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Today's News

  • Middle school voters choose Santorum


    Chiefland Middle School students held their own presidential preference primary on Tuesday and the big winner was Rick Santorum, followed by Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
    Ballots were passed out to students after the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the school day and collected at the end of the first period to be tabulated by teacher Gerry Lawrence.
                   
     

  • Gingrich wins Levy GOP primary vote

    Mitt Romney may have carried Florida but it was Newt Gingrich who carried Levy County in Tuesday's GOP  presidential primary. But the good news was not in the results, but in the voting itself.
    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections website reported — all precincts in — that 3,632 of the county's 8,457 registered Republicans cast ballots.
    That number was music to the ears of County GOP Executive Committee Chair Michelle Finnen.

  • Beth Davis retiring from school board

    From Beth Davis, District 2 school board member—To the citizens of Levy County:
    I would like to announce my intention not to run for re-election for the Levy County School Board, Dist. 2 position.
    I want to thank the people of Levy County for allowing me to serve in this capacity for the past 12 years. I consider this experience an honor.
    Many changes are taking place at the district, state and federal level in our schools.  Our teachers and staff have faced the challenge put before them in every situation.  Thank you for a job well done.

  • Osborn Barker seeking re-election as property appraiser

    Dear Levy County Residents,    
    It is with a heart full of gratitude and appreciation for the opportunity that you have given me over the past 3 plus years, that I hereby announce my intention to seek re-election as Your Levy County Property Appraiser. I am truly grateful and humbled that you chose to elect me to serve you, the residents of this wonderful County, in this position of leadership.

  • Cyndee Munkittrick announces for Levy County judge

    Chiefland attorney, Cyndee Munkittrick wants to be your Levy County Judge. Cyndee graduated from the University of Florida College of Law and opened a private law firm in Chiefland in 1996.  She and her husband, the late Thomas (Tom) A. Munkittrick, were law partners in the Munkittrick Law Firm in Chiefland until Tom's death in 2003.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Feb. 2

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Jan. 28, Walter Reed Avery, 71, Chiefland, trespassing. Bond $15,000.
    n Jan. 29, Jennifer Lynn Boymer, 29, Morriston, battery.
    n Jan. 28, Jeffrey Broederdorf, 31, out of county warrant, OWV. Bond $25,000.
    n Jan. 27, Daries Cody Carter, 25, Chiefland, out of county warrant. Bond $1,300.
    n Jan. 27, Jessica Ann Carver, 31, Morriston, DUI. Bond $10,000.
    n Jan. 24, Montrez Lamont Charles, 23, Ocala, VOP. Bond $5,000.

  • Court dispositions published Feb. 2

    n Sammy Dewayne Carr, driving with revoked license, adjudication withheld, 12 months probation; no vehicle registration, 1 day with credit for one day served. Must pay jail fund and probation costs.
    n Gary Mason Clark, VOP on driving while license is revoked for habitual traffic offenses, probation revoked, new 3 year drug offender probation.
    n Earnest Clay Collins, driving while license is revoked for habitual traffic offenses, 180 days with credit for 44 days served. Must pay civil judgment.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 2

    January

    AARP driving classes
    Florida is a mandated state and any insurance company doing business in Florida must give a discount to those completing an AARP Safe Driving Course.  Open to individuals age 50 and older.  Contact your agent for discount amounts.  Update yourself to earn a discount and get newly enacted motor vehicle and traffic laws.  Course fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 all others.  Call instructor Linda Cochran at 352-493-1742 to register for the following Levy County classes. All being at 9 a.m.:

  • Bamboo at Kanapaha

       Kanapaha Botanical Gardens' 30th Annual Winter Bamboo Sale is now underway.  Kanapaha has the state's largest collection of bamboos and annually offers bamboos for sale on a dug-to-order basis from Jan. 1 until March 1.  Fifteen types are offered this year, including Buddha Belly Bamboo, Stripestem Bamboo, Golden Goddess, Chinese Goddess and the incomparable Black Bamboo.  See price/availability listings at www.kanapaha.org/calendar or call 352-372-4981. Bamboo workshop Sat., Feb 11, 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., $10 indiv., $15 couple.

  • Chiefland artist exhibits in Melrose

       Author and historian Carolyn Cohens, a self-taught artist from Chiefland, will be part of a show "Variations on a Dream: Black History, Liberation & Spirituality" celebrating African-American History Month at Bellamy Road in Melrose through March 4.
       Cohens' artworks celebrate the folk-life of African-Americans in Levy County and the surrounding region. In three series of acrylic paintings she depicts turpentining, spirituality, and the lives of individuals who carry the rich cultural traditions of her community.