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Today's News

  • Shelton Irwin makes music on the Island

    Shelton Irwin has played with and written songs for some big names in the music world.

    Alabama, Johnny Nash, Bertie Higgins, Dennis Yost, Starbuck, Artimus Pyle and Bo Diddley are just a few of a diverse group of stars that Irwin has worked with in his long and storied career.

    Seeing the music industry eat up a lot of his friends, Irwin chose to take the low road some 20 years ago, moving to rural Levy County to chill out, spend time with the family, collect some royalty money and play a little music.

    It's worked out well in some respects.

  • Babe Ruth All Stars thank sponsors

    The Chiefland 13-15 year old Babe Ruth All Stars would like to thank everyone who made a contribution to help them out on their trip to the State Tournament in Tallahassee.

    The team also thanks family and friends who treaveled to Tallahassee to support them.

    Thanks to:

  • Thanks for saving us money

    Banks are failing. Homeowners are being foreclosed upon. People are sacrificing simply to fill their gas tanks. In short, things are tough all over.

    With dollars in demand and expenses on the rise, government agencies across the land have been asked to cut their budgets, trim the fat and work with what they have.

    In Chiefland, two of those government offshoots have found cost-reducing ways to save the city, and ultimately the taxpayer, money.

  • Chiefland BRL All Stars in uncharted waters

    The Chiefland 13-15 year-old All Stars are in uncharted waters.

    An appearance in the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional in Leesburg will pit the local heroes not only against other top teams from Florida, but the entire South.

    We're talking Alabama, the Carolinas, Virginia and Tennessee.

    The tournament begins Thursday and will end next Monday or Tuesday.

    Chiefland's opening game is at 10 a.m. Friday against the winner of Thursday's Sarasota-West North Carolina game.

  • Lundy spells out his boys basketball program

    In Mark Lundy, the Chiefland High boys basketball program not only has a coach who cares about building a winning attitude, but also shaping the character of boys as they turn into young men.

    Lundy explained some of his philosophies and needs to the Chiefland Rotary Club members at their July 23 meeting at Bell's Restaurant.

    Lundy is beginning his second year as head coach of CHS basketball.

    There were growing pains for the players and coach in Lundy's first season. There were ups and downs as the Indians posted a record of 9-18.

  • Sheriff's Reports

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    _ Dawn M. Bremer, 39, Northeast 61st Lane, Bronson, was charged with DUI after the sheriff's office received a call about a possible intoxicated person, according to the deputy's report.

  • How good is your imagination?

    I have a friend who keeps her watches and clocks set an hour ahead at all times. By doing so, this perpetually late creature of habit has convinced herself that she is always tardy, and when she does show up for appointments, she's on time or early.

    Now of course, somewhere deep within her psyche she knows that her clocks and watches are wrong and that could give her incentive to dally more and being really, really late.

    But she's used her imagination enough over the years that the con works, thereby saving her from embarrassment and reprimand from family and employer alike.

  • Fox attacks woman

    A Morriston woman is still hospitalized and undergoing surgery to repair her legs after a red fox attacked her on Friday morning, and her husband wounded her while trying to kill the animal.

    Pat and Don Vrana of Southeast 186th Avenue were checking their yard on Friday morning after they spotted a suspicious animal when the female fox attacked them. Don Vrana was able to get away from the fox but he could not get the fox off his wife's leg.

  • Police looking to save money

    The Chiefland Police Department has seen the light and will be saving on its fuel bill as a result.

    The "enlightment" came when the department ran a test on a police car without the familiar rooftop light bar, using lights that are mounted inside the windshields.

    Chief Robert Douglas said he decided to go with the new lights after doing a test drive. "I did a test drive for 50 miles," he said. "Without the light bar I got 25 miles per gallon and with the light bar on I got 16 miles per gallon."

  • Early voting starts Aug. 11