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Today's News

  • "Meeting" turns into a surprise graduation

    Kim Gonthier, a foodservice worker at Bronson Middle High School had a dilemma, she had a letter from her daughter thanking a group for a scholarship they gave her daughter but no way to get it to them.

    She appealed to School Board member Cameron Asbell of Bronson to carry the letter for her daughter.

    It was while catching up on news, that Asbell learned that Gonthier did not get to see her daughter Jan Gonthier graduate with her classmates on June 6 at the Phillips Center in Gainesville.

  • Early voting ends Saturday

    If you have not voted yet, get moving.

    While more than 3,100 people have cast ballots as of Tuesday, one week before the actual primary election day of Aug. 30, it may not be enough.

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones said she is hoping for a 40 percent voter turnout.

    The county has 26,329 registered voters who can vote in the primary. If she gets her hoped for turnout 10,532 people will have to turn in absentee ballots, or vote early by Saturday or stand in line on Tuesday, Aug. 30, and cast ballots.

  • Fanning fire chief wins appeal

    Fanning Springs firefighter Ronald McQueen has sufficient certification to serve as the city’s volunteer fire chief, according to a hearing officer’s recommendation.

  • Indians comeback effort comes up yards short

    It felt like more was at stake than a preseason tuneup in Chiefland’s kickoff classic against Jefferson County last Friday at Wayne Pridgeon Stadium, as it unfurled into a fiercely-fought, back-and-forth battle that came down to the final minute.

    The Indians fell behind by nine points twice in the second half to the Monticello squad while their pair of top backs remained sidelined with injuries since the first quarter. But CMHS churned up 194 yards in the fourth quarter to give themselves a shot at a last-minute comeback win.

  • Funeral Saturday for Chiefland Mayor Teal Pomeroy

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

    Throughout the weekend the community 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, Aug. 27, at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Chiefland. There will be a visitation at the church from 3 to 4 p.m.

  • 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.