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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Decision defies logic, tradition parents say

    Andrew Caplan

    When Ina Elliott got wind of the transportation change in the Levy County School District, she was not happy.

    Initially, she thought she would have to take her son to Dunnellon High School, but later learned she would need to get to Buddy Risher Park to ride the Marion County school bus.

    Elliott takes her neighbor’s son to the bus stop as well. The two students used to be picked up in front of their houses by Levy County buses and transported to Dunnellon High.

  • 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.

  • McCallum seeks re-election as sheriff

    Sheriff Bobby McCallum announces his bid for re-election as Sheriff of Levy County. McCallum, completing his first term as Sheriff, has over 33 years of law enforcement experience. He has served with the Florida Highway Patrol, the Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney's Office and the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Chiefland hospital dead again

     

    For the second time in three years, hopes for a hospital to be built in Chiefland have been dashed.

    The latest bad news came during the City Commission meeting on Monday evening after City Manager Mary Ellzey said CBC Real Estate Group and NeuHealth would fail to meet the state's Jan. 27 deadline to open their books and prove they have $27 million to build a 28-bed hospital in order for the city to receive a $1.5 million infrastructure grant from the state.

  • 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.