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Today's News

  • Residents missed two opportunities

    Serving 53 consumers from its location in Otter Creek, the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) provides much needed training for people who are searching for a way to adapt in a world that is not always kind to them.

    Since July 2003, adult daycare funding has been cut 24 percent in the state of Florida and on July 1, 2008 the most recent cuts went into effect. Already LARC's executive director Betty Walker has cut staff hours and rearranged other staff members to serve the needs of their clients.

  • Bilingual? CERT needs you

    The Community Education Response Team is a bit like the Marines.

    They are looking for a few good men and women to work in the trenches when the going gets tough.

    Like the Marines they are picky about whom they accept.

    The do background checks.

    They want you to speak Spanish as well as English.

    The training requires a commitment and 10 Wednesday evenings.

    Unlike the Marines, they won't pay you.

    The satisfaction of helping your neighbors through what may be the worst period of their lives is all they offer in compensation.

  • Attorney limited in defending Andrews' lawsuit

    The Chiefland City Commission has ordered City Attorney Norm D. Fugate to withdraw from representing Chiefland's residents and the city commission in a legal suit filed by A.D. Andrews because the case costs the city $1,369 - thus far.

    While Fugate's representation was limited, the commission, in its regular Monday meeting, decided they would like him to continue representing City Manager Grady Hartzog, a target of the suit, should he need legal representation.

  • County's ESE among state's best

    BRONSON - When it comes to providing services and meeting the needs for Exceptional Student Education, or ESE students, Levy County grades out among the tops in the state.

    Levy is one of 16 school districts in Florida notching a perfect score of 8 in the latest State Performance Plan/Local Education Agency findings. There are 67 school districts in Florida.

    The 2008 scores were based on information from the 2006-07 school year.

    Levy has 1,400 ESE students spread among its schools.

  • Opinions mixed on nuclear plants

    Levy County residents - and a few visitors - gave mixed reviews about the seting of a nuclear power plant near Inglis at a public hearing last week.

    Progress Energy has proposed building a two-unit nuclear plant on a 5,100-acre site it owns in southern Levy County.

    The meeting on Aug. 7 at the county courthouse was to collect information for a report the County Commission will send to the state Department of Environmental Protection. The DEP is the agency that will issue the site certification license for the plant.

  • Bronson OKs fire merger

    BRONSON - After months of discussion and haggling, the proposed Bronson-Otter Creek fire department merger is finally on track to becoming reality.

    By a 3-1 vote, Bronson Town Council approved a fire services agreement between the two departments at Monday's monthly meeting.

    The merger contract, which had been waiting for Bronson's approval for months, now goes to the Levy County Commissioners for a final going over to become official.

    The merger should be in place for the 2009 fiscal year.

  • Shooting fox was husband's only choice

    Pat Vrana got up, mowed the lawn and was headed inside for a bite to eat when her husband Don said something about seeing an animal that might be a fox in the yard.

    One week later, the couple is relaxing at home, but still shaken by the bizarre sequence of events that have followed.

    It's a story that has gone around the world: Woman attacked by fox, shot by husband.

    Late night comedians have made jokes. Hateful comments have been made about the husband on news web sites and in blogs.

  • Request for divorce ends with arrest

    David Maxwell Williams, 55, Southeast 55th Court, Inglis, probably wishes he had asked for a divorce a little differently.

    According to a police report, Williams and his wife were sitting on the couch when he said they were going to get a divorce and she said she wanted to talk about it.

    Williams then pushed her head down to the floor, but she got back up and sat next to him, according to the report. He pushed her to the floor again, this time on her back and held her down until she kicked him in order to get up, the report said.

  • Back to school tips

    CMS Supply List

    Chiefland Middle School asks that parents/guardians help students be prepared for the first day of school by purchasing the following for their students:

    Loose leaf notebook paper, several folders with pickets and paper fasteners, pencils and erasers, pens, colored markers or pencils and a backpack, which is not mandatory but usually necessary.

    Students are expected to buy a PE uniform at school. The cost will be between $15-$20.

    Meet the Teacher Day will be held Friday, Aug. 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.

  • Chiefland Police Reports

    Police are seeking a black male, about 18-19 years old, about 6 feet, 180 lbs, medium build, with shoulder length hair in the robbery of a 14-year-old boy on July 8.The boy said he was riding his bicycle on Northwest 11th Avenue when the man confronted him and asked for the bicycle, the report said. When he refused and tried to leave, the man grabbed the bicycle and hit him , the report said. The man took the bike, described as a gray and black 10-speed, according to the police report.

    Arrested were: