friends annual meeting was recently held at the Lower Suwannee Refuge's headquarters.

    Manager of the Refuges, John Kasbohm kicked off the day by welcoming the Friends and visitors of the refuge.

    Jay Bushnell, president of the Friends of the refuges announced many projects and new developments that are in the works or coming soon. Among those mentioned is the new Forestry Office that now finally furnishes adequate space at the refuge.

  • Being heart smart

    February may have come and gone, but the facts remain: every month should be Heart Month-especially if you're a woman.

    Television commercials, print ads and even soap operas got in on the month-long message that women need to be more aware of their hearts.

    And that's not the figurative heart that we give away on Valentine's Day.

    Heart disease is now the leading cause of death among women in this country.

    The reason? It's unclear.

  • Levy celebrates Black History Month

    It's all about the power of choice-and discovering that power through education.

    That was the resounding theme Saturday night as members of the community came together to celebrate and participate in the 10th annual Black History Month banquet .

    Monica Scott, a 2000 graduate of Chiefland High School and a recipient of a Black History Committee Scholarship, was keynote speaker for the evening.

  • Bronson considers fire department merger

    In this corner you have more money, more equipment and a lower ISO rating.

    In the other corner you have insurance liability, territory and details, details, details.

    That was the scene Monday night as Bronson's town council listened to the beginnings of what may be a merger between its fire department and the now seemingly defunct fire department in Otter Creek.

    Rick Lombardo, Bronson's fire chief, presented a draft of an agreement that could start the ball rolling toward combining the fire departments.

  • Chiefland celebrates FFA Week

    Heather Rucker and her ag students recently held their 5th annual petting zoo as part of National FFA Week. Chiefland Elementary school's kindergarten students took a walking field trip to participate in the program set up for them at the middle school's ag property.

    "We do it for the kindergarteners. In two years I'll have the original group. Then I'll get to see if those kids are interested in ag and how many remember that day and what they went through and see if they've learned anything," Rucker said,

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, March 6

    DAVA Elections

    The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit 63, Cross City will have nominations for officers at its March 6 meeting. All members are encouraged to attend,

    Friday, March 7

    Chicken Dinner

    Chiefland Masonic Lodge, Brown No. 51 will hold a chicken and rice dinner March 7 at noon. A $5 donation is requested. Meals are available for pick up or delivery.

    For more information call 493-1405.

    DAVA Yard Sale