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Today's News

  • Redd named principal for CES

     

    By Ashley Andresen

    The Levy County School Board has hired a new principal for Chiefland Elementary School.

  • Lower fire ratings save homeowners money

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Homeowners in four unincorporated areas of the county who live within 5 road miles – not as the crow flies – can rejoice: Your fire insurance could get lowered as of Aug. 1.

  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to Williston party

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

  • Rednecks Bite Back opens Friday at the Chief

     

    The Rednecks Bite Back, a farce by R. Eugene Jackson and directed by Diana Child will be presented by the Suwannee Valley Players on May 6-8 and 13-15.

  • Jeans and jewels sparkles for Another Way

     

    By Ashley Andresen

    Another Way, Inc, which provides support for victims of domestic and sexual violence, held their annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser over the weekend.

  • Softball game postponed to Thursday

    UPDATE: The Chiefland Lady Indians 1A state softball semifinal game against Franklin has been postponed from Wednesday, May 4, to Thursday, May 5,  at 8:35 a.m. due to thunderstorms in the Vero Beach area. 

    The Lady Indians traveled to Vero Tuesday, leaving town at 11 a.m. after parading past fans and well wishers.

     

    The following link can take you to the Florida High School Sports Network website where you can sign up for the webcast of the game. http://www.nfhsnetwork.com

  • Daytime burglaries solved with arrest of duo

    By Buster Thompson

    Investigators from several agencies are still sifting through a cache of goods believed stolen by an Ocala couple suspected of burglarizing over 60 homes around central Florida.

    Darren Decker, 41, and his 44-year-old wife Jessica Baker were arrested April 18 during a traffic stop in Marion County on an arrest warrant stemming from a burglary that happened that day in Sumter County.

    They are being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center on charges of unarmed burglary and grand theft.

  • Work to start soon on RV resort

    One of the developers of a 450-space RV resort says he is ready to begin construction of the $4 million-plus project that is expected to bring 30-35 jobs to the area. And that later will bring tourists and their business.

    Tommy Miles, co-developer with Lois Livingston, of the Chiefland RV Resort, was in the audience when the Chiefland City Commission unanimously approved the final plans for the construction and an agreement on the infrastructure for underground utilities running along Suwannee Drive to the resort.

  • Ex-ag office manager arrested on theft charge

    The former office manager of the Levy County Extension Office was arrested on April 14 in Marion County and charged with misuse of a county-issued credit card in purchasing $7,700 in merchandise for herself.

    But that arrest is not the end of the case as there is an investigation under way by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service program into the finances at the Levy Office that is jointly operated by the county and UF.

    Lacy Shae Harris, 26, of Ocala was booked into the Marion County Jail and released on $30,000 bond.

  • Recalled chicken products removed from Levy schools

    Levy County schools were notified Wednesday morning by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Foods of food recalls resulting in the disposal of about 60 cases or 1200 pounds of chicken products from Pilgrim's Pride Corp.

    A previous recall on April 7 listed only one product, but a secondary press release on April 26 revealed multiple other products had been affected. Over 4.5 million pounds of chicken products are being recalled.