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Today's News

  • Blair trial delayed again

    The federal trial of former Levy County economic development director Pamela Williams Blair, indicted in one of a series of high-profile public corruption cases, has been postponed again from Aug. 1 to Oct. 17.
    The trial on a November 2008 indictment on one charge of lying to the FBI was originally set for early 2009, but has been delayed a number of times for various reasons. Blair has denied the charge.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for July 21

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n July 14, James Gordon Ballengee, 46, Chiefland, failure to remit sales tax, refusal to pay or file return. Bond $5,000.
    n July 15, William Douglas Birchfield, 54, Williston, possession of ammo by a convicted Florida felon. Bond $75,000.
    n July 13, Terry Leon Byrd, 48, Immokalee, DWLSR. Bond $500.

  • GED Graduates

    Summerlyn A. Apple, with Honors, Trenton
    Savannah J. Beckham, Cedar Key
    Christian V. Davis, Chiefland
    Nicholas T. Dukes, Trenton
    S. Tyler Gent, Chiefland
    Vinson N. Grimm, Williston
    Darlene E. Holyk, Trenton
    Aquanette D. Hooker, Alachua County
    Christian M. Labanowitz, Bronson
    Jamie M. Markello, Chiefland
    KellyAnn Marsicano, with Honors, Bell
    Amy M. Phillips, Gilchrist County
    Brandy P. Polk, with Honors, Chiefland
    William C. Reinhardt, Jr., (not pictured)

  • WhatGED grads' instructors say:

    n Summer Apple: GED and MORE student, who is very organized, determined and is the present day Lucille Ball. Her dream is to work for the FBI and appear on America’s Got Talent.
    n Savannah Beckham: Fast-track student who took the GED almost immediately upon entering. She hopes to attend college soon.
    n Christian Davis: Fast-track, the daughter of Kat Davis, our enrollment services coordinator. Christian has the same dry humor as her Mom and is enrolled in college credit classes this summer.

  • 21 graduate from GED program

    For the first time, everyone had a lot of breathing room at the GED graduation for 21 students of the College of Central Florida's Levy Center, and they took full advantage of it.
    As 20 of the 21 prospective graduates started the walk to "Pomp and Circumstance" down the center aisle at the Usher Community Center in Chiefland, past almost 200 friends, relatives and college staff, the whoops went up from the crowd.
    "Hey girl," one proud mom called as her adult daughter walked by and took a seat at the front of the room by the stage.

  • Military

    Army Pvt. Matthew C. McKinney 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.

  • Engagement: Williams-Summers

    Colleen Langston and Joe Williams announce the engagement of their daughter, Kirstie Nicole Williams, to Emory Kevin Summers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Summers. A wedding is planned for Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Fanning in Fanning Springs. A reception will follow in the Trenton Elementary School Cafetorium.  In case of rain, the wedding will be moved to the cafetorium.

  • Log Cabin Quilters for the Week of July 21

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Director, Quilt Museum
       The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, July14, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We welcomed two ladies who came in to learn how to quilt. Alliene is a great teacher and we look forward to seeing how they will do.  
    We also welcomed three ladies from the Methodist Church who needed help putting an Ohio Star Quilt in the frame. We love to help with these projects, and when they get them finished they bring them in for us to see and enjoy.

  • New Rotary in Chiefland

       The Suwannee Valley Rotary Club, which was chartered three weeks ago, held its first club meeting July 7 at BubbaQue's in Chiefland. Thirty members, prospective members and guests turned out for the organizational meeting.  Brookins opened the meeting saying the group's mission "is about involvement. This is about involvement with everybody." The group will officially receive its charter from former Rotary District Governor Sylvia White during a September social gathering.

  • Commission wants 7% off the top

    The chipping away at the Levy County general fund in the 2011-12 tentative budget continued Tuesday and some pointed remarks were directed at one constitutional officer who has refused to go along with the recommended cut of 7 percent.
    Sheila Rees presented the Board of County Commissioners with the tentative budget of $55,340,678 for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1. Included is $22,242,263 in general revenue fund spending, which has property taxes as its largest source of funding.