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  • Five years of service

    Chiefland police officer D.J Macey, right, was honored with a ceremonial pin at Monday night's Chiefland City Commission meeting by chief Robert Douglas for five years of service with CPD.

  • Air conditioning theives caught with hidden camera

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is still looking for a Morriston man they say may be connected with the theft of an air conditioning unit from a Williston home Dec. 27.
    Law enforcement say they believe Raymond Shiver Jr. was one of two suspects pictured in photos taken from a hidden game camera positioned near the A/C unit at the Williston home.  The photos show the unit being unhooked and loaded into the back of a Ford pickup truck.

  • ATV accidents kill 2, including girl, 12

    Two people died — a 12-year-old and a 22-year-old, and a child, 5, was injured in two separate four-wheel ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) accidents, while another four people were injured in two vehicle accidents all in Levy County this weekend, according to Florida Highway Patrol reports.

  • HELPING HANDS — Food Distribution

     The Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Community Building in Old Town, located at 1950 S.E. Highway 55A on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 3-4pm.
     

  • Freezing dip increases wildfire risk

    TALLAHASSEE — As temperatures across Florida decrease this winter season, the risk of wildfire is on the rise. The Florida Forest Service, a part of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,  warns Floridians of the wildfire dangers associated with freezing temperatures and the low levels of rainfall the state has experienced in recent months.

  • County extinguishes teens' tobacco resolution

    Five high school students got a lesson in how government works when the Levy County Commission roundly rejected their proposed resolution "intended to discourage the placement, sale, and delivery of candy flavored tobacco products to persons under the age of eighteen (18)."

  • Bronson to feel out annexation

    Robbie Blake says she wants more say about what goes down in Bronson.  And she'd have it, too, if she didn't live just outside of the town limits in Lake Johnson Estates.
    "I was really in favor of annexation and have been for years," Blake, who said she's lived in the area for 33 years, told Bronson Town council members Tuesday night.

  • YEAR IN REVIEW

    Ten Commandments
    In November, the 6-ton granite slab in front of Chiefland City Hall bearing the Ten Commandments was uprooted and sent on a tour of the state by the monument's owner, Joe Anderson, of Old Town. The commission agreed unanimously to allow Anderson to make off with the monument.
    "My desire is for as many people as possible to have the opportunity to view the monument and its significance in American history ..." Anderson wrote in a letter to the commission.

  • Elections official retiring at end of year

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell has announced that she will be retiring on Dec. 31 after 20 years in the office.
    Asbell who has faced tightening budgets while integrating mandated changes in election methods has worked for Levy County for 24 years, according to her announcement.

  • Jones announces for elections office

    Tammy Jones, a long time Levy County resident has officially announced her candidacy for the Supervisor of Elections.  
    She has been involved in the process of planning and overseeing elections for 18 years as the assistant supervisor of elections.  As a longtime employee of the elections office, she said she is uniquely qualified for the position because of her experience and knowledge of the office.