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Today's News

  • CHS baseball falls to Providence

    Chiefland High School was ousted from the Region 2A-2 quarterfinals, falling 6-0 to host Jacksonville Providence last Wednesday.

    Providence used three pitchers in the shutout of the Indians, and advanced to play district rival Jacksonville Trinity Christian in the regional semifinal.

    The Indians end their season with an 18-8 record.

    Trinity Christian defeated District 2A-5 champion P.K. Yonge 4-2 in the other regional quarterfinal last Wednesday. The Blue Wave defeated Chiefland 11-4 on May 1 to win the district crown.

  • Third annual Hunter Working Group meets at Refuge

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge Hunter Working Group met at Refuge headquarters last week.  They drove from six counties and from as far away as Manatee and Pasco Counties to meet with management about the 2010-2011 hunting season.

  • Cedar Key waits for the oil

    Governor Charlie Crist declared a State of Emergency Monday in Levy and 12 additional counties in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. So far, Christ has declared a State of Emergency in 19 coastal counties along the panhandle and the west coast of Florida.

    The oil spill is located approximately 250 miles from Cedar Key and is discharging approximately 210,000 gallons per day.

  • Kindergarten Day at Whispering Wind

    Whispering Wind will hold Kindergarten Day for psoepective kindergarten students from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12.

    Parents and children can visit the school and meet the teachers.

    For more information call Angie at 352-490-5799

     

  • Levy County added to Florida’s State of Emergency

    By executive order, Governor Charlie Crist added 13 counties this morning to the original six included in Florida’s State of Emergency due to the Deepwater Horizon Incident.

    The coastal counties of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levy, Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee and Sarasota join already declared Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay and Gulf.

  • Yearty sentenced to federal prison

    Third-generation County Commissioner Sammy Yearty was ordered Monday to serve 33 months in federal prison followed by three years probation and pay $10,300 in fines for soliciting and accepting a part of a $10,000 bribe from an undercover FBI agent posing as a developer and lying to the FBI about it. Yearty, who has held office since being appointed in 1978 by then-Gov. Reubin Askew, was sentenced on Monday afternoon in Gainesville by federal District Chief Judge Stephan P.

  • Cedar Key watches, waits on oil spill's next move

    Governor Charlie Crist has added 13 counties — including Levy — to the original six included in his emergency declaration due to the Deepwater Horizon rig accident and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • CFCC to get $13 million for Levy campus

    Financially speaking, the wait is just about over for Central Florida Community College's new campus in Chiefland.

    After delays and worries over funding, CFCC will receive $13 million for the construction of a new campus on U.S. Highway 19, about 4.5 miles north of the current Levy Center. All that remains is for Gov. Charlie Crist to sign the approved budget into law.

    "We are dancing on the rooftops," CFCC Levy Center Interim Director Dr. Susan Chappell said. "Everyone is very excited."

  • Yearty sentenced to prison,probation, fined

    Sammy Yearty, the third generation in his family to serve on the Levy County Commission, was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison, three years probation and fined $10,300 on Monday for soliciting and accepting a $10,000 bribe from an undercover FBI agent posing as a developer and lying to the FBI about the bribe.

  • Florida ghost hunters come to Trenton

    Flashlight beams revealed the interior walls of the Old Gilchrist County Jail in Trenton to be alive with decay.  Layers of lead paint flaked from their surface, giving them the appearance of matted fur, occasionally punctuated by the bodies and spindly legs of spiders. If the walls could have spoken, they would have whispered the words: Get out.

    In one of the dark cells on the second floor of the building, three women gathered on the floor around small electronic devices, hoping to see them light up in response to questions they were asking.