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Today's News

  • Letter: Restore classic 89

    There are many of us in the North Florida area who would very much like the music/talk mix of the former Classic 89 to be restored to WUFT-FM's high-power analog station. Classic 89, with its mix of musical genres and news/talk, was a tremendous cultural asset for the entire 21-county area of North Florida.  The very limited and problematic HD2 and online streaming of classical music is far from an adequate replacement.  Most areas within the range of WUFT-FM's analog station do not receive the HD2 signal at all.

  • Health Council makes plans for seasonal flu shots

    The School Health Advisory Council held its first meeting of the 2009-10 school year Tuesday to discuss the previous school year’s successes as well as plans for keeping students healthy. The council, made up of nurses and health officials from the Levy County school district,   spent much of its meeting talking through the districts upcoming plans for prevention of both seasonal flu and swine flu. Angela Phillips, chair of the Advisory Council, said that teachers, administrators and even custodial departments were responding very well to the swine fl

  • Haven Hospice Alliance hosts fashion show benefit

    The Haven Hospice Alliance will host the 9th Annual Styles for Life Fashion Show, a benefit for Haven Hospice. This year’s theme is “Pearls at the Paramount.” Radio station KTK’s Storm Roberts returns as emcee of the event, which features local fashions by Coldwater Creek, Belk, Rapid City Clothiers (RCC Western Stores) and the Haven Hospice Attic.  The event will also feature special guest models, door prizes and a silent auction, as well as a cash wine bar.  The event is Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at Paramount Plaza, 2900 SW 13th St.

  • CFCC wants help with name change

    When Central Florida Junior College opened its doors in 1957, it welcomed 286 students. Since then, it has merged with Hampton Junior, changed its name to Central Florida Community College, sprouted campuses in Citrus, Marion and Levy counties. This fall, CFCC welcomed 8,350 students to its campuses, and it started the process to offer four-year degrees in four areas. All that progress means it's time for a name change, CFCC President Charles Dassance said.

  • Sheriff Johnny Smith's statement to Levy County Commission

    This is the statement read by Sheriff Johnny Smith to the Levy County Commission at its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 30, regarding the purchase of 15 patrol cars:

    Good Morning, Chairwoman and Commissioners

    • Thank you for allowing me to come before you today.

    • Over the past few months I have come before you on several occasions

    concerning budgetary issues and the fact that our 09-10 budget has been cut

    by over $400,000.00

    • One of my greatest concerns has been our aging fleet of vehicles and how we

  • Levy County's walk on the wild side

    A lot of little girls go to bed and dream of ponies.  But not Patricia Engesser.  Her childhood dreams were filled with snarling tigers.  And she didn’t wake up screaming.

    “I always wanted a tiger,” Engesser said.  “So, I married a guy with one.”

    Engesser and her husband, Robert, have been married about 26 years and own The Zoo AKA Jungle Safari between Chiefland and Trenton.

    It is one of six licensed wild animal facilities in Levy County.

  • Community Calendar

    Today

    American Legion Post 91 dinner meeting

    The Jamerson-Sheffield Post 91, American Legion will have its regular membership donation dinner and meeting starting at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and the membership meeting starting after the dinner. As always it is a joint meeting with the  Ladies Auxiliary of the Post. Please plan to attend to keep the organization moving forward. All veterans are welcome to attend.

    Friday

    POW-MIA ceremony at Legion Post 383

  • 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.