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Today's News

  • 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.

  • March for Jesus planned for May 7

    Shirley Fusco of the Chiefland Assembly of God sought and won the support of the Chiefland City Commission for a March for Jesus on May 7 at 10 a.m. 

    The march will follow the usual parade route on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street from Chiefland Middle High School to the Trailhead/Old Depot Park.

    Fusco said all churches are being asked to participate in the event.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 7

    Today, May 5

    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.

  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

     

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

    •April 30, Carl Appling, 19, Gainesville, operate motor vehicle W/O valid driver's license.

  • 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.

  • Show goes on despite rain in Fanning Springs

    The rain came pouring down as folks set up for the Fanning Springs Movie Night last Friday evening, but determined the show would go on, they stuck it out. Just before the sun set, the sky cleared and a rainbow appeared back toward town.

    "I think it went great," Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce President Michael Michaelis said of the event. "Despite the threatening weather ... It was a beautiful evening and everyone enjoyed themselves."

    The weather may have scared some off, but it was still very well attended, he said.

  • Record number of boats race at Wild Hog

    A wild and challenging race, which has grown in popularity over the years, presented an interesting challenge to racers this year.

    The Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race is known for the twisting turns of the little Waccasassa River, rapids, logs and wild critters. This year however, for its 39th annual year, the race set a new record of 131 boats entering the race, beating the long standing record of 124 being the most boats entered.

  • Levy County Commission meeting agenda for May 3, 2016

    The County Commission meets in regular session at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016. 

    The meeting is in the commission meeting room at the Levy County Courthouse on South Court Street in Bronson. 

  • 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.