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Today's News

  • Cyndee Munkittrick announces for Levy County judge

    Chiefland attorney, Cyndee Munkittrick wants to be your Levy County Judge. Cyndee graduated from the University of Florida College of Law and opened a private law firm in Chiefland in 1996.  She and her husband, the late Thomas (Tom) A. Munkittrick, were law partners in the Munkittrick Law Firm in Chiefland until Tom's death in 2003.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Feb. 2

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Jan. 28, Walter Reed Avery, 71, Chiefland, trespassing. Bond $15,000.
    n Jan. 29, Jennifer Lynn Boymer, 29, Morriston, battery.
    n Jan. 28, Jeffrey Broederdorf, 31, out of county warrant, OWV. Bond $25,000.
    n Jan. 27, Daries Cody Carter, 25, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $1,300.
    n Jan. 27, Jessica Ann Carver, 31, Morriston, DUI. Bond $10,000.
    n Jan. 24, Montrez Lamont Charles, 23, Ocala, VOP. Bond $5,000.

  • Court dispositions published Feb. 2

    n Sammy Dewayne Carr, driving with revoked license, adjudication withheld, 12 months probation; no vehicle registration, 1 day with credit for one day served. Must pay jail fund and probation costs.
    n Gary Mason Clark, VOP on driving while license is revoked for habitual traffic offenses, probation revoked, new 3 year drug offender probation.
    n Earnest Clay Collins, driving while license is revoked for habitual traffic offenses, 180 days with credit for 44 days served. Must pay civil judgment.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 2

    January

    AARP driving classes
    Florida is a mandated state and any insurance company doing business in Florida must give a discount to those completing an AARP Safe Driving Course.  Open to individuals age 50 and older.  Contact your agent for discount amounts.  Update yourself to earn a discount and get newly enacted motor vehicle and traffic laws.  Course fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 all others.  Call instructor Linda Cochran at 352-493-1742 to register for the following Levy County classes. All being at 9 a.m.:

  • Bamboo at Kanapaha

       Kanapaha Botanical Gardens' 30th Annual Winter Bamboo Sale is now underway.  Kanapaha has the state's largest collection of bamboos and annually offers bamboos for sale on a dug-to-order basis from Jan. 1 until March 1.  Fifteen types are offered this year, including Buddha Belly Bamboo, Stripestem Bamboo, Golden Goddess, Chinese Goddess and the incomparable Black Bamboo.  See price/availability listings at www.kanapaha.org/calendar or call 352-372-4981. Bamboo workshop Sat., Feb 11, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., $10 indiv., $15 couple.

  • Chiefland artist exhibits in Melrose

       Author and historian Carolyn Cohens, a self-taught artist from Chiefland, will be part of a show "Variations on a Dream: Black History, Liberation & Spirituality" celebrating African-American History Month at Bellamy Road in Melrose through March 4.
       Cohens' artworks celebrate the folk-life of African-Americans in Levy County and the surrounding region. In three series of acrylic paintings she depicts turpentining, spirituality, and the lives of individuals who carry the rich cultural traditions of her community.

  • Library friends to meet

       The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold its  monthly meeting at the Library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 9.
      For further information, call FLCPL president Tom Reitz at 493-1896 or 949-5413.

  • Do you have questions about Medicare?

       Do you have questions about your options for Medicare, Medicare/Medicaid, Disability, Supplemental Insurance, Part D Prescription Drug Plans, or Medicare Billings?
       If you do, come see SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, for one-on-one counseling. 
       SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential assistance. If you cannot come to a site call the

  • Armchair tour of Levy cemeteries

       The Genealogy and History Society of Levy County will meet on Sunday,
    Feb. 12, at the Levy County Quilt Museum, 11050 NW 10th Avenue, Chiefland.
       Toni Collins, Levy County historian and author, will be the guest speaker, presenting a PowerPoint program on the history of some of the 82 known Levy County family, church, and community cemeteries. Collins also will give a brief history of the persons interred in the cemeteries that will be visited on the armchair tour.

  • February at the Cedar Key Arts Center

    You are going to love all the wonderful activities at the Cedar Key Arts Center during the month of February.
    Gallery show opens on Feb. 4, from 5-7 p.m., with Susan Dauphinee’s Florida Landscapes in the main gallery and Connie Nelson showing in the Member’s Gallery.
    n Feb. 22nd at 6 p.m.: Summer Children’s Art Program Benefit Dinner and Raffle of lovely little works of art. The Island Room will cater the three course gourmet dinner. Call 352-543-6520 to make your reservations. Seating is limited.