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Today's News

  • Letter: Letters sought

    I am looking for letters written to and from military personnel that served during the Korean War.

    My father was a Purple Heart recipient at the Chosin Reservoir in 1950 and remained silent about his service until near the end of his life.

    His service meant a great deal to him, but unfortunately he did not have enough time to tell me about it.

    Since I lost him I have traveled to South Korea representing him along with other veterans.

  • 4-H Christmas party

    The Levy County 4-H is hosting their Annual Christmas Party on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Extension Office.

    Everyone is invited, without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or religion.  Each family is asked to bring a covered dish to share and a small cake or cookies for the Cake Walk.  All the 4-H Clubs in Levy County are asked to prepare an activity or a Make-and-Take to share with everyone.  For more information, please call Brenda Heberling at 352-486-5131.

  • Indian Express

    Chiefland’s boys basketball team found it’s groove last Friday night, rolling to an easy 75-44 victory against visiting Trenton.

    The offensive showcase started early in the game, as the Indians built an early 9-3 lead in the opening minutes of the first quarter, a Trenton 3-pointer by Cedric Stokes closed the gap to 9-6, but then the Indians started warming up.

    Early foul trouble inside forced Chiefland to go small with their lineup, coach Mike Beck said. The move paid off.

  • Letter: AARP members support health care reform

    In a recent AARP survey, AARP members in Florida support the House health-reform legislation by a crushing, 66-percent to 30-percent margin after considering everything they’ve learned from AARP and elsewhere about the issue.

  • Local dragbike maker victorious

     Standing among rows of some of the fastest performance motorcycles in the U.S., Chris Jones flashed an easy-going smile and pointed to a wall covered in awards.

  • Tigers roll Lady Indians

    Led by two scorers in double digits, Trenton’s girls basketball team topped Chiefland last Friday, 51-29.

    But Indians coach Chris Wilson saw plenty to praise, after a season-opening rout against Williston on Nov. 17.

    “I was extremely proud of them,” Wilson said of his team. “We lost our first effort (against Williston) 48-9, and that’s a really good team. And to come back and play better against (Trenton), they’re a really good, well-coached team. I’m pleased.”

  • Forgotten county joins Purple Heart Highway

    The Military Order of the Purple Heart in Florida wants to have Levy County join a national movement to rename U.S. Highway 27 ... about three years late.

    “How could they forget us,” asked Commissioner Chad Johnson, when the item came up for a vote at Tuesday's Board of Commissioners meeting.

    “Especially in three years,” County Coordinator Fred Moody said as the room broke into laughter.

  • Manatee Springs to host historical reenactment

    Manatee Springs State Park has shifted the days for its annual Clay Landing Days to Saturday and Sunday this year in an effort to attract more visitors.

    This weekend's event will feature covered wagon rides and hayrides through the park’s north trail system.  

    Along the way, participants will encounter Creek and Seminole Indians and settlers camped out and dressed in period clothing.

  • FBI on trial with commissioners

    The trial of suspended Levy County Commissioners Sammy Yearty and Tony Parker is slowly working its way through the jagged bits and pieces of video and audio tapes as the government tries to prove the two men solicited and split a $10,000 bribe from an undercover FBI agent posing as a developer.

    Yearty also faces an additional charge of lying to federal agents for saying he had not accepted a lunch, dinner or bribe in return for his vote.

  • FBI on trial with commissioners--Wednesday Update

    Wednesday Update

    In a tape viewed by the jury from 9:05 a.m. until 10:40 a.m. on Wednesday, FBI agent Sean Quinn is shown grabbing a stack of bills out of a case as he counts off the $100 bills into stacks.

    "One, 2, 3, 4.. so you take that," Quinn says as he pushes the money in Tony Parker's direction across the table. "So you don't have to pay for airfare."

    "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 - so you take that," Quinn says, pushing the 100 dollar stack toward Yearty. "So  you don't have any worries."