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Today's News

  • City wide tent revival report

    By James Hurst
      Congratulations  to participating churches of Levy --- you set a record this past Saturday. You took the big Crusades for Christ tent from the semi-trailer to a standing tent in a mere four hours. To the thirty of so people who were on site we offer a great big THANK YOU!  This coming Saturday (25th) we will meet again at 7:30 a.m. to install the chairs, platform, lighting, video/audio equipment and we will need you once again.

  • A place of refuge

    While on the big island of Hawaii, Linda, J.R., and I chanced to come across a site known as, The Place of Refuge.  The object of war, in those days before the missionaries came to their island, was to exterminate the enemy, which included anyone who belonged to the opposing side.  Those too old, too young, or those unable to fight could find safety in the sanctuary.  Defeated warriors also came to the “pu’uhonua,” where they could wait in safety until the battle was over.  Their allegiance would then be to the victor.

  • TV Winner

    Margaret Wright of Trenton was not going to check whether she had the lucky number in a drawing for a 42-inch television at Chiefland Chrysler Dodge Jeep. But her daughter did and Wright, left, won the TV being presented by Slate Hodges, sales manager at the dealership.  "I watch a good bit of TV with keeping the grands three times a week," Wright said.

  • “Gentlemen, start your engines!”

    The most famous words in motor racing return to the local airwaves when the NASCAR Sprint Cup series kicks off the 2012 season at Daytona International Speedway with the Daytona 500. Complete coverage of the Daytona 500 will be on AM940 in Chiefland and AM1240 in Cross City,  the New WZCC Sunday beginning at noon.
    Call 352-498-0304 or find us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/WZCCRadio.

  • Floridians get $8.4 billion in mortgage settlement

    On Thursday, the U.S. government announced a $25 billion settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses and unacceptable nationwide mortgage servicing practices.

  • NRA finds a gun safety friend

    Howell "Trip" Lancaster, the Central Florida field representative for the National Rifle Association, made his annual speech to the Chiefland Rotary to pitch the annual fundraiser for the NRA Foundation. But he got more than he sought.
    After talking politics, Lancaster spoke to the Rotarians about the non-profit foundation's annual fundraiser being held on July 26.  The dinner is the third largest in the state and brings in more than $100,000 for the foundation's projects.

  • Klein celebrates 10 years of Cracker Days

    By SHARON HUSTON
    For the Riverland News

    Rainbow Springs State Park staff, Friends of Rainbow Springs (FORS) members and volunteers have begun preparations for the annual Cracker Days event, which is presented for the public each February. This year the event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Feb. 23

    Through March 4

    Bellamy Road exhibit
    Author and historian Carolyn Cohens, a self-taught artist from Chiefland, is part of an exhibit "Variations on a Dream: Black History, Liberation & Spirituality" at Bellamy Road in Melrose. Cohens' acrylic paintings celebrate the folk-life of African-Americans in Levy County and the surrounding region.

  • Court dispositions published Feb. 23

    n Hants Q. Harrelson, burglary  and three counts of larceny between $300-$5,000, 1 year 7 days with credit for 106 days served and 36 months probation on each; burglary and larceny between $300-$5,000, nolle pros. Must pay civil judgment and $1,800 restitution.
    n Courtney Harvey, burglary, nolle pros; aggravated battery, 42 months with credit for 108 days served. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for Feb. 23

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Feb. 13, Eugene Jehue Cannon, 78, Inglis, FTA. Bond $2,000.
    n Feb. 15, Thomas Joseph Carlisle Jr., 19, Bronson, violation of injunction, FTA. Bond $10,000.
    n Feb. 15, John Christopher Champion, 22, Chiefland, robbery with weapon, aggravated battery on a person with a deadly weapon. Bond $400,000.
    n Feb. 13, Stanley Charles Collins, 38, Northwest Reform, Ala., DWLS habitual, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.