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Today's News

  • Tindale, Barker are model CDE students

    Chiefland High has been offering Cooperative Diversified Education to juniors and seniors for approximately 20 years now.

    CDE gives kids the opportunity to leave school early each day and report to a job where they can get a taste of what the business world is all about.

    "Students can apply skills acquired in high school vocational programs and apply them to a job.The employers provide them with work ethics and the skills necessary to advance in the workplace."?

    The students are also paid for their work.

  • School Briefs

    Learn to garden

    Central Florida Community College Levy Center and the Levy County Extension Service have joined forces to present classes to help you plan your spring gardens.

  • County pulls most of its funds out of investment pool

    BRONSON - Up north in Tallahassee, the weather was too warm for a frozen pool from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, but when it came to securing investments - that was a different story.

    All activity in a state-run investment pool was frozen from Nov. 30 until Dec. 6 as the result of a run on funds. This impacted Levy County.

  • Sex crime charge dropped against alleged bank robber

    BRONSON - A charge of attempted sexual battery was dropped against a 23-year-old Newberry man who remains in jail accused of robbing a bank, according to records.

    Joshua Kane O'Hara was arrested Nov. 9 for attempted sexual battery when he surrendered himself to authorities at the Levy County Sheriff's Office in Bronson, according to records.

    LCSO spokesman Lt. Evan Sullivan said the attempted rape charge was dropped due to a lack of cooperation from the alleged victim.

  • Chiefland police chief gets raise

    Chiefland City Commission members unanimously agreed to increase Police Chief Robert Douglas' annual salary by another 3 percent to $54,636.31, effective Dec. 11.

    The chief received a 3 percent raise as of Oct. 1. Commissioner mentioned the 6 percent raise granted police officers through negotiations with the Police Benevolent Association.

  • City leader thinks four-year term is better than two

    Chiefland City Commissioner J. Rollin Hudson Jr. thinks the elected term for the office should be four years rather than two years.

    He said the instability of a regime change every couple of years is unsettling to city workers.

    Mayor M. Teal Pomeroy said city workers should be working for the people, regardless of who serves as the city manager or on the City Commission.

    Vice Mayor Teresa Barron agreed with Hudson about four years being a better term of office for Chiefland City Commissioner.

  • Dry vegetation presents fire hazard

    The first cold snap of the season left its mark in Levy County with dry ground cover and leaves.

    The threat of wildfires exists and the continued drought increases problems. Here are some reminders from the Florida Division of Forestry and from the Chiefland Fire Rescue Department concerning outside burning:

    * Agriculture, silviculture, land clearing, pile and acreage burning all require authorization from the Division of Forestry.

    * Before starting any outside burning, contact the local fire department for any burn bans that may be in effect.

  • City looks at cost of fixing octagon building

    City Manager Grady Hartzog Sr. was instructed by the Chiefland City Commission at its Dec. 10 meeting to look at the cost of improving the city's octagon-shaped building.

    On Oct. 22, the City Commission sought suggestions for how to use the building, which currently sits just north of the fire station. There had been some discussion about moving the building, but as of Dec. 10 the commission wants to leave it where it exists now.

  • Reflective signs make great gift, help rescuers

    For the person who has almost everything, Chiefland Fire Rescue Department has the perfect gift available instantly for only $10.

    A sturdy, reflective 9-1-1 address sign is available for sale at CFR and it can be made within about five minutes, CFR Secretary Debbie Sipf said. Any address can be quickly recorded on the sign, she said.

    She makes the signs right at the fire station. The address is on both sides of the sign, she added.

  • Drug task force busts 15 in raid

    BRONSON - Fifteen individuals were arrested in the East Williston area Dec. 6 on drug charges, according to Levy County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Evan Sullivan.

    The Drug Task Force, which consists of officers from the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Chiefland Police Department, have been investigating and buying narcotics in the East Williston area.

    A search and seizure operation netted $3,400 worth of drugs, $1,474 in cash, two vehicles and one firearm, Sullivan said.