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  • 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.

  • Joyner announces for candidacy for District 1 commission seat

    Levy County Commissioner Mike Joyner, a Morriston cattleman and retired law enforcement officer, has announced plans to seek the District 3 commission post.
    Joyner, 62, who runs a 385-acre owned and leased cow-calf operation with his son, is a family man, a devoted Christian, a Republican and political conservative.
    He was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in October of 2011 to serve the remainder of an unexpired commission term for District 1.

  • CK and county given praise in hurricane exercise

    At 55 miles per hour, the wind is strong enough to tear down power lines, tree branches and material from homes and businesses. The debris is blocking access along key roads into the city. Homes have flooded. Power and utilities are out. People are taking shelter in schools. Looters have hit several homes, and emergency workers— police, fire and EMS—even if they could get inside the city, are not allowed to be out in such high winds.
    This was the scenario presented at the Cedar Key Visitor's Center May 24 as part of a hurricane tabletop exercise.

  • Chiefland watermelon festival growing

    Chiefland will celebrate the watermelon in its many forms when it welcomes visitors to the 58th Annual Watermelon Festival on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    The festival is sponsored by the Chiefland Woman's Club with the help of the City of Chiefland and other groups and vendors who rent booths. The event is a fundraiser for the club, as well as a showcase for the area's biggest agricultural product.

  • Levy Farm Service Agency closing, consolidating with Gilchrist

     Tim Manning, Florida State Executive Director for the Farm Service Agency (FSA), today announced that USDA Secretary Thomas A. Vilsack has approved the closure of six FSA county offices in Florida, a process that will begin immediately.  After the required notifications have been provided to producers, FSA employees and office landlords, closure dates will be established and made publicly available.