Today's News

  • Indians fail to cash in early opportunities against Trinity Catholic

    OCALA -When opportunity comes knocking at the door, someone better be there to answer.

    The Chiefland High football team had two golden chances to take it to Trinity Catholic early in last Friday night's key Class 2B District 4 game, but the Indians failed to cash in.

    The Celtics ?more precisely running back Derrick Dempsey ? took the ball and ran with it, rolling to a 37-13 victory.

    Dempsey, a 5-foot, 8-inch dynamo transfer from The Villages, seemed impossible to tackle, running for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

    A 24-year-old Bronson man was arrested Oct. 18 by Investigator Joseph Sabbag of the Levy County Sheriff?s Office on the charge of dealing in stolen property.

    Bond was set at $25,000.

    Other people who were accused of crimes and arrested by LCSO deputies include:

    Samuel Otis White, 24, of Bronson was arrested Oct. 15 for dealing in stolen property, and he was arrested Oct. 16 for two counts of grand theft auto. Bond $30,000.

  • Invisibility

    I recently backed my 2006 Jeep Liberty into a Mitsubishi.

    The little car was so close to my vehicle?s rear bumper that I did not see it when I looked in the rear or side view mirrors. From my perspective, it was invisible. I remind readers to look very, very carefully before backing up.

    Now I will address other issues relevant to invisibility.

    I went to a three-day United Methodist Men?s retreat in Leesburg from Oct. 19 through 21. There were 359 visible attendees from 44 churches, including the five men from First United Methodist Church of Chiefland.

  • Pedestrian killed on Hwy. 320

    An 82-year-old Chiefland woman died last Wednesday morning as she attempted to cross Levy County Road 320 West near the Manatee Jiffy Store, according to a report by Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Lena Ward.

    Edith Frances Cuzelis was pronounced dead at the scene by a Levy County Emergency Medical Services paramedic at 7:20 a.m., according to records.

    Cuzelis had parked a 1989 GMC van on the north shoulder of CR 320 facing west with its headlights on, Ward said. She had retrieved equipment from the van to erect a garage sale sign on the south shoulder of CR 320.

  • Citizens will offer power line path input

    Rose Fagler, community relations manager with Progress Energy Florida, told the Chiefland City Commission about the utility company's efforts to add two nuclear reactors in southern Levy County.

    The land has been bought for the plant, she said during the Oct. 22 meeting. The company is looking for a one-mile wide corridor for transmission lines going south. The potentially affected counties will be Levy, Citrus, Lake, Marion, Sumter, Pasco, Hernando, Hillsborough, Polk and Pinellas, she said.

  • Firearms questions answered

    I frequently get questions about the legal carrying and possession of firearms, especially handguns. I would like to address some of these questions.

    Do I need to register my rifle or handgun? No, Florida, like most states, does not register firearms.

  • Central Electric Supply Oens

    City Electric Supply (CES) has been up and running in Chiefland for nearly two months.

    According to Store Manager, Javey Glass, they cater to homeowners and contractors, residential and commercial. ?We service all their needs with a smile on our face, which is the truth, that?s what we do here,? he said.

    CES is a nationwide electrical distribution store.

    ?We sell things from electrical panels to breakers and even to homeowners, decorative lighting- from the basics to fancier things, light bulbs and everything in between,? Glass said.