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Today's News

  • December 31, 2015 Community Calendar

    Today, Dec. 31

    New Year's Eve

    Thursdays

    Library Friends meeting

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL), the Chiefland branch of the Levy County Public Library System, meet on the second Thursday of the month, except in July and August, at 11 a.m. at the library, 104 N.E. 3rd St., Chiefland.

  • Levy Schools Foundation adds 2 scholarships

    The Suncoast Credit Union Foundation announces its partnership with the Levy County Schools Foundation to offer two $2,000 scholarship awards to high school seniors in Levy County. The Class of 2016, in the communities served by Suncoast Credit Union, have the opportunity to apply for financial support to continue their education thanks to a $100,000 investment in scholarship this year by the Tampa based Credit Union’s Foundation.

  • Dogs learn the art of the barn hunt

    At last there may be a sport that most every dog and his owner can compete in, be good at and enjoy well into old age.

    Welcome to Barn Hunt. It's one of the newest dog events to hit Florida and Morriston's Lorri Griffin is doing her part to promote it.

    In the hunt, a dog and his master enter an enclosed pen where bales of hay – sometimes as many as 100 – are positioned to create a labyrinth of tunnels – and adventure.

    The mission? To find hidden rodents.

  • Firefighter of Year to be honored

    Firefighter Kevin M. Davis, will be honored as the Firefighter of the Year on Monday, Jan. 4, at Chiefland Fire and Rescue, 16 N.E. 1st St., Chiefland.

  • Dixie arrests suspect in death

    Cooperation between local law enforcement in the Tri-County area and state agencies has led to the arrest of a Levy County man on charges murder in the death of a woman and attempted felony murder in the harming of a man at a Dixie County residence, according to a press release from the Dixie County Sheriff's Office.

    Joasa Roy Ware, 27, of Trenton, is being held in the Dixie County Jail. He also faces two charges of grand theft.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of Dec. 31

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

    •Dec. 24, Paul Franklin Bruce, 31, Archer, DUI. ROR.

    •Dec. 22, James Bernard Byrd, 69, Bronson, VOP.

    •Dec. 24, Carmen Cestedes, 44, Williston, battery. ROR.

    •Dec. 22, Jerry Wayne Collier, 51, Fanning Springs, out of county warrant. Bond $2,270.

    •Dec. 26, Tammy Annette Cook, 42, battery.

    •Dec. 25, Nicole Lynn Darling, 28, Chiefland, out of county warrant.

  • 2015 was good news for Bronson

    Bronson council gets new member

    Katie Parks Bogart came out the victor in a March election when the polls closed in Bronson.

    The unofficial results of the runoff election between her and Jerry L. Mongo for Bronson town council Seat Two yielded 123 votes to Parks Bogart and 101 to Mongo.

    A previous election, two weeks ago, resulted in a tie between the two and the runoff was required. Had they tied again on Tuesday, they would've had to flip a coin to determine the winning candidate.

  • It was 'Back to the Future' for county

    Levy County got a fresh start on the future in 2015 looking to build the county economy. And their efforts may come to fruition in 2016.

    There were two new faces on the commission, Rock Meeks of Chiefland and Lilly Rooks of Rosewood, elected in November 2014. Commissioner John Meeks of Bronson stayed on as chairman.

    They started work on implementing an economic development incentive program — one of two now up and running — to bring new business and help existing business grow.

  • Fanning Springs' year in review

    Fanning Springs kicked off 2015 with Gilchrist County Judge Sheree Landcaster administering the oath of office to new Mayor Trip Lancaster, and Council members Barbara Locke and Ron Queen. They were sworn in at the Jan. 6 Fanning Springs City Council meeting.

    Also in January, Fanning Springs city council members approved a bid for construction work to be done on the new EMS station.

    The modular building was remodeled and with the finished product including bunk rooms, a kitchen, living area and bathrooms.

  • Speeding case turns into drugs and gun case

    Chiefland Police Officer Michael Cosseboom spotted a white Kia SUV with two men inside heading north at a high rate of speed on North Main Street on Sunday, Dec. 27, shortly after 2 p.m. and figured he would check it out. After all, the driver looked to be doing 50 in a 35 mph zone.