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  • CHS drops a letter

    The state Department of Education's grades for high schools are out and it's a mixed report for Levy County.
    The report card:
    • Bronson Middle/High School got a C, down from last year's B
    • Cedar Key High School got a C, down from last year's A
    • Chiefland got a B, down from last year's A, and
    • Williston High School got a B, up from a C.

  • Arson suspected in Chiefland fires

    Several recent home fires in Chiefland are suspected to be the result of arson, according to Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris.
    The fires are still being investigated by state officials, he told commissioners at Monday night's regular meeting, but the fact that the two homes were abandoned, without electricity, is a strong indicator that the fires were set on purpose.
    He said he's not sure what the motives behind the arsons could have been. Neither of the homes were insured.

  • Burrowed treasure

    The four hunters spaced themselves about 20 feet apart, in a straight line, poised at the edge of a wall of palmettos and gallberry. The leader of the group, pointing on a map, gave quick directions about his plan of attack: straight through, in a grid, a few hundred yards out, then reposition and come back, covering an adjacent swath of land.

  • Don’t worry — We’re alive and well, thank you

    Mark Twain may have said it best when he was attributed with saying, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
    For the past few weeks, readers of the Tri-County Bulletin, Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer Sun News and Cedar Key Beacon have expressed concern over the lateness that these products have been arriving in their hands. Do not worry, these fine products are not going anywhere.
    In fact, they are all alive and doing well.

  • Four arrested in home invasion, robbery 

    Four Williston men have been charged in the home invasion robbery, beating and attempted shooting of a Bronson man in his home while his mother, stepfather and two children, ages three and seven, were inside the home, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Investigator Roger Bell arrested Christopher Pate, Jeovany Ortiz, Janiel Perez and Armando Perez on Saturday following a 911 call from the home.

  • 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.