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Today's News

  • Funeral services for Julia Haile Friday

    Full of life.

    That's how most everyone remembers Julia Haile.

    This week, family and friends are mourning the death of Haile who died Saturday at the age of 82.

    A Georgia native who moved to Levy County in 1957, Haile was a teacher until her retirement.

    In 1996 she became the first African-American elected to the Levy County School Board.

    For 15 years she taught home economics at Chiefland High School.

  • Grease opens March 20

    Step back in time to the fun-filled 50s, into a world of hot rods, leather jackets, 45s, pedal pushers, D.A.'s, roller skates, drive-in movies, and musicians like Elvis, Fabian and Ricky Nelson singing that "new" music known as rock 'n' roll.

    Enjoy an evening with cool Burger Palace Boys and their fine Pink Ladies along with our favorite characters of Rydell High in this live classic rock 'n' roll musical, Grease, written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, and sponsored by Drummond Community Bank.

  • Bell votes against 'fixed' bid

    BRONSON - Levy County Commissioner Nancy Bell voted "No" in a 4-1 decision on March 18 to seek bids with a $50,000 ceiling for some specific medical equipment.

    This bid, Bell told the Chiefland Citizen, is just an obligatory action that circumvents the process, which had been established to find the lowest and best bids for goods and services.

    A unique set of circumstances led to Bell's blasting the other four county commissioners.

  • Sheriff's Report

    Officers with the Levy County Sheriff's Office recently arrested the following people. Suspects are presumed innocent until they are proved guilty in a court of law.

    * William Alan Lancaster, 24, of Chiefland was arrested March 12 for grand theft of a firearm and dealing in stolen property. Bond $20,000.

    * Jesse Bryan Balogh, 20, of Chiefland was arrested March 12 for dealing in stolen property. Bond $1,000.

    * John Andrew Flynn, 30, of Bronson was arrested March 12 for burglary of a vehicle and petit theft. Bond $3,500.

  • Author inspires students
  • Jenkins-Ridgeway

    Danny Jo Jenkins and Trina Jenkins announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Danielle LaShane Jenkins to Milford Gordon (M.G) Ridgeway, son of Doyle and Diane Ridgeway on Saturday, April 5 at four o'clock in the afternoon at the Woodmen of the World, State Road 26 in Trenton.

  • Burkett-Bolton

    Mr. and Mrs. James Burkett of Trenton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Meghan Adayr Burkett of Chiefland to Jay Bolton of Chiefland.

    The bride-elect graduated from Trenton High School and attended Central Florida Community College. She is employed by Fernwood Flowers and Gifts.

    The future groom graduated from Bronson High School and Central Florida Community College (Ocala) where he received a degree in law enforcement. He is employed with the Chiefland Police Department as a K-9 officer.

  • Community Calendar

    Thursday, March 27

    Poets Meeting

    Suwannee River Poets will meet March 27 at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 6591 N. W. 140th St., Chiefland.

    Meetings are always the last Thursday night of each month. Visitors and new members are welcomed.

    For more information, call Ruth Nott at 490-7650.

    Health Meeting

    The Levy County Health Department met Jan. 31 with 45 community members and agencies to discuss health issues in Levy County.

  • Racing may have contributed to Chiefland wreck

    A 44-year-old Chiefland man died March 10, when he was involved in a single-vehicle accident on Southwest Fourth Avenue west of Tenth Street in Chiefland, according to Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Rodney Howard.

    Michael Gene Allen was driving a 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix LE south (west) on State Road 345 at a high rate of speed at about 7:35 Monday night, Howard said.

  • A herd of manatees arrive