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  • Beef O'Brady's hit by thieves

    Everyone who has been waiting for a bite of Beef O'Brady's famous wings, burgers and buffalo chicken salads at the new Chiefland restaurant may have to put their appetites on hold thanks to thieves.
    That's because construction of the casual sports restaurant on U.S. Highway 19 north of Chiefland has been hit not once but twice — first on May 5 and again on June 10.

  • Several local candidates win without opposition

    Qualifying for the 2012 local, state, congressional and senate primaries closed this week and several local and state candidates won re-election handily while others must overcome party primary opponents and, for some, general election opponents.
    Those returning to office without any opposition are:

  • Public warns Corps on Tarmac mining

    INGLIS — Less than 100 people turned out for a public hearing on Tramac's mining proposal and its environmental impact but the message was respectfully delivered by the mostly elderly crowd: We don't want it because it will harm the environment.

  • Bronson hears county on fire department merger

    A representative from Levy County Public Safety says Bronson could benefit from merging its fire department with the county's.
    In a public safety workshop Monday night in Bronson, county Public Safety Director David Knowles told the Bronson Town Council that merging fire departments would allow more firefighters and other resources to be available during emergencies.
    "It's not any kind of a hostile takeover," Knowles told council members. The county is trying to make the best use of limited resources, he said.

  • Grant brings cities, county new connections

    It's a fact of life in Levy County, Williston has it's own communications system and a "bridge" is needed to keep the city's police force in touch with the Sheriff's Office. It's similar in Inglis where the town on the border with Citrus County must use a "bridge" to reach out to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office to coordinate events like drug busts and chases.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for June 7

    The Levy County Sheriff reports the following arrests:
    n June 2, Kenneth Scott Adams, 43, Chiefland, failure to register motor vehicle. Bond $75.
    n  June 1, Zachary David Armlin, 18, Chiefland, dealing in stolen property, four counts burglary. Bond $60,000.
    n  June 3, Scott Alexander Arnold, 30, Chiefland, reckless driving. Bond $1,000.
    n  May 29, David Adam Bandt, 28, Archer, no valid DL.
    n  May 31, Rhonda Kay Blair, 49, Williston, two out of county warrants. Bond $40,000.

  • Chiefland man arrested in Cedar Key burglaries

    Cedar Key police were kept on the run Memorial Day weekend when two people — an 18-year-old man and a juvenile — from Chiefland broke into several cars and at least one, possibly two homes in the Paroda, Whiddon and Shellcrest avenues area.
    But the thefts are on the way to being solved with the arrest of one person and the search for a second person — a juvenile, said Police Chief Virgil Sandlin.

  • Hastings announces for re-election as schools superintendent

    School Superintendent Bob Hastings, a third generation educator in Levy County, has announced plans to seek re-election.

  • Red, white and blue community service

  • Chiefland woman struck by sturgeon

    A Chiefland woman was airlifted to Shands Hospital in Gainesville Saturday afternoon after a 70-pound sturgeon jumped out of the Suwannee River and knocked her out of her family’s boat.
    Thirty-two-year-old Brianne Megargel was enjoying a relaxing afternoon boat ride on the river with her husband, Stephen, and 10-year-old son, Greyson Elmore, at about 4 p.m. near Manatee Springs when the accident occurred, according to Michael Hart, Megargel's father.