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Today's News

  • Sloppy scrimmage

    Penalties, fumbles, a safety and players unsure if they’re on a certain special team made up a typical spring intrasquad scrimmage for Chiefland.

    Hundreds sprinkled the stands and lined the fence on the home side of Wayne Pridgeon Stadium on Friday for a first look at the 2011 Indians. Fans witnessed many miscues, but also got glimpses of greatness as the Gold held off a late rally by the Blue to win 29-26.

  • Scott vetoes CF Levy Campus money

    Gov Rick Scott's office has released his list of vetoed projects in the state budget and the $4.8 million appropriation for the College of Central Floria Levy Campus was on it.

    The money was for the first phase of construction on 35 acres donated to the school north of Chiefland.

    This is the second blow for the campus as Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a $14.8 million appropriation to build the campus in the 2010 budget.

  • Levy gets presidential candidate visit

    It's not even 2012 and Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee and Mitch Daniels have dropped out of the Republican presidential nomination race.
    The wannabes are lining up to take their place.
    Florida has a presidential primary next year and most analysts say the state is in play. Look for the big population areas to get the candidates' attention.
    They won't stop in Levy County to ask for votes.
    But that is changing.

  • OUR VIEW: Buy the lights

    It was August 2009 when the city closed the door on the idea of purchasing Christmas lights.
    Vice Mayor Teresa Barron had suggested the city consider buying lights rather than renting. She did a little research and found the manufacturer that supplied the rental company would sell the fixtures that adorn poles along U.S. Highways 27A and 19 for $14,000 with a three-year warranty.
    Barron dreamed big, suggesting the city could buy fixtures for 100 light poles for $23,000.
    The city fathers fretted.

  • Commission riles residents with closing of road

    Residents of Ocala Highlands West who packed the Levy County Commission meeting Tuesday morning were outraged by the board's 2-1 decision to close the only Levy County road they have used to go in and out of their neighborhood.
    Southwest 216 Terrace, between County Road 464 and Southeast 59th Lane, is six-tenths of a mile long and it is owned, not by Levy County, but by descendants of Emory Priest, who requested its closure.

  • Roadside Revelations
  • Life on the edge, a man’s domain

    By GARY MILLER

    Outdoor Truths

  • Peace, love and a sound haircut

    By GUY SHEFFIELD

    But Anyway ...

  • Bronson Chamber elects new officers

  • Haven welcomes new COO

       Haven Hospice has named Paul E. Ver Hoeve II the new senior vice president and chief operating officer.
       Prior to joining Haven, Ver Hoeve served in a number of executive leadership roles in operations and business development for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions at national home health and senior living organizations.