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Today's News

  • Chiefland businesses to get safety inspections

    The City of Chiefland will begin inspecting businesses May 2 to ensure commercial businesses within city limits are in compliance with codes set by the National Fire Protection Association, according to the city's Building and Zoning Director Bill Hammond.
    "It's been around for quite some time," Hammond said about the Life Safety Code, "we just haven't had time to get around to it."
    The inspections, free of charge, will happen yearly and will begin in alphabetical order by business name.

  • Scallop season will open one week early

       Staff report
       Floridians received a gift today when it was announced that the bay scallop start date has been pushed up from July 1 to June 24, and extended for two weeks from Sept. 30 to Oct. 14.
       Midday Tuesday, Senator Charlie Dean emerged from a meeting with the Florida Cabinet in the Panhandle and announced that they approved his request to open scallop season one week early and extend the season for two weeks.

  • Log Cabin Quilters: April 21

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Museum director
     The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, April 14, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We had a great day. Many were out with sickness, doctor visits or other appointments, so we appreciate everyone who can come and be here on Thursday.   Next week we will have the Red Hat Ladies from Gainesville.
    Greg and six boys were out Wednesday and we did get about two weeks work done with mowing, cleaning flower beds, putting up a quilt, moving sewing machines and so much more.  Thanks Lancaster.

  • Birth: Gregory Adam Osteen

       Gregory Adam Osteen was born Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 7:22 p.m. at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Gregory weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  
       His parents are Shelby and Franklin Osteen, of Trenton. The maternal grandparents are Randy and Georgianna Williams, of Chiefland, and the paternal grandparents are Frank and Kim Osteen, of Otter Creek.

  • Military

      Army National Guard Pfc. Ari J. Rak, whose wife, Many, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Harrison, of Williston, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.  He is the son of Vikki Rak, of Smithridge Park, Reno, Nev.

  • Disabilities column by Daniel Vance

    I’m not afraid of  dementia
    Two years ago, I featured Sven Dorsey, who had read this column in the Lebanon (IN) Reporter. He said then to call back “in a couple years” so readers could track his progress with vascular dementia. After calling recently, what I learned about him surprised me.

  • Refuge manager transfers to Pacific Northwest

    Employees of Chassahowitzka and Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife refuges gathered for lunch on Thursday to bid farewell to Refuge Manager John Kasbohm. Kasbohm and his family are relocating to the Pacific Northwest where Kasbohm will assume the duties of refuge manager of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Oregon and Nevada.

  • 13 is a good number for graduates

    The number 13 might scare some people, but not this group.
    Dressed in their bright blue gowns and mortarboards, the latest class of graduates to receive their Florida state high school diplomas from the College of Central Florida Levy Center were covered in smiles.
    Among them, a father-daughter duo, James C. Barber, of Fanning Springs, and Cheyenne N. Barber, of Chiefland. And for father a small triumph as he was a high scorer on the reading test with 670.

  • School board tables decision on selling old high school property

    The Levy County School Board voted to table a decision on the possible sale of the old Bronson High School property to the city of Bronson at the board’s regular meeting Tuesday morning after being advised by Board Attorney Sheree Lancaster that  it cannot hold a mortgage on any property sold.

  • CF Levy Center offers Word, web design courses

    • The College of Central Florida Levy Center will offer Microsoft Word 2007 Intermediate beginning May 24. The course will meet Tuesdays from 6:15 - 9:15 p.m. through June 21. The fee is $119 and includes course materials.