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Today's News

  • New Yankeetown principal embraces leadership role at small school

    When Denee Hurst left for college to attend the University of Florida, she never thought she’d return to the kind of small-town setting like the one in which she was raised in Dixie County.

    She did, however, as she put in more than 20 years as a teacher and educational administrator in the county.

    And now Hurst is the new principal of Yankeetown School, which, with its enrollment of around 200 students, is an even smaller school than where she started.

  • County introduces more flexible advertising agreement for its vehicles

    Levy County updated its policy to advertise on its vehicles, allowing for replacement vehicles to fulfill advertising agreements when county vehicles displaying advertisements are no longer in use.

    Transportation director Connie Conley said the proposed resolution came about after the County had three of its 25 buses with Haven Hospice advertising go inoperative, causing a shortage in advertisements according to the agreement.

    The resolution (2017-006) was passed unanimously last Tuesday.

  • Cedar Key Open coming to Chiefland Golf and Country Club Wednesday

    The second Cedar Key Open Golf Tournament will be held March 8 at the Chiefland Golf and Country Club.

    The tournament will be a four-person scramble with registration at 11:30 a.m., and a shotgun start at 1:00 PM.

    A bag lunch will be provided by The Big Deck Raw Bar, of Cedar Key.

    Prizes donated by local businesses and community members, and a low country boil, compliments of Ricky Cook and The Big Deck, will immediately follow the tournament at the Big Deck Raw Bar on Dock Street in Cedar Key. Music will be provided by Matt Sky and the Virginian.

  • Bronson FFA does well in horse judging

    Bronson Middle FFA Chapter participated in the Horse Judging Career Development Event Feb. 4 at the Canterbury Arena in Newberry, Florida. The team consisted of Brinley Bedford, Rochelle Stancil, Delia Creel and Jackson Asbell. 

  • Knowledge is the key to success

    The position of a person in life is not their potential and that is because knowledge increases each time a certain position is attained, whether it be a promotion in school, work or in any other endeavor; and never let circumstances in life block achievement. Those two statements were the main pieces of advice Dr. Kendrick Scott offered Saturday during the Levy County Black History program in the Tommy Usher Pineland Center. 

  • Chamber selects Long as Citizen of the Year

    The Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award was presented Tuesday to Max Long, a sergeant with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

  • 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.