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  • Retired deputy spearheads charity drive

    In August, more than 100 pounds of drink can tabs or pop tops were delivered to the Ronald McDonald House Charities on behalf of Retired Levy County Sheriff's Office School Resource Deputy (SRO) Donna Roe and the Bronson Middle/High School. Before retiring in 2012, Roe instituted the community service drive at the Bronson Middle/High School where students were asked to collect and turn in pop tops in exchange for community service hours. These hours are needed to fulfill their requirements for the Bright Futures scholarships offered to high school Students.

  • Bronson woman dies in Saturday crash

    A one-vehicle crash at the Northeast 120th Street and Northeast 30th Street, a right-turn only intersection, on Saturday at 11 p.m. claimed the life of Cacie-Leigh Morgan, 23, of Bronson, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for September 12

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

  • Registration open for 2014 Florida Student Astronaut Challenge

     Tallahassee – Student team registration for the third-annual Florida Student Astronaut Challenge is now open to high school students (grades 9 through 12). This three-day event, focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, provides an opportunity for students to showcase their knowledge through a series of team-oriented experiments and challenges.

  • State challenges students to learn economic history

    TALLAHASSEE – In honor of this year’s Viva Florida 500 commemoration, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater today announced the start of Florida's Financial History Challenge, a contest designed to engage students of all ages to learn more about the state’s economic history. The challenge, which is part of CFO Atwater’s Your Money Matters initiative, encourages students to learn about people, places and events in Florida history and use the information they learn to contemplate financial decisions.

  • Chiefland hopes to work with county on fire funding

    The Chiefland City Commission agreed by consensus Monday night that it would continue, at least once more, to try to work with the county on issues related to the funding and certification needs of Chiefland Fire and Rescue.

  • Commission not happy with Otter Creek water proposal

    Chiefland commissioners are still saying a better deal needs to be put on the table if officials in Otter Creek hope to have Chiefland supply water to the town.

  • Sea Cadets event Saturday

    Manatee Division celebrates Sea Cadet Month with an “Open Ship” event at the Coast Guard Station in Yankeetown on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., with games, team building exercises and other activities.

  • Self defense class for women Saturday

    The Rape Aggression Women's Physical Defense program (R.A.D.) will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the College of Central Florida Levy Center at 114 Rogerts Blvd., in Chiefland.

  • 19th Annual Tommy Usher Log-a-Load for Kids Golf Classic

    Play golf to help children with a cure. That's simply enough.

    The 19th Annual Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for kids Golf Classic, benefiting Children's Miracle Network at UF Health Shand’s children’s hospital, begins at Chiefland Golf & Country Club at 8 a.m. Registration and practice is at 8:30 a.m. Teams have shotgun start-morning round, lunch and program at noon, afternoon round shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. and reception, winner announcements and grand prize drawing at 6.