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Today's News

  • Rich in tradition, this Saturday's Watermelon Festival takes time

    The Chiefland Watermelon Festival, hosted by the Chiefland Women’s Club, is more than just another festival to one of its coordinators. And she puts in the time to show it.

    “It’s tradition and supporting what watermelon has done for our community,” said Karen Tillis who coordinates sponsorships, media and vendors for the event. She’s also the principal at Old Town Elementary School.

    Tillis has been working with the club to put on the festival for six or seven years with the exception of last year when her son was graduating.

  • Gas theft arrest leads to 18 charges

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office and Cedar Key Police Department have arrested Cale Brandon Barber, 31, of Williston on charges of grand theft of a firearm and dealing in stolen property on May 16 but the full extent of his activities may not be known unless the public steps in to help, according to a sheriff's press release.

    LCSO had been looking for Barber after receiving a complaint he drove away from a gas station in Williston without paying for his fuel.

  • County Commission Agenda for Tuesday, June 2

    AGENDA  

    REGULAR  MEETING  

    June  2,  2015  

     

    Call  to  Order

    Invocation  

    Pledge  to  Flag  

     

    Public  Comments   -­Issues  related  to  Agenda  items  

    - ­Complete  public  comment  form  and  submit  to  clerk  

    - ­State  your  full  name  and  address  

  • Dog shooting morphs into sexual battery case

     A tip to the Levy County Sheriff's Office about a man shooting five dogs on his property led to a larger investigation into a violent history of domestic abuse,according to a sheriff's press release.

  • Inglis pair arrested in home invasion

    By Buster Thompson

    Two Inglis men were arrested in Levy County for their alleged connection to a home invasion on Tuesday in the Hernando area.

    Shawn Michael Burd, 37, and 23-year-old Tyler Ryan Baker are being held at the Levy County Jail on charges of home invasion and four counts of aggravated battery, according to a Citrus County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Meeting focuses on bridge replacement on CR 339

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will host a public meeting on Thursday, May 28, to discuss the proposed replacement of the Waccasassa River Bridge on County Road 339 in Levy County.

    The meeting is at the Bronson Town Hall Council Chambers, 660 E. Hathaway Avenue, in Bronson. FDOT will have staff available and answer questions from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Comments from the public will be taken starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • FOL plans book sale

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library will have its semi-annual Book Sale June 6 along with the Chiefland Watermelon Festival.

     Hard cover books are $1 and papeback books are 50 cents or you can fill a bag for $6.  There are also DVD’s, audio books, children’s books, cook books, fiction and non-fiction books.  The sale is in the octagon building behind the police station between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

  • Chamber is growing

    The Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed several new members at its meeting on May 22 at Haven Hospice.

    They are, from left to right, Kaye Gaither of Kids for K-9s, Chamber Vice President Ryan Watson, Chamber Director Billie Jo Allen, Carlos Ramirez and Kirk Epperstein of TCR Solutions, Joann Conway of Health Foods and Wellness, Al and Lucille Reese and Pat Dillon of Critter Crusaders, Chamber President Tom Ten Broeck, and in front, Michael Gaither and Honey the Wonder Dog of Kids for K-9s.

    To join the Chamber call 352-493-1849. 

  • Students of the Month

    Chiefland City Commissioner Chris Jones, left, presented the Student of the Month Award for April to Lauren Lanier, 4th grade, of Chiefland Elementary School, and Dylan Castell, 7th grade of Chiefland Middle High School.

    Lanier is the daughter of Lendal and Tammy Lanier and Castell is the son of Deanna McCall and Tim Castell. Not pictured is Tiffany Hightower, 9th grade, of Chiefland Middle High School. 

  • Father, son fugitives captured in Bronson

    Father and son fugitives wanted on 1st degree rape charges in Oklahoma were captured at the Bronson Motel in Bronson by the Levy County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Regional Fugitive Task Force on Thursday after officers spent two days tracking the pair.

    Darrell Dee Faver, 54, who is known for his survival skills, and his son, John Murray Faver, 31, a former correctional officer from Oklahoma fled that state shortly after the investigation began. They ultimately settled in Bronson.