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Today's News

  • Wilson, Pinkston marry

    Crystal Wilson and Daniel Pinkston were united in marriage Oct. 6 at University City Church of Christ in Gainesville. The reception was held at Haile Village Center.

    The new Mrs. Pinkston is the daughter of Henry and Annette Wilson of Cross City. She is a Realtor with Bosshardt Realty Services.

    The groom is the son of Carl and Martha Pinkston of Williston. He is a firefighter with the city of Ocala.

    The couple honeymooned in the Bahamas.

  • Connatser birth

    Richard Connatser Jr. and Ann Endsley-Corbin of Chiefland announce the birth of their son, Alexander William Connatser, born Dec. 3, 2007 at Shands in Gainesville.

    The baby weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces ad was 19.5 inches long.

    Paternal grandparents are Dennis Connatser and Theresa Connatser of Fanning Springs.

    Maternal grandparents are Elizabeth Endsley and Richard Corbin of Chiefland.

    Great-grandparents are Ellen and Eugene Kitchens of Keystone Heights and Jackie Endsley of Illinois.

  • Nowlins celebrate Golden Anniversary

    Bruce and Betty Nowlin celebrated their Golden Anniversary Friday, Dec. 7

    Making Chiefland their home in 1979, the couple has enjoyed the many friends, neighbors and business locals who have befriended them for the past 28 years.

    Mr. Nowlin is a retired safety counselor and publisher of State Safety League Publications. He continues to enjoy his daily ritual of maintaining his organic garden and "keeping up with the roosters", and his "buddy boy" Barney.

  • Tindale, Barker are model CDE students

    Chiefland High has been offering Cooperative Diversified Education to juniors and seniors for approximately 20 years now.

    CDE gives kids the opportunity to leave school early each day and report to a job where they can get a taste of what the business world is all about.

    "Students can apply skills acquired in high school vocational programs and apply them to a job.The employers provide them with work ethics and the skills necessary to advance in the workplace."?

    The students are also paid for their work.

  • School Briefs

    Learn to garden

    Central Florida Community College Levy Center and the Levy County Extension Service have joined forces to present classes to help you plan your spring gardens.

  • County pulls most of its funds out of investment pool

    BRONSON - Up north in Tallahassee, the weather was too warm for a frozen pool from Nov. 30 to Dec. 6, but when it came to securing investments - that was a different story.

    All activity in a state-run investment pool was frozen from Nov. 30 until Dec. 6 as the result of a run on funds. This impacted Levy County.

  • Sex crime charge dropped against alleged bank robber

    BRONSON - A charge of attempted sexual battery was dropped against a 23-year-old Newberry man who remains in jail accused of robbing a bank, according to records.

    Joshua Kane O'Hara was arrested Nov. 9 for attempted sexual battery when he surrendered himself to authorities at the Levy County Sheriff's Office in Bronson, according to records.

    LCSO spokesman Lt. Evan Sullivan said the attempted rape charge was dropped due to a lack of cooperation from the alleged victim.

  • Chiefland police chief gets raise

    Chiefland City Commission members unanimously agreed to increase Police Chief Robert Douglas' annual salary by another 3 percent to $54,636.31, effective Dec. 11.

    The chief received a 3 percent raise as of Oct. 1. Commissioner mentioned the 6 percent raise granted police officers through negotiations with the Police Benevolent Association.

  • City leader thinks four-year term is better than two

    Chiefland City Commissioner J. Rollin Hudson Jr. thinks the elected term for the office should be four years rather than two years.

    He said the instability of a regime change every couple of years is unsettling to city workers.

    Mayor M. Teal Pomeroy said city workers should be working for the people, regardless of who serves as the city manager or on the City Commission.

    Vice Mayor Teresa Barron agreed with Hudson about four years being a better term of office for Chiefland City Commissioner.

  • Dry vegetation presents fire hazard

    The first cold snap of the season left its mark in Levy County with dry ground cover and leaves.

    The threat of wildfires exists and the continued drought increases problems. Here are some reminders from the Florida Division of Forestry and from the Chiefland Fire Rescue Department concerning outside burning:

    * Agriculture, silviculture, land clearing, pile and acreage burning all require authorization from the Division of Forestry.

    * Before starting any outside burning, contact the local fire department for any burn bans that may be in effect.