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  • Fair pig raises over $27,000 for teen with cancer

    The bidding closed Friday on the Chandler Beach pig at $106.32 per pound raising a total of $27,111 for Corbin Wiggins, 18, of Trenton.
    Beach, 10, of Trenton decided several weeks ago after reading about the return of Wiggins' cancer that he would donate the proceeds of the sale of his pig to the teen.
    The Beach family kept the plan a secret, but then a fair volunteer overheard Beach discussing his plans with another child at the fair. Word was passed along and it was announced by the auctioneer to the crowd that joined in bidding.

  • Levy unemployment takes a plunge

     

    Levy County residents has some success finding jobs in February as the unemployment rate for that month was 10.1 percent, down from 10.5 percent in January, according to a Workforce Connection press release.

  • Deputies deal with monkey business

    Citizens  in east Levy County reported seeing three monkeys on Thursday, March 22,  so Lt. Shawn Hunt, the new Levy County Sheriff's Office Ag/Marine Unit commander, responded spending hours attempting to locate the monkeys.

  • Sheriff's Report and Most Wanted for March 29

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    March 22, Austin Ryan Bouten, 20, Williston, lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim. Bond $100,000.
    March 22, Crystal Elaine Braswell, 29, Old Town, VOP.
    March 22, Spencer McSwain Colson, 28, Newberry, obstruction, fleeing/eluding. Bond $65,000.
    March 23, Ashley Nicole Coronado, 23, Bronson, VOP. Bond $10,000.
    March 19, Jeanne Cutrona-Vera, 52, Morriston, out of county warrant. Bond $2,000.

  • City OKs grant for hospital

    Chiefland officials say they will know toward the end of May whether or not the long-proposed Tri-County Hospital is going to come to fruition.
    “By then, we’ll know if they’ve got the funds or not,” said City Manager Grady Hartzog at Monday night’s city commission meeting about the project that has been dragging on for about seven years.

  • Freak wind tears through Chiefland

    Chiefland resident Tonya Keels knew something was wrong Saturday evening when she looked out a window and saw debris blowing across the fields that surround her family’s two-story farmhouse. She heard a loud noise and could feel a build up of pressure within the house.
    “I said, ‘something’s wrong,’ ” and Keels, her husband and four children made their way to the house’s foyer and took cover.

  • Recycling a go for next week

    Levy County Coordinator Fred Moody says he is looking to restart the county's recycling program next week.
    County officials have been waiting on the contract from the state Department of Corrections officials that will allow the county to use 14 women inmates from Lowell Correctional Institution.
    In an email on Tuesday afternoon Moody said, “We are in hopes of getting back up to speed next week as they had indicated earlier the first of April, and that still looks good.”

  • Ward announces for Supervisor of Elections

  • Road, lane closures through Friday, March 30

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

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures Sunday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Southwest 44th and 78th streets, west of Interstate 75, for paving.  Also, daytime lane closures to repaint the roadway markings from Southwest 13th Street (US 441) to the Levy County line and to repaint the roadway lines which is a moving operation.

  • Deputies arrest "Puddin' Taine"

    When  Levy Sheriff's Deputy Jason Gallup responded to a residential alarm in Morriston he hardly thought about arresting a character from a children's nursery rhyme after a man who called to complain about the alarm and identified himself as "Puddin' Taine," according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    When Gallup arrived at the residence where the alarm was going off he spotted a white male on the property.  The man became agitated when Gallup asked his identity and claimed  he was "Puddin' Taine."