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Today's News

  • 'Hutch' Hutchinson ride benefits Haven

    The 4th Annual “Hutch” Hitchinson's Legacy Poker Ride to benefit Haven Hospice will be Saturday, Oct. 11, all vehicles welcome. And the ride happens come rain or shine.

    The ride is organized by friends of Hutchinson, a biker who organized rides to raise funds for community projects and who died in a tragic accident in Homestead in 2010. All proceeds from the run will stay in the Tri-County Area served by Haven.

    The top prize for the best hand in the ride is a three-night stay at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground.

  • Community Calendar for the week of September 11

    Today

    Patriots Day, Remember 911

    WWII vets to meet

    WWII Vets & Proud of It will meet Sept. 11 at 11:30 a.m. at ABC Pizza in Chiefland. Any questions please contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    If you know anyone that would like to attend ask them.

    AMVETS Post No. 88 meetings

    (Second Thursdays of the month)

  • In support of students

    Chuck Lambert, Commander of Sons Post 42 of Chiefland, and Steve Bingaman, First vice President of Sons Post 42, present a check for $150 to CES' Michelle Barron for their Food 4 Kids program.

  • Schools roll out red carpet at breakfast

    Numerous studies have shown that students who eat a healthy and well-balanced breakfast perform better academically and physically. According to the Food Research and Action Center, providing breakfast to students at school improves their concentration, alertness, comprehension, memory and learning.

  • Inglis Mason Lodge lauds community heroes

       Inglis Mason Lodge No. 324 held their 2nd Inaugural Public Services Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 6, and thanked outstanding first responders for their work.

    Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) employees, Firefighter Paul Shearer and Paramedic Paul Shear received awards for their dedication to serving the citizens and visitors of Levy County. Masonic Master Richard Corcoran presented the awards noting each nominee as a hero to the community.

    Also awarded a certificate of appreciation was Levy County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Finnen.

  • Free self defense classes for women More classes to come

    With the fourth attack on a woman in the Gainesville area in recent weeks, some might be feeling the need to pay attention to how to prepare to fend off an attack.

    The Suwannee Valley R.A.D. — Rape Aggression Defense — classes might be what's needed.

    The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Women’s Physical Defense program was designed with the needs and strengths of women in mind.

  • State urges residents to keep tabs on credit

    TALLAHASSEE — In the wake of a major security breach that exposed the records of 406,694 Floridians who are clients of Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS), Attorney General Pam Bondi is urging those state residents to take advantage of free credit monitoring services.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of September 11

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

    • Sept. 1, Ranie Ronald Baker, 55, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $250.

    • Sept. 1, Tammy Lyn Baker, 41, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $250.

    • Sept. 6, Brittany Eyvonne Blacketer, 20, Chiefland, battery.

    • Sept. 4, Jeffery Alan Cowart, 42, Williston, DWLS-habitual. Bond $10,000.

    • Sept. 3, Eva Marie Crooms, 48, battery. Bond $10,000.

  • Indians outlast Saints

    In the second half Friday night, the Chiefland Indians’ offense and defense faced something they hadn’t seen all year to this point in the season.

    What the Indians faced on their way to a 21-12 victory over Cedar Creek Christian wasn’t in the form of a particular player or scheme; what they faced comes with a better name, adversity.

    The Saints had just taken the opening kickoff of the second half 80 yards for a touchdown and the Indians led 7-6 after they blocked the Saints’ extra point attempt.

  • Sheriff gives update on LCSO at rotary meeting

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has made a few improvements, according to Sheriff Robert McCallum, who was special guest speaker Thursday at Chiefland's Suwannee Valley Rotary.
    McCallum, who hasn't been in office quite two years, said one of the first things he implemented at the sheriff's office was the creation of a special investigations unit.