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Today's News

  • Walmart employee killed in accident

    A Walmart employee was killed Feb. 22 when a pallet fell on her while she was operating a forklift in a box trailer.

    According to a Chiefland Police report, Sandra Jeannette Quincey was transported by Rescue Seven to Shands Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

  • Bean charged with attempted murder

    Chiefland Police officers arrested Bobby Bean and Daniesha Watkins in the early morning hours Sunday after a high-speed chase in the city. The chase ended in a fight between Bean and K-9 Officer Kyle Schultz.

    Bean is in the Levy County Jail on a $9.3 million bond.

  • Bean charged with attempted murder

    Chiefland Police officers arrested Bobby Bean and Daniesha Watkins in the early morning hours Sunday after a high-speed chase in the city. The chase ended in a fight between Bean and K-9 Officer Kyle Schultz.

    Bean is in the Levy County Jail on a $9.3 million bond.

  • Joint drug task force nets 18 arrests

    A combined drug task force between the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the Chiefland Police Department has culminated in 18 arrests and 12 additional warrants.

    The effort, known as “Operation Snap Cat,” yielded 41 separate cases, including 104 felony drug charges, mostly relating to the sale, delivery and purchase of illegal drugs.

    “Snap Cat” began in January 2016, according to the LCSO.

  • Step back in time to the golden age of transportation

     The Levy County Historical Society invites the young and young at heart to join them for an

    excursion back in time to the Golden Age of Transportation at their three-day exhibit of “RAILROADS & RIVERBOATS.”

    The exhibit will held Friday, March 3rd; Saturday, March 4th; and Sunday, March 5th, 2017, and will be

    open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. The display will be held at the Club House of the Cedar Key RV Resort, Shiloh Road, Sumner, just behind the Marathon Gas Station and Cedar Key Country Store on SR 24.

  • STARS Gala celebrates making a difference

    The theme of this year’s STARS Gala fundraiser presented by the Levy County Schools Foundation was summed up in a short parable about a boy tossing starfish back in the water along a beach.

    The point of the story is the boy’s determination to make a difference in each starfish’s life he saves, rather than succumbing to the feeling of futility in trying to save the thousands of starfish littered along the beach.

  • Chiefland comes back against Bronson in baseball opener

    SEAN ARNOLD

    Staff writer

    Chiefland sophomore Wyatt Hammond got off to a rocky start when he took the mound in the fifth inning Monday against Bronson.

    Hammond hit a pair of batters early in the inning before giving up a two-run single to senior pitcher Donnie Clifton, giving the Eagles a 4-2 advantage.

    But the rangy right-hander slammed the door shut on BMHS for the remainder of the game, helping the Indians collect a 5-4 come-from-behind win in the season opener in Chiefland.

  • Missing plane recovered off Cedar Key

    Missing plane, body of passenger recovered off Cedar Key

    A missing single-engine plane en route to Cedar Key from Brooksville on Feb. 12 was recovered Sunday afternoon, a week after it went missing, approximately seven miles south of Cedar Key.

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office, private boating service Sea Tow, and Florida Air Recovery, LLC were searching the waters Sunday during the discovery, near where the body of the pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, was found Tuesday.

  • Levy County schools thrive in Career and Technical Education

    Vocational and technical training has come a long way in recent decades.

    To the uninitiated, much of today’s version – which comes under the banner of Career & Technical Education (CTE) – might look indistinguishable from the more advanced college prep paths.

    From biotechnology to computer design, CTE programs touch on a wide range of skills and knowledge areas, and meet rigorous requirements in terms of industry certification standards and college preparation.

  • Haven Hospice director talks about effects of dementia

    The further a loved one slips into dementia, the more pain is inflicted on spouses, children or other caregivers left behind as they watch the love one disappear.

    Haven Hospice Director Anita Howard told members of the Suwannee Rotary Club recently that dementia is not a specific disease.