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Today's News

  • Babies and genetics

    Most people do it and you may be guilty yourself.

    No judgments, but if you think about it, it really is an exercise in futility.

    What is it?

    Trying to pinpoint who a newborn baby looks like within minutes of it thrusting out of the womb.

    It never fails – parents, grandparents, friends – they all surround the infant and then the battle begins.

    "Oh, he looks just like his daddy," one declares.

    "Oh, no!" Another hushes. "He's a carbon copy of his mama when she was a baby."

  • Happenings

    Upcoming

    WWII Vets Luncheon

    World War II Vets and Proud of it will meet at the Gathering Table in Chiefland at 11 a.m. Sept. 13.

    The luncheon is open to all vets, their families and caregivers.

    For more information, contact Virginia Lewis at 352-528-2310.

    Chiefland High Reunion

    The Chiefland High School Class of 1968 has settled on Homecoming weekend, Oct 5-7 for its 50th Reunion.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 13, Jennifer Renee Allen, 43, Clarksville, Tenn., possession of a new legend drug, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams. Bond $7,000.

    • Aug. 18, Richard Kenneth Black, 37, Dunnellon, no DL, possession of marijuana not more than 20 grams, possession and/or use of drug equipment. Bond $15,000.

    • Aug. 18, Micayla Courtney Burton, 20, Citrus Springs, DUI/damage to property. Bond $5,000.

  • Vote Tuesday

    Along with selecting their preference for candidates to represent their party in the fall, voters participating in the Aug. 28 primary election will decide three county-wide races in Levy.

    The two Levy County Commission races and a School Board race are Universal Primary Contests, meaning the winner would have no opposition in the fall election, as both candidates are from the same party. The races are open to all eligible voters, regardless of party.

  • July: From good to bad to better

    I missed most of July.

    I remember it coming in and I remember the ending, but all that middle stuff is totally lost on me.

    The reason?

    It started with a tickle.

    I can pinpoint it to the minute. I can't tell you why I checked my watch but I did.

    2:01 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 my nose tickled and I looked at my watch. By nightfall, my nose was stopped up and the next morning I felt the crud creeping into my chest.

  • In defense of AARP

    By Mignon Craig

    Guest Columnist

    My grandfather retired in 1951 with what he thought would be enough income from social security, his pension and his savings.  What he didn’t anticipate was the inflation of the post war years (over 50 percent in his lifetime) and there was no medicare until 1966.  When he died in 1969 he left a $500 mortgage for dentures on his old mobile home.  My parents had to sell the home and take in my grandmother because she didn’t have enough income to support herself.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • Aug. 4, Edwin Guillermo Alegria, 28, Alachua, no DL. Bond $2,000.

    • Aug. 3, Keith Carter, 45, Chiefland, possession of ammunition or weapon by a convicted felon. Bond $50,000.

    • Aug. 2, Kurtis Lorenzo Daniels, 32, Bronson, fleeing/eluding, possession of cocaine. Bond $50,000.

    • July 30, Andrew Davis, 37, Fanning Springs, possession of a controlled substance w/o a prescription. Bond $10,000.

  • Happenings

    August

    Brunch with AARP

    Thinking about joining an active AARP group? This summer will be a good time to meet members of Williston Area AARP Chapter 912 in a casual setting. The group will be getting together for brunch at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, Citrus Grill in Dunnellon.

    For more information or directions, call Sharon Reynolds, 352-422-7424.

    Upcoming

    Chiefland High Reunion

    The Chiefland High School Class of 1968 has settled on Homecoming weekend, Oct 5-7 for its 50th Reunion.

  • Meet the candidates, BOCC District 2

    A pair of Levy County Commission races will be decided in Universal Primary Contests Aug. 28, due to all candidates having the same party. The contests are open to all voters.

     The District 2 (Chiefland) race is between incumbent Rock Meeks and challenger Terance Reed, while District 4 (Cedar Key) is incumbent Lilly Rooks and challenger Ryan Bell.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

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

    • July 28, Thankaraj Syamala Ajith, 39, Bronson, FTA. Bond $5,002.

    • July 29, John Nicholas Arcangeli, 34, Pompano Beach, affray, resisting W/OV. Bond $10,000.

    • July 24, Israel Lee Brown, 36, Williston, non-support of children or spouse. Bond $300.

    • July 24, Wilbur Eugene Chewning, 39, Gainesville, DUI. Bond $2,000.