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Today's News

  • CAAA baseball opening day March 15

    The Chiefland Area Athletic Association is looking forward to opening day of its youth baseball and softball seasons on Saturday, March 15.

    Opening ceremonies will start at 10 a.m.

    "The VFW Flag Corps will be there,"said CAAA president Wayne Weatherford. "There will be barbecue dinners. We'll have baseball all day."

    Weatherford said signups are still a little off.

    "We thought the late fee would get everyone to sign up a little early, but they're still coming in wanting to play,"Weatherford explained.

  • Braves win first two games of season

    The Chiefland Middle School baseball team improved its record to 2-0 with an 18-1 hammering of visiting Bronson last Saturday.

    Kody Plemmons led the way with two doubles. Travis Wain had two singles. Jeremy Fisher had a triple. Derek Allen had a double. Five players had a single –Aaron Beachaump, Alden Davis, Kaleb Calpin, Shaquille Patterson and Tim Reidy.

    Chiefland used three pitchers. Allen and Caplin each pitched two innings. Patterson threw a frame.

    CHIEFLAND MIDDLE 15, RUTH RAINS 6 –The Braves wonm their season opener Feb. 7.

  • Summit held for springs' supporters

    FANNING SPRINGS –Unchecked growth and the accompanying pollution can be likened to a runaway freight train.

    The end result isn't pretty.

    In these parts, the bottom line is tainted ground water.

    As scientific studies have revealed, tainted ground water ends up compromising the crystal clear springs that this area is so famous for.

    When the springs are lost, so are tourist dollars, not to mention something even more precious –clean drinking water.

  • County employees can seek election easier now

    BRONSON - Employees of the Levy County Board of County Commissioners will find it easier to run for office as a result of a policy amendment on Feb. 19.

    A policy adopted in 2004 noted in part that, "Employees who run for elected public office will be placed on a leave of absence on the date they open a campaign account through the Supervisor of Elections Office to run for public office or the date of filing qualification, whichever happens earlier."

  • Sheriff's Reports

    Sheriff's Reports

    BRONSON - A 24-year-old Bronson man was arrested Feb. 14 for burglary, grand theft from his action in Levy County and on a violation of probation-burglary warrant from Martin County, according to records.

    Francisco Javier Mijares was arrested in the 11000 block of Northeast 61st Street after he was found in an abandoned mobile home. He is being held without bond on the violation of probation charge, according to records

  • Fanning Springs Chamber hears about nuclear plants

    FANNING SPRINGS - Rose Fagler, community relations manager with Progress Energy Florida, gave the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce an update on the two potential nuclear power generators, which may be proposed for building in southern Levy County.

    Fagler was the keynote speaker at the annual banquet on Feb. 12, held in the Lighthouse Restaurant. She spoke about the future electric transmission lines going south from Levy County through nine other counties. Those power lines must be in place when the generators begin producing electricity.

  • State senator wants more tax cuts

    A recently adopted amendment to the Florida Constitution does not go far enough in cutting taxes State Sen. Charlie Dean told the Chiefland Rotary Club on Feb. 13.

    Dean was in the Florida House of Representatives for the five years prior to the recent special election that put him in the Senate. Voters chose him for the District 3 seat of former Sen. Nancy Argenziano, after she became a member of the Public Service Commission.

  • Red Belly Day dies quietly

    Red Belly Day dies quietly

    BY JEFF M. HARDISON

    Staff Writer

    FANNING SPRINGS - For the past 12 years, Red Belly Day has been a celebration at Fanning Springs State Park on Memorial Day Weekend.

    That will be no more, said Bob Leichner of the Dixie County Chamber of Commerce. He made the announcement during the Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Feb. 12.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, Feb. 14

    World War II Vets

    World War II veterans will meet Thursday, Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at the Salt Creek Restaurant on Hwy. 349 in Suwannee.

    On Feb. 22-25 the Keystone Airpark in Keystone Heights will host a vintage aircraft show. World War II air ships like the B-25, B-17 and B-24 will be on display.

    For more information, contact Billie Cooper at 493-9368 or Dot Halvorsen at 542-7697.

    Friday, Feb. 15

    Business Council Meeting

  • Overlooking the imperfections a must

    My car suffers from a bad case of dutch elm disease. Or oak blight.

    I guess whatever ailment it has comes from parking under the trees at my house.

    Being vertically challenged, I don't see the roof of the car.

    Perhaps that's why I didn't know the car was ailing from some alien rash.

    Sunday afternoon brought it all home.

    I washed-yes, hand-washed-my car. That in itself is an accomplishment.

    I am not a car washer.

    It's a bone of contention between Tom and me.