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Today's News

  • FLVS Launches New Full-Time Program

    eeeeFlorida Virtual School (FLVS), Florida’s state-wide, public online learning program, is launching a new, full-time virtual school offering.

  • There's still time to "send 'em to camp

    Note: See more photos in slideshow on this web page.

    If anyone wondered where all the cool kids were this summer, between the weekday hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., a good first guess would be to perk up your ears.

    School-age children from all over the Nature Coast area, even out to Marion and Alachua counties could be easily found if only you know what to listen for.

  • Commission chair closes door on spat over travel

    Levy County Commission Chair Nancy Bell had a closed door talk with fellow Commissioner Danny Stevens after the two sparred in a public meeting over her plans to attend a national conference while forcing budget cuts on county constitutional officers, departments and agencies.

  • Watch your wallet, home, car, children

    So just as the police and sheriff are telling me  there is a surge in economic crimes in the county, our office gets hit  with a credit card scam.

    Advertisers are calling and coming into the office  after being contacted by someone - with from a blocked phone number -  saying they are from the "Chiefland Bulletin" and they need credit  card information to update their records.

    A call to the Levy County Sheriff's Office confirms  

    that one customer has already called them to make a report. Chiefland  

  • Dear Editor: The Cornerstone

    A noble act may be one of giving, caring, or sharing. It may be an act of enlightenment, just enough truth to guide someone’s path. Truth enough to stand the test of time, time enough to see the truth in something we believe in. The cornerstone of government that our forefathers intended for us was, “government for the people, by the people.”

  • Arrest comes with bonus for fugitive task force

    When the U.S. Marshals Service’s Florida Regional Task Force went to arrest a man at a Chiefland motel in connection with a home invasion and the shooting of his wife and nephew, they got a little bonus.

    They also nabbed two men and a woman on drug charges, and a second woman on an outstanding warrant from Union County.

  • Crist names Johnson to Parker's seat

     

    Owen Chad “Cracker” Johnson has been named to the Levy County Board of Commissioners District 1 seat, nine months after Gov. Charlie Crist suspended Tony Parker for being indicted on federal charges.

    He will take the oath of office at the start of the commission's regular meeting at 9 a.n. Tuesday in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on Court Street in Bronson. County Judge Joseph Smith will administer the oath.

  • Man accused of sexual battery

    A Williston man has been arrested and charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious sexual battery on a child.

    Investigator Mike Bell arrested Brent Elskan on July 24 after the victim reported to the Levy County Sheriff's Office that Elskan sexually assaulted her in 2004 and 2005 in the Williston area. Elskan was 28 years of age when he allegedly sexually assaulted the victim who was 14 years old.

    Elskan was interviewed on July 24 and he admitted to having sexual intercourse with the victim on numerous occasions.

  • Pioneer’s sister paper has new editor

    Change is in the air at the Chiefland Citizen and veteran journalist and former news editor Lou Elliott Jones steps up the helm as the newspaper’s editor.

    Jones replaces Jim Clark, who has taken another editor position near his home in Ocala.

    Jones joined the Citizen a year ago as a staff writer, and because of her strong newspaper background and leadership abilities, was promoted to news editor last fall.

  • Ride to Provide looks for sponsors

    Grease the chain and check the tires – it’s time to get ready for the Fourth Annual 2009 Ride to Provide to benefit Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC). The Ride is a rapidly growing bike run with plenty to recommend it. First, the Ride runs through 60 of the prettiest miles in Levy County.

    Second, once kickstands come up, the boots don’t touch the ground until the file pulls up for a picnic lunch at the LARC campus in Otter Creek. This is a law-enforcement escorted ride, and all intersections are held for riders – no red lights!