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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Gulf anglers could be entitled to $585 million

    By Brad Buck

    bradbuck@ufl.edu

    Recreational anglers who normally fish in the Gulf lost up to $585 million from lost fishing opportunities in the year of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and could be entitled to compensation, according to a new University of Florida study.

    After a disaster such as an oil spill, trustees – which could include federal, state or tribal authorities – often attempt to secure financial compensation from those responsible.

  • New Williston hospital owner outlines plans

    Dr. Deviah “Dr. P” Pagidipati said what makes him different from the last four people who vowed to bring back the hospital in Williston from the brink of disaster is his commitment to bringing quality health care to all people–regardless of income, social status or race.

    To make sure he achieves that goal, Dr. P is not only personally bankrolling the facility to the tune of about $150,000 a month, he’s also prepared to offer services in the rural health clinic 50 percent below the standard fee.

  • County ambulance fees chasing Medicare for more

    County hopes to recoup more

    reimbursements

    By LOU ELLIOTT JONES

    editor@chieflandcitizen.com

    For the first time in five years the Levy County Commission is raising the rates charged for emergency medical services, but the reason is not to get more money from patients, but from Medicare.

    David Knowles, director of the Levy County Department of Public Safety, said the contractor for the billing service recommended the rates be raised to 130-150 percent of what Medicare will reimburse in order to obtain a larger repayment.