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Today's News

  • Strike another one off the bucket list

    A little over a year ago when I went ziplining over the Mexican jungles, I said I crossed another thing off the bucket list that I didn’t even know existed.

    It’s true. There are many things I want to do in this life, but except for a couple I’ve never made it my mission to work toward those dream adventures.

    At this point in my life I pretty much just take every day as it comes and if an opportunity presents itself, I jump at it because it may not pass my way again.

  • Parents: Help your child be FCAT prepared

    Students in Levy County District schools will be taking the Grade 4, Grade 8, or Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Writing Test on Tuesday, Feb. 25.  

    The FCAT 2.0 Writing Test is administered in one 60-minute session in which students write an essay in response to a prompt.  Later this spring, your student will receive a score for his/her writing on a scale from 1-6 score points.  

  • Courts hand down sentences

    The following people were sentenced in Levy County courts:

    Jesse Bryan Balough, posessing cocaine, possessing paraphernalia, resisting arrest without violence, 180 days with credit for 21 days served on each, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund.

    Dereke Arnez Baugh, failure to re-register as required, 2 years with credit for 135 days served. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund. 

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    • Feb. 6, Chastity Nicole Baxman, 32, Otter Creek, false Medicaid claim. Bond $90,000.

    • Feb. 5, Jerald Samuel Billups, 38, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $1,160.

    • Feb. 5, Thomas Burgin, 40, Newberry, non support of children or spouse. Bond $500.

  • Bronson rec center back in spotlight

    By MARK SCOHIER

    news2@chieflandcitizen.com

    After getting lost in the shuffle for a spell, it appears that an idea to construct a community recreation center in Bronson is once again on the table.

    Town staff and officials started looking into the details of constructing such a facility last year, but the issue temporarily faded, taking a backseat to more pressing issues.

  • Bronson woman killed in accident

    A single vehicle accident early Sunday morning left a Bronson woman dead and both of her passengers injured.

    Barbara Sue Strickland, 36, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident that occurred at 12:40 a.m. on CR 343.

  • Joyce Hurt hangs up the scissors

    The beehive, the French twist, the shag and the bouffant. Not only has Joyce Hurt seen them all–she’s done them all.

    But two weeks ago, Hurt traded her scissors and curling irons for retirement after 53 years of standing on her feet making people look beautiful.

    Now instead of perm solution and hair color, she will be helping her artist husband pitch his talent at craft shows and fairs.

  • Lohrey named new football coach

    After reviewing more than 70 applications to replace out-going Coach Jamie Baker, the field was narrowed down to five.

    Williston Principal Eulin Gibbs then went to work to get the best applicant suited for the Williston football program. 

    From the large pile of papers placed in front of Gibbs, one could only be convinced that he did a thorough job in researching each of the final applicants.

  • Lady Indians claim district title

    It was their third meeting of the season with the same results as the Chiefland Lady Indians downed the Williston Lady Red Devils. This time it was for the District Championship.

  • Red devils roll on Senior Night

    After playing one of their best games of the season, just one night earlier against Florida Air Academy, the Williston Red Devils faced an old rival in the Bronson Eagles on Senior Night.