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Today's News

  • Indians ride Blue Wave to district win

    "Tonight we played a complete game," Indians head coach Ajay Ulmer said. "We wore them down, and then we capitalized on it."

    Chiefland football got back to .500 and looked back on track with a decisive 35-14 win over district rival P.K. Yonge Friday. Two quick scores in the first quarter got them a nice cushion, but it was tough play in the trenches through the middle of the game that made it possible to put the Blue Wave away for good.

  • Historic First for GOP Winning Two Posts in Levy

    "Unbelievable!"

    Osborn "Oz" Barker's reaction to being elected as Levy County Property Appraiser may well sum up the feelings of the county's Republicans as they won two offices for the first time in history.

    In addition to Barker, who unseated incumbent Democrat Francis Akins, voters chose Republican Robert "Bob" Hastings as county school superintendent.

    In the only other county races, incumbent Democrats Tony Parker and Danny Stevens held on to their seats o the county commission.

  • Historic First for GOP Winning Two Posts in Levy

    "Unbelievable!"

    Osborn "Oz" Barker's reaction to being elected as Levy County Property Appraiser may well sum up the feelings of the county's Republicans as they won two offices for the first time in history.

    In addition to Barker, who unseated incumbent Democrat Francis Akins, voters chose Republican Robert "Bob" Hastings as county school superintendent.

    In the only other county races, incumbent Democrats Tony Parker and Danny Stevens held on to their seats o the county commission.

  • Sentences handed down

    Ronnie Kyle Boyette, violation of probation on aggravated battery against a person using a deadly weapon, probation revoked, 15 months with 210 days credit for time served, pay civil judgment and jail fund.

    Cantina Glover, 29, Northwest 157th Street, Trenton, violation of probation on sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of place of worship or school and possession of cocaine, probation revoked, 364 days with credit for 60 days time served on each charged, to be served concurrently and pay civil judgment and jail fund.

  • Indians take hard hit

    Indians' head coach Ajay Ulmer said Chiefland played very well in the first half of the 49-13 loss to Ocala Trinity Catholic, but that still doesn't make losing OK.

    "We had some breakdowns in the second half, some missed assignments," he said. "Our practice on Monday is going to be pretty intense - we have to make sure stuff like this doesn't happen again."

    That said, Ulmer is very proud of the Indians' play in the first half, which Trinity escaped carrying a bare 14-13 lead.

  • Eagles lose on the road

    St. Joseph junior running back Scott Jones had his right arm in a cast for his homecoming game Friday, left over from when he broke it two weeks ago. It didn't matter. The green-clad dynamo let the plaster trail as he racked up almost 270 yards on the ground and five touchdowns against his former coach. The Flashes beat Bronson 48-15.

  • Bronson gets new clerk

    The Town of Bronson Council hired a new town clerk last week during a special meeting called to fulfill the hiring process. More than 30 applications were submitted for the position.

    Before the final decision was made, the council interviewed the top six applicants. Kelly Brettel's first day as the new town clerk will coincide with the town meeting Nov. 3. Brettel has 20 years of accounting experience and has already read the clerk manual in preparation of her new job.

  • Chiefland closer to ordinance on sexually oriented businesses

    Chiefland is a step closer to having a set of ordinances on the books that tightly regulate adult sexually oriented businesses.

    The City Commission, in its regular meeting on Monday evening, unanimously approved on first reading an Adult Establishment Licensing Ordinance and changes to the city's existing Adult Establishment Nudity Ordinance.

    The second reading of the two ordinances will be at the commission's regular meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at City Hall.

  • Vote Tuesday

    Interest is high in the Nov. 4 election as 21.6 percent of Levy County's registered voters have cast their ballots by absentee or in early voting as of 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Supervisor of Elections' office.

    The tally:

    4,913 absentee ballots requested

    3,435 absentee ballots received

    2,203 early voting ballots cast

    The total for the early and absentee ballots received is 5,638 ballots of 21.69 percent of the county's 25,983 registered voters.

  • Chiefland discusses garbage

    There's going to be a little adjustment to the city's garbage rates for dumpster service - especially for two businesses with large compactor Dumpsters.

    That's because the city has discovered that Waste Pro had not included pricing for compactor Dumpsters like the ones in operation at Wal-mart and Walgreen's for the City Commission meeting on Sept. 22 where the commission approved raising garbage rates in the city.

    The vote was 3-1 with Mayor Teal Pomeroy dissenting and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron absent to attend a county budget meeting.