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Today's News

  • Now I Lay Me down to Count Sheep

     All my life, sleep has been a most trusted companion. I never leave home without it. It does not matter where I am or what I am doing, I can sleep at the drop of a hat.

     For years, I have heard of people who had problems sleeping at night. I have never been one of those people. I can sit down in a chair and in a few winks, the snoring machine begins. I can never understand people who could not sleep. I always thought they were kind of joking about the whole scenario. Then it happened to me this week.

  • Stay true to your Christianity

     I spent my last few days of this deer season in Alabama with Jonathon and Hubert (Hube). Jonathon brought Hube not only because they are friends but because it was Hube’s 80th birthday and because Hube loves to hunt. He likes hunting deer and turkey but he is especially keen on bear hunting where he walks the mountains following his pack of dogs. His slender frame is strong and healthy. I ask him how he stayed that way. He replied, “Good livin’ and good eatin’.”

  • Sheriff's Report

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

    •Jan. 18, Armando Alonso, 43, Archer, battery by strangulation, possession of marijuana, possession and/or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond $52,000.

    •Jan. 24, Rexford Batten, 31, Inglis, VOP.

    •Jan. 19, Christina Danielle Boyd, 34, Gainesville, DWLSR.

    •Jan. 18, Timothy Troy Brown, 44, Williston, battery. Bond $5,000.

    •Jan. 20, David Chilcote, 50, Williston, two out of county warrant, felony warrant. Bond $3,000.

  • Citrus, Levy students attend DHS, CRHS

    Mike Wright

    The wheels on the bus go ‘round and ‘round, but it’s money that greases the wheels.

    And with counties saying the state reimburses about 60 percent of the true cost of transportation, school districts like Citrus watch the bottom line with students who live along county lines.

    About a dozen Levy County students attend Crystal River High School, Citrus Assistant Superintendent of Schools Mike Mullen said.

  • 1/28/16 Community Calendar

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.

  • Funding woes mean tougher school choice for parents, students

    Andrew Caplan

    On the final day of school last year, Dunnellon High School student Alexander Wildey was sent home with a letter to notify his mother that the school bus would no longer pick him up in front of his house.

    Alexander doesn’t live in Dunnellon, or even Marion County. His family resides in Inglis.

    Rachel Wildey, Alexander’s mother, grew up in the area but attended Dunnellon High School as well, thanks to the Levy County School District offering door-to-door bus transportation.

  • Losing a legend

    West Park Avenue had nary a parking spot as guests were ushered into Knauff Funeral Home for the service of Ralph Dahlstrom, Jr. who died Jan. 18 at the age of 82. The lines of cars were eerily similar to Ralph's Burger House around lunch time.

  • Phone app aids in boaters’ rescues

    By Abdon Sidibe

    It is a navigational tool born out of tragedy, but in an ironic twist of fate, the first lives it helped save included the son of the Tampa businessman who created it.

    Jay Stipe, president of MiraTrex Inc., had just developed a GPS-driven boater navigational app, which can be loaded on an iPhone or iPad, as a reaction the tragedy during which two young mariners were lost on the east coast of the state. The remains of the young boys were never recovered.

  • Stars Gala shines on schools on Feb. 20

    The Levy County Schools Foundation is presenting its “Denim & Diamonds” Stars Gala fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m with doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Bronson Middle/High School.

  • Gun Classes

    Chiefland

    The Chiefland Fastpitch Booster Club will be holding a Concealed Weapons Permit class on Saturday, Feb. 6. Class is 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be at the Levy County Sheriff's Office, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson.

    This class will qualify an individual to apply for a Concealed Firearms License.

    The cost is $65 per person.

    Contact Jimmy Anderson or Melissa Lott to sign up. Class will be limited so be sure to sign up quickly.

    Bronson