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Today's News

  • Reunion

    The Annual  Gulf Hammock Homecoming and Smallwood Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. at Henry Beck Park in Gulf Hammock.
    Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Plates, utensils, cups, tea, and ice will be furnished. Those participating are asked to please bring a covered dish and chairs. Friends, relatives, residents, and former residents of Gulf Hammock are invited.
    For more information, please call Amelia at 352-629-4438, Abby at 850-997-5153 or Donald at  225-698-9435.

  • Chiefland’s Women’s Golf Association returns

     On Sept. 8, our group was host to players from seven courses to play in our "Gator Golf" competition.  The University of Florida sent seven players. Quail Heights sent seven. Williston Golf Course sent two, and Haile Plantation sent two, Gainesville Country Club had two players, and Lake City Country Club sent four players. Chiefland Golf Association had 18 of our own ladies competing.

  • 4-H Sewing Camp keeps soldiers cool

    The 2009-2010 Levy County 4-H Sewing campers completed a community service project as part of the camps. They made necktie coolers for our soldiers. When soaked in cold water these necktie coolers expand and assist with keeping our soldiers cool.  
    And as it happens, one of the fiscal assistants at the University of Florida IFAS Family Nutrition Program is married to a soldier. He happened to be home on leave as the summer was ending and has agreed to accept the coolers and take them back to the soldiers.

  • Updated: Chiefland's Fuller verbally commits to Florida

    Chiefland High School softball standout Taylore Fuller has verbally committed to play for the University of Florida.

    Fuller said she committed to the Gators after her and her and her family met with the school Wednesday. Fuller will have a scholarship to play at UF.

    "After all the hard work that I've put in, and now it's paid off," Fuller said Friday. "This is what I was working for in softball my whole life."

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    BY WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was a great day.  We had a Church group over from Hawthorne to come by and visit.  Some we hadn’t seen in several years.  
    Sometimes they come to see if I’m still here and I tell them my Lord hasn’t come yet so I’m still here.

  • Engagement

    Mrs. Carolyn Cohens – Gent of Chiefland announces the engagement of her daughter Miss Katrina Cohens of Chiefland to David Williams Jr. of Gainesville. David is the son of Ms. Rosetta Joshua Williams and Mr. David Williams Sr. of Gainesville.

  • Court Dispositions

    The following persons were sentenced, found not guilty or the case nolle pros — dropped — in the Criminal Division of the 8th Circuit Court in Levy County. The information is taken from public records. VOP means violation of probation.

    n Jimenez Hernandez, production of marijuana and possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, 180 days with credit for 3 days served and 36 months probation; possession of paraphernalia, 180 days with credit for 3 days served, served concurrently.

  • Chiefland Police Department Reports

    The Chiefland Police Department reports the following arrests:
    n Veronica M. Martin, 32, of Macon, Ga., was arrested on Sept. 10, for retail theft less than $300 from Walmart.
    n Samuel S. Deloach, 39, of Chiefland, was arrested on Sept. 12, for disorderly intoxication and for retail theft less than $300 from Walgreens.
    n Juan Carlos Boch, 23, of Old Town, was arrested on Sept. 12, for reckless driving and for driving without a license.

  • Sheriff's Report

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Juan Vianney Huerta-Alonso, 29, Bronson, arrested Sept. 18, no driver’s license. Released on own recognizance.
    n Jena Marie Hindsley, 22, Old Town, arrested Sept. 17, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR). Released on own recognizance.
    n Shannon Evelyn White, 34, Fanning Springs, arrested Sept. 17, Violation of Probation (VOP) larceny,  VOP criminal mischief and VOP resisting  without violence. Bond $3,000.

  • Opportunities available now for conservation help and funding

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida has set a cutoff date of Oct. 29 to submit applications for several voluntary conservation programs to help eligible participants with technical and financial assistance for conservation practices to prevent soil erosion, improve water quality, restore wetlands and provide habitat for wildlife.