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Today's News

  • Wild Hog raises $20,400 for Levy ARC

    On Monday morning, Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race board members presented the Levy ARC with a check for the proceeds from the 39th annual Wild Hog race.

    The event raised $20,400, up from $19,400 last year.

    "Thanks for the opportunity to serve you," Wild Hog President Keith Maynard said at the presentation at the Levy ARC facilities. We love each one of y'all, he said.

    Maynard said they'd been called to do the race as a ministry and giving all the glory to God, they knew he'd continue to bless it.

  • $16,000 donated to help in cancer battle

    Friends, family and community members all came out to support and raise funds for the Chiefland woman who is battling breast and ovarian cancer on Saturday, May 7.

    AMVETS Post 422 in conjunction with Post 42 hosted a poker run and event for Allie Johnson. Over $7,000 was raised the day of the event, with $16,000 being raised over all, including the value of a car which was purchased so Johnson would have transportation.

    "I'm very grateful for our small town," Johnson said.

  • Town of Bronson meeting agenda for 05-16-16

    The Town of Bronson Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month.

    The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16.

  • Time to save on Medicare costs with SHINE

    If you have Medicare, don’t miss out on opportunities to save on your Medicare bills! SHINE can help you to apply for the financial assistance programs that Florida seniors use every day to save money on their prescriptions and premiums.

    Did you know you could lower your prescription drug costs by applying for Extra Help?

    This is a financial assistance program administered by the Social Security Administration that helps cover the costs of prescription drugs.

  • Hunter safety internet-completion course on May 28 May

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course on May 28, starting at 9 a.m. at The Deer Camp in Chiefland.

    Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

    All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

  • Investigators arrest man for burglaries

    Levy County Sheriff’s Office investigators recently arrested a man and charged him with two commercial burglaries which occurred on April 9 and 29 at the Little Food Ranch on State Road 121.

    During each of these burglaries, the owner reported the suspect broke the front door window with a cinder block and took lottery tickets, rolled coins and cigarettes.

    The owner reported a combined loss of approximately $1,635.00 including damage to the building.  

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of May 12

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    •May 4, Richard Lee Allen, 71, Chiefland, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    •May 7, Mario Areaga Barrios, 63, Bronson, assault with deadly weapon. Bond $100,000.

    •May 2, Christopher Shawn Bradley Jr., 29, Williston, VOP. No bond.

    •May 2, Jerald Brodus, 42, Chiefland, battery. Bond $10,000.

    •May 5, David Cardoza, 21, Bell, two counts VOP. No bond.

  • Tri County Community Resource Center activities

    Free CPR Certification class — Wednesday, May 18, 4-6 p.m. at the Tri-County Community Resource Center at 15 N. Main St., Chiefland.

    Class instruction is sponsored by Central Florida Electric Cooperative and the cost of certification is sponsored by the local Children’s Partnership Council. You must be registered to attend. 

     

     

  • Couple arrested on meth charges in CK

    On Monday, May 9, two people were arrested in Cedar Key on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, according to the Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Larry Teckenbrock, 29, of Trenton, and Natasha Corbin, 29, of Old Town, have been charged with the manufacture of meth, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The bond has been set at $115,000 for each of them.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 12

    Thursdays

    Homemakers

    meeting

    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting