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Today's News

  • Yankeetown CG station gets new leadership

    Members of Coast Guard Station Yankeetown held a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the station.

    Chief Warrant Officer Robert Whitmore transferred command of the station to Chief Petty Officer Eric B. Tookey during the ceremony.

    During Whitmore's tour at Station Yankeetown, he and the 26 crewmembers stationed there were responsible for 3,500 miles of Florida coastline spanning six counties.

    During the ceremony, Whitmore spoke about his year at the station and commended his crew for their work.

  • Teal Pomeroy

    The sudden and tragic death of Teal Pomeroy has left this community stunned.

    The loss is deeply felt because he was in the prime of his life. He was only 42 and had accomplished so much.

    But what adds to the pain is that he epitomized the phrase “local boy.'

    Pomeroy grew up in Chiefland, attended school here and had lifelong friends made in those 12 years of going to class. He loved the woods and waters that are so plentiful in Levy County. And he took full enjoyment in them.

  • Turnover troubles lead to Bronson loss in preseason

    Four turnovers proved costly for the Bronson football team in its preseason game at Interlachen, leaving the Eagles to a 17-8 loss.

    Head coach Curtis Stacy saw some positives in defeat, however, with standout play on both sides of the ball from senior D.J. Harris and junior Christian Kahn.

  • Funeral Saturday for Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy

    The search for Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy, who went diving alone on Friday afternoon, has ended sadly with the recovery of his body on Sunday morning. 

    Throughout the weekend the commuity prayed for a better ending for the husband and father of two young boys. 

    On Monday, the family announced plans for the funeral on Saturday, August 27, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Chiefland. There will be a visitation from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

  • Sex predator registers new address

    On Aug. 12, David Emrick registered as a sexual predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. By Florida law Emrick is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

    Emrick was convicted in 2009 in Levy County of lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12-15 years old.

    His address is 10453 N.E. 125 Ave., Archer in Levy County

    For a complete listing of all registered sexual predators and offenders residing in Levy County, or to search by zip code, visit www.fdle.state.fl.us and go to the sexual offender data base.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Aug. 18

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

    • Aug. 14, David Anthony Blevins, 30, Old Town, out of county warrant.

    • Aug. 9, Christopher Matthew Branson, 21, Old Town, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    • Aug. 8, Edgar Dewayne Burke, 28, Old Town, FTA. Bond $205.

    • Aug. 11, David Chilcote, 51, Williston, touch or strike. Bond $76,000.

    • Aug. 11. Camron Lee Dubose, 35, Darlington, SC, DUI, touch or strike. Bond $43,000.

  • Bronson man accused of having child porn

    A complaint to a federal probation officer has resulted in the arrest of a Bronson man on charges of possession of child pornography and witness tampering.

    Levi Jermaine Griffin, 39, was arrested by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division on Aug. 12 after Griffin’s probation officer said he had information that Griffin was in possession of images of children on his computer. The probation officer said the person who complained believed the images were pornographic.

  • Good News: Here I go again...

    I miss spending lazy Fridays chatting with Winnelle Horne on the porch of the Levy County Quilt Museum.

    She certainly tolerated my foolishness while educating me on Levy County culture.

    One thing the late founder often said to me, ”You're certainly opinionated.”

    “Um huh. You want me to leave now?”

    “No.”

    But right about now, she might want to come back and snatch me up by the ear because I am going to give out an opinion that will rile feathers – something she warned against.

  • Slemp ready to lead Cedar Key School

    Joshua Slemp has been a fixture of Levy County’s school system at several levels, from teacher to project manager to assistant principal.

    His journey has led him to his latest stop, Cedar Key School, where the 39-year-old is in his first job as principal.

    It’s a culmination of the various roles he’s served, and a place where that experience figures to come in handy at the K-12 school, which has about 250 students.

  • UF/IFAS lists top ten muscadines for health, taste and smell

    By Brad Buck

    UF/IFAS

    You may eventually tempt your palette with more muscadine grape varieties, and they’ll be good for you, with new findings from University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers.

    Muscadine grapes are known for their health benefits and other nutritive values – even for potential preventive measures against cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The fruits are rich in antioxidants such as a ellagic acid and resveratrol.