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Today's News

  • Bronson man wanted in shooting turns self in

     

                      A Bronson man being sought in connection with a shooting behind the Bronson Post Office — an area the Sheriff’s Office has said is know for drug dealing — turned himself in at the Levy County Jail at lunchtime on Thursday.

  • No charm: Chiefland girls can't get by Williston in district semi

    In the rubber match for the county and district crown, Chiefland-Williston softball, round three, was a strange anticlimax. After Chiefland got off to a sluggish start in Wednesday's district semifinal, Williston racked up an insurmountable 8-1 lead, which the Lady Indians chipped at in the later innings for an 8-3 final.

  • Hog wild on the Waccasassa

    It was the biggest turnout in years, with 60 boats and over 100 racers. The 31st Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race to benefit Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) was a one-day reprieve from economic gloom and doom, a daylong party for anyone up for the adventure.

    “It doesn't look like a recession, does it?” asked race organizer Margie McGarva, of Bronson AMVETS Post 88.

    “We don't have the numbers yet, but I think we might do better than last year,” said Clyde McGarva, Post 88 commander.

  • Chiefland out; Bronson and Cedar Key send three to state track meet

    Chiefland track stalls at regionals

    Chiefland boys put in a mighty effort but came away empty-handed at the regional track meet at Lake Highland Prep last week. Senior Zach Tyson, who won the 300-meter hurdles at the previous week's district meet at The Villages, was eliminated in the preliminaries where he had the misfortune to run in the first heat with a good enough time to advance from the second heat.

    The boys' 4x800 team finished fifth, and the 4x800 team finished 13th.

    Boys 4x100 Meter Relay

      5 Chiefland  43.87

  • Florida Indian program set for April 23

    The Luther Calloway Public Library of Chiefland will host “Florida Indians from Past to Present” April 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

    Ranger Pam Darty of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge will bring pottery, points, and blowguns, as well as footage of ancient ceremonial pottery taken from local grave sites in the 1930s.

  • Suwannee River Poets publish anthology

    Back in the mid 1990s, poet and author, Sandy Fink, rounded up a group of people interested in the reading, writing and preservation of a slowly vanishing art form – poetry. Initially called the Chiefland Poets’ Workshop, the members of the group have changed over the ensuing years, but not their love of the written word. Now known as the Suwannee River Poets, they meet once a month in Chiefland to share their work.

  • Hospital clears hurdle

    There are no Historical or cultural artifacts or endangered species at the proposed site of the Tri-County Hospital project and that has hospital CEO Frank Schupp happy.

    Schupp, who has been working on the project for more than a year was in a brighter mood than ever on Monday when he discussed the progress of the hospital.

    Work has been going on at the site to meet state regulations on locating and saving any artifacts and to certify no threatened or endangered species were at the site.

  • Sheriff offers special needs database

    In January 2009, the Levy County Sheriff’s Office implemented a new program designed to assist citizens of Levy County who have special needs.

    The program includes a database of special needs citizens of all ages such as Alzheimer’s patents, autistic persons and others with special needs.

    This database is accessible from the dispatch center and includes individual specific information on each entered person such as type of special need, contact person, home address, and specific instructions for first responders on how to best assist that person.

  • Video: Sheriff's deputies will patrol flooded areas

     In an effort to deter looting at flooded homes and harm to boaters from debris on the Suwannee River during the current flooding, officials in Levy and Dixie counties have teamed up to close boat ramps along the river as of dusk Saturday, April 11.

    Officials in both counties, sheriff's offices in the two counties, and state Fish and Wildlife Commission officers have teamed up to conduct coordinated patrols on the flooded portions of the river to deter looting that has occurred with past flooding when homeowners had to evacuate their homes and belongings.

     

  • Reason to Relay

    Zachary Andrews says it was hunting that got him through. The Chiefland High School senior was a 15-year-old sophomore when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, and everything in his life changed.

    “I was out turkey hunting with my dad and I tripped and fell,” he said.

    “My dad asked me, ‘Why’d you fall down?’ and I told him my knee gave out.”

    Andrews’ left leg had been kind of weak and achy for about a month, he said.