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  • August was good month to find job

    Levy County and its neighbors, Citrus and Marion counties, saw their unemployment rates drop in August from the month before and a year ago. 

  • Bronson puts bingo on hold

    A heated debate Monday night at Bronson Town Hall ended with a 4-1 vote in favor of stalling on an earlier decision to allow a bingo hall within town limits.

  • Chiefland holds line on millage

    Chiefland property owners will get a break on taxes again this year as the city commission voted unanimously on Monday to stick with the 4.75 millage it has had for three years. As a result, the city will take in less money in the fiscal year starting Oct. 1 and that had some business men voicing concerns that the city is on the wrong financial path. 

  • Sheriff's Report for August 30

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

    n Aug. 26, Deborah Maggeline Booker, 21, Ocala, two counts possession of forgery, uttering false bank bill, possession of drug equipment, passing counterfeit bank bill, petit theft. Bond $101,000.

    n Aug. 20, Randall Brouillard, 60, Bronson, battery. Bond $5,000.

    n Aug. 22, William Edward Carter Jr., 38, Williston, two counts VOP, DUI. Bond $5,000.

  • Sheriff's Report for the week of August 23

     

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for September 6

     

  • Man shoots self outside store

       An 87-year-old Levy County resident was found dead outside a convenience store after he went into the store at Northeast 140th Court and U.S. Hwy. 27A,  asked the clerk to call 911 and exited the store. The man, whose wife died recently, had a gunshot wound to his head, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office report. The man told the store clerk officers were to first go to his home near the store. When they did, they found a note he had left. The case is being investigated as a suicide.

  • Barn destroyed in fire

    Chiefland Fire Rescue was among several departments that responded to a blaze at a barn on County Road 124 across the street from the Levy County Quilt Museum at 4 a.m. Sunday. The barn and its contents — heart pine boards — were destroyed by the blaze. Chiefland Fire Chief James Harris said it was decided to let the blaze burn.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for September 13

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

    n Sept. 9, Erica Sue Allen, 34, Inglis, possession of drug equipment.

    n Sept. 5, Jesse Carroll Baggett, 32, Bronson, petit theft, possession of drug equipment, possession of marijuana. Bond $18,000.

    n Sept. 4, Shellie Renee Bailey, 36, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    n Sept. 4, David Donald Bezanson, 34, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

    n Sept. 4, Gerald David Browning, 31, Trenton, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment. Bond $1,500.

  • Police station expands

    Work continues on the extension to the Chiefland Police Station on East Park Avenue and U.S. Highway 19/Main Street. The new space will be used to house records and give officers room to work in writing reports.