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Today's News

  • Need help understanding Medicare and with your Medicare costs?

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  • FHP job fair for Troopers

    The Florida Highway Patrol will be opening its doors after regular business hours on Thursday, May 5, for a job fair at the Cross City FHP Station. Anyone interested in a career as a state trooper is urged to visit the station between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m.

  • PBS Cake Auction May 6

    Need a dessert for Mother’s Day? CES can help.

    The CES cake auction will be on Friday, May 6.

    Funds raised will go towards the Positive Behavior Support program for students.

    Bidding will start at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.

    Come see the delicious desserts and place your bid. No worries if you can’t make it up there because they will be posting the cakes on the CES Facebook page.

    Contact BJ Whistler at the office for all bidding and cake inquiries at whistlb@levy.k12.fl.us or 493-6040. 

  • Pet adoption event May 7

    Levy County Animal Services is holding an adoption event on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Chiefland, according to David Weatherford, the department's director.

    There will also be hotdogs and sodas provided for prospective adopters.

    To help more pets fund their fur-ever homes, the Levy County Commission has approved lower fees for the event:

    • Dogs - $40 for males and $55 for females.

    • Cats - $25 for males and $40 for females. 

  • Chiefland Rotary fishing tournament May 21

     The Chiefland Rotary Club's Annual Fishing Tournament in Cedar Key turns 12 this year and it is growing up. This year the weigh-in will move from Capital City Bank's parking lot to Cedar Key City Park and there will be music, food, beverages and fun for everyone.

  • 6 dogs taken from area of past dog attack

    Six Cane Corso/Mastiff dogs ― owned by the same family who lost three dogs after a violent attack on a baby and a young couple ― have been seized by the county after the dogs were reported running loose and attacking a Levy County Sheriff's deputy's vehicle.

    A source with knowledge of the case said the owners ― Laura Traughber and Mark Teears ― have a hearing date in Levy County Court. The three animals in the earlier attack were euthanized by the county after a hearing before Levy County Judge James 'Tim” Browning.

  • Sea cadets recognized for hard work and achievements

    Several cadets of Manatee Division were recognized by local organizations and their commanding officer, Lieutenant Junior Grade Scott Arnold at their April drill.

    The first was League Cadet Nicholas Sikalos, age 12 of Spring Hill, selected as the Manatee Division League Cadet of the Year.

    Throughout the year these younger cadets are evaluated based on their attendance and performance at drills, grades in school, community service and advancement in the program.

  • Advice for attending Crab Fest April 30

    The time for Williston’s annual Crab Festival Event is upon us.  The Levy County Sheriff's Office said the event will begin on Saturday, April 30 and will continue into the evening and has offered advice for those who wish to attend or avoid the heavily trafficked area.

    Deputies will be stationed in the event area to assist participants in the event of an emergency.  As always, the deputies’ response time and ability to assist will depend on the size and actions of the crowd. 

  • Old caboose gets moved to new home

    The Levy County Historical Society has turned yet another page in the history of Levy County by purchasing the Atlantic Coast Line caboose located on County Road 326 in Gulf Hammock from a local family.

    After the purchase, Director Toni Collins set about finding out how one moves a caboose from one place to another. The caboose had been located on CR 326 for 14 years. Today it rests on the Gulf Hammock Wild Hog Canoe Race property at U.S. 19/98 and the Waccasassa River.

  • American Legion auction and bake sale May 21

    On Saturday, May 21, American Legion Post 236 of Bronson and the Auxiliary are uniting for a Quarter Auction/Bake Sale as a fundraiser starting at 2:00 p.m. sharp until 3:30 p.m.