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Today's News

  • CHS softball gets championship bling

    The Chiefland Lady Indians 2014 softball team was presented with their championship rings before the crowd at Friday's homecoming football game.

    Principal Matt McLelland presented the players and their coaches with the rings for winning the 2014 Florida 1A Softball Championship in Vero Beach earlier this year. At one point, McLellan's presentation of the rings was remniscent of that famous scene out of the movie "Pretty Woman" when Ricard Gere presents a jewelry box to co-star Julia Roberts. 

  • Beast Feast returns Oct. 25

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its 5th Annual Beast Feast on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Etheridge Cracker House- N.E. 140th Ave., Williston.  

  • Veterans Day parade in Inglis

    The Levy County celebration of Veterans Day moves to Inglis this year and the Veterans Parade will be Saturday, Nov. 8, beginning at 11 a.m. at Yankeetown School and proceeding along County bRoad 40 east to the Inglis Community Center.

    There will be a decorate your tailgate contest and a post parade ceremony in honor of all veterans that will include music and a free lunch.

    The event is being hosted by the Town of Inglis. For more information r to register for the parade email dslatteryngliswaterclerk@gmail.com or Ruth at 352-447-0236.

  • Community Calendar

    All Month

    Yankeetown Inglis Woman's Club sale

    The Second to None Thrift Shoppe, on 56th Street in Yankeetown, is having an October sale.  

    We have a large variety of "new for us" clothes for all in the family.

    For the entire month, there is 50 percent off all men's  and woman's shorts and short sleeve shirts.

    Second to None Shoppe is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Thursday nights 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information, call 352-447-2057.

  • Duke auction yields bargains for Levy County

    The Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) won three bids at a recent auction for items from the Duke Energy Nuclear Power Plant:

    • $15,000 - One (1) 2012 breathing air trailer system (valued at $150,000)

    • $300 - One (1) Clow Corp fire hydrant (valued at $1,500)

    • $300 - Two (2) Clow Corp fire hydrants (valued at $1,500 each)

  • One dead, one injured in Friday accident

    A Keystone Heights woman died and a man suffered critical injuries when the car they were in left County Road 341 and traveled off the road until the driver's side hit a tree on Friday at about 1 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

    Victoria Annette Beasley, 22, of Keystone Heights died and Daniel Ernest Butler Jr., 38, of Hawthorne, was transported to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville for treatment.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for October 9

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

    • Sept. 29. McRobert Conrad Alphonse, 47, Archer, abandonment of an animal. ROR

    • Oct. 4, Kim Marie Bouterie, 47, Brooksville, burglary with assault or battery. Bond $15,000.

    • Sept. 29, Ehren Michael Brown, 36, Williston, out of county warrant. Bond $2,160.

    • Oct. 1, Leland Donald Deighton, 20, Old Town, failure to register motor vehicle. ROR.

    • Oct. 3, Margaret Marie Draper, 52, Old Town, petit theft, fraud. Bond $3,500.

  • Deadlines loom for Fanning hotel project

    Plans are coming down to the wire for the Fanning Springs’ Holiday Inn Express and Dairy Queen development project.

    “We need this application out the door by the end of the month,” said grants administrator Fred Fox at Fanning Springs’ city council meeting last Thursday. The state has to have all the money obligated by Dec. 12, he said.

  • A scapegoat in the water

    The U.S.S. Pueblo was masquerading as a scientific research vessel off the coast of North Korea when enemy forces determined the ship was of interest, sending a small fleet of boats to corral its crew of 81 officers and enlisted men.

    That was 1968, and the enemy had good reason to be suspicious. The Pueblo was a U.S. Navy surveillance ship, loaded down with the most high-tech spy equipment of the day, as well as a good deal of intelligence.

  • Luther Beauchamp to retire from law practice

    After more than 45 years of law practice in Levy County, R. Luther Beauchamp has announced his intent to retire from the active law practice effective Nov. 1. He started his practice in Bronson in 1969 and moved to his current Chiefland office in 1975.

    Beauchamp will continue to serve as general counsel for Florida Baptist Convention and will be completing matters for some current clients, which will take him beyond the Nov. 1 date.