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  • Staying prepared

    Recently, Levy County Sheriff’s Office Deputies attended additional specialized training at Bronson High School in preparation for the 2013-2014 school year.  

    The training was designed to simulate responding to threats in a school campus setting and is part of ongoing scenario based training for all Levy County Schools.  

    This training was done with the cooperation of School Superintendent, Bob Hastings and incorporates instructional sessions between LCSO and our teachers.  

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for August 15

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

  • Former Commissioner Deas fills vacant seat

     Former Chiefland commissioner and mayor Bobby Deas was approved 3-0 and sworn in at Monday night's commission meeting as a temporary fill-in for the Group 1 seat, previously held by the late Commissioner Frank Buie.

  • Search on for sinkholes

    Recent rains are a welcome reprieve for Florida's sensitive and often over-burdened ecological systems. Lakes, wetlands, rivers and springs — all subject to the effects of development, farming, drought and a changing climate — are, for a time, replenished.

  • Golden moment

    Levy County Sheriff's Cpl. Tom Martin won the gold medal with a 397.5 pound bench press in competition at the 2013 World Police Fire Olympics held in Belfast, Ireland, Aug. 1-10. Martin, along with friends, raised the money for his trip at fundraisers and with donations. In 2011 he took the bronze for a 375-pound bench press at the world games in New York City.

  • Water rates set to increase in city

    City of Chiefland residents will be paying more for water in the next couple of months for the first time since 2011.

  • Bronson Chamber sponsors council candidates event

    The Bronson Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting a meet and greet and candidates' forum on Monday, Aug. 26, beginning at at 7 p.m. at Dogan Cobb Municipal Building. The gathering is designed to be positive and to allow candidates to present themselves and their platforms, without mentioning their challengers, in an informal atmosphere. 

  • Accident ties up lunch traffic

    A two-vehicle accident in the 1400 block of North Young Boulevard in front of the barbershop near McDonald's just before lunch snarled traffic for at least 30 minutes and resulted in two people being hospitalized.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas said the driver of a 2006 Toyota van was transported to UF Healthcare in Gainesville and the passenger, the driver's mother, was airlifted to UF Healthcare. 

    Douglas said the van was traveling north when it rear-ended a pickup truck. He said the driver of the pickup was not injured. 

  • Court dispositions published August 8

     n Joseph Ray Ainsworth, aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony, 364 days with credit for 99 days served, 4 years probation. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund. 

  • Bronson man cited in crash

    A Bronson man was cited for DUI and careless driving following an accident on U.S. 129, north of  County Road 232 in Gilchrist County on July 29 at 7:45 p.m., according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.