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Today's News

  • Stuffin’ the Bus for schools

    It was Stuff the Bus Day on Saturday, July 23 at the South Levy Marketplace. Because the open air market is only held on the last Saturday of the month, the Yankeetown-Inglis communities held their Stuff the Bus Drive earlier than the rest of the county to maximize their donations.

    The rest of the county will Stuff the Bus in Chiefland, Bronson, Williston, Rosewood-Cedar Key on Saturday, Aug. 6, to coincide with the state’s Tax Holiday for Schools.

  • Teen driver improvement course offers invaluable lessons on safe driving

    The alcohol simulation goggles – commonly referred to as “drunk goggles – that students wear while driving golf carts through a school parking lot course, as part of Levy County Sheriff’s Teen Driver Improvement Program, inspire a lot of laughs from observers and participants, who invariably topple most of the orange cones lining their paths.

    But the cause behind the exercise is less funny, as students learn the consequences of driving while distracted or impaired.

  • Travel baseball tryouts at end of July

    Velocity Baseball is holding tryouts for its 12U (12 and under) travel baseball team on July 30, 10 a.m., at Strickland Park (Field No. 1) in Chiefland.

    All Tri-County area ball players are welcome. Contact Coach Shaun Campbell at (352) 440-2855 for any questions.

  • Warning: County offices to be filled in Aug. 30 election

    It's a funny thing, but usually candidates for local office square off in a party primary and then face their opponents in the other party in the general election.

    Not so this year in Levy County where the Republican Party is dominating local elections and the Democratic Party candidates are nonexistent.

  • Man accused of holding woman prisoner for 6 days

     

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    A Bronson man is in Levy County jail under a $3.25 million accused of holding a former girlfriend against her will at his home for six days and battering her physically and sexually.

    Levy County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested John Clayton Partin IV, 47, on Wednesday,July 20, and charged him with sexual battery, false imprisonment and interference with a law enforcement officer.

  • Branford woman dies on US 19

     

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    A Branford woman died on Thursday, July 28, at 12:25 when her vehicle went off U.S. Highway 19 at State Road 24 in Otter Creek and overturned ejecting her, according to the Florida Highway Patrol report.

  • Champions

    Wayne Weatherford shows the 2016 Florida 1A State Championship trophy, with Lauren Stalvey, left, and Takiya London, in front of the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson.

    The young women were named to the Miracle Sports 1A team.

  • Bronson Eagle Quarterback Club seeks new members

    In an effort to rebuild its football program, the Bronson Eagle Quarterback Club is offering prospective 2016-2017 boosters a variety of perks for contributing to Eagle football.

    Supporters can receive anything from a meal combo punch card for five home games – awarded to “Student Boosters” contributing $20 – to an advertisement in the commemorative homecoming program – for “Business Boosters” giving $200.

  • Time running out to register for youth football, cheerleading in Bronson

    Children in the Bronson area interested in playing contact football or cheerleading are encouraged to register at the Bronson Town Hall as soon as possible.

    Bronson Parks and Recreation Football includes 8U (7 and 8 year olds), 10U and 12U classifications. Cheerleading is open to ages 6 through 12.

    Costs for football players and cheerleaders is $100 per child. Payment is required at the time of registration.

    Town Hall is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Mon through Thursday.

  • Indians clean up all-state honors in softball

    It’s a safe bet individual accolades will come pouring in on the heels of a third straight state championship.

    A trio of Chiefland High School players and Coach Wayne Weatherford gave the Indians a full sweep of the four most prestigious spots on the 2016 Class 1A Miracle Sports All-State Softball Team, as eight total CMHS players and coaches notched all-state honors.