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Today's News

  • Meet the Bronson Blueberry Pageant royalty

    Contestants in the 2nd Annual Bronson Blueberry Pageant put their best foot forward in the competition on Saturday morning, May 7.

    "I think it went great," one of the coordinators, Bronson Town Councilwoman Katie Parks said of the event. "We had great help and lots of support from the community. I think the kids had fun too, and that's really what the pageant is about."

    This year organizers said there were double the participants in the pageant as there were last year.

  • Judge impounds dogs seized

    Six dogs, taken from an East Bronson couple on April 28 after they sparked calls to the Levy County Sheriff's Office for roaming the neighborhood and attacking vehicles, will remain impounded at the animal shelter.

    Levy County Judge James Browning told the dogs' owners Mark Teears and Laura Traughber that an earlier case in January should have been a wake up. In that case, heard by Browning in January, three dogs were put to death for attacking a baby, a young woman and a young man in December.

  • Law week ends with picnic

    On Friday, May 6 Levy and Gilchrist Counties came together to celebrate the 16th annual Law Day in remembrance of Levy County and Circuit Judge W.O. Beauchamp Jr., who instituted the gathering.

    The judiciary and law enforcement from various agencies throughout the two counties got together for mullet dinners and fellowship on the banks of the Suwannee River at the Howell Lancaster family river home. There was live music and a wall of photos from events past.

  • Wild Hog raises $20,400 for Levy ARC

    On Monday morning, Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race board members presented the Levy ARC with a check for the proceeds from the 39th annual Wild Hog race.

    The event raised $20,400, up from $19,400 last year.

    "Thanks for the opportunity to serve you," Wild Hog President Keith Maynard said at the presentation at the Levy ARC facilities. We love each one of y'all, he said.

    Maynard said they'd been called to do the race as a ministry and giving all the glory to God, they knew he'd continue to bless it.

  • $16,000 donated to help in cancer battle

    Friends, family and community members all came out to support and raise funds for the Chiefland woman who is battling breast and ovarian cancer on Saturday, May 7.

    AMVETS Post 422 in conjunction with Post 42 hosted a poker run and event for Allie Johnson. Over $7,000 was raised the day of the event, with $16,000 being raised over all, including the value of a car which was purchased so Johnson would have transportation.

    "I'm very grateful for our small town," Johnson said.

  • Town of Bronson meeting agenda for 05-16-16

    The Town of Bronson Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays of the month.

    The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16.

  • Time to save on Medicare costs with SHINE

    If you have Medicare, don’t miss out on opportunities to save on your Medicare bills! SHINE can help you to apply for the financial assistance programs that Florida seniors use every day to save money on their prescriptions and premiums.

    Did you know you could lower your prescription drug costs by applying for Extra Help?

    This is a financial assistance program administered by the Social Security Administration that helps cover the costs of prescription drugs.

  • Hunter safety internet-completion course on May 28 May

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course on May 28, starting at 9 a.m. at The Deer Camp in Chiefland.

    Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

    All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

  • Investigators arrest man for burglaries

    Levy County Sheriff’s Office investigators recently arrested a man and charged him with two commercial burglaries which occurred on April 9 and 29 at the Little Food Ranch on State Road 121.

    During each of these burglaries, the owner reported the suspect broke the front door window with a cinder block and took lottery tickets, rolled coins and cigarettes.

    The owner reported a combined loss of approximately $1,635.00 including damage to the building.  

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of May 12

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

    •May 4, Richard Lee Allen, 71, Chiefland, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    •May 7, Mario Areaga Barrios, 63, Bronson, assault with deadly weapon. Bond $100,000.

    •May 2, Christopher Shawn Bradley Jr., 29, Williston, VOP. No bond.

    •May 2, Jerald Brodus, 42, Chiefland, battery. Bond $10,000.

    •May 5, David Cardoza, 21, Bell, two counts VOP. No bond.