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  • Sheriff's Report and Most Wanted for April 19

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 12, Michael Allen, 22, Fanning Springs, burglary, petit theft, illegal use of credit cards. Bond $6,000.
    n April 15, Susie Ann Bennett, 56, Chiefland, petit theft.
    n April 11, Alethea Beyer, 37, Ft. Myers, disorderly intoxication, possession of controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $6,000,
    n April 13, James B. Bunt, 48, Trenton, out of county warrant. Bond $5,000.

  • Biker killed in Williston

       An early morning accident April 12 left a Summerfield man dead.
       Jeremy Wahl, 28, the rider of a 2008 motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency workers responded to the accident at SW 12 Ave. and S. Main St., Williston around 6:30 a.m.
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Angie Brewer, 69, of Williston was traveling east on SW 12 Ave. in her 2006 Chevy and was attempting to turn left onto S. Main St. and failed to see Wahl, who was traveling west.

  • CF Levy Center hosts Night Out

    The College of Central Florida is sponsoring Chiefland Night Out Friday, April 27, 5-7 p.m.
       The free event will be held at the Trailhead Depot office of the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce, 23 S.E. Second Ave., Chiefland. The event brings families together with local agencies to learn about safety while having fun. There will be games and prizes for children under 16.
       For more information about the event, contact Kat Davis at 352-493-9533 or davisk@cf.edu. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu.

  • I-75 Newberry exit closing rescheduled

    I-75 and Newberry Road (Exit 387) ramp closure rescheduled
    Both northbound and southbound exit ramps now scheduled for closure
     
    Gainesville – The closure of the Interstate 75 southbound ramp onto Newberry Road (Exit 387) in Gainesville which was scheduled for Tuesday night has been rescheduled to Wednesday night while the northbound exit ramp will be closed Tuesday night for paving, according to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures through April 20

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

  • Students of the Month (March)

    March’s Chiefland Students of the Month, from left: Raven Shepherd, CES, BIng Ling Dong, CMS, and Tristan Allen, CHS.

  • Tax change could save money for Florida’s adoptive parents

    By Stephanie Carroll Carson
    Florida News Connection
    TALLAHASSEE, — The Affordable Care Act has affected more than health care: it has also changed what adoptive parents can claim on their income tax returns. Parents' tax credit for adoption-related expenses has gone from being a non-refundable tax credit, to a refundable one.

  • Volunteer firefighter charged with arson

    Just as the state was getting ready to kick off Wildfire Awareness Week, a Levy County volunteer firefighter was arrested on arson charges.
    Michael Joseph Chenier, 24, of Morriston, and a member of the Morriston-Montbrook Volunteer Fire Department was arrested at about 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, and charged with arson in attempting to start two fires in the area of State Road 121 and County Road 337. His bond is $20,000.

  • City recycling program kaput

    Chiefland commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to end the city's recycling program after reviewing the results of a city-wide survey that shows residents unwilling to pay for the service.
    "Based on the response of the customers, I would say we should not do this," Mayor Teal Pomeroy said.

  • Synthetic drugs disappear from Chiefland shelves

    No more Mr. Nice Guy, Scooby Snax, Mad Hatter, Cloud 9 or Kool Beanz are to be found in Chiefland.
    The city Police Department went on a roundup on April 2 cleaning hundreds of packets, envelopes and containers of products labeled bath salts, incense, spice, K2 and synthetic cannabis from convenience stores shelves or requiring sellers to return the products to wholesalers.