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Today's News

  • Cemetery cleanup set for Saturday in Bronson

    Cemetery Cleanup at Jim Milton Cemetery off of Main St. Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Bring rakes and pressure washers if you have them.

  • Baby gator empties Blue Springs

    Swimmers at Blue Springs county park had to scramble out of the water after a young alligator – about 3 feet long – decided it would join in the fun of splashing around on the first day of spring break on Monday, April 6.

    Matt Weldon, director of the Levy County Parks and Recreation Department, said the waters were evacuated for a short time until the gator decided it would return to the woods.

  • FWC: Don't feed the alligators

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a publication available on its website, “A Guide to Living with Alligators,” that warns the public of the dangers involved in feeding alligators.

    It's against the law. And violators can be cited and spend time in court or pay a fine.

    The brochure , by Jamie Feddersen and Tim Donovan, both of the FWC, advises swimmers to not swim outside of posted swimming areas or in waters that may be inhabited by alligators.

    Feddersen and Donovan write in the brochure:

  • Green Light a mixed success

    Operation Green Light ― a one day amnesty that allowed paying overdue traffic tickets without the 40 percent collection fee ‑ was a mixed success for Levy County as only five people chose to take advantage of it.

    The main attraction of the amnesty was not just the elimination of the collection fee, but the opportunity to get driving privileges restored as driver licenses are suspended when a ticket is unpaid for more than 30 days.

  • Jobless rate keeps dropping; Levy lowest in region

    The jobless rate for the three-county region of Levy, Citrus and Marion counties is continuing to drop, with Levy County leading the way, according to CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, which tracks such data.

    The regional jobless rate in March dropped by 0.3 percentage point over the month to 6.8 percent and is down 1.1 percent over the year. Out of a labor force of 194,747 there were 13,237 unemployed, a decrease of 630 since February and 2,455 fewer than the same time last year.

  • Drug team shuts Bronson meth lab

    Levy County Drug Task Force Investigators responded to 9590 N.E. 78 Lane in Bronson to investigate a possible clandestine methamphetamine lab.  Investigators made contact with the home owner, Joseph Heath Morgan, 39, who agreed to speak with the investigators. 

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for April 25 – May 1, 2015

    ALACHUA COUNTY

    Hull Road (UF Campus)  Possible daytime lane closures and sidewalk closures between Southwest 34th Street and Mowry Road to build concrete trail.

    Interstate 75   The new southbound entrance ramp from U.S. 441 in Alachua is now open to traffic. Nighttime lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. of the southbound exit ramp to U.S. 441. Northbound inside shoulder and southbound emergency lane closures continue just south of U.S. 441 (Exit 399) overpass in Alachua to finish the new ramp.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of April 23

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

    • April 14, Jarrod Allen Beckham, 35, Archer, non support of children or spouse. Bond $500.

    • April 16, Ronald Robert Buschoff, 42, Fanning Springs, capital sexual battery.

    • April 16, Dean William Blubaugh, 63, Bronson, aggravated assault. Bond $10,000.

    • April 16, Ehren Michael Brown, 36, Williston, out of county warrant. Bond $4,160.

    • April 14, Daryl Terrell Dallas, 23, Williston VOP. Bond $250.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 23

    Today, April 23

    Fridays

    Tri-County Cruisers

       The Tri-County Cruisers meet to show off its classic vehicles from 6:30-8 p.m. on Fridays at the Gathering Table in Chiefland. Just show up to show your car and have a good time.

    Post family night

    (4th Friday of the month)

  • Students of the month

    Chiefland City Commissioner Rollin Hudson honored the Students of the Month during the April 13 meeting. They are, from left to right, Lauren Jones, 5th grade, Chiefland Elementary School; Draymore Battles, 8th grade, Chiefland Middle School; both for the month of March, and Curtis Williams, 6th grade, Chiefland Middle School, for the month of February.

    Not pictured is Dustin Hill, 12th grade, Chiefland High School, for the month of March.