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Today's News

  • Blair trial delayed

    Pamela Williams Blair, also indicted on one count of lying to federal agents in the Levy County political corruption investigation, will go on trial on Jan. 4, 2010.

    Blair was executive director of the Enterprise Zone Development Agency and the Nature Coast Business Development Council until shortly before being indicted in November 2008.

    She was head of the agency when FBI Special Agent Sean Quinn, posing as developer Sean Michaels, attended the EZDA banquet at Usher Community Center in Chiefland and donated $500 cash to the agency.

  • Holiday extravaganza at Lighthouse Word

    The Lighthouse Word Church will be hosting a Christmas holiday extravaganza titled, "It's Christmas Time" with the international singing group, Shekinah Glory, on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 7:30 p.m.  The performance will be a mixture of Christmas and traditional holiday music and drama.  Appetizers and holiday baked goods will be served after the performance.

  • Bluegrass Gospel Concert

    There will be a Bluegrass Gospel concert at Hardeetown Baptist Church featuring "Lou Reid and Carolina" at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10.  The Band, consisting of Trevor Watson on banjo, Shannon Slaughter on guitar, Lou Reid on mandolin and his wife, Christy, on bass guitar, is from Union Grove, N.C.

    The public is invited to attend and will hear a good message delivered in song with fantastic bluegrass picking and beautiful harmony.

    Admission is free.  Hardeetown Baptist Church is located at 1716 N.W. 14th St., in Chiefland, along Hwy 341.

  • Get a lawyer, now

    It's one of the Ten Commandments: Do not lie.

    As a child I got a pretty graphic example from a nun of why lying is unwise.

    She said if you tell a lie you will have to tell nine more lies to cover up that one lie, and for each of those nine lies you tell, you will have to tell nine more, and for each of those you will have to tell nine more, and so on.

    “You 0can't keep track of all the lies, so you will be caught,” she said.

    I have a whole new perspective on lying.

  • Letter: Thank you for coverage

    Thank you for your balanced coverage of the trial.

    Having sat through most of the prosecution’s presentation, I noticed that both sides were not covered by all the newspapers.

    The FBI agent testified he carried around a large amount of cash expecting to be asked for a bribe. You reported his testimony admitting that he was never asked for a bribe.

    Also, the FBI wants everyone to believe that a commitment to support and encourage a company wanting to bring millions of dollars in jobs and development to Levy County is somehow corrupt.

  • Letter: Letters sought

    I am looking for letters written to and from military personnel that served during the Korean War.

    My father was a Purple Heart recipient at the Chosin Reservoir in 1950 and remained silent about his service until near the end of his life.

    His service meant a great deal to him, but unfortunately he did not have enough time to tell me about it.

    Since I lost him I have traveled to South Korea representing him along with other veterans.

  • 4-H Christmas party

    The Levy County 4-H is hosting their Annual Christmas Party on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Office.

    Everyone is invited, without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or religion.  Each family is asked to bring a covered dish to share and a small cake or cookies for the Cake Walk.  All the 4-H Clubs in Levy County are asked to prepare an activity or a Make-and-Take to share with everyone.  For more information, please call Brenda Heberling at 352-486-5131.

  • Indian Express

    Chiefland’s boys basketball team found it’s groove last Friday night, rolling to an easy 75-44 victory against visiting Trenton.

    The offensive showcase started early in the game, as the Indians built an early 9-3 lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter, a Trenton 3-pointer by Cedric Stokes closed the gap to 9-6, but then the Indians started warming up.

    Early foul trouble inside forced Chiefland to go small with their lineup, coach Mike Beck said. The move paid off.

  • Letter: AARP members support health care reform

    In a recent AARP survey, AARP members in Florida support the House health-reform legislation by a crushing, 66-percent to 30-percent margin after considering everything they’ve learned from AARP and elsewhere about the issue.

  • Local dragbike maker victorious

     Standing among rows of some of the fastest performance motorcycles in the U.S., Chris Jones flashed an easy-going smile and pointed to a wall covered in awards.