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Today's News

  • Marital disagreement leads to arson arrest

     An Inglis woman was jailed Sunday on an arson charge for trying to burn down her home after getting into a disagreement with her husband.

  • Man, mad at his mother, sets fire to Villas laundry room

     Investigators responded to Inglis Villas at 33 Tronu Drive in Inglis July 6 after the maintenance worker found evidence someone intentionally set a fire in the laundry room. The laundry room is connected to the administrative offices and could have been occupied at the time. A law enforcement officer employed by the LCSO who lives in the Villas directed investigators to a potential suspect, Seth Lee Myers (7-17-98).

  • Bronson pedestrian killed when struck by car; Chiefland man dies in single-car crash

    Leisa A. Thomas, 46, of Bronson, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report filed by crash investigator Trooper K. Spence

    “A Chrysler SUV was traveling east in the right lane of US 27 in Bronson. A pedestrian was attempting to cross the road. The pedestrian ran into the path of the SUV. The pedestrian was struck by the SUV and pronounced deceased at the scene,” the report stated.

    This is at least the second traffic death in Levy County in July.

  • Chiefland man arrested, charged with burglary, mischief and battery

    A Chiefland man was arrested July 10 by Chiefland Police for one count of burglary, one count of criminal mischief and two counts of battery.

    Benny Lee Stephens, 59, of Chiefland, was transported to the Levy County Detention Facility after Chiefland Police Cpl. Blake Murphy and Chief Scott Anderson responded to a physical disturbance at 403 S.E. Seventh Terrace.

    Upon arrival, Murphy wrote in an incident report that he made with the complainant/victim, who was identified as Jonathan Wayne Divers.

  • Gilchrist County subject arrested in Levy County
  • Levy County Sheriff's Report

     Often Used Abbreviations

       Driver’s License–DL

       Driving While License Suspended or 

       Revoked–DWLSR

       Driving Under the Influence–DUI

  • Williston dancing club hosts weekly square dancing sessions

    The Clover Squares Square Dancing Club holds its dancing each Wednesday in the spacious Williston Crossings RV Park Clubhouse, just off Highway 27 in Williston.

    Each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the club offers square dancing lessons, the fee for adults is $5 and children are free. Kids of all ages are invited to dance in the squares for free.

    The hour-long lessons offer a fun-filled evening the entire family can enjoy. Seasoned dancers or “Angels” are paired with novices and a square is formed with four couples.

  • Father Joe retires as pastor

    By LYNN DEJARNETTE, Citizen Correspondent

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Chiefland held a retirement dinner for Father Joseph McDonnell recently at the Tommy Usher Center.

    Father McDonnell said the Catholic Church requires priests to turn in their retirement papers at the age of 75, but he’s not going anywhere, he said June 22 to 200 parishioners and friends during the banquet.

  • Father Joe retires as pastor

    By LYNN DEJARNETTE, Citizen Correspondent

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Chiefland held a retirement dinner for Father Joseph McDonnell recently at the Tommy Usher Center.

    Father McDonnell said the Catholic Church requires priests to turn in their retirement papers at the age of 75, but he’s not going anywhere, he said June 22 to 200 parishioners and friends during the banquet.

  • Drought, now rain is hurting hay crop

    By KATE SHERIDAN, Citizen Correspondent

    Area farmers have experienced difficult times fighting the elements this year and chances are that finding hay has been difficult.

    When it comes to farming, rain is king. Rain is what farmers want, rain is what farmers need and when it finally came, it came — and then some.