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Today's News

  • CHAMPS

    Alden Davis sank a six-foot putt on No. 18 to lift Chiefland High's golf team to the Class 1A, District 7 title at the Mark Bostic Golf Course at the University of Florida on Monday.
    With the victory, the Indians qualify for Monday's regional tournament at Eagle Harbor Golf Course in Fleming Island.

  • Sheriff suspends three over missing money

    Three Levy County Sheriff's Office employees have been suspended without pay — and one has resigned — after an audit concluded money was not accounted for in their department, the office confirmed on Monday.
    "During an audit, we discovered the money was missing," said Maj. Evan Sullivan.
    Patricia Willis and Susan Everett are on suspension pending the outcome of an investigation, while Bonnie Babb resigned, said Sullivan. They were suspended on Sept. 14. All three worked in administration.

  • County Commission meets Monday at 9 a.m.

    The Levy County Commission found out Tuesday its Transit Department is driving a deal to purchase the Central Florida Electric Cooperative office complex in Chiefland and a grant to remodel it for a bus maintenance center.
    "I think the cart got out before the horse," said an obviously disgruntled Commission Chair Danny Stephens of Williston (D-District 5). "Something has gone wrong here."

  • HELPING HANDS — St. John’s hands out USDA food

     
     There will be a distribution of USDA foodstuffs on Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17  from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chiefland.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for Oct. 13

    The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, Oct. 6, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.  We have started our 2012 quilt.  It will be a Bible quilt and it is going to be very interesting when it is put together.
    We also want to tell you about Lancaster Correctional.   We started April 24, 1996, with Jarrod Jones and eight young men.  Through the next four years, we had their help building the museum. Today we have worked with over 4,000 inmates.  

  • Scouts pay tribute

       Boy Scouts of America scout Austin Ross needed a project to achieve his next rank. After mulling over a few ideas, he decided upon a flagpole for the yard at First United Methodist Church in Chiefland.
       Several businesses and groups in the area, as well as fellow scouts, helped Austin with the project, which included the construction of a flagpole and a concrete base.
       A commemorative plaque, honoring WWII Merchant Marine Seaman Robert H. Ross (Austin's grandfather), was fastened to the flag's pedestal.

  • Editorial toon for the week of Toc. 13
  • Quote of the week for Oct. 13

    "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

    Thomas Jefferson,
    Founding father

  • God has room enough in His heart

    By GARY MOORE

    Outdoor Truths

  • My grandfather and that new contraption: the telephone

    By JAMES SNYDER

    Out to Pastor