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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Williston blanks Chiefland 48-0, holds on to Levy Cup

     From the start, Williston was in control, while the Indians could only see red.

    Williston easily retained the Levy Cup for the second year in a row last Friday with a 48-0 blowout of county rival Chiefland.

    The Red Devils (3-0) pounced early with a 23-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Dalton Edwards to running back Deonte Welch on their opening possession. The Indians followed with a 3-and-out that was stamped with quarterback Eugene Carter getting sacked on 3rd and 9.

  • Bronson rallies, but falls late to Father Lopez

    DAYTONA BEACH — Daytona Beach Father Lopez needed to hold off a fourth-quarter Bronson rally to beat Bronson 27-22 last Friday night.

    Bronson, which struggled against the Lopez defense, stayed in the game with big plays. Its first two touchdowns came on a 43-yard interception return and an 85-yard kickoff return.

    After the Green Wave’s Taylor Crimmins scored his second touchdown — a 33-yard run around the left end — Lopez (1-2) was up 27-14 with 4:49 remaining in the game.

  • Bumped by test

    Levy County students did not watch President Barack Obama's speech to students on Sept. 8, prompting questions from teachers and parents as to why the speech was not shown live to area schools.

    Ann Coffel, of Williston, said she was surprised to hear from a teacher in the school district that the speech would not be shown live to students. Coffel said she comes from a family of educators, and Obama's speech would have been a worthwhile teaching opportunity.