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Today's News

  • Inglis Mason Lodge lauds community heroes

       Inglis Mason Lodge No. 324 held their 2nd Inaugural Public Services Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 6, and thanked outstanding first responders for their work.

    Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) employees, Firefighter Paul Shearer and Paramedic Paul Shear received awards for their dedication to serving the citizens and visitors of Levy County. Masonic Master Richard Corcoran presented the awards noting each nominee as a hero to the community.

    Also awarded a certificate of appreciation was Levy County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Finnen.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of September 11

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

    • Sept. 1, Ranie Ronald Baker, 55, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $250.

    • Sept. 1, Tammy Lyn Baker, 41, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $250.

    • Sept. 6, Brittany Eyvonne Blacketer, 20, Chiefland, battery.

    • Sept. 4, Jeffery Alan Cowart, 42, Williston, DWLS-habitual. Bond $10,000.

    • Sept. 3, Eva Marie Crooms, 48, battery. Bond $10,000.

  • Indians outlast Saints

    In the second half Friday night, the Chiefland Indians’ offense and defense faced something they hadn’t seen all year to this point in the season.

    What the Indians faced on their way to a 21-12 victory over Cedar Creek Christian wasn’t in the form of a particular player or scheme; what they faced comes with a better name, adversity.

    The Saints had just taken the opening kickoff of the second half 80 yards for a touchdown and the Indians led 7-6 after they blocked the Saints’ extra point attempt.

  • Property tax hearing tonight at courthouse

    Folks who want to be heard on this year's property tax and assessments bills will have their opportunity at 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday) when the Levy County Commission holds a public hearing at 6 p.m. in Courtroom A of the Levy County Courthouse. 

    The purpose of tonight's hearing is to determine the final assessments for emergency medical service, fire, solid waste and roads. At the end of the hearing the commission will vote on the final assessments. 

  • Farmers market back Saturday

    The Chiefland Farmers Market returns to the Old Depot Park/ Trailhead Park in south Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19/98 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Local farmers and vendors will be on hand with everything from pet pigeons to ducks, goats, eggs, soap, jams, jellies, meats and produce — including new Wacky Dos for those who need a new look.

    The market, sponsored by the City of Chiefland and organized by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, is on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month at the park.

    For more information, call 352-493-1849.

  • Remembering Fred Oliver, Sheriff's Office volunteer

    From the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

  • Locals keepin' it local

    By ASHLEY THORNTON

    Staff Writer

    There’s no doubt that shopping and buying local boosts the economy in the area, but businesses are not the only ones that benefit from this structure. In turn, those local businesses are supporting the community that they are also a part of.

  • Mobile dental unit returns to Chiefland

    The Florida Baptist Mobile Dental Unit will be at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland during the week of September 22-26, to perform FREE basic fillings and extractions to all approved adults 18 years of age or older.

    A required Pre-Screening and appointment scheduling will be held on Saturday, September 6  from 8:30 a.m.–noon at the First Baptist Church of Chiefland. 

    Bring a list of all current medications and a valid photo ID. 

    You will also need to know your total income for the previous month.   

  • Thefts prompt town to look into security systems

    Bronson is making moves toward beefing up the security of town facilities.

    The library, according to statements made in recent weeks, is the biggest issue. It's been repeatedly broken into over the years. Staff members say they believe intruders, who have stolen equipment and money, come through the windows at night after secretly unlocking them during the day.

  • We ruin public schools by holding back money, imposing demands

    By Marc Yacht

    ContexTFlorida

    Lee County must be commended for the courage to “just say no” to high-stakes testing.  Last week, the Lee County School Board voted to end all state-required testing in the county’s public schools.

    They have had enough with the Common Core agenda pushed by computer corporations and the Gates Foundation.