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Today's News

  • Honoring longtime member

    Dr. Bob Trask, Worshipful Master of Brown Masonic Lodge in Chiefland presents a 55-year membership certificate to Brother Duane Wakefield.

  • Court Dispositions, May 12

    The following persons were sentenced, found not guilty or the case nolle pros — dropped — in the Criminal Division of the 8th Circuit Court in Levy County. The information is taken from public records. VOP means violation of probation. n Kenneth W. Aldrich, battery on officer, nolle pros, and resisting an officer with violence, 12 months probation.
    n Chastity Anderson, vehicle theft, 5 years probation, must enroll in drug treatment program. Must pay $94 cost of investigation.

  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul awards grant to help needy in Chiefland

    The National Council of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (SVdP) today awarded a $1,000 grant to help the needy in Chiefland. The money is part of the Society’s annual Friends of the Poor grant program and will provide several forms of assistance, including help with utility bills.

  • Police: Man threatened to bash in ex-wife’s head

    A Chiefland man was arrested by Chiefland police May 2 for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he threatened to beat his ex-wife and her new boyfriend with a pole, according to a CPD arrest report.
    James Stevenson Ellerby Sr., 45, was drunk when he opened the door of his ex-wife’s home and began threatening to “bust their heads,” according to the report. The ex-wife told Ellerby to leave several times, and he did, shortly before police arrived.

  • Sheriff's reports and most wanted

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • May 8, Valrize Latrice Bristol, 31, Dunnellon, DUI, DWLSR, leaving scene of accident with personal injury. Bond $46,000.
    • May 6, Jeffery Blake Browning, 52, Dunnellon, RWV, disorderly intoxication and corruption by threat against a public servant. Bond $21,000.
    • May 3, James Stevenson Ellerby, 45, Chiefland, aggravated assault. Bond $50,000.
    • Miranda Lee McClain, 19, Bronson, VOP retail theft. Bond $5,000.

  • Finding the right trajectory

    By GUY SHEFFIELD

    But Anyway ...

  • Law Day 2011

    The annual Law Day celebration in some cities may be cause for serious seminars and a special Red Mass to ask God to provide spiritual guidance for those laboring in the judicial system.
    But in Levy County it is cause for those in local, state and federal law enforcement, prosecution and court circles to gather for a couple of hours,  swap stories and enjoy a fish fry on the shore of the Suwannee River at the Ottis Beauchamp River Home in Fowlers Bluff.

  • USDA invests in Florida farmers

    By JOHN CRABTREE
    Center for Rural Affairs

    Florida farmers transitioning to organic systems as well as established organic producers now have an opportunity to apply for Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) Organic Initiative funding to assist their organic efforts.

  • Bee hive basics

    Whether one wants free honey or to help restore the declining bee population, people everywhere can learn how to raise bees from the numerous online articles about beekeeping.
    Mother Earth News and even The New York Times had a piece about urban beekeeping on city roof tops. “Bee Movie,” was a hit for adults and kids alike. Some Florida municipalities are revising their zoning laws to accommodate small scale beekeepers.

  • Bee enthusiasts gather in Chiefland

    There’s a new gang in town. And while some of its members have made the ‘A’ list, they’re all on the ‘bee’ list.
    The Levy County Beekeepers Association was formed last week in Chiefland. About a dozen local residents came to the club’s first meeting where officers were appointed and membership dues, $20 per member, were collected.