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Today's News

  • Trenton was a blast

    Stride early, swing late. Down to his team’s final strike and final out, that’s what Cole Parks did. He adjusted to a hanging breaking ball and crushed it over the left field fence to lift Chiefland to an 8-5 win at Trenton on Friday.

    The victory locked up a No. 2 seed for the Indians in next week’s district 2A-5 tournament in Trenton. They open against No. 7 Dixie County at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

  • Lady Indians run through final week

    Chiefland ran its way to a 2-1 home victory against Santa Fe on Thursday. Taking extra bases on sacrifice bunts and advancing bases whenever Santa Fe's pitcher wasn't paying attention or when a base was left uncovered is how the 2A Lady Indians defeated one of the top 3A teams in the region.

  • CURVEBALL: Pregnant at 14, CHS pitcher still reaches high

    Less than a minute after delivering the final pitch of Chiefland's biggest win, Amber Richardson's mind wasn't on softball. Instead, she was making sure someone grabbed her baby's bag that was left under an old, wooden bench behind the backstop.

    Richardson's teammates still were jumping around high-fiving after the home win against Suwannee. Richardson isn't like most carefree teenagers. She plays basketball and softball, but she's also mom to three-year-old Destiny Nicole Richardson.

  • Sworn complaint filed on fire chief

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has filed a sworn complaint for improper exhibition of a firearm against Chiefland Fire Chief James Lonnie Harris.
    At 2:15 a.m. Friday morning, LCSO deputies responded to a call from 51-year-old Harris about a suspicious person on his property, located at 7431 N.W. 115 St., in Chiefland, according to the LCSO incident report.

  • Sheriff's Office gets two more dispatchers

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office, which has been trying to find money to hire more dispatchers for its busy communications center, found the answer next door at the jail.
    Maj. Evan Sullivan, head of law enforcement, requested and received unanimous approval to move $41,157.18 from the jail budget to the dispatch budget during Tuesday's regular County Commission meeting.

  • Chiefland businesses to get safety inspections

    The City of Chiefland will begin inspecting businesses May 2 to ensure commercial businesses within city limits are in compliance with codes set by the National Fire Protection Association, according to the city's Building and Zoning Director Bill Hammond.
    "It's been around for quite some time," Hammond said about the Life Safety Code, "we just haven't had time to get around to it."
    The inspections, free of charge, will happen yearly and will begin in alphabetical order by business name.

  • Scallop season will open one week early

       Staff report
       Floridians received a gift today when it was announced that the bay scallop start date has been pushed up from July 1 to June 24, and extended for two weeks from Sept. 30 to Oct. 14.
       Midday Tuesday, Senator Charlie Dean emerged from a meeting with the Florida Cabinet in the Panhandle and announced that they approved his request to open scallop season one week early and extend the season for two weeks.

  • 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.