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Today's News

  • Log Cabin Quilters: April 21

    By WINNELLE HORNE
    Museum director
     The Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, April 14, at the Levy County Quilt Museum. We had a great day. Many were out with sickness, doctor visits or other appointments, so we appreciate everyone who can come and be here on Thursday.   Next week we will have the Red Hat Ladies from Gainesville.
    Greg and six boys were out Wednesday and we did get about two weeks work done with mowing, cleaning flower beds, putting up a quilt, moving sewing machines and so much more.  Thanks Lancaster.

  • Birth: Gregory Adam Osteen

       Gregory Adam Osteen was born Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 7:22 p.m. at North Florida Regional Medical Center. Gregory weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  
       His parents are Shelby and Franklin Osteen, of Trenton. The maternal grandparents are Randy and Georgianna Williams, of Chiefland, and the paternal grandparents are Frank and Kim Osteen, of Otter Creek.

  • Military

      Army National Guard Pfc. Ari J. Rak, whose wife, Many, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark Harrison, of Williston, has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.  He is the son of Vikki Rak, of Smithridge Park, Reno, Nev.

  • Disabilities column by Daniel Vance

    I’m not afraid of  dementia
    Two years ago, I featured Sven Dorsey, who had read this column in the Lebanon (IN) Reporter. He said then to call back “in a couple years” so readers could track his progress with vascular dementia. After calling recently, what I learned about him surprised me.

  • Refuge manager transfers to Pacific Northwest

    Employees of Chassahowitzka and Lower Suwannee and Cedar Keys National Wildlife refuges gathered for lunch on Thursday to bid farewell to Refuge Manager John Kasbohm. Kasbohm and his family are relocating to the Pacific Northwest where Kasbohm will assume the duties of refuge manager of the Sheldon-Hart Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Oregon and Nevada.

  • 13 is a good number for graduates

    The number 13 might scare some people, but not this group.
    Dressed in their bright blue gowns and mortarboards, the latest class of graduates to receive their Florida state high school diplomas from the College of Central Florida Levy Center were covered in smiles.
    Among them, a father-daughter duo, James C. Barber, of Fanning Springs, and Cheyenne N. Barber, of Chiefland. And for father a small triumph as he was a high scorer on the reading test with 670.

  • School board tables decision on selling old high school property

    The Levy County School Board voted to table a decision on the possible sale of the old Bronson High School property to the city of Bronson at the board’s regular meeting Tuesday morning after being advised by Board Attorney Sheree Lancaster that  it cannot hold a mortgage on any property sold.

  • CF Levy Center offers Word, web design courses

    • The College of Central Florida Levy Center will offer Microsoft Word 2007 Intermediate beginning May 24. The course will meet Tuesdays from 6:15 - 9:15 p.m. through June 21. The fee is $119 and includes course materials.

  • Man arrested for shooting rifle

    Richard Brock, 56, of Trenton was arrested on Monday on a charge of domestic battery and domestic aggravated assault after Levy County deputies responded to his home after a call about a domestic fight, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    The victim told deputies she got into an argument with Brock over the kids and he grabbed her around her arms and shook her.
    She fled to the bathroom hoping to get away from Brock, but he came in armed with a rifle. He threatened her and shot one round nearly striking her in the head.

  • Suspect arrested for crime spree

    Jeromy Daniel Smith, 20, of Old Town, came to Chiefland at 4 p.m. April 9 with $200 to pay bills for his grandmother, but instead went on a crack cocaine fueled crime spree, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    He bought and used crack, but was slowed some when his vehicle ran out of gas and he had to get around on foot.