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Today's News

  • Two men charged with sex offense

    The Levy County Sheriff's Department has arrested and charged Willie T. Davis, 23,  and Johnnie Randal Williams, 18, with having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl, according to a press release.
    The contacts between the victim and Davis occurred in July on several different occasions, and the contacts with Williams occurred in May and June.
    Davis and Williams were arrested for lewd and lascivious battery on a child.
    The press release says both admitted to having a relationship with the girl.

  • Clerk arrested for organized fraud

    Randi Lynn Fumea, 22, of Chiefland was arrested and charged with dealing in stolen property and organized fraud on Sept. 22, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Department press release.
    Fumea was a clerk at the Tackle Box in Fanning Springs and the manager reported discrepancies with her cash drawer. 
    Investigator Roger Bell investigated and found within a 12-day period $ 2,033 in lottery tickets and cigarettes went missing. According to the release Fumea was stealing $1 to $ 20 lottery tickets and cashing the winning tickets at the store.

  • Man charged with drug purchase

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force has arrested a man on Sept. 22 for selling an officer posing as a drug dealer the pain reliever Roxicodone for $800 during a deal on East Park Avenue in Chiefland, according to a deparment press release.
    Rickey Mack Meeks, 52, of Chiefland, is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance.  His bond is $50,000.

  • Alert citizen helps catch alleged burglar

    A concerned citizen's report of a suspicious vehicle parked on the side of Northeast 75th Street shortly after midnight  on Sept. 23  has resulted in the arrest of an Archer man on two counts of burglary, three counts of grand theft and three counts criminal mischief, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Department press release.
    When Deputy Ella Anderson arrived and spoke with the driver, Brandi Brock, the young woman said she was returning home to Archer after visiting a friend in the area and her car over heated.

  • October school lunch menu

    Oct. 4
    Hamburgers on bun or deli turkey, cheese, ham
    Sub. lettuce/tomato/oven, fries, orange wedges

    Oct. 5
    Hot dog on bun/ chicken nuggets, baked beans/ cole slaw, chilled mix fruit, assorted milk 1%-2%

    Oct. 6
    Chili con carne w/ beans or cheese, pizza,tossed salad/buttered corn, apple wedges, assorted milk 1% or 2%

    Oct. 7
    Barbeque chicken or rib-a-que on bun, mashed potatoes, steamed cabbage, chilled peaches, hot corn, bread, assorted milk 1% or 2%

    Oct. 8

  • Beast Feast to benefit students Oct. 23

    The Levy County Schools Foundation will be hosting its Annual Beast Feast Saturday, October 23 at the Black Prong Equestrian Center, SE County Road 337, in Bronson.  Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm.  Some of the foods being served may include venison, gator tail, mullet, sausage, turkey, swamp cabbage, boiled corn, grits, baked beans and desserts.

  • Welcome to Levy Center

    Marilyn Ladner, the College of Central Florida’s new provost and executive director of college planning for the Levy Center, speaks briefly to college staff and members of the community during a welcoming ceremony Sept. 14 at the Levy Center.

  • Tourism has strong year

    When the Deepwater Horizon started spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico you could almost feel the fear among folks in Cedar Key whose livings depend on tourism and seafood.
    While no oil has reached Levy County and seafood purveyors are battling to win back public confidence in the area's pristine products — most of which are shipped out of the area — tourism that is measured by heads in beds is doing fine.

  • Suwannee River Fair News

    Fat Steer Weigh In


    The fat steer weigh in will take place Saturday, Oct. 2, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Fanning Springs.  This is the first weigh-in for all market steers participating in the 2011 Suwannee River Youth Livestock Show and Sale.  An entry form is required and is available online at www.mysrf.org.  The form must be completed and signed by the exhibitor, parent and FFA advisor/4H leader.  Entry fee is $25.

  • Chiefland Women's Golf Association update

    On Sept. 22, the Chiefland Women's Golf Association played a game called "T's and F's", where only the nine holes starting with these initials count, minus one half the golfer’s  handicap. The association had 17 ladies enjoying the slightly cooler weather along with the competition and great exercise.