Today's News

  • Traffic stop nets drug arrest

    Deputies from the Levy County Drug Task Force conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 model Ford dually truck for erratic driving after it had been spotted earlier at an inactive clandestine methamphetamine lab site.

    Deputies noticed the vehicle's driver Reinhard Bailey, 60, of Dunnellon had lye and two containers of Coleman camp fuel in plain view in the vehicle. Both substances are used in the process of illegally manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Pedestrian on 19 suffers critical injuries in accident

    A pedestrian walking along U.S. Highway 19 south of Chiefland suffered critical injuries when he was struck by a sedan at 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    Oscar Ramirez, 42, of Chiefland, was transported to Shands Hospital in Gainesville.

    According to the report by FHP Trooper M.D. Geoffroy, Ramirez was walking south along US 19 near the white edge line. The portion of U.S. 19 was not lighted.

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

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

    •Sept. 18, Alicia Ruth Anderson, 27, Beverly Hills, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    •Sept. 16, Jonah Lee Arthur, 33, Bronson, cruelty to animals. Bond $10,000.

    •Sept. 17, Reinhard Bailey, 60, Dunnellon, drug possession, possession/and or use of drug equipment. Bond $90,000.

    •Sept. 18, Kartik Kishore Bose, 58, Chiefland, give liquor to individual under 21. Bond $2,000.

  • Veterans Day Parade in Chiefland

    The 2015 Levy County Veteran's Day parade will be in Chiefland on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m.

    The parade will roll from Chiefland Middle High School south on U.S. Highway 19/Main Street to the Trailhead/Old Train Depot Park.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert L. Douglas, who organized the first countywide veterans parade, said the celebration is taking place one day after the official holiday because most of the units for the Chiefland parade will be participating in the Cross City Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11.

  • Brock reunion

    The annual Brock Reunion is to be held at Manatee Springs State Park on Sunday, Oct. 4. All attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

    Arrival time is tentatively set for 10:30 a.m. The festivities will continue until 5 p.m. We plan to eat at 12:30 p.m.

    If you have any questions, call 352-870-9302. 

  • Wild Hog president visits Suwannee Valley Rotary

    The president of the Wild Hog Canoe Race spoke from the heart to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club.

       "It's a blessing to share a burden I have on my heart with you today," Keith Maynard said to the group last Thursday.

       He told a little about the history of the Wild Hog Canoe Race, how it came to support the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens (LARC) and then began to flourish. In 1986, the race had the most boats in its history participate with a total of 124.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Sept. 24

    Today, Sept. 24

    Levy tourism board to meet

    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will hold its regular bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m.

    The meeting will be in the Levy County Visitors Bureau at 620 N. Hathaway Ave./ U.S. Highway 27A, Bronson.

    The meeting is open to the public.

    For more information, call 352-486-3396.

    Clyatt House open house Sept. 24

    The public is invited to an open house at the Clyatt House learning center on Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Dads have day to take kids to school

    The state Department of Education is promoting Dads Take Your Child To School Day on Sept. 30. On this day, fathers are encouraged to take their children to school and stay for a few activities.

    All father figures are welcome, including stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, foster fathers and other significant role models. Although the event is centered on fathers, mothers and other family members are also welcome.

  • Pet adoption event successful

    Levy County's efforts to move animals out of its shelter are showing some signs of progress.

    “This was our most successful pet adoption event yet,” said David Weatherford, director of Levy County Animal Service, which operates the county's shelter. He said on Saturday that nine pets were adopted in the first two hours.

    By the end of the event, nine dogs and four cats he found their fur-ever companions and homes.

  • County keeps EMS medical directors

    Levy County's emergency medical director said it could suffer from the rural paradox — that when folks call for help they are sicker than their counterparts in an urban area and the transportation takes a long time to reach them and get them to a hospital for treatment.

    But, it does not, said Dr. Jason Jones and Dr. Adrian Tyndall, both of the University of Florida Medical Director Services.