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Today's News

  • LCDPS firefighter wins Valor Award

    Levy County Department of Public Safety Firefighter Jeremy Pittman was selected as an honoree at the 97.3 The SKY Valor Awards, a recognition of first responders in the Heart of Florida. On Thursday, June 29, several members of the surrounding communities were recognized for their dedication to service.

    Pittman came to LCDPS in October of 2012 as a 19-year-old with no background in public safety. He had passed by the Fire Station in his rural community several times thinking about volunteering in an effort to fulfill his desire of giving back to his community.

  • New FHP troop commander first female named to post

    The Florida Highway Patrol is proud to announce the appointment of Maj. Eileen Powell to the position of Troop Commander. Her promotion became effective June 16, 2014.

    Powell is the first woman to hold this esteemed position in North Florida and will oversee approximately 101 State Troopers and 10 non-sworn employees.

    Troop B consists of nine counties including: Alachua, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion and Suwannee.

  • Be safe this summer with children, pets

    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding everyone to take additional steps to ensure that no child is left unattended in a vehicle this summer. This year, there have been two reported cases in Florida of children dying of heatstroke after being left in cars. Don’t be distracted when leaving your vehicle and take a second look in the back seat to ensure a child is not left behind.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 24

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

    • July 19, Pavel Beno, 48, Williston, four counts aggravated assault. Bond $100,000.

    • July 14, James Virgill Boatwright Sr., 50, Chiefland resisting officer W/OV. Bond $550.

    • July 15, Alex Hernandez, 44, Archer, VOP.

    • July 16, Coleman Wesley Jordon, 34, Chiefland, warrant. Bond $50,000.

    • July 14, Tammy Kerr, 40, Chiefland, DWLSR. Bond $1,000.

  • One sweet fund raiser

    The Chiefland Cheerleading Team held a mid-summer cake auction and the politicians, public officials and community turned out to satisfy their sweet tooth.

    Auctioneer Chad Johnson who handled the bidding at the Thursday, July 17, event said 46 items — and some that were donated back to raise money a second and third time ­— netted nearly $5,000 for the team's expenses.

    “For a summertime fund raiser it was very successful,” Johnson said.

  • Ballots have hit the mail

    The books are not yet closed for the Aug. 26 primary and 4,443 absentee ballots are in the mail headed to voters who requested them. Another 46 have gone out to Florida residents who are in the military – who received 16 electronically, or who work or travel overseas.

  • Fanning hangs up on FaceTime

    Fanning Springs City Council was on the verge of joining the technological age at an emergency meeting held last Tuesday, the object in question being whether or not absent council members could join meetings, and participate, via Skype or FaceTime.

  • Chiefland woman facing animal cruelty charges in dog’s shooting

    A Chiefland woman has been arrested on two counts of cruelty to animal charges after a veterinarian’s office reported the family’s pet, a young Shepard mix, had been brought in with gunshot wounds.

  • Property taxes could go down this year

    Property values are up a smidgen this year, so the Levy County Commission will be giving property owners a break, tentatively dropping the millage from last year’s 8.3307 to 8.2741 mils.

  • Bronson Town Council Agenda for July 21

    The agenda for the the regular meeting and one for the budget meeting are attached as PDF files that can be downloaded.