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Today's News

  • What it is that we must remember

     This week marks the beginning of turkey season in my area. After months away from matching wits with a big gobbler, I’m excited to hear his familiar sound echo throughout the woods. His voice is unique to all of hunting and yet is so recognizable. It really doesn’t take a great hunter to know when he is in turkey country. He does not have to look for the signs, only listen for the sounds. He will let you know where he is hanging out. 

  • Philman to be Rotarian governor in 2012

    He’s a governor in training and he’s wasting no time learning the ins and outs of his new position 18 months before he takes office.

  • Rotary gets education on GED

  • Students of the Month

     From left, Sierra Caruthers, Chiefland Middle School, Mayor Teal Pomeroy and Vance Renaud, Chiefland High School.

    Caruthers, Renaud and Emily Stefanic (not pictured) were the March Students of the Month.

  • Traffic stop ends in suicide

    INGLIS — A routine traffic stop turned deadly Thursday evening when the driver, a 30-year-old Dunnellon man, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Levy County Road 337, about 5 miles south of C.R. 121.
    A State Department of Agriculture enforcement officer stopped a white pickup truck in the Goethe State Forest after 6 p.m., Levy County Sheriff Johnny Smith and Sheriff’s Maj. Evan Sullivan said on Friday.

  • Levy County Sheriff's reports and most wanted April 14

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 4, Cris Alan Arnold, 48, Englewood, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.
    n April 10, Jeffrey Steven Baggett, 35, Bronson, DWLSR and possession of crack cocaine. Bond $6,000.
    n April 4, David Adam Bandt, 27, Archer, VOP domestic battery.
    n April 8, James Patrick Blundy, 41, Lincolnton, Ga., grand theft and dealing in stolen property. Bond $7,500.
    n April 8, Rebecca Louise Bussom, 48, Bronson, domestic battery-elderly. Bond $10,000.

  • Division of Forrestry announces longleaf pine ecosystem restoration

     
     The Division of Forestry at the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced recently the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem Restoration Landowner Incentive Program will be accepting applications from non-industrial private forest landowners Monday, April 11 through Friday, May 6.

  • Levy loggers named master loggers

    Two loggers from Levy County were recently awarded the designation of Florida Master Logger.  
    B.J. Casson and Mike Studstil, now officially Master Loggers, return to their businesses with enhanced credentials to offer logging and forestry services in this growing segment of the local and state economy.

  • Volunteer honored

       Hospice of the Nature Coast honored over 100 volunteers and guests from its Alachua and Chiefland teams with a Mystery Theater Dinner Party at the Great Outdoors Restaurant in High Springs.
       Mary Richardson (center of photo), of Chiefland, was one of those honored. Richardson’s first work experience is as a volunteer at the new Chiefland Thrift & Gift Shoppe, where she has been for close to a year and has provided almost 1,000 hours of service.

  • CHS sophomore serves at capital

       Logan Smith, a sixth generation Levy County resident, was sponsored by Rep. Leonard Bembry to serve as a messenger at the capitol March 14 - 18. Logan is the son of Stoney and Laura Smith, of Fanning Springs.
       Logan is a sophomore at Chiefland High School and an honor roll student. He also competes on the high school golf and track teams. He's active in BETA, student government, FBLA and FCA.