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Today's News

  • Couple arrested in robbery of child, 7

    Seth Leon Foster, 22, and Amy Lynn Combs, 28, both of Fanning Springs, were arrested on robbery, burglary and other felony charges after it was reported they took $11 from a 7-year-old girl trying to save her parents, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Foster and Combs went to a residence on Northwest 168th Lane in Fanning Springs where Foster demanded money from two adults and threatened to kill them.

  • National Police Week time to give thanks

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office wants the public to know National Police Week started Sunday and ends Saturday.

    The special week set aside for recognizing the job law enforcement officers do and for those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, was ecreated in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.

    Today, in United States some 900,000 law enforcement officers put their lives on the line for the safety and protection of others. That protection comes at a price.

  • Drug arrests made in Williston

    Three Williston residents were arrested May 4 and charged with various drug-related offenses.

    On April 18, the victims reported to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office the theft of a Glock .40 caliber pistol and a North American Arms .22 magnum revolver.

    On May 4, Detective Tom Martin obtained a search warrant at 17091 NE 40 St.,Williston, which led to the Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Task Force arresting Marvin E. Cooper, 22, Leslie Reese Thompson, 20, and Ronald Glenn, 37.

  • Community Calendar

    Friday

    St. John's hold monthly fish fry

    St John the Evangelist Catholic Church 4050 U.S. Highway 27A, Chiefland, is holding its monthly Southern fish fry from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    The menu includes, fried fish, french fries, hush puppies, cole slaw, beans, grits,  deserts and beverages.

    Prices are $ 7for adults, and $ 4 for children under 7 .

    Fish fry for Masons

  • Help QB Club by buying lunch

    The Chiefland High School has BBQ Pork Lunch tickets on sale with proceeds benefitting the football program.

       The meal includes pulled pork, cole slaw, baked beans, roll, and dessert.  This event will be held on Friday, May 28 at noon at First Baptist Church.  Meals are $8 each and can be picked up at FBC or delivered.  You can’t go wrong with the purchase of this meal cooked by our premier chefs.

      For information or to order lunches, call Becky Tyson at 352-493-6000.

  • Osceola forest needs volunteers

    The Osceola National Forest is seeking volunteers to fill several positions.

    “It’s necessary to fill these vacancies prior to the upcoming peak summer months,” said Debra Stucki, Recreation and Volunteers Manager.  “This a great opportunity for volunteers to serve on national forest lands, enhance their skills and build an appreciation for the forest’s natural and cultural resources.”

    Vacancies that need to be filled immediately by volunteers are the following:

  • Hospice thrift shop has grand opening

    They came from near and far throughout the day Saturday. Thrift shop addicts and the just-plain curious from Chiefland mingled with their counterparts from Bell and Bronson, from Fanning Springs and High Springs, from Old Town and Orlando and from numerous towns and cities in between.

    Converging on the site of Levy County’s newest bargain outlet, they came to participate in the grand opening celebration of Hospice of the Nature Coast’s Thrift and Gift Shoppe at 2202 North Young Boulevard in Chiefland.

  • City news briefs

    City approves final

    reading of EAR

    The city commission voted 5-0 in favor of approving the final reading of the city’s Evaluation and Appraisal Report, part of the city’s new comprehensive land use plan, which has been in the process for about two years.

    Vice-Mayor Teresa Barron expressed concern over several amendments to the plan made by the Florida Department of Community Affairs after a lengthy review process.

  • Church news

    Women's conference at

    Miracle Vision

       Miracle Vision Tabernacle Outreach Center Inc., 18680 N.E. 75th St., Williston, is hosting "No Woman Left Behind," its 2nd Annual Women's Conference this week.

       The theme is "Can You Hear Me Now" based on the Book of Romans 10:17, "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. "

  • Levy holds off on emergency declaration on oil spill

    Although Gov. Charlie Crist has included Levy County among 19 counties at risk from an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in an emergency declaration issued last week, there is no local declaration of an emergency in Levy.

    The oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig that started on April 20 is located approximately 250 miles from Cedar Key and is discharging approximately 210,000 gallons per day. It has been estimated that the leaks have released 3.5 million gallons of oil into the gulf waters.