It was a busy day at the Levy County Animal Shelter on Tuesday. Many of the pens held pups, kittens, cats and dogs up for adoption, and an animal officer was on his way in from Inglis with nine dogs while a resident walked in with two howling kitties.
Escaped Department of Corrections Inmate Frederick Pinckney was captured at approximately 0300 hours by the Department of Corrections K-9 team, LCSO and Chiefland Police Department. An alert citizen called 911 and reported seeing a suspicious person run into a wooded area in southeast Chiefland. The K-9 tracked Pinckney to a residence located at 107 SE 4 Ave and took him into custody. Pinckney was transported to the Levy County Jail and charged with escape.
Operating under the auspices of the School Board of Levy County, the Food, Nutrition and Wellness Program will once again be sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for children in Levy County – age 18 and under.
Chandler Beach, the boy whose Suwannee River Fair pig — No. 132 — was auctioned for more than $27,000 to benefit Corbin Wiggins’ battle against cancer, is recruiting other children to his ministry of good works.