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Today's News

  • Lobbying the Legislature

    Daniel Rose brought a letter he had composed to Florida’s state legislators. David Estep quietly rehearsed his statement. On the bus trip to Tallahassee last Wednesday, they and 15 other mentally handicapped clients of Levy Association for Retarded Citizens prepared themselves to go to the state capitol and remind lawmakers that the economy was hitting them harder than almost anyone in Florida.

    “I’m concerned about these budget cuts,” said Estep.

    “I’m worried LARC might have to close its doors.”

  • Lobbying the Legislature

    On the same day, Levy County School Board members Paige Brookins and Rick Turner also visited the state capitol, as did Levy County Parks and Recreation director Matt Weldon. Levy County Education Association representative Cindy Roach was also on hand. There was also a statewide rally of teachers and students on the capitol steps to get lawmakers to address budget shortfalls in public schools.

  • Chiefland home to pharmaceutical research

    Members of the Chiefland Area Lions Club were given insight into one of the most innovative and astonishingly little known businesses in the city.

    Tammy Parrott, Clinical Director of Southeast Clinical Research’s Chiefland Lab, was in attendance at the Lions Club meeting March 18 to give an informative and in depth look at the exciting future of pharmaceutical research.

  • AARP hears about fire extinguisher importance

    On Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day, AARP held its regular monthly meeting at the Trenton Community Center.

  • Log Cabin Quilters

    Log Cabin Quilters met Thursday, March 19 at the Levy County Quilt Museum. It was great to get the quilts back in place after going to Trenton to the Quilt Festival. We took our Rail Fence and Alline and Cathy worked on it and we had lots of people who had never seen hand quilting. It was a great festival and we saw so many people who came to the museum.

    Doris brought in her ‘stack and whak’ quilt - so pretty. Cleo and Marge put quilts back where they came from. Now we look like we are supposed to.

  • Marco Rubio to speak in Chiefland

    The Levy County Republican Party’s  Lincoln- Reagan Memorial Dinner will be  Friday, March 27 at Bubbaque’s Restaurant in Chiefland. 

    The guest speaker will be the former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Marco Rubio,  best known for his book 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida’s Future.  Rubio traveled around the state to gather ideas from citizens for this book.  During his tenure as Speaker Marco Rubio championed a conservative, small-government approach to Florida’s government.

  • Most wanted suspect caught

    One of Levy County's most wanted suspects was arrested without incident on Friday, March 20.

    According to a news release from Williston Investigator James Bond, members of the U.S. Marshal's Office, the Levy County Sheriff's Office task force, the Williston Police Department and the Probation Department caught up with the suspect, Allen Mack, 36, at 450 S.E. 144th Ave. in Williston. From information received earlier in the day, he was believed to be staying with a co-worker at the Highlands area address.

  • Fire chief injured in wreck

    Chiefland Fire Chief John Ward and well-known Chiefland watermelon grower and festival supporter Murray Tillis were injured in a Sunday night accident that hospitalized the drivers and passengers.

  • BOCC seeks grant for clammers

    The Levy County Commission has approved seeking a $121,000 federal stimulus grant to benefit the clammers and oystermen at Cedar Key.

    Commissioner Lilly Rooks brought up the non-agenda item at the Commission meeting on Tuesday morning and the commissioners immediately agreed to take up the matter.

    Rooks said she had received a letter from the Levy County Soil and Water Conservation Board the afternoon before saying the money is available and the grant application must be submitted by April 6.

  • Bar donnybrook ends with one man arrested

    Officer Nick Viaggio who recently came off light duty for the Chiefland Police Department probably wished he had not when confronted with a crowd of about 200 men in their 20s and 30s fighting with everything from beer mugs to barstools at Knucklehead’z Bar.

    Viaggio was the first officer to respond to the call at 1:19 a.m. Saturday at 909 South Main Street, said Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas in a verbal report to the City Commission Monday night. “You could call it a riot-fight,” Douglas said.