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Today's News

  • School Board asking state to limit testing

    The Levy County School Board unanimously voted to approve the signing of a “Resolution on Assessment and Accountability” asking the state to limit testing.

    Superintendent Bob Hastings presented the resolution to the board at its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 16.

    “We’re asking for flexibility,” Hastings said, adding it does not mean they are entitled to it. He said consolidation of a lot of these tests can be done.

  • Woman arrested in pedestrian death

    A Dunnellon woman was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol troopers at her place of work on Thursday on charges of leaving the scene of a hit and run where pedestrian James Thomas Lowman, 69, of Morriston was killed.

  • Williston man dies in accident

    A Williston man died Sunday shortly before 11 p.m. on Northeast 140th Street and County Road 150 when his 2000 Toyota van went off the road and he overcorrected to get back on the road and lost control, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Robert Earl Abrams, 57, was driving southbound on the road when he steered the van onto the west grass shoulder. He overcorrected to get back on to the road when his vehicle crossed both lanes and went on the opposite shoulder and overturned several times.

  • Dog shooter sentenced

    Sandy the German Shepard mix is a happy, goofy dog who likes to play fetch, according to one of her caretakers. She has a permanent injury to her paw — the result of two shootings by a former owner, but it does not slow her down. 

    Sandy has been living at Chiefland Animal Hospital since she was brought in July 17 with three gunshot wounds. She is waiting for the right person to take her home.

  • Bronson moving along with sewer pipes

    Last week, the Town of Bronson was busy tearing up Court Street in an effort to get a portion of the town's new sewer system in the ground, as recent visitors to the Levy County Courthouse are undoubtedly aware.

    Crews, according to Bronson Public Works Director Jimmy Dunford, were scheduled to be done earlier this week. Dunford said the pipes in that area had to be placed about 25 feet below the surface. The road should be open by the end of the week.

  • Resident raises ire of council

    A Bronson councilman told one of his constituents Monday night that he was sick of his bi-monthly rants against the council.

    Elijah Williams was on the agenda to speak for no more than five minutes about holding an election to fill a council vacancy; but by the time he took to the lectern, the council had already agreed to call for a special election.

    “This should have gone to a vote in the first place,” Williams said, “but the reason it didn’t is this house is divided.”

  • Sheriff's office gets first deputy certified in drug program

    Levy County Deputy Sheriff Brandin Sullivan recently completed all the training requirements of the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, also known as the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program.  Sullivan became one of approximately 240 DREs in the State of Florida and is the first with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for December 18

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

    • Dec. 14, Iverson Tyrone Aiken, 23, Cross City, battery, resisting office. Bond $35,000.

    • Dec. 13, Shawn Daniel Bailey, 34, Williston, causing cruelty, death, pain or suffering to an animal. Bon $3,000.

    • Dec. 9, Michael Bivins, 45, Jennings, resisting arrest.

    • Dec. 10, Edmundo Trinidad Bocanegra, 60, Trenton, no motor vehicle registration, violating nonresident exemption driver's license. Bond $500.

  • FHP monitoring conditions on CR 326, SR 26

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring an area on County Road 326 between County Road 337 and County Road 343 in Levy County throughout the night for the possibility of smoke and fog which could create hazardous driving conditions.

    Drivers should use caution especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • Queens of Quilting

    The ladies of the Levy County Quilt Museum are in the midst of their annual quilt show that began the day after Thanksgiving and continues until Christmas.

    “We’re a museum and more … much more,” Myrtice Scabarozi said last Thursday as she pointed out the varieties of items for sale. Everything is handmade, more or less, by local people she said. They are also run by volunteers and supported by donations. She said they made $3,000 last month, a record month. “We’re extremely lucky,” she said.