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Today's News

  • County gets on same page to win emergency center

    Levy County is getting its act together to persuade Progress Energy to construct its new emergency operations facility in the county.

    The facility would serve as the emergency operations center for the proposed two-unit Levy County plant during times when there are problems and the company, state and federal officials need to gather, said Suzanne Grant, a spokeswoman for Progress.

    She said there is a similar facility for the Crystal River plant, but that emergency operations center also serves as a training center and simulator for the Crystal River plant.

  • Wells Fargo suit dismissed

                The attorneys for Wells Fargo were a no-show for a hearing on their suit to enforce a missing promissory note so the judge dismissed it.

  • CHS track gets ready for districts

    Chiefland had a very good outing in their home track meet Friday, with Mark Cilo-Cilo winning the 400 meter, Zach Tyson the 300 hurdles and Chance Hall the discus. Although guest team Branford had the strongest showing on the day, the Indians placed well in many events, even against such competition as the Buccaneers, along with Bell, Bronson and Cedar Key. The Chiefland boys' 4x400 team also won that event.

  • Eagles hang on to down Mayo

    It happened just the way Coach Mike Pogue said – Bronson boys racked up a lead over district visitor Mayo, hung on through the middle innings, and had surgical closer Kelby Barber to bring them home for a 4-3 win over the Hornets.

    “Kelby was able to come in and stabilize the game for us,” said Pogue, the Eagles' head coach.

    “He shut them down pretty much single-handed.”

  • Devils explode at end for lopsided win in Chiefland

    The only sure thing about the county's best baseball matchup – Chiefland-Williston – is that there are no sure things. Weeks ago, Williston tried hard to give away the home game to the visiting Indians, before snatching back the 8-6 win. Saturday, the Devils came to Chiefland and their hosts hoped to get them back.

    They didn't. After six innings of close play among some of the best talent in the area, Williston exploded for nine runs in the top of the seventh to down Chiefland 18-6 in the last district game.

  • Chiefland has one-two punch at county meet

    Chiefland boys won their part of the Levy County Championship, with knockout performances by the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams and several individuals. Kendon Wasson won the shot put, Chance Hall won the discus, Marcus McMahon won the 200 and the long jump, Genesis Cilo-Cilo won the 200, Mark Cilo-Cilo won the 400 and Zach Tyson won the 300 hurdles.

    Chiefland travels today down to the district meet, held at The Villages. Boys' coach Wendell Corbin says he is optimistic about the team's chances, “although I don't want to bloat their heads about it.”

  • AKC champion Rottweiler is Easy Company

    Ketelhaus Easy Company gives a few barks as he tugs on his collar. His owner gives a command and the large animal sits attentively watching the visitor unlock the gate.

    Once inside the visitor learns that Company, as he is known, is just like any family pet. He’s sniffing, chuffing and plants a wet kiss on the hand that’s offered.

    Company, a two-year-old Rottweiler, is one of three pets owned by Donna Bailey of Chiefland. He has a littermate and a shelter dog, both Rotts, for his company.

    And all three are spoiled rotten pets.

  • We have to help Lubcho go home

    Lubcho Michevski is a heart-broken stranger in a foreign land.

    You may not know him by name, but if you’ve driven through Chiefland much over the past decade, you have perhaps passed him as he walked from one errand to another making the daily trek from his home near Manatee Springs into town, about 12 miles round trip.

    Or maybe you ate food he prepared while he was the cook at Bar-B-Q Bill’s.

    Lubcho is a familiar sight around town. Short and stocky with a balding pate, khaki shorts and dark socks, he walks a lot.

  • Marion carjacking suspect arrested in Levy County

    Jennifer Marino, 31, of Longwood, has been arrested on a carjacking charge after she fled a treatment center in Ocala, forced a driver from her vehicle and fled in the car from Marion County to Williston in Levy County.

    Levy County Deputy Joseph Sabbag arrested Marino after the Sheriff’s Office received a report about a female acting suspicious and he located her at 4751 NE 185 Ave Williston. Marino was taken into custody on the Marion County charges without incident.

  • Vehicle arson under investigation

    The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the burning of three vehicles on the city’s south side on early Sunday morning.

    Chiefland Police Officer Nick Viaggio responded to a call in the 700 block of Southwest 5th Street shortly after 2 a.m. to find a 2002 Toyota Camary engulfed in flames.

    A man who resides in northwest Chiefland owns the car, but at the time of the fire his wife was using it.