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  • Crowd turns out for Memorial Day despite rain

       A crowd of about 40 people, most huddled under canopies or umbrellas, turned out on Memorial Day at Rosemary Hill Cemetery in Bronson to pay their respects to those who gave their lives in defense of the United States of America.
       As Tropical Depression Beryl sent winds and a steady drizzle, Ivan Chubb, Florida state veterans representative, shepherded the crowd and offered prayers.

  • Chiefland Chamber welcomes new members

       The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce met on Friday, May 25, at noon in the Community Room of the Have Hospice of the Tri-Counties Care Center at 311 N.E. 9th St, Chiefland.
       New members of the organization inculde: Gentiva Home Health of Trenton, HardisonInk.com, Nature Coast Insurance, Inc., Uniques Furniture & Collectables and Mya’s Noodle House.

  • Complete Sleep ribbon cutting

    Jason Kennedy, center with scissors, cuts the ribbon at Complete Sleep & Furnishings as the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce  welcomes the business's investment in the Chiefland community. In addition to bedding and furniture, the store also sells locally crafted swings, rocking chairs and tables suitable for spending lazy afternoons on the porch. Kennedy also has a store in Williston.

  • Workforce Connection's mobile unit schedule for June

    • Monday June 4, 11, 18 and 25 (every Monday of each month) from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bronson Library, 600 Gilbert St.,Bronson
    • Tuesday, June 5, 12, 19 and 26 (every Tuesday of each month) from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Williston Library, 10 S.E. First St.,Williston
    • Wednesday, June 6 (first Wednesday of each month) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Annie Johnson Senior and Family Services Center, 1991 W. Test Court, Dunnellon

  • Suburban Propane acquires Tru Gas parent Inergy, L.P.

    WHIPPANY, N.J. — Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. announced April 26 that it has reached a definitive agreement with Inergy, L.P. Inergy GP, LLC and Inergy Sales & Service, Inc.,which operates Tru Gas in Levy County,  to acquire the sole membership interest in Inergy Propane, LLC, now owned by Inergy.

  • Learn about Medicare from SHINE volunteers

    Learn everything you wanted to know about Medicare, but were afraid to ask, such as:
    • How does Medicare work?
    • What Part D Plan saves me the most $$$?
    • Where do I find supplemental insurance rates?
    • How does my employer’s insurance work with Medicare?
    • Are there any programs to help pay for my Part B premium?

  • Library friends book sale as big as watermelons at festival

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library in Chiefland will conduct its semi-annual book sale in conjunction with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival on Saturday.  There will be hundreds of hardcover books, paperbacks, audio books, videos and children's books for sale at great prices—most for less than a dollar and some for much less.
       Buy a reusable fabric tote bag for $5 and take away as many books, not specially priced, etc., as it will hold. Some old and rare books will be available at market prices.

  • Court dispositions published May 31

    n Michael Wayne Aurilio, petit larceny first offense and illegal use of credit cards, 98 days with credit for 98 days served on each; battery on officer and criminal mischief, 1 year 7 days with credit for 98 days served, 2 years drug offender probation on each; all served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment, jail fund, probation costs, $4,043 restitution.

  • Women's defense class offered

    The Williston Police Department is partnering with Jerry Heines to sponsor a “Women’s Awareness and Defense Class” to teach women how to avoid being the victim of a physical attack. Heines has formed his class to prepare women to have a survivor mindset and to use simple and practical techniques of self defense. This is a one night, four hour course and not meant to train anyone in complex martial arts forms. The class is free.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for May 31

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:
    n May 23, Steven Solon Barbanell, 44, Bronson, use or possession of ID of another person w/o consent, grand theft. Bond $50,000.
    n May 26, Wayne Matthew Beaumont, 29, Inglis, battery.
    n May 27, Charles Borttz, 47, Pompano Beach, tampering, battery.
    n May 28, Cecil Nelson Brooks, 45, Helena, Ga., disorderly intoxication. Bond $5,000.
    n May 28, Jake Junior Bryant, 31, Largo, loitering, causing child to commit act of delinquency. Bond $25,000.