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Today's News

  • Chamber seeks Business of the Year nominations

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the 2014 Annual Industry Appreciation Banquet. Each year at this banquet, the Chiefland Chamber, along with the community, honors an outstanding local business.

    Nominations for the greater Chiefland Area’s Outstanding Business of the Year are now open. The deadline to receive nominations is Friday, Aug. 1. If you would like to nominate an outstanding local business, please contact the Chamber at 352-493-1849 for details.

  • Pancakes support Haven

      It will be Pancakes for Haven at The Gathering Table in Chiefland, from 6 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23.

    Visit the restaurant for breakfast and 10 percent of your purchase will benefit Haven Hospice.

  • Suwannee River Fair: important dates

    • Weigh in/ Tag in

    • Fat steer – Sept. 27 (7 – 9 a.m.)

    • Feeder steer – Dec. 5 (3 – 6 p.m.)

    • Swine – Dec. 6 (7 – 9:30 a.m.)

    • Heifer – Dec. 6 (10 am – 12 p.m.)

    • General Election

    Sept. 2, at 7 p.m.

    • Parent/Advisor Leader Meeting – to review all new rules and ask questions of the superintendents and board members

    Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 31

    Libraries wrapping up summer

    Readers of all ages have been exploring all things scientific this summer as the Levy County Public Library System presents “Fizz, Boom, Read!” during their summer library program.

       The 2014 Summer Reading Program is open to children of all ages. Each week will feature a presentation, craft, snack and take home goodies. For more information, call your local library or visit, www.levylib.org.

    All programs are free of charge and begin at 10:30 AM.

  • 2 teens arrested for torturing tortoise

    Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested two Clay County teenagers July 25 on charges of torturing a gopher tortoise.

    Danielle Susan Dionne, 15, and Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, have been arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony, and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise, a second-degree misdemeanor.

  • EMS team represents Levy in contest

    Levy County Department of Public Safety members, Stephen Ferguson, Humberto Jimenez, Mandy Willis, Paige Hiers, Cody Basham, Tyrone Edwards, Jonathon Crawford and David Florance, volunteered to represent Levy County in the Bill Shearer International Advanced Life Support (ALS)Competition at CLINCON 2014 in Orlando on July 17-18.

    This event is a challenge for critical thinking and problem solving in advanced life support skills used in the field.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 31

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

    • July 25, Valrize Latrice Bristol, 34, Bronson, domestic.

    • July 25, Marcus Kevron Burch, 29, Lake City, criminal attempt to solicit, battery, grand theft. Bond $50,000.

    • July 21, Demetrius Kenard Christia, 21, Williston, fraud, no valid DL, petit theft. Bond $11,500.

    • July 27, Kristi Cooprider, 26, Inglis, two counts FTA. Bond $2,000.

  • BRONSON SPEEDWAY RESULTS

        Bronson Speedway feature results July 26, 2014:

     

    Sportsmen

    32 Shelton Bowers

    37 Kenner Brown III

    65 Butch Dees

     

    Pure Stock

    45 Dylan Hilliard

    81 Morris Richardson

    20 Tony Kuhr

    51 Donnie Parkinson/DNR Mechanical

    32 Tracy King/DNR

  • Leaps and bounds

     Children run obstacles at the Young Indians Football Camp July 22 at Chiefland High School.

    Chiefland Indians football coach Aaron Richardson and his staff held their annual Young Indians Football Camp for players entering 1st through 8th grades this fall.

    They exercised, learned new plays and mixed it up with the 2014-15 Chiefland Indians players, as well.

    Take a good look, this is the future of Indians football. 

  • Stuff the Bus for Levy schools Aug. 2

     Several years ago the Levy County Schools Foundation began the program, “Stuff the Bus” to benefit our county’s public schools, teachers, staff and students by collecting a variety of school supplies to be distributed to each school.