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  • 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.

  • Black History event stresses pride and education for youths

    Staying Focused for a Brighter Future was the theme of this year’s annual Black History Month event in Chiefland.
    The event took place Saturday at the Tommy Usher Center and was hosted by members of the Black History Committee, Evangelist Rutha Scott, her husband, Pastor Robert Scott, and Missionary Doris Jones.
    Several community leaders spoke at the event. Chiefland native and City Commissioner Chris Jones was the night's special guest speaker.

  • Charter workshop heats up in Bronson

    A Bronson workshop Monday evening erupted into pandemonium after the discussion turned toward the subjects of early voting and residency requirements of town council members.
    "He's just runnin' his mouth is what he's doin'," was the comment from Mayor Franklin Schuler about Council Member Berlon Weeks after a debate among council members about the two issues.