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Today's News

  • Senior Spirit Night at Beef's on Monday

    Chiefland Middle High School'sSenior Class is celebrating Spirit Night at Beef O'Brady's on Monday, Sept. 22. 

    The Class of 2015 will be earning money for their senior class trip by greeting customers and cleaning tables that evening from 5 to 9 p.m.

    A percentage of the proceeds and tips will go to the Class of 2015.

  • Williston Red Devils AD out after forfeit

    By Carolyn Ten Broeck

    and Max Yavel

    Williston Pioneer

    Cliff Lohrey’s career as head football coach of the Williston High School Red Devils came to an abrupt halt around 4 p.m. Sunday when Principal Eulin Gibbs fired the seven-month coach and athletic director.

    Gibbs confirmed Monday that it was indeed a termination for those two positions, but he offered Lohrey a certified position at the school, but the former coach declined and then resigned his position as a teacher.

  • The heartbreak of Hamilton County

    The Chiefland Indians made their first road trip of the year Friday night, making the two-hour trek north to Hamilton County in which the Indians fell to the Trojans 33-7.

    This didn’t look like the same Indians team that played at home the last three weeks, as they faced a very athletic and prepared football team that reached the playoffs last season out of District 5.

    The Trojans, with 20 returning seniors, stymied what had been a potent Indians ground attack, as Chiefland finished with a season low 134 yards rushing.

  • BMHS honors Rutledge

    By DEBORAH GOAD

    Correspondent

    It was a very nostalgic evening Friday night at Bronson Middle High School. The Bronson Eagles were set to play the Branford Buccaneers in their fourth game of the 2014 season.

    However, there was a new addition in the far left corner of the field that could not go unnoticed.

    A new scoreboard proudly proclaimed: The John Rutledge Field, Home of the Eagles.

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 18

    Today

    AMVETS Post No. 88 meetings

    (Second Thursdays of the month)

    AMVETS Post 88 meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The Sons of AMVETS meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The Auxiliary meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings are at the post home.

    Friday

    Friday night dinner at VFW

  • Sheriff's K-9 Deputy Nero has been found

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is thanking the publicfor helping locate LCSO K-9 Deputy Nero, who was discovered missing from his kennel this afternoon.

    Nero apparently escaped from the enclosure located inside the City of Trenton.  Levy County and Gilchrist County deputies are searching for Nero at this time.  

  • Otter Creek man loses appeal on gun charge

    The 1st District Court of Appeals agreed with felon Allen S. Kraay's argument that a Levy County judge's reasoning for not dismissing a charge of being a felon in possession of a gun was flawed, but the judge's ruling was also correct and Kraay's conviction and three-year sentence stands.

  • 5 Lancaster staffers fired

    The state Department of Corrections, on a campaign to implement a zero-tolerance policy for inappropriate and criminal behavior by staff, on Friday fired five employees of Lancaster Correctional Institution and an investigator recommended they be arrested.

    Corrections Officers Earl Short, Stephen Nygard and Julious Riley, and Sgt. Robert La Puma, and Sgt. Brittain Williams, were dismissed for battery on an inmate, according to a DOC press release.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of September 18

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    • Sept. 12, Joseph Ray Ainsworth, 20, Orange City, VOP

    • Sept. 9, Raheal Andres, 32, Bronson, no valid drivers license, $500 bond.

    • Sept. 12, Johnathon Beau Bender, 19, Chiefland, poss of altered firearm, false info to LEO, tampering with evidence, $10,000 bond.

    • Sept. 13, Cory Dallas, 25, Gainesville, drive suspended license, fleeing at high speed, tampering with evidence, $30,000 bond.

  • Trash could be in trouble with cleanups

    Florida's natural beauty is, for the most part, what brings hundreds of thousands of people — tourists and those wishing to stay a while — to the Sunshine State each year. A clean environment is critical in sustaining the level of ecotourism the state has become so dependent on.
    But as the population and number of visitors swells, so, too, does the amount of garbage that ends up in the state's prized waterways and natural spaces.