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Today's News

  • City adopts amendment, balancing budget

    The city has managed to balance its 2008-09 fiscal-year budget after adopting an amendment that showed increases and re-allocations in several funds.

    The commission voted unanimously 5-0 Monday night to adopt the amendment to the general revenue fund.

    According to a city budget report, there was a $37, 940.35 increase to the general revenue fund for the fiscal year.  Grants to local law enforcement and fire rescue services account for most of the increase, but the report showed $17,000 came in the form of donations from private individuals and businesses.  

  • Drug bust over in seconds

    Six months of planning and drug buys went up like a puff of smoke on Friday when more than 40 officers from seven state and federal agencies raided three homes in Chiefland.

    Dubbed Operation Trick or Treat, officers from Chiefland and Gainesville police departments,  Levy, Alachua and Dixie counties, state Parole and Probation and the U.S. Marshal Office met at a location south of the city and made plans to enter as many as five homes and serve warrants for 85 felonies and 15 misdemeanors.

  • Pistol class raises funds for family

    This course will qualify for Florida Concealed Weapons Permit. Class will be held Saturday, Nov 7 starting at 8 a.m. in the Levy County Sheriffs Office classroom, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson. The cost is $50 dollars and all proceeds benefit the Cates Family, five children whose mother who died after she was struck by a truck while jogging outside of Bronson.

     Sign up by calling (352) 486-5111 call Patty Galyean or Scott Finnen or email sfinnen@levyso.com

  • Chamber News

    Chiefland

    Bell chosen president for 2010

    Nancy Bell of Bell & Westbury Accounting, has been chosen by the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to lead the group in 2010 as president.

    The election of Bell, a Levy County Commissioner and chairman of the commission, was announced at the Chamber's last official meeting of the year on Oct. 23.

  • Beck aims high for Chiefland hoops

    The Chiefland High basketball team has been undisciplined in the past, but those days are over,  coach Mike Beck told the Chiefland Rotary Club on Oct. 21.

    Beck, who is in his first season, briefed the Rotarians on what to expect this season. Beck, who retired from coaching in 2005 to move to Indiana and raise horses, returned to the Chiefland area a year ago. He previously coached in Lecanto.

    “The basketball team this year is not what it has been,” Beck said.

  • Despite late push, Branford stomps Bronson

    Bronson’s offense came alive in the second half, scoring 24 unanswered points last Friday night against Branford.

    It’s a shame the Eagles were already down 57-0 when the scoring started.

    Branford pummeled visiting Bronson 63-24, totaling 367 rushing yards as team and hammering the Eagles’ defense early.

    The Buccaneers also capitalized early on Bronson’s mistakes, opening the scoring with a 65-yard punt return for a score by John Perry after the Eagles’ first drive stalled. A two-point conversion gave Branford a quick 8-0 lead.

  • Blue Wave sinks Indians in 2A-5 volleyball tournament

     BELL — Chiefland High School’s volleyball team found a sudden spark in its third game against P.K. Yonge on Tuesday night, making a district powerhouse look not just mortal, but vulnerable.

    But it was too little, too late as the Blue Wave swept the Indians, 25-10, 25-5, 25-19, knocking them out of the District 2A-5 Tournament.

  • Church News

    Sims speaks Sunday at Lighthouse Word

        

    Pastor Jacinto Sims, one of the nation’s most sought after worship leaders, will be speaking at Lighthouse Word Church  at the Sunday, 10:30 a.m. service.  Sims has been privileged to have led worship for ministries such as Myles Munroe, Joyce Meyers, Clint Brown, Juanita Bynum, Ron Kenoly, John Bynum and many more.  For more information, please call 493-1554.  A nursery will be provided for the service.

    Women of Good Shepherd hold bazaar

     

  • Cantata for veterans has two performances

    Two performances of the cantata, “Prayer for America” are scheduled to honor veterans. The Old Town United Methodist Church choir will present “Prayer for America” as its third annual Veterans Day remembrance. The first performance will be on Saturday night, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Dixie Cultural Center (the “old” Old Town School at the corner of County Road 349 South and State Road 55A.) The performance is open to the public and veterans and their families.

  • Chiefland: Home to safe money

    While most of us are flabbergasted at what is happening with the big Wall Street firms taking risks, enriching themselves and gorging at the government trough, we should remember this isn't the first time folks felt like the money changers deserved a good flogging.

    TheStreet.com rates 98 percent of Florida's banks as not so healthy.

    An Oct. 14 article on TheStreet said of 293 banks and thrifts still existing in the state, only seven had recommended ratings. It's important to note that TheStreet.com is respected for its conservative bank rankings.