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  • Poker run and raffle to raise money for local veterans

    The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Tri-County Chapter 63 is sponsoring a Poker Run and Raffle to raise money for our local veterans.

    The event will be April 22 starting at Beef O' Brady's of Chiefland with a few stops before it ends at Willard's Restaurant & Lounge in Morriston. There is still ample time for businesses to become serious supporters by donating a product or a monetary donation.

  • Two killed, two injured in Friday crash

    Two people were killed April 14 when the driver of one car ran a stop sign and crashed broadside into the driver’s side of a second car.

    Jessica Lea Raquet, 32, and Joy Lea Raquet, 55, both of Homosassa, were pronounced deceased at the scene by Levy County Fire Rescue. A third occupant, 9-year-old Mylea Raquet, was transported to Shands in serious condition, according to a press release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

  • Updated flood maps are ready for viewing

    LIVE OAK — Area residents and governments will have the opportunity to review updated mapping information to better prepare and protect homeowners and communities in the event of flooding. 

    The Suwannee River Water Management District, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Florida Department of Emergency Management are hosting open house meetings for residents and officials in Dixie, Levy and Taylor counties during the month of April to review the proposed Flood Insurance Rate Maps and answer questions.

  • 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.

  • Georgia family of four killed in Williston plane crash

    A Georgia family of four was killed this weekend when their 1948 Cessna 170 crashed after take off at the Williston Municipal Airport.

    Clay Connolly, Williston Deputy Chief of Police, said the police and fire departments were notified about the crash around 1:12 p.m. Easter Sunday.

    It was only after the investigation began that law enforcement personnel began piecing the facts together and determined that the aircraft crashed some time after 3:10 p.m. Saturday.

  • Chiefland celebrates Easter

    Chiefland Mayor Betty Walker pronounced Chiefland city’s First Annual Easter EGGStravaganza a success. Although the crowd was modest, Walker was pleased with the turn out at this first event.  Mayor Walker and Fire Chief James Harris, both driving forces behind the EGGStravaganza, stated they just wanted to do something for the kids and give back to the community. They credited the whole city, including Drs. Martin and Mount, Randy Stephanelli, Sav-a-Lot and many volunteers, with working together and making it easy and fun to organize the affair. 

  • 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.

  • City considers volunteers to help staff at dog pound

    Chiefland City Manager Mary Ellzey will return April 24 to the Commission meeting with a recommendation concerning volunteers working at the city pound.

    Patty Pastore asked commissioners Monday evening if they could do volunteer work at the city pound if they signed a waiver absolving the city of any blame or liability in case of injury.

    Ellzey reported staff placed two dogs and all the kittens with Gainesville Pet Rescue. The only other animal in the pound is a pit bull that was deemed a dangerous animal.

  • CES worker jailed for voyuerism

    A custodian at Chiefland Elementary School was arrested April 4 after a hidden camera was found in a staff restroom.