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Today's News

  • Camera in ladies room at park leads to arrest

    A sex offender who has a previous conviction for video voyeurism has been charged with engaging in the same activity in the women's restroom at Fanning Springs State Park, according to a Levy County Sheriff's press release.

    And it was his face showing up on the video that led to his arrest. Ronald Alan Everett, 50, of Old Town, who confessed the camera was his, also has Levy Sheriff's investigators looking for other video cameras Everett indicated he placed in other public restrooms.

  • CCA's new social norms project No Ones House

    The Community Coalition Alliance (CCA), made up of 23 county-level community coalitions with a substance use prevention focus, approached DeBerry Marketing Services back in January after having seen a video they produced for the Dixie County Anti-Drug Coalition promoting their Friday Night Done Right program.

  • Stuffin’ the Bus for schools

    It was Stuff the Bus Day on Saturday, July 23 at the South Levy Marketplace. Because the open air market is only held on the last Saturday of the month, the Yankeetown-Inglis communities held their Stuff the Bus Drive earlier than the rest of the county to maximize their donations.

    The rest of the county will Stuff the Bus in Chiefland, Bronson, Williston, Rosewood-Cedar Key on Saturday, Aug. 6, to coincide with the state’s Tax Holiday for Schools.

  • Teen driver improvement course offers invaluable lessons on safe driving

    The alcohol simulation goggles – commonly referred to as “drunk goggles – that students wear while driving golf carts through a school parking lot course, as part of Levy County Sheriff’s Teen Driver Improvement Program, inspire a lot of laughs from observers and participants, who invariably topple most of the orange cones lining their paths.

    But the cause behind the exercise is less funny, as students learn the consequences of driving while distracted or impaired.

  • Travel baseball tryouts at end of July

    Velocity Baseball is holding tryouts for its 12U (12 and under) travel baseball team on July 30, 10 a.m., at Strickland Park (Field No. 1) in Chiefland.

    All Tri-County area ball players are welcome. Contact Coach Shaun Campbell at (352) 440-2855 for any questions.

  • Warning: County offices to be filled in Aug. 30 election

    It's a funny thing, but usually candidates for local office square off in a party primary and then face their opponents in the other party in the general election.

    Not so this year in Levy County where the Republican Party is dominating local elections and the Democratic Party candidates are nonexistent.

  • Man accused of holding woman prisoner for 6 days

     

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    A Bronson man is in Levy County jail under a $3.25 million accused of holding a former girlfriend against her will at his home for six days and battering her physically and sexually.

    Levy County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested John Clayton Partin IV, 47, on Wednesday,July 20, and charged him with sexual battery, false imprisonment and interference with a law enforcement officer.

  • Branford woman dies on US 19

     

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    A Branford woman died on Thursday, July 28, at 12:25 when her vehicle went off U.S. Highway 19 at State Road 24 in Otter Creek and overturned ejecting her, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report.

  • Champions

    Wayne Weatherford shows the 2016 Florida 1A State Championship trophy, with Lauren Stalvey, left, and Takiya London, in front of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson.

    The young women were named to the Miracle Sports 1A team.

  • Bronson Eagle Quarterback Club seeks new members

    In an effort to rebuild its football program, the Bronson Eagle Quarterback Club is offering prospective 2016-2017 boosters a variety of perks for contributing to Eagle football.

    Supporters can receive anything from a meal combo punch card for five home games – awarded to “Student Boosters” contributing $20 – to an advertisement in the commemorative homecoming program – for “Business Boosters” giving $200.