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Today's News

  • 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 Santos Bautista, burglary, nolle pros.
    n Drew J. Bennett, larceny by theft between $300 and $5,000 and dealing in stolen property, 24 months probation on each, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and $40 restitution.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for June 16

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n June 7, Randy Edward Baggett, 52, Cedar Key, VOP, RWV.
    n June 9, Danny Dewayne Boettner, 34, Old Town, conceal information to obtain prescription. Bond $15,000.
    n June 10, James Edward Foster, 27, Chiefland, petit theft, criminal mischief, burglary of vehicle. Bond $9,000.
    n June 10, Jonathan Dwight Kirkland, 20, Chiefland, false information to law enforcement and petit larceny. Bond $2,500.
    n June 7, Dorothy Mae Raynor, 36, Williston, child abuse/neglect. Bond $20,000.

  • Students of the Month

    Chiefland Commissioner Frank Buie, center, presents awards to May's Students of the Month. Dalton Tiner, left, was honored as Chiefland Elementary School's Student of the Month. Sarah Stephenson, right, was honored as Student of the Month at Chiefland Middle School. Katelyn Jenkins, not pictured, was Chiefland High School's choice for the month of May.

  • Education Briefs

    Tri-County student on FIT dean's list
    Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne announced Lindsey Hastie of Trenton  and Tyler Smith of Bell have been named to its Deans List for the spring semester 2009.
    To be included on the Dean's List, a student must complete 12 or more graded credits in a semester with a semester grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.4.

  • Military News

    Army Pvt. Matthew C. McKinney, son of Michael McKinney of Chiefland and Tammi Reda of St. Cloud, has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.  The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

  • Birth: Madylyn Christina Baker Johnson

    Madylyn Christina Baker Johnson was born Monday, May 9, 2011, at North Florida Women's Center, in Gainesville. She joined her big brother, Aydan and her parents, Heather Baker, of Chiefland and Chuck Johnson, of Bronson. Her maternal grandparents are Tim and Erin Baker, of Chiefland.

  • Log Cabin Qulters for June 16

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
     The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, June 9, at the Levy County Quilt Museum.    Quilting was done on the Log Cabin Quilt in the frame.   We have more quilt tops to be done but in the summer everyone has much to do at home.
    We’ve had more fruits and vegetables to be brought in.   All this takes time to can or freeze and we very much appreciate everything that comes in.

  • Gramps vs. The Brat

    Let us consider the strange case of Richard Childress and Kyle Busch.

    Childress is the last vestige — full-time, anyway — of old school in NASCAR team ownership. He and Dale Earnhardt made a perfect match. Childress interacted as easily with Bud Moore and Junior Johnson as he now does with Rick Hendrick and Roger Penske. Childress's success is grounded in the way that he manages to bridge the generations.

  • Outdoor briefs - 6-16-11

    Nature Coast Fishing Clinic

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is inviting youth ages 6-16 to participate in a free, one-day fishing clinic at Sen. George Kilpatrick Marine Lab in Cedar Key. Clinics will be July 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Five years of service

    City of Chiefland employee Candy Pipkins, left, receives a pin from City Manager Grady Hartzog Monday night for five years of service with the city. Pipkin is a staff assistant at City Hall who mainly works for the utility department. She also handles scheduling for the parks and recreation department and handles some of the city’s payroll.