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Today's News

  • Dog shooting morphs into sexual battery case

     A tip to the Levy County Sheriff's Office about a man shooting five dogs on his property led to a larger investigation into a violent history of domestic abuse,according to a sheriff's press release.

  • Inglis pair arrested in home invasion

    By Buster Thompson

    Two Inglis men were arrested in Levy County for their alleged connection to a home invasion on Tuesday in the Hernando area.

    Shawn Michael Burd, 37, and 23-year-old Tyler Ryan Baker are being held at the Levy County Jail on charges of home invasion and four counts of aggravated battery, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Meeting focuses on bridge replacement on CR 339

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 28, to discuss the proposed replacement of the Waccasassa River Bridge on County Road 339 in Levy County.

    The meeting is at the Bronson Town Hall Council Chambers, 660 E. Hathaway Avenue, in Bronson. FDOT will have staff available and answer questions from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Comments from the public will be taken starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • FOL plans book sale

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library will have its semi-annual Book Sale June 6 along with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival.

     Hard cover books are $1 and papeback books are 50 cents or you can fill a bag for $6.  There are also DVD’s, audio books, children’s books, cook books, fiction and non-fiction books.  The sale is in the octagon building behind the police station between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

  • Chamber is growing

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed several new members at its meeting on May 22 at Haven Hospice.

    They are, from left to right, Kaye Gaither of Kids for K-9s, Chamber Vice President Ryan Watson, Chamber Director Billie Jo Allen, Carlos Ramirez and Kirk Epperstein of TCR Solutions, Joann Conway of Health Foods and Wellness, Al and Lucille Reese and Pat Dillon of Critter Crusaders, Chamber President Tom Ten Broeck, and in front, Michael Gaither and Honey the Wonder Dog of Kids for K-9s.

    To join the Chamber call 352-493-1849. 

  • Students of the Month

    Chiefland City Commissioner Chris Jones, left, presented the Student of the Month Award for April to Lauren Lanier, 4th grade, of Chiefland Elementary School, and Dylan Castell, 7th grade of Chiefland Middle High School.

    Lanier is the daughter of Lendal and Tammy Lanier and Castell is the son of Deanna McCall and Tim Castell. Not pictured is Tiffany Hightower, 9th grade, of Chiefland Middle High School. 

  • Father, son fugitives captured in Bronson

    Father and son fugitives wanted on 1st degree rape charges in Oklahoma were captured at the Bronson Motel in Bronson by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force on Thursday after officers spent two days tracking the pair.

    Darrell Dee Faver, 54, who is known for his survival skills, and his son, John Murray Faver, 31, a former correctional officer from Oklahoma fled that state shortly after the investigation began. They ultimately settled in Bronson.

  • Bronson will sue over junk-filled yard

    For nearly two years now the town of Bronson has been battling with a man who, as some have said, has a yard that looks like a junk yard and not a residence.

    Robert “Bob” Niffenegger, town of Bronson building official, submitted a letter to the town council highlighting complaints from five different people received over a period of time regarding the residence at 607 Marshburn Drive and a number of citations, all but the first, ignored by the resident, Jason Eggleston.

  • Church News for the week of May 28

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    VBS Bronson Road Church

    Bronson Road Church will hold vacation Bible school from 6-8:30 p.m. June 22-25.

    The church is located at 1380 NE 80th Ave., Newberry.

    Let Freedom Ring revival

  • Reaping the honors

    The Chiefland Lady Indians softball team was honored at Monday's meeting of the Chiefland City Commission with a proclamation on their historic second, back-to-back state 1A softball championship.

    The Lady Indians defeated the Jay Royals 3-2 in a game that went into overtime on May 7 at Historic Didgertown in Vero Beach. It was the second defeat for the Jay team in the state finals to the Chiefland team.