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  • He knew Diddley

    Ellas McDaniel Jr. was just a year old when his father went from relative obscurity, driving an asphalt truck and playing rhythm and blues on the street corners of Chicago, to worldwide fame.
    “He was trying to put diapers on me and my sister. That’s what led him to play on street corners,” McDaniel said last week from the home of Chiefland friend Duane Schwingel. “My mother (Ethel) worked for the Polo Meat Co., cuttin’ up chickens.”

  • Sewage fees prove odorous

    A heated debate between several Bronson Town Council members Monday night ended when the council unanimously agreed that the town’s sewer ordinance stinks.
    “A lot of the language is imprecise and very loose,” Town Attorney Steven Warm told the council.
    Members, acting on Warm’s advice and offer to draft a new ordinance, voted to schedule a series of workshops to address the issue after a disagreement over how much of an impact fee should be charged to residents and business owners when connecting to new sewer lines.

  • Lee Sullivan candidate for Levy sheriff

    My name is Lee Sullivan, I started my law enforcement career in Levy County where I grew up and graduated from Chiefland High School and I hope to complete my career as Levy County sheriff.

  • Suwannee Fair opens for 60th year today

    The Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale, better known as the Suwannee River Fair, opens for its 60th year on Thursday at 3 p.m. with the acceptance of entries for the poultry and rabbit competitions.
    On Friday, the show moves into larger animals with the check-in of goats, dairy cows, and heifers.

  • Set your clocks ahead an hour Saturday night

    Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Saving Time (DST), and with it comes a change in the number of days lawn and landscape watering is allowed throughout the Suwannee River Water Management District.

  • Hunt to head new sheriff's unit

    Levy County Sheriff's Lt. Shawn Hunt has been named to the first Agriculture/Marine Unit in the department.
    Citizens have never had a full time ag/marine Investigator to work with farmers, timber business owners and clam farms in Cedar Key.  The duties will consist of investigating any Ag-related crimes, educating the farmers by giving crime prevention tips and community policing

  • Sheriff names Ott watch commander

    Levy County Sheriff's Sgt. Perry Ott has been promoted to lieutenant and watch commander in the Uniform Patrol Division.  His duties are to supervise the Alpha Company and assist in executive decisions within the agency.
    Ott began his career with the Levy County Sheriff's Office in 1989.  He is a native Floridian and lives in the Chiefland area.  During Ott's tenure, he has worked in the Uniform Patrol Division. 

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for March 8

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the  following arrests:
    n March 4, Stephen Michael Baker, 20, Inglis, battery. Bond $30,000.
    n March 1, Constance Bergey,  24, Boca Raton, two VOP. Bond $5,000.
    n Feb. 29, Craig Alfonzo Brown,  39, Williston, FTA. Bond $1,000.
    n March 3, Kenneth Cowart, 18, Williston, burglary and grand theft. Bond $60,000.
    n March 2, Harold Monroe Dallas, 24, Williston, possession of marijuana.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for March 8

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the  following arrests:
    n March 4, Stephen Michael Baker, 20, Inglis, battery. Bond $30,000.
    n March 1, Constance Bergey,  24, Boca Raton, two VOP. Bond $5,000.
    n Feb. 29, Craig Alfonzo Brown,  39, Williston, FTA. Bond $1,000.
    n March 3, Kenneth Cowart, 18, Williston, burglary and grand theft. Bond $60,000.
    n March 2, Harold Monroe Dallas, 24, Williston, possession of marijuana.

  • 2012 Suwannee River Fair schedule of events

    MARCH 16-21
    n Friday, March 16:
    3 – 5:30 p.m. - Steer Entry
    5 – 5:30 p.m. - Consumer Judging Registration
    5:30 p.m. - Primary & Senior Judging Event
    6 p.m. - Junior Judging Event
    6:30 – 8 p.m. - Creative Life Skills Entry (NON-FOOD ITEMS)
    n Saturday, March 17:
    7 – 10 a.m. - Swine Entry
    9 – 11 a.m. - Creative Life Skills Entry
    10:30 – 11 a.m. - Livestock Judging Registration
    11 a.m. - Livestock Judging Events