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Today's News

  • Flying high again

    More than 100 people, including members of various military organizations turned out Saturday, June 27, for the installation of two flag poles at AMVETS Post 88 where two had been cut down a week earlier.

    Workers at the post came in on Sunday, June 21, to find that someone had cut down two of the five poles in front of the post between midnight and 7 a.m.

  • County OKs sex offender restrictions

    A last-minute plea invoking God failed to move the Levy County Commission as it unanimously passed new restrictions on where sex offenders and predators can reside and move about.

    The plea was made by Vanessa Thomas of Williston in a public hearing on the ordinance that limits residence to no more than two sex criminals at a time in a home, and bars the home from being located near places where children gather and limits offenders and predators from being in or loitering in areas where children gather.

  • Boaters reminded to be safe during scallop season

     The Coast Guard, along with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is emphasizing boating safety at the start of this year’s bay scallop season from June 27 - Sept. 24..

    The Coast Guard is expecting to see an increase in the amount of boaters on the water for this year’s season and strongly encourage boaters to put safety at the forefront for this bay scallop season.

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for June 27-July 3, 2015

    Note: All FDOT work is suspended Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 5 for the anticipated increase in traffic for the Independence Day holiday. All work resumes Monday, July 6. FDOT offices are closed Friday, July 3 for the holiday.  

     

    ALACHUA COUNTY

     

    Archer Road   Daytime lane closures weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southwest 35th Boulevard for intersection improvements into Butler Plaza.

     

  • How much can happen in a decade

    I was down in my back and experiencing excruciating pain no matter how I positioned myself. Sitting required extra cushions. Lying down required 20 minutes of positioning before finding the sweet spot – and if I awakened in the middle of the night, well, it started all over again. Walking was unbearable, but standing, well, standing I could do without much difficulty.

    That was the prelude to the summer of 2005, and while it was bad enough, the worst part was I was in the throes of packing my apartment to begin a new chapter of my life in Levy County, Fla.

  • Matheson Museum features trip back through time

    Take a journey into an era when railroads were the lifeblood of North Central Florida at the Matheson History Museum’s Gainesville Express Train Show Family FunDay on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m.

    Entrance is $4 per adult and $1 per child under 12 years old.

  • Are you raising mosquitoes in your yard?

    Check around your yard and home for places where water collects, such as water-holding containers, house A.C. drains, and ornamental ponds – you may be raising mosquitoes! But there are positive steps homeowners can take to reduce this menace.

    Some of these include getting rid of old tires, tin cans, bottles, jars, buckets, drums and other containers or keep them emptied. Empty your small toddler-size wading pool weekly and store it indoors when not in use. Make sure your backyard swimming pool is properly cared for while on vacation.

  • Chiefland woman charged with child abuse; sexual battery

    After several weeks of investigation, Dixie County sheriff’s investigators arrested a 44-year-old Chiefland resident in connection with a child abuse investigation that began in April of this year.

    According to the complaint, Lisa M. Strat was an acquaintance of the family whose minor children were the alleged victims. During the course of the investigation, interviews along with medical exams were conducted and enough information was learned to obtain a warrant.

  • State AG joins largest Medicare bust in South Florida

    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi joined federal authorities including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of Personnel Management and the Food and Drug Administration to announce the charges of 73 South Florida residents for their alleged participation in various schemes to defraud Medicare and Medicaid out of more than $262 million.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of June 25

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

    •June 21, Caroline Anne Argo, 49, Morriston, DUI. Bond $2,500.

    •June 20, Lawrence Cody Cheshire, 26, Bronson, possession of not more than 20 grams marijuana, drug equipment possession and or use. ROR.

    •June 17, Edward James Dial, 37, Morriston, out of county warrant. Bond $540.

    •June 17, Amanda Lynn Hardesty, 23, Dunellon, out of county warrant. Bond $200,000.