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Today's News

  • Daytime burglaries solved with arrest of duo

    By Buster Thompson

    Investigators from several agencies are still sifting through a cache of goods believed stolen by an Ocala couple suspected of burglarizing over 60 homes around central Florida.

    Darren Decker, 41, and his 44-year-old wife Jessica Baker were arrested April 18 during a traffic stop in Marion County on an arrest warrant stemming from a burglary that happened that day in Sumter County.

    They are being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center on charges of unarmed burglary and grand theft.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 28

    Today, April 21

    Citrus hospice holds volunteer training

    Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast will conduct its next General Orientation for new volunteers on Thursday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 304 N. Main St. in Chiefland.

    This prepares volunteers to assist in our offices, at the Thrift & Gift Shoppe, at Herry's Café and in community outreach work.

    To assist patients and their families, you will also need to complete the Patient Support Training Class, offered separately.

  • School health panel to hold last meeting

    The Levy County School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) will be conducting the end-of-year meeting Thursday, May 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. live via the internet.

    This meeting is open to the community, parents, students, business leaders, school districts, health agencies and elected officials.  The primary mission is to influence and support healthy lifestyles within our school and community. If you would like to participate, please contact Angie Phillips the SHAC Chair for more details at 352-486-5261 ext. 228 or Phillian@levy.k12.fl.us.

  • Candidate: Berlon Weeks for County Commission

    My name is Berlon Weeks and I would like to ask you for your vote for Levy County Commission, District 1.

  • Prom royalty

    By Monika Jordan

    Chiefland Middle High School’s prom was held on Saturday, April 9th at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville. CHS juniors and seniors and their dates filed in for their big night of fun.

  • Fly-In and Expo Saturday

    Organizers have described it as a community get together with some of the top ranked aerobatic pilots in the country.

    The second annual Cross City Fly-In and Expo is a free event taking place Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cross City Airport, and weather willing there will also be air balloon rides available around 7 a.m.

    "There should be some very interesting planes, a wide variety of styles," one of the event organizers Dana Sheffield of Fanning Springs said. There will be planes from the 1930s and 1940s to the newest ones built.

  • Aviation buff soars into new field with air show

    A fixture at local and county level government meetings, the mild mannered and unassuming Fanning Springs man who always seems to ask the pertinent questions on everyone's mind may not be known for what many would consider the great adventure that has filled his life.

    However, for Dana Sheffield flying airplanes was just that – a part of life. He went for his first airplane ride with his dad when he was two weeks old, Sheffield said according to what he'd been told by his parents who were both pilots.

  • Wet 'n' wild fun

    The 39th Annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race is all geared up for another year of wild and family fun times.

    The event will take place on Saturday, April 23 with proceeds benefiting the non-profit agency - ARC of Levy County.

    “It does a bunch for our organization,” ARC of Levy County Director Betty Walker said. It keeps their doors open and helps with operational expenses.

    “They work really hard at it too. We appreciate all they do,” she said.

  • Chiefland chamber meets Friday

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly membership luncheon on Friday, April 22, at noon at the Haven Hospice Community Center at 311 N.E. 9th St.

    Our meetings are informative, casual and fun. Prospective members are invited to join the members for lunch and to network with and meet other members of the Chiefland business community.

    Call 352-493-1849 to RSVP.

  • Lady Indians take on Frostproof Thursday

    The Chiefland Lady Indians, who clinched the 1A District 7 softball title last week, will be playing the Frostproof Lady Bulldogs in the first round of the regional playoffs.

    Last week's district title game between the Frostproof Lady Bull Dogs and the Taylor-Pierson Lady Wildcats for the 1A District 8 title was postponed to rain and was played Monday night. Taylor won 3-0.

    The Lady Indians host the first round game at home on Thursday, April 21 at 7 p.m.