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Today's News

  • 2/4/16 Church News

    25th Annual Potato Pancake Supper

     Peace Lutheran Church, “The Church On The Hill,” will host their 25th annual Potato Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 4-7:00 p.m. The church is located 4 miles north of Dunnellon at 7201 South US Hwy. 41.

  • A genuine smile
  • Looking for Money in All the Wrong Pockets

     An incident happened this past week in which I am still scratching my head. Have you ever known you had something, but for the life of you, you could not find it? I will accede to the fact that occasionally, I do have a streak of absent-mindedness running through me. At times, I wish it would just walk.

  • 2/4/16 Community Calendar

    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.

    The Friends support the library by promoting the library’s programs and resources and through fund-raising projects to purchase reading materials, books on tape, videos, operating supplies and minor equipment.  There are no dues.

  • Man arrested on sex charges

    A tip to the Florida Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline has resulted in the arrest of a Williston man on charges he rigged his home to record young girls as they came out of the shower, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Mark Kristian Stringer, 59, faces multiple charges of video voyeurism and two counts of lewd or lascivious battery of a minor child.

  • FWC Enforcement Report

    LEVY COUNTY – Officer Schulz was on land patrol in the area of Watermelon Pond Wildlife Management Area (WMA) when he found a vehicle parked in a secluded area during closed hunting season. Officer Schulz noted where the subject had entered the WMA and concealed himself to wait for the hunter’s return. When the hunter arrived he was dressed in camouflage, carrying a shotgun and a crow decoy with a speaker (electronic call). The man admitted to hunting during closed season and using electric game calls. Officer Schulz issued the appropriate citations and warnings.

  • Christian school worker arrested on sex charge

    A 26-year-old man who was a bus driver for Vision Christian Academy in Raleigh was arrested on Jan. 27 and faces charges of lewd and lascivious behavior with a seventh grade student.

    Devonte Jerome White, of Williston, was arrested after he admitted to Levy County Sheriff's deputies that he has engaged in sexual activity with the girl, but had ended the relationship and communication with the student, according to the arrest report.

  • 2/4/16 Sheriff's Report

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

    •Jan. 28, Kyle Douglas Wayne Ashley, 18, Chiefland, battery. Bond $5,000.

    •Jan. 29, Kevin Geovany Campos, 20, Trenton, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license, possession of marijuana. ROR.

    •Jan. 26, Samuel S. DeLoach, 45, Archer, two counts VOP. No bond.

    •Jan. 26, Cunguan Dong, 46, Chiefland, resist arrest, commit theft, resist recovery of property. Bond $500.

    •Jan. 31, Brenda Michelle Hallman, 40, Chiefland, battery.

  • Fanning chamber gives back to fire department

    The Fanning Springs Chamber of Commerce donated 100 percent of the proceeds of the duck race and then some to the Fanning Springs Fire Department.

    The popular duck race event was one of the highlights of the Festival of Lights held this past Dec. 5. Chamber members sold every duck they had, around 1,850, and made about $1750. They rounded up and gave the fire department $2,000.

  • Levy EMS: Answering the call

    It was a regular day for county employees, what some even called a slow day, but a day unlikely to be forgotten by the people whose calls for assistance were answered.