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Today's News

  • Track team meets Trenton today Districts coming up next

    Chiefland Indians track Coach Harry Hutson says the team is ready to meet Trenton at home this afternoon at 3:30 p.m., but the tracksters have their eyes on the district meet that is coming up in two weeks.

    The Indians are just coming off a great performance in the County Championship Track Meet in Cedar Key on Monday where they won the boys and girls overall titles.

    “That County Championship in Cedar Key — Brad Penny does a good job of hosting it,” Hutson said. “He has done a good job of carrying track and field in this county.”

  • Senior Night for softball

     

    Lady Indians Seniors honored at Monday night's game are, from left to right, Hannah Gore, Tatneisha Barnes, Lauren Stalvey and Morgan Anderson.

    They were presented with flowers and their team shirts. 

  • Indians look to clinch district's No. 1 seed

    Chiefland baseball can clinch sole possession of first place and the No. 1 seed heading into the district playoffs later this month, needing just a single win this week.

    The Indians (14-4, 8-0 District 1A-7) were holding a 1 ½ game lead over Trenton in the district at the start of the week.

    The Indians have two games scheduled, including a matchup tonight against the Trenton Tigers at 7 p.m., after playing the Dixie County Bears on Monday.

    The Indians won their lone contest last week, dropping the Bears 8-1 on Thursday in a combined no-hitter.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of April 7

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Reports the following arrests:

    •March 28, Jerome Brown, 64, Williston, battery. Bond $2,000.

    •April 2, Jeffrey Brian Cooper, 32, Bronson, non support of children or spouse. Bond $2,000.

    •April 1, Contrail Antonio Davis, 22, Archer, selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of designated area, possession of cocaine W/ intent to sell. Bond $70,000.

    •March 30, Christopher Derosa, 55, Williston, battery. Bond $5,000.

  • Bronson man charged with child neglect

    A Bronson man was arrested Monday after a Levy County deputy was notified that an infant was inside a locked car at the Bronson Laundromat.

    Nelson Santo Perez, 31, was charged with felony neglect of a child and placed under a $100,000 bond following events that occurred around 4 p.m. April 4.

  • Citrus sheriff: Somebody knows something

    By Buster Thompson

    Paul Vollmer thought something was wrong when he didn’t see Don Terryl Plumeri’s garbage at the end of his neighbor’s driveway on Thursday.

    That suspicion was confirmed Friday morning when he saw Citrus County Sheriff’s Office patrol cars in front of Plumeri’s wooded home and crime-scene tape across the street in the Dunnellon- area neighborhood.

  • Too far in sin to turn back

    In the story of Oliver Twist, a woman named Nancy, the girlfriend of the brutal Bill Sikes; was part of an inner group of petty thieves, clustered around the conniving Fagin, leader of that band of thieves. Nancy was a prostitute, who tried to protect Oliver from the life of crime planned for him by Fagin. However, here life was a tragedy – a fictional representation of the terrible, deadly impotence that can seize the soul and destroy all hope.

  • Haven honors volunteers

    The staff of Haven Hospice in Chiefland came together to thank the over 100 volunteers who help to make their operation possible.

    “It’s a little way to give back,” Haven Administrator Anita Howard said, “it doesn’t come close to what they give us.”

    Haven hosted their annual volunteer appreciation luncheon last Friday at their community room.

  • Williston Lions host weekend of arts, crafts, barbecue

    The Williston Lions Club will present its Arts & Crafts Show/Flea Market and barbecue on Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 6, 7 and 8th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lions' clubhouse at 401 SE 6th Avenue in Williston.

    Local artists will display their work along with crafting vendors showcasing creative supplies and equipment. Proceeds help support the Lions continuing efforts in our community. This is a community service event and admission is free to the public. Vendor space is still available. Please call Lion Pam Vamosi at 352/214-3315 or 352/362-6553 for details.

  • Confederate Memorial Day celebration coming

    Some are aware, but many are not, that April 26 is an Official Holiday according to state law for the State of Florida. April 26 is designated as Confederate Memorial Day. This is a day set aside to honor the men who so valiantly served defending the South or Confederacy from 1861- 1865. As a note, Confederate Veterans are recognized the same as any other United States Veteran. See U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958. Also U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by 17th Congress 26 February 1929. Also see Congressional Appropriations Act, FY 1901, signed 6 June 1900.