Today's News

  • Sheriff’s office moves to silent dispatch

    Officials with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office said in a meeting last week that the agency needs to hire four new dispatchers and switch over to a communication system known as silent dispatching.
    “I really do believe our county will be better served,” Sheriff Johnny Smith told about 25 representatives from various agencies throughout the county in attendance at the meeting held at the sheriff’s office.

  • EMS cuts in service just a rumor

    Citizens and medics packed the Levy County Board of Commissioners meeting room to let the commissioners know the county's Emergency Medical Services should be kept at the same level and possibly improved.
    The crowd of about 70 people filled every chair and lined the walls as the commission had a workshop Tuesday dubbed a discussion on "current and future county issues and EMS."

  • Boys will deliver speeches at CHS graduation

    Chiefland High School senior Mark Tolentino was not fooled for a moment when he was called to the principal's office for being in trouble, or so he says. He said he expected to see his parents there because he needed a signature on some paperwork.
    Instead he was informed he will be the top graduate in the CHS Class of 2011 and will be its valedictorian.
    Fellow senior Jacob Reidy, on the other hand, wondered if he needed to wear a catcher's mask to protect himself when he was notified to get to principal Bill Tovine's office.

  • Chiefland man charged in armed home invasion

    A Chiefland man is among three people charged in an armed home invasion at a Williston house occupied by an 81-year-old woman and a home health care worker, according to a Levy County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    Arrested in the incident on County Road 335 — Northeast 75th Street — are Hillary "Hill" Henderson, 20, of Chiefland and Craig Allen Pitts, 20 of Morriston. Pitts, who is said to have masterminded the robbery, is the son of the home health care worker and had worked in the home as a nighttime house sitter.

  • You get what you give

    On Saturday, Dec. 18, the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens enjoyed their Second Annual LARC Christmas Celebration sponsored by Calvary Worship Center of Chiefland at the Tommy Usher Pineland Center.  Under the direction of the Executive Director, Betty Stockton-Walker, the Board of Directors, family and community, LARC’s mission is to work with their clients, offering services that will teach them life management skills and tap talents that will not only enrich their own lives but the lives of others. 

  • Confidence high for Lady Indians

    Expectations are higher than ever for Chiefland's softball team in 2011. Last season, the Lady Indians posted a 20-4 overall record and a 14-0 mark in 2A District 5 play.

    This season, they will be tested quickly, with games this week against Williston at home on Tuesday and at Santa Fe on Friday. Both opponents reached the regional tourney last season and are part of a two-game, home-and-home series for Chiefland.

  • Seniors, pitching to power Chiefland baseball

    A savvy group of seniors and a strong pitching staff are expected to be the strengths of Chiefland's baseball team this season.

    Seniors Brent Slaughter, Jake Reidy and Bo Beauchamp are right-handed pitchers that give the Indians a dangerous stable of arms as it enters the 2011 season, which was set to begin on Tuesday against Bronson at home.

  • Scoring droughts doom Lady Indians

    Three long scoring droughts to open three quarters led to the Chiefland Lady Indians ending their season on a losing note in the first round of the 2A District 5 tournament at Hawthorne last Tuesday.

    Shooting slumps to start the first, third and fourth quarters were the difference in a 45-25 loss against Hawthorne. 

  • Roadside religion
  • Church News for the week of Feb. 10

    n Methodist men meet Saturday
    The regular second Saturday breakfast meeting of United Methodist Men is at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Fellowship Hall of the Chiefland First United Methodist Church, 707 N. Main St.
    n UMC honors those married in church