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  • School zone traffic control leads to drug bust

    Chiefland Police Officer Blake Murphy made a sizable drug arrest Tuesday morning while enforcing school-zone traffic laws. At approximately 8 a.m., Murphy conducted a traffic stop on a 2015 Nissan Versa passenger car for unlawful speed of 29 mph in a 15-mph school zone.

    According to a press release prepared by the Chiefland Police Department, officer Murphy smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle driven by John Capell Jr.

  • Bones found near the site of missing plane

    DNA testing will be done on bones found in the area off Cedar Key where a single engine plane crashed.

    On Feb. 12, a single engine plane bound for Cedar Key crashed into the Gulf of Mexico approximately 6 miles south southeast of the island. The pilot, Jasper Jerrels, 65, passengers, Jerrels’ 17-year-old Dylan Jerrels and Hue Singletary perished.

  • Knowledge is the key to success

    The position of a person in life is not their potential and that is because knowledge increases each time a certain position is attained, whether it be a promotion in school, work or in any other endeavor; and never let circumstances in life block achievement. Those two statements were the main pieces of advice Dr. Kendrick Scott offered Saturday during the Levy County Black History program in the Tommy Usher Pineland Center. 

  • Chamber selects Long as Citizen of the Year

    The Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award was presented Tuesday to Max Long, a sergeant with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Walmart employee killed in accident

    A Walmart employee was killed Feb. 22 when a pallet fell on her while she was operating a forklift in a box trailer.

    According to a Chiefland Police report, Sandra Jeannette Quincey was transported by Rescue Seven to Shands Hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

  • Step back in time to the golden age of transportation

     The Levy County Historical Society invites the young and young at heart to join them for an

    excursion back in time to the Golden Age of Transportation at their three-day exhibit of “RAILROADS & RIVERBOATS.”

    The exhibit will held Friday, March 3rd; Saturday, March 4th; and Sunday, March 5th, 2017, and will be

    open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. The display will be held at the Club House of the Cedar Key RV Resort, Shiloh Road, Sumner, just behind the Marathon Gas Station and Cedar Key Country Store on SR 24.

  • Popcorn, cotton candy and a ferris wheel

    Popcorn, cotton candy, the ferris wheel and more are all part of the allure when the Levy County Fair opens today (Thursday) at Williston’s Industrial Park, across from Horseman’s Park.

    The gates open at 4 p.m. with opening ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. on the main stage.

  • County approves proposal for animal control program

     

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday approved a proposal by the Levy County Animal Services to start a low cost spay and neuter program for the pets of low income and retired Levy County residents.

    In its request, LCAS argued that such a program would hopefully reduce the County’s pet overpopulation, making for fewer impoundments and euthanizations at the shelter.

  • County approves proposal for low-cost animal control

    The Levy County Board of Commissioners last Tuesday approved a proposal by the Levy County Animal Services to start a low cost spay and neuter program for the pets of low income and retired Levy County residents.

    In its request, LCAS argued that such a program would hopefully reduce the County’s pet overpopulation, making for fewer impoundments and euthanizations at the shelter.

    The program would be available to pet owners who are older than 62 years of age or are of low income status, as determined by their receiving of government aid.

  • Suspects sought from home invasion in Rosewood

    The search for suspects involved in a home invasion and shooting Monday in Rosewood continued as of Tuesday afternoon.

    Investigators said Tuesday they have credible information the suspects have fled and are no longer in the Levy County area.