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  • Bronson Motel unsafe: officials

    The Bronson Motel is out of juice, according to comments made by Bronson officials Monday night.

  • Puppy love

    Kimberly King, of Dixie County, holds her puppy, Dixie, who might be a contestant in a future dog obedience show like the one that took place Saturday at the Suwannee River Fair.

    The fair kicks off with small animals this weekend and runs through March 19 when the show animals will be sold.

  • Sewage spill sparks warnings for Suwannee

    State and area health officials are, once again, urging caution when coming into contact with water in the Suwannee River.

  • Bronson rebuffs county merger

    The Town of Bronson is keeping its fire department, for now.

  • Man dies in freak runaway wheel incident

    One man was killed and another seriously injured Monday morning when a tire came off a vehicle traveling northbound on U.S. Highway 41, went airborne topped a 6-foot chain link fence and struck Ivan J. Sandquist, 33, of Williston, killing him instantly.

  • Commission airs concerns about gas line

    Officials with Sabal Trail Transmission LLC, which is proposing to bring a 36-inch, 28.5 mile long natural gas line through the eastern and southern parts of Levy County presented information on the project at Tuesday's county commission meeting.

  • FHP, LCSO cooperation, conditioning result in arrest

    Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Corrao — with help from Levy Sheriff's deputies — nabbed a prize while monitoring traffic early afternoon Tuesday, March 4,on County Road 335 east of U.S. Highway 41 in the Raleigh community in Levy County.

    Corrao clocked a vehicle in excess of the speed limit and tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver ignored Carrao, turned onto Northeast 190th Avenue, jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

  • Sewage spill sparks warnings for Suwannee ... again

    State and area health officials are, once again, urging caution when coming into contact with water in the Suwannee River.
    The Florida Department of Health issued a health advisory today because of possible contamination from a spill of partially untreated sewage from a Valdosta treatment plant that officials there reported to environmental authorities Thursday.
    The tainted water, about 7.5 million gallons of it, made its way into the nearby Withlacoochee River, which, ultimately, feeds into the Suwannee River.

  • Sheriff's reports (Week of 2-27-2014) and Most Wanted

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Feb. 22, Justin Beau, 31, Old Town, disorderly intoxication.
    • Feb. 21, Claude Richard Bowman, 43, Trenton, out of county warrant. Bond $4,500.
    • Feb. 17, Jeremiah M. Branch, 32, Old Town, no DL. Bond $1,000.
    • Feb. 19, Valrize Latrice Bristol, 34, Bronson, operating motorcycle W/O license, obstruction W/OV. Bond $6,000.
    • Feb. 21, Alfred Lee Cason III, 27, Gainesville, FTA. Bond $1,000.

  • Chiefland to be evaluated for community resource center

    By MARK SCOHIER
    news2@chieflandcitizen.com
    The City of Chiefland is on the radar of organizers looking into the development of a community resource center.
    Commissioners voted unanimously Monday night in favor of allowing the Partnership for Strong Families to use the old City Hall building as a base of operations until the organization can determine wether or not the city is in need of such a facility.