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  • New Year sees Levy's first violent death

    An Inglis man with a string of battery arrests and charges dating back to 1994 is jailed again on felony battery. Only this time, the arrest comes after the death of an Inglis woman witnesses said he attacked on New Year’s Day over a $40 debt.

    Eric L. “Strawberry” Adams, 40, is in Levy County Detention Center under a $500,000 bond. It is Levy County’s first death for 2016 and comes just months after an estranged husband killed three people at an Inglis residence before turning a gun on himself.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, Jan. 5

    The Levy County Commission meets on Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 9 a.m. in the commission meeting room in the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson. 

    The agenda and supporting documents can be downloaded as PDF files by clicking on the link. 

  • Agenda for Bronson Town Council meeting Jan. 4, 2016

    The Bronson Town Council meets tonight (Monday, Jan. 4) at 7 p.m. in the council meeting room in the Dogan Cobb Building.

    One of the items up for discussion is a porposed animal control ordinance.

  • Art opening for sculptor at Cedar Key Art Center

    There will be an opening reception on Saturday, Jan. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. for sculptor Leland Williams at the Cedar Key Arts Center. All are invited. Appetizers, drinks and conversation will be available to all.

    Come share a little time with the art community of Cedar Key as we enjoy the art produced by the Florida sculptor and miniature painter Leland Williams and quilter Gayle Wolfe.

  • Putnam offers tips for tree disposal

    As the holiday season comes to a close, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam encourages Floridians to dispose of Christmas trees safely.

    Dry limbs and needles from discarded Christmas trees can become an ignition source for fire if not properly cleared away from homes and natural areas.

    One way to remove this potential fire hazard is by recycling Christmas trees.

    Many locations offer tree recycling services such as curbside pick-up, recycling centers and mulching programs.

  • House on the Cliff to debut Dec. 31

    By this time of the year, Barbara Leathers should have been resting on her laurels after another successful show by Williston Community Theater's Peanut Patch Players.

    But fate intervened, and instead of reading scripts and getting ready for Christmas, Leathers, one of the founders of Williston's little playhouse, is tackling round two of House on the Cliff, WCT's next production.

    Late in the summer, after minor difficulty casting some roles, the show was in full swing with a full cast.

  • Dogs learn the art of the barn hunt

    At last there may be a sport that most every dog and his owner can compete in, be good at and enjoy well into old age.

    Welcome to Barn Hunt. It's one of the newest dog events to hit Florida and Morriston's Lorri Griffin is doing her part to promote it.

    In the hunt, a dog and his master enter an enclosed pen where bales of hay – sometimes as many as 100 – are positioned to create a labyrinth of tunnels – and adventure.

    The mission? To find hidden rodents.

  • Firefighter of Year to be honored

    Firefighter Kevin M. Davis, will be honored as the Firefighter of the Year on Monday, Jan. 4, at Chiefland Fire and Rescue, 16 N.E. 1st St., Chiefland.

  • 2015 was good news for Bronson

    Bronson council gets new member

    Katie Parks Bogart came out the victor in a March election when the polls closed in Bronson.

    The unofficial results of the runoff election between her and Jerry L. Mongo for Bronson town council Seat Two yielded 123 votes to Parks Bogart and 101 to Mongo.

    A previous election, two weeks ago, resulted in a tie between the two and the runoff was required. Had they tied again on Tuesday, they would've had to flip a coin to determine the winning candidate.

  • It was 'Back to the Future' for county

    Levy County got a fresh start on the future in 2015 looking to build the county economy. And their efforts may come to fruition in 2016.

    There were two new faces on the commission, Rock Meeks of Chiefland and Lilly Rooks of Rosewood, elected in November 2014. Commissioner John Meeks of Bronson stayed on as chairman.

    They started work on implementing an economic development incentive program — one of two now up and running — to bring new business and help existing business grow.