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Today's News

  • Chiefland rallies to beat Williston in volleyball

    The volleyball match was about two very different teams showing up for each game Monday night at the Red Devil gym.

    The Lady Indians of Chiefland started game 1 having trouble with their serves, and they seemed to be moving in slow motion. But, by the end of the match, after falling behind two games to none, these same Lady Indians seemed to find a new gear. 

  • Learn to work through your difficulties

    Gary Miller

    The last two deer seasons are illustrations in extremes. 

    There was only one other year that I can remember an acorn drought as bad as last year’s was. And this year’s abundance of acorns is equally as uncommon. The deer are not having to move very much or very far in order to get to ample food. As a result, seeing fields full of bucks and does has been and will be, rare. Last year, sightings were almost a daily occurrence. 

  • Library Supporter

    State Rep. Leonard Bembry was the recipient of a Florida Library Association award for his efforts to ensure, through the Legislature, that libraries stay funded in Florida. The award was presented last week at the Williston Public Library. Pictured, from left, Levy County Commissioners Lilly Rooks and Nancy Bell, Bembry, director for Levy County Public Library System Lisa Brasher and Michelle Traylor, Librarian.

       

  • Most Wanted 10-21-2010
  • Miss Williston Queens

    Rhonda Virden 

    The annual Miss Williston Pageant saw the crowning of three contestants in three age groups to reign over the coming year.

    Allie Rowan was named Miss Williston, Savannah Smith was named 1st runner-up, LilyAnn Greenstein was 2nd runner-up and Kathryn Allen was 3rd runner-up and Miss Congeniality.

    Kaylee Ann Nicholson was named Junior Miss Williston, Meghan Alfaro was 1st runner-up, Sarah Smith was 2nd runner-up and Destiny Ryalls was 3rd runner-up.

  • Mentoring Program in Levy receives grant

    The Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, has recently awarded a local non-profit organization, Unity Family Community Center, Inc., grant funds in the amount of $200,000 to provide mentoring services to children ages 4-18 in Levy and Marion counties. 

    The program will serve youth whose parents are incarcerated in local, state or federal correctional institutions.  

  • No injuries as log truck rolls over in Goethe State Forest

    No injuries were reported when a loaded log truck rolled over on Gas Line Road in the Goethe State Forest on Tuesday at 4:20 p.m.

     According to the Highway Patrol, Johnnie E. Cooper, 71, was driving the truck when the right tires dropped off into a ditch of water. Eventually the right front fell into a hole and the truck overturned on its right side.  

  • Q&A from Social Security

    Alice Moses-Turner  

    Question:

    What is the earliest age that I can apply for Social Security retirement benefits?

    Answer:

  • SVP presents Haunted Theater

    Suwannee Valley Players will present its 2nd annual Haunted Theater.   The theme for this year’s event is All Things Scary; each room has been designed to bring the spectator a different thrill.  

    There are monsters, vampires, spiders, clowns, zombies…well, you get the idea.  If it is scary, it is at the Chief Theater. 

  • County discusses sale of water systems

    An Atlanta-based water company has inquired about buying the county-operated Manatee Water System, which serves 64 households in the Chiefland area, and University Oaks water system which serves 125 households in the Bronson area.

    Assistant County Coordinator Dick Tummond mentioned the inquiry at Tuesday's regular Levy County Board of Commissioners meeting sparking a discussion of whether the county should sell and questions about how to handle a sale.