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  • Off with a bang!

    Thursday, July 4th


    n Bronson: James H. Cobb Park;  

    Celebration starts at 4 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Call 352-486-2354 for more details.


    n Cedar Key: Cemetery Point; 

    Fireworks starting at dusk.


    n Branford: Ivy Park;

  • Flood watch issued for Levy County

    A flood warning has been issued by the National Weather Service as the county is predicted to receive "in the neighborhood of 3-4 inches of rain" this week, Mark Johnson, Levy County Emergency Management director, said in a phone interview before noon Monday.

    By lunchtime, Johnson had an update: The NWS was going to issue a flood warning and was predicting 3-5 inches of rain.

  • Chamber seeks business nominations

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans for the Annual Industry Banquet where it will honor the 2013 Businesses of the Year.

    This year’s Banquet will be on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Tommy Usher Center, with the program beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The theme for the banquet is “Red, White & Blue Jeans”. The public is invited to submit a nomination for the 2013 Business of the Year and to attend the banquet.

  • $10,000 reward offered in 39-year-old unsolved killing

    CROSS CITY – A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the 1974 murder of James Norris and authorities are promising that tipsters can remain anonymous.

    The last known contact Norris had with his family was a postcard mailed from Inglis. His body was unearthed two years later in northern Dixie County. 

  • Slow down to honor veterans

    On your next drive along State Road 24, better known as Archer Road, to or from Gainesville, take your foot off the gas pedal and spend a few moments checking out a memorial to those who gave their lives in the Korean and Vietnam wars.

    The information that follows comes from the Gainesville Fisher House folks who provide a "home away from home" for veterans and their families being treated at Malcolm Randall Medical Center in Gainesville — on Archer Road.

  • Yoho bill would bar military aid to Syria

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-District 3) has introduced legislation to prohibit military assistance in Syria.  If passed, the bill would not allow the distribution of funds to aid opposition forces in Syria.

    "Anyone who thinks that arming rebel opposition in Syria is a good idea should learn lessons from our past," Yoho said. "These same policies have created monsters in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other hot spots around the globe.

  • Looking for crafty people

    Come to the first meeting of a new craft club on Thursday, July 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

    The club will meet in the fellowship hall of the Bronson United Methodist Church on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month.

    Please bring a pair of scissors with you.  

    For more information, call Peggy Rowe at 352-316-3817.  

  • CPD on the lookout for burglars

     The Chiefland Police Department is looking for leads in a commercial burglary. On June 23, at approximately  5 a.m., an unknown person, or persons, broke into the Cash Munny Pawn Shop, located at 1821 N Young Blvd. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for June 27

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

  • Police: Man beaten in his own home

    Chiefland now has its own version of a Cinderella story, though police say it wasn't glass slippers that a Bronson man left behind after a scuffle with a Chiefland man in his home last week.