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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Grants can catch county in their ‘strings’

    It’s a story right off the national news: Homeowners fighting to prevent foreclosure on their property ask a lender to produce the original promissory note in legal proceedings.

    But in Levy County, it is the estate of Kathryn F. Causey, an accountant who died in January 2008, that is trying to stave off foreclosure by having the lender produce the promissory note.

  • Tea Party Rally at Levy Courthouse

    On tax day, Wednesday, April 15, at noon all across this nation over 5,000 rallies will participate in Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party rally. 

    If you are fed up with higher property taxes and dropping property values; higher gas prices while we don’t drill off Florida but China does, you should attend, a spokesman said.

  • Easter Services

    Bronson UMC

    Bronson United Methodist Church will be offering Holy Week services beginning with the Maundy (Holy) Thursday evening communion service at 7 p.m. at the church.

    On Good Friday there will be a presentation of "The Longest Night" during the service that begins at 7 p.m. Peggy Rowe, Melanie Doran and Judah Doran have been cast in the production.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    I am married to a teacher that has been pinked slipped. I feel that I must state that Mr. Stewart did indeed join the DROP program and is in the extended DROP as Teachers did have the option to continue in DROP for an additional three years, which does not constitute “double-dipping”.  Even though he is at the top of his pay scale, I can assure you that his salary is still less than what the Superintendent and Principals are making and these administrative personnel are not even in the classroom teaching the future leaders of Levy County.

  • Letters to the Editor

    To the editor:

    Water within the Dixie, Gilchrist and Levy County areas has been a “Hot Topic” for some time. I believe most of the citizens in this area have concerns about keeping our natural resource, water, in our area.