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Today's News

  • Saluting jobs well done

    Featured by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best High Schools, Chiefland High School Principal Matthew McLelland, pictured far right, received a silver award on behalf of Chiefland High School which ranked 135 in the state.

    Also pictured, from left to right, with bronze awards are Principals John Lott for Bronson High School, Eulin Gibbs for Williston High School and Darby Allen for Cedar Key School.

  • Four apply for Philpot's school board seat

    The late Robert Philpot, retired Williston High School teacher and Levy County School Board member, was one of a kind, devoting his teaching career to molding youth.

    And that could be why it will take a while for Gov. Rick Scott to find the right person to fill Philpot's old seat on the school board.

    According to a spokesperson for Scott, four people have applied for appointment to the unexpired term:

    • Bradley Etheridge, a Williston cattleman and businessman,

    • Rob Sistrunk

  • Vandals destroy AMVETS flag poles

    Flags poles were cut down and flags left laying on the ground at AMVETS Post 88 in Bronson.

    The vandalism occurred sometime after midnight and before 7 a.m. on Sunday, which also happened to be Flag Day.

    First vice commander of the post, Dennis Blanke, said it makes him mad and sad someone would do that to them.

    “Our goal is to help the community and veterans. I think we do a real good job with the limited funds we have,” he said.

  • Person(s) of the Week

    Sometimes you don’t realize just how much a person did until they are no longer there.

    This week’s person of the week is just such a person, or should I say, just such people. Our people of the week are Charlotte and Jimmy Dunford.

    
The Dunfords are just what you would want in people of the week. They are hard working, fun loving, decent people. They are loving parents and grandparents, they support young people, are active in the local AMVETS, and are always willing to lend a helping hand anywhere they can.

  • Chiefland election over

    Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson has said the hottest day of the year usually turns out to be city elections day.

    That’s because its held on the first Tuesday in August, a hot time of year in Florida.

    But Hudson and two other city commissioners up for re-election – Betty Walker and Chris Jones – won’t have to worry about the weather on Aug. 4 as they are all unopposed for office.

  • Chiefland graduate makes Dean's List at TU

    Josue R. Martinez of Chiefland, a class of 2015 graduate, was named to the Dean’s List at  Thomas University for the Spring Semester 2015.

    Dean’s List students attend TU full-time and have a GPA of 3.5 to 3.99.Thomas University, established in 1950, is a private not-for-profit  university of about 1,100 students located in Thomasville, Ga. TU awards  associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees using traditional classroom  settings and online delivery. 

  • Deadline nears for comments on solar energy development

    TALLAHASSEE – Florida residents have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, to submit comments to the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) for development of policies or programs to enhance the state's use of solar energy.

    For information on submitting comments or to view the questions to be answered, visit www.FloridaPSC.com and access Solar Energy in Florida-Request for Comments under Hot Topics. Comments are limited to 20 pages. All submitted comments will be public record and posted to the PSC’s website. 

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

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

    •June 11, Tiki Monique Albritton, 31, Chiefland, DWLSR. Bond $5,000.

    •June 9, Benny J. Battle, 36, Bell, DUI, fail to register motor vehicle, DWLSR.

    •June 10, Jerrie Ann Bodden, 44, Williston, violation of protective order. Bond $50,000.

    •June 10, Larry Joe Colson, 41, Fleming Isle, out of county warrant. Bond $2,000.

  • Airman Arnold completes basic training in Texas

    Air Force Airman Jacob T. Arnold, son of Ira R. and April Arnold of Trenton, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is a 2014 graduate of Trenton High School, Trenton.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Church News for the week of June 18

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    VBS Bronson Road Church

    Bronson Road Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6-8:30 p.m. June 22-25.

    The church is located at 1380 NE 80th Ave., Newberry.