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  • Fugitive nabbed in Chiefland by U.S. Marshals Task Force

    A fugitive wanted on a second degree murder charge in Seminole County surrendered on Friday afternoon to a U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force after being confronted at an apartment complex on West Park Avenue, according to a Marshal's Gainesville Division press release.
    Elgin Eaton, 23, was sought by the Longwood Police Department since Feb. 9 after investigators determined Eaton and Chanselor Gordon got into an altercation at a Super Bowl party during which the victim was shot and killed.
    Gordon was arrested earlier, but Eaton went on the run.

  • Tarmac wins another round

    Tarmac America LLC won another round Friday in its 8-year drive to mine more than 6 million tons of lime rock on 2,757 acres on a 4,750 acre site known as the King Road mine near Inglis over a 110-year period. 

  • Court Dispositions published August 9

    n Jerrell Lashaw Hopkins, VOP on possession of controlled substance without a prescription, probation revoked, 180 days with credit for 138 days served. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund and VOP cost.

    n Matthew Huston, VOP on criminal mischief under $1,000, revoke probation, 270 days with credit for 232 days served. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund, VOP cost.  

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of August 9

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

    n July 31, Nadia Behrens, 21, Bronson, out of county warrant.

    n Aug. 4, Raymond Crouch, 40, Old Town, driving on permanently revoked DL, license plate not assigned, possession methamphetamine, deliver methamphetamine, possession drug equipment, refuse to accept citation. Bond $96,500.

    n Aug. 1, Richard William Deemer, 22, Sarasota, burglary, petit theft, out of county warrant. Bond $30,000.

  • Inglis political forum draws crowd

    It was standing room only and some were standing outside the door when 24 candidates and their representatives turned out for a forum with one of the strictest speaking limits in the county. 

    The gathering hosted by the Inglis Recreation Advisory Board Activities Committee called for candidates to have only one minute to speak at the podium and that was strictly enforced by two timekeepers and the moderator.

  • Bronson holds on water and sewer ordinances

    Bronson officials say they still don't have enough information to make a decision on proposed fees regarding water and sewer connections for new applicants.

    After discussions over proposed ordinances and resolutions on fees Monday night, town council members voted 4-1 in favor of tabling them until more information could be looked at.

    Council Member Berlon Weeks made the first objection to passing the new fees, adding that he knew they had already been tentatively approved.

  • Internet provider Main Street shuts down

    Main Street Broadband, a wireless Internet provider based in Georgia, shut down on Aug. 1 leaving 80,000 people, businesses and government agencies in two states without service. 

    Main Street, which purchased high-speed wireless Internet service from the North Florida Broadband Authority said the shutdown was the result of its inability to obtain re-financing of its loans. 

  • Levy County launches Smart911

    Levy County E911 announced Monday that they have implemented Smart911 to enhance delivery of 9-1-1 emergency services for area citizens. 

  • End of summer bash helps get ready for school

  • County dashes water on fire workshop

    The Chiefland and Cedar Key commissions' suggestions that the Levy County Commission hold a public workshop on fire operations is unanimously tabled until those officials first talk with County Fire Chief David Knowles. 

    “Allow him the opportunity to sit down with you,” Commissioner Marsha Drew of Yankeetown (R-District 3) told Norm Fugate, Chiefland and Cedar Key city attorney, and Chiefland Vice Mayor Teresa Barron.