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  • I-75 group spurns proposal to run Suncoast into US 19

    By Mike Wright

    SPRING HILL — The group tasked with finding relief for Interstate 75 crowding will let the public know of alternatives that would extend the Suncoast Parkway north to points in the Gainesville or Ocala areas.

    Also Thursday, members of the I-75 Relief Task Force dismissed Citrus County Commissioner Scott Adams’ suggestion to keep the original Suncoast 2 route to U.S. 19 north of Crystal River intact.

  • Missing man found

    Staff Report

    On Monday morning, at approximately 8 a.m., Trevor McNair, who had earlier been reported missing, was found.

    On Thursday, May 5 the Levy County Sheriff’s Office requested the public’s assistance in locating the 20 year old Archer resident.

    LCSO received calls from concerned citizens reporting a suspicious person in the area of the Levy/Alachua County line on State Road 24.  Deputies from both Levy and Alachua County Sheriffs’ Offices responded and made contact with McNair.

  • Missing man sought
  • Jeans and jewels sparkles for Another Way

     

    By Ashley Andresen

    Another Way, Inc, which provides support for victims of domestic and sexual violence, held their annual Jeans and Jewels fundraiser over the weekend.

  • Rednecks Bite Back opens Friday at the Chief

     

    The Rednecks Bite Back, a farce by R. Eugene Jackson and directed by Diana Child will be presented by the Suwannee Valley Players on May 6-8 and 13-15.

  • Crab Fest draws huge crowd to Williston party

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

  • Lower fire ratings save homeowners money

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Homeowners in four unincorporated areas of the county who live within 5 road miles – not as the crow flies – can rejoice: Your fire insurance could get lowered as of Aug. 1.

  • Redd named principal for CES

     

    By Ashley Andresen

    The Levy County School Board has hired a new principal for Chiefland Elementary School.

  • 6 dogs taken from area of past dog attack

    Six Cane Corso/Mastiff dogs ― owned by the same family who lost three dogs after a violent attack on a baby and a young couple ― have been seized by the county after the dogs were reported running loose and attacking a Levy County Sheriff's deputy's vehicle.

    A source with knowledge of the case said the owners ― Laura Traughber and Mark Teears ― have a hearing date in Levy County Court. The three animals in the earlier attack were euthanized by the county after a hearing before Levy County Judge James 'Tim” Browning.

  • Show goes on despite rain in Fanning Springs

    The rain came pouring down as folks set up for the Fanning Springs Movie Night last Friday evening, but determined the show would go on, they stuck it out. Just before the sun set, the sky cleared and a rainbow appeared back toward town.

    "I think it went great," Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce President Michael Michaelis said of the event. "Despite the threatening weather ... It was a beautiful evening and everyone enjoyed themselves."

    The weather may have scared some off, but it was still very well attended, he said.