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Today's News

  • Crash on SR121 injures 5

    A two-vehicle crash on Friday, Oct. 24, at about 5:30 p.m. on State Road 121 and County Road 335 caused injuries to five people, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. 

    Xavier D.V. Brown, 18, of Williston, was driving a 2008 Hyundai Sonata south on SR121 approaching the intersection with CR 335 when he attempted to turn left onto CR 335. His vehicle was struck by a 2001 Honda Civic, being operated in the northbound lane by Latoya B. Driver, 28, of Gainesville.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for October 30

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

    • Oct. 21, Galdino De Jesus Araisa-Madera, 21, Morriston, public order crimes violation non-resident exemption driver’s license. Bond $500.

    • Oct. 21, Christopher Barron, 31, Chiefland, possession of marijuana.

    • Oct. 23, Kyle Bryan Bell, 19, Archer, burglary, grand larceny. Bond $150,000.

    • Oct. 26, Elbert Scott Bullard, 42, Cedar Key, battery.

  • Weeks resigns from Bronson Council

    Bronson Town Council member Berlon Weeks tendered his resignation from that panel on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in a letter. 

    Weeks, a bail bondsman, has been looking into a business opportunity. 

    Here is his letter:

  • Early voting this week 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    The Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones is keeping her office open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. this week to allow early voting for the Nov. 4 general election. 

    As of Monday at 1 p.m. 988 voters had taken advantage of early voting to cast their ballot. Another 3,384 had returned their absentee ballots to the office. Levy County has 25,923 registered voters. There were 5,547 votes cast in the Aug. 25 party primaries. 

  • Toys for Tots sign-ups just around the corner

    For many, the holiday season serves as a reminder of just how unfortunate circumstances can sometimes be.
    Families don't always come together, hopes aren't always realized, and presents aren't always under the tree, if there even is a tree.
    It's a thing people like Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp hope to soften.

  • How the First District Court of Appeal ignored Florida voters

    Martin Dyckman

    ContexTFlorida

    Voters across Florida cast ballots in November 2000 to say whether they wanted to continue electing most of their circuit and county court judges or would let the governor appoint them.

    Election was the overwhelming favorite everywhere. In Duval, Nassau and Clay counties, which comprise the Fourth Circuit, it was the choice of 69.3 percent of the voters.

    This week, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal had a message for them:

    Drop dead.

  • Amendment 2 not needed; we already have Charlotte’s Web

    Barney Bishop

    ContexTFlorida

    As time goes by, it appears that Amendment 2 is facing serious opposition from likely voters.

    Though the press has loved quoting a flawed Quinnipiac Poll that showed 88 percent of voters were in support, once pollsters began asking the question as it would appear on the ballot, support has dropped significantly to somewhere between 56 percent and 61 percent.

  • Paying attention to the body

    By Dr. Brent Stewart

  • Perspective: Chiefland grads question 'Big Tobacco' at UF

    By ANSLEY PENTZ

    Contributing writer

    Considering the University of Florida's strong stance against tobacco on campus, some students there are questioning why "big tobacco" was invited to speak Sept. 22.

  • Church News for the week of October 23

    Fall festival at Resurrection

       Resurrection Fellowship is hosting a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 25, from 12 to 4 p.m. This event is free to the general public and will feature a bounce house, fishing pond, paint ball booth and cake walk. We invite you to bring your favorite chili to enter into our Chili Cookoff, too.  Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

    The church is located between Chiefland and Bronson, just 2 miles off of Hwy 27 on 339A (Breezy Acres Campground Road).