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Today's News

  • Community Calendar

    Friday

    Chiefland Library

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library are having a Meet and Greet at the library, 104 N.E. Third St. This casual get-together is at 7 p.m. Members and invited guests can socialize, have fun and learn about future programs slated for the library this year. The public is invited to attend.

    Saturday

    Levy Fair holds Poker Run

  • Week 4 Football: Wildwood 35, Chiefland 25

     Wildwoods Desmon Solomon ran for 297 yards and scored three big touchdowns as the Wildcats defeated the Indians, 35-25.

    Chiefland's Eugene Carter, Jakarr White and Jamantye Thompson each tallied more than 100 yards on the ground. Carter led the Indians in an attempted comeback in the fourth quarter, but was stopped as Chiefland lost its district opener.

    For more details, pick up this week's Chiefland Citizen.

  • Pony up another $15 for that traffic ticket

    Watch your speed, make sure the kids are restrained and buckle up your seatbelt because it will cost another $15 to pay your traffic ticket.

    The Levy County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday gave second and final approval to an ordinance slapping a $15 court building fee on “non-criminal traffic infractions.”

    The new fee was approved by the Legislature in its session earlier this year.

    Clerk of Court Danny Shipp said in July that 8,000 tickets are issued annually in Levy County and the new fee could raise about $120,000.

  • Williston blanks Chiefland 48-0, holds on to Levy Cup

     From the start, Williston was in control, while the Indians could only see red.

    Williston easily retained the Levy Cup for the second year in a row last Friday with a 48-0 blowout of county rival Chiefland.

    The Red Devils (3-0) pounced early with a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dalton Edwards to running back Deonte Welch on their opening possession. The Indians followed with a 3-and-out that was stamped with quarterback Eugene Carter getting sacked on 3rd and 9.

  • Bronson rallies, but falls late to Father Lopez

    DAYTONA BEACH — Daytona Beach Father Lopez needed to hold off a fourth-quarter Bronson rally to beat Bronson 27-22 last Friday night.

    Bronson, which struggled against the Lopez defense, stayed in the game with big plays. Its first two touchdowns came on a 43-yard interception return and an 85-yard kickoff return.

    After the Green Wave’s Taylor Crimmins scored his second touchdown — a 33-yard run around the left end — Lopez (1-2) was up 27-14 with 4:49 remaining in the game.

  • Bumped by test

    Levy County students did not watch President Barack Obama's speech to students on Sept. 8, prompting questions from teachers and parents as to why the speech was not shown live to area schools.

    Ann Coffel, of Williston, said she was surprised to hear from a teacher in the school district that the speech would not be shown live to students. Coffel said she comes from a family of educators, and Obama's speech would have been a worthwhile teaching opportunity.

  • Volleyball: Chiefland finds groove with win over Bell

     Chiefland swept Bell in three games last Tuesday to go above the .500 mark for the first time this season.

    The Indians defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 25-10, 25-16, 25-16. Chiefland also defeated Dixie on Thursday.

    In Game 1 Chiefland jumped to a quick 5-1 lead and never looked back to easily take the quick victory.

    Bell challenged some in the second game, but  a decisive kill by Kacey Miller to make it 12-6 regained momentum for the Indians.

  • Youth Football: Chiefland tops Branford 6-0.

     Randy Fuller scored the only touchdown of the day, handing Chiefland a 6-0 victory last Saturday in youth football action.

    Branford staged a late drive in an attempt to tie the game, but Fuller also secured the win with an interception. Chiefland improved to 1-1 for the season.

    In Saturday's other game, the Chiefland Braves lost to SVL Red, 52-8. 

  • School Foundation helps close money gap

    Everyone knows college can be an expensive proposition for parents.

    The tuition. The textbooks. The living expenses. Over four years or more, it adds up quickly.

    But for Levy County students, the Levy County Schools Foundation can help students — and parents — with some of the costs of higher education.

    Coordinator Angela Johnson said that the foundation provides much needed financial assistance to Levy County students. Though the scholarships don't cover all higher education costs, every little bit helps.

  • Bronson man rebuilds life after found not guilty

    Dennis Russell, 45, has been busy trying to regain pieces of his old life.

    Since being found not guilty by a jury on Aug. 28 on charges of lewd and lascivious behavior with a child under the age of 12 and participating in a sex act with a child in custodial care, the road has been difficult for Russell.

    The charges were filed after a teen wrote a note to a teacher accusing him of the behavior.

    Russell, who spent 53 days in the Levy County Jail, before being bailed out on the charges in December 2007, was well known at the time of his arrest in the fall of 2007.