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Today's News

  • Inglis police force may be axed

    By Mike Wright

  • Chiefland Chamber meets Friday

     The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce meeting is Friday, Feb. 24, at noon the Haven Hospice Care Center conference room, located at 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.
     Lunch ordered in and sponsored by Haven Hospice.
     Members are asked to RSVP as soon as possible bu calling the chamber office at 493-1849 or emailing chieflandchamber@bellsouth.net.
    Each month the lunches will be sponsored by a different local Chamber member business throughout the year.

  • Chiefland students end long walk in style

    More than 200 Chiefland Elementary School students will have the opportunity on Saturday to complete 26.2 miles of walking and running that started at the beginning of the school year at the 5 Points of Life Kids Marathon in Gainesville.
    The 1.2-mile final "race" will cap off over a semester's worth of extracurricular achievement by the elementary schoolers.
    "I'm excited for the kids that go to the race," said Brandy Horne, one of the facilitators of the CES miles program. "They have a goal and they are very proud of it."

  • Pushing each other to the top

    Chiefland High School officials pulled Shelby Beauchamp out of class at about 8:30 a.m. Friday to deliver the bad news: She was in trouble for something that had gone down in the school’s parking lot.
    But Beauchamp didn’t buy it.
    “He (Principal Bill Tovine) was telling a story I didn’t believe. He was like (in an authoritative voice), ‘Did you get a sticker for your parking permit?’ ” Beauchamp said, laughing.

  • Chiefland recycling uncertain

    The recent loss of inmate crews from the closed Levy Forestry Camp has Chiefland City Commissioners worried about the fate of the city's relatively new recycling program.
    The issue was brought up at Monday night's meeting in preparation for the upcoming budget process. City staff wanted to know how the commission felt about making the current recycling program mandatory.

  • School board honors teacher, staff of year

    The Levy County School Board announced the Teachers and Educational Staff Professionals of the Year for all 14 county schools at its Feb. 7 meeting where a large crowd of county educators packed the school board conference room.
    Early Buddy Wyckoff of Williston High School was named Teacher of the Year. Williston Elementary School's Demeris "Dee" Arrington was selected as ESP of the year.

  • Quincey announces for school post

    My name is Kyle Quincey, and I am campaigning for the District 2 seat on the Levy County School Board.  I believe that I have the unique blend of education, experience, and investment that make me a highly qualified candidate to serve on our School Board.  

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Feb. 16

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests:
    n Feb. 7, Mary Richardson Bloom, 59, Williston, non support of children or spouse. Bond $11,928.
    n Feb. 7, Cassandra Rachelle Cason, 24, High Springs, two out of county warrants.
    n Feb. 7, James Allen Ellerby, 18, Chiefland, battery. Bond $25,000.
    n Feb. 8, Timothy Ray Fields, 27, Bronson, three lewd lascivious behavior victim older 12-16. Bond $400,000.
    n Feb. 12, Javi Perlta Herrera, 26, Trenton, operating motor vehicle w/o valid license.

  • Court dispositions published Feb. 16

    n Jeremy Drake, burglary, 180 days with credit for 73 days served and 24 months probation; criminal mischief under $1,000, 180 days with credit for 73 days, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and $162 restitution.

  • Man jailed in sex crime

    Timothy Ray Fields Jr., 27, of Bronson, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 8 on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Sheriff's Cpl. Mike Bell and Deputy Kevin Kink investigated the complaint from a juvenile who told them she had been raped two weeks ago in Fields' vehicle. She said she delayed reporting the crime because she was scared.
    Bell obtained a tape statement from Fields confessing to the incident.
    Fields is in Levy County Jail on a $400,000 bond.