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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for December 11

    Dorothy Ahm, 46, Old Town, petit theft, possession of drugs without prescription

    Paul Alexander, 36, Williston, 2 counts VOP

    Darin Michael Bell, 42, Cedar Key, felony act that could cause death

    Travis Evan Crabb, 32, Yankeetown, 2nd degree arson, burglary, larceny between $300-$5,000, 2 counts arson with bodily harm

    Michael Lamar Edmonds, 54, Chiefland, DWLSR

    Nichole Michelle Fain, 37, Inglis, VOP on grand theft

  • Van catches on fire in Williston

    No one was injured Dec. 4 when a minivan caught fire on NE 51st Terrace, Williston.

    The Levy Sheriff's Office, Williston Fire Department, Bronson Fire Department, Department of Public Safety Battalion 1, ALS-100 and Rescue 9 Bronson worked together to extinguish the flames.

  • Chiefland news briefs

    Football banquet OK'd

    The Chiefland City Commission unanimously approved the use of the Usher Community Center for the Chiefland Quarterback Club's annual Chiefland Indians football banquet on Dec. 18.

    At the same time, the commission approved donating the usage fee for the center back to the club.

    CMHS Football Coach Aaron Richardson won the commission approval in Monday's meeting.

    Dec. 22 meeting cancelled

  • Higher birth weight points to higher marks in school

    By April Frawley Birdwell

    UF Health writer

    It’s no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern University shows that lower weights at birth also have an adverse effect on children’s performance in school, which is likely due to the early health struggles small babies often face.

  • Elder Option hearing

     Elder Options will host a public hearing at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 to inform participants of an Older Americans Act service that Elder Options is proposing to provide directly through its Area Plan on Aging Update for 2015 (2013-2015 cycle). The service is the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program (aka Tai Chi for Arthritis). Participants will have the opportunity to make public comments.

    Persons with disabilities should contact Elder Options at least 48 hours prior to the meeting in order to request any special assistance.

  • CHS health students trek to Santa Fe

    On Oct. 16, Chiefland High School's Health Academy freshmen and  sophomores had the opportunity to visit Santa Fe College (SCF) in Gainesville.  

    The students were given a guided tour by the college's health program director. Students were able to closely examine many of the Health Science programs offered at SCF. They include: x-ray technician, nuclear medicine technician, cardiovascular technician, and also the nursing, respiratory and dental programs. They learned what the college has to offer along with a variety of things in the medical field.

  • Church News for the week of Dec. 11

    Cookie walk at St. John the Evangelist's

       St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church's St Vincent de Paul Society will have a cookie walk on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

       All are invited to come in to choose a whole or half bag of homemade goodies and get all of your Christmas cookie needs taken care of in one place. There will be a wide assortment. The funds raised will be used to buy food for the food shelf.

    For more information, call 949-3607.

    Christmas program at Lighthouse Word

  • UF/IFAS process can convert human waste into fuel in space

    By Brad Buck

    bradbuck@ufl.edu

    Until now, the waste has been collected to burn up on re-entry. What’s more, like so many other things developed for the space program, the process could well turn up on Earth, said Pratap Pullammanappallil, a University of Florida associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering.

    “It could be used on campus or around town, or anywhere, to convert waste into fuel,” Pullammanappallil said.

  • Chiefland police chief's contract renewed

    The annual contract for Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas, who has been at the helm of the department for 10 years, was unanimously renewed on Monday by the Chiefland City Commission.

    The vote was 4-0 for renewal with Commissioner Rollin Hudson absent from the special meeting. Douglas was given a total of 990 points out of a cumulative score of 1300 and a composite score of 3.74 with 5.0 being perfect.

  • Pie in the eye

    Chiefland Elementary School's top-scoring students on last year's FCATs got their reward on Friday, Dec. 5, when they “pie-ed” Principal Angela Thomas, faculty and staff in front of fellow students in the fourth and fifth grades.

    The pies are really whipped cream on paper plates, instead of the usual crust-filling-cream ones students usually consume.