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Today's News

  • Relay raffle winner

    Mary Gene Martin of Trenton was smiling from ear to ear after winning the raffle sponsored by the Relay for Life of the Tri-County.

    She won the educator basket, valued at more than $200, created by the Bell Elementary School Team.

    The Bell team also sold the tickets for the raffle. The basket included gift certificates donated by Akin’s Barbecue restaurant and Libby’s beauty salon and barber shop.  

  • Albert and Lucille Rese, are Haven Chiefland’s Volunteers of the Year

    Albert and Lucille Rese were honored as the co-recipients of the Haven Hospice Dr. Fitzpatrick Volunteer of the Year Award for the Chiefland service area during the recent volunteer appreciation luncheon and awards event.

    The husband and wife team, who are originally from New York, visit patients in a variety of settings in the Tri-Counties Area.

  • Grad love

    Chiefland graduate Heather Deaton sends love to her fellow bandmates during Friday’s Class of 2015 commencement service at Wayne Pridgeon Memorial Stadium on Friday, May 30.

    More graduation photos will be posted on Friday in the Multimedia section of this website. 

  • For the love of the big game

    Chiefland softball coach Wayne Weatherford sat down with the team early in the season and told them the news.

    He had renal cell carcinoma - a tumor on his kidney - and he might not be able to see them through the whole season.

    “We were pretty devastated. We didn’t expect something like that to happen,” Emily Hallman, catcher for the team, said.

    Weatherford got an original surgery date that would fall on the same day as the state championship game and he knew there was a good chance, his girls would be playing.

  • Rich in tradition, this Saturday's Watermelon Festival takes time

    The Chiefland Watermelon Festival, hosted by the Chiefland Women’s Club, is more than just another festival to one of its coordinators. And she puts in the time to show it.

    “It’s tradition and supporting what watermelon has done for our community,” said Karen Tillis who coordinates sponsorships, media and vendors for the event. She’s also the principal at Old Town Elementary School.

    Tillis has been working with the club to put on the festival for six or seven years with the exception of last year when her son was graduating.

  • Gas theft arrest leads to 18 charges

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office and Cedar Key Police Department have arrested Cale Brandon Barber, 31, of Williston on charges of grand theft of a firearm and dealing in stolen property on May 16 but the full extent of his activities may not be known unless the public steps in to help, according to a sheriff's press release.

    LCSO had been looking for Barber after receiving a complaint he drove away from a gas station in Williston without paying for his fuel.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, June 2

    AGENDA  

    REGULAR  MEETING  

    June  2,  2015  

     

    Call  to  Order

    Invocation  

    Pledge  to  Flag  

     

    Public  Comments   -­Issues  related  to  Agenda  items  

    - ­Complete  public  comment  form  and  submit  to  clerk  

    - ­State  your  full  name  and  address  

  • Dog shooting morphs into sexual battery case

     A tip to the Levy County Sheriff's Office about a man shooting five dogs on his property led to a larger investigation into a violent history of domestic abuse,according to a sheriff's press release.

  • Inglis pair arrested in home invasion

    By Buster Thompson

    Two Inglis men were arrested in Levy County for their alleged connection to a home invasion on Tuesday in the Hernando area.

    Shawn Michael Burd, 37, and 23-year-old Tyler Ryan Baker are being held at the Levy County Jail on charges of home invasion and four counts of aggravated battery, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Meeting focuses on bridge replacement on CR 339

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 28, to discuss the proposed replacement of the Waccasassa River Bridge on County Road 339 in Levy County.

    The meeting is at the Bronson Town Hall Council Chambers, 660 E. Hathaway Avenue, in Bronson. FDOT will have staff available and answer questions from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Comments from the public will be taken starting at 6:30 p.m.