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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hudson, Kirkland, Sims reunion is Saturday

    The Hudson, Kirkland and Sims family reunion will be held Saturday, April 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Long Pond Church and Cemetery, Chiefland.

    Bring chairs and tables.

  • Funeral home has new ownership

    A Chiefland funeral home is now family owned and operated with the staff and new owners excited to be a part of and give back to the community.

    Most recently Hiers Baxley changed hands, the new sign is already up announcing Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home.

  • Church News for the week of April 23

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Peace Lutheran

    The annual rummage sale at Peace Lutheran Church will take place Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. There will be no early sales.

  • Water district official says area lags in rainfall

    Despite the rain that Levy County is receiving of late Ann Shortell, executive director of the Suwannee River Water Management District, wants you to know that “Things are starting to get dry."

  • Survivor: How one bank survived Cedar Key's storms

    The survival of the Cedar Key State Bank, now a branch of Drummond Community Bank, has been threatened many times throughout its 103 year history.

    That history and the survival of the bank was the subject of an “off the cuff” discussion by Dr. Johnny Andrews and Luther Drummond, CEO and Chairman of Drummond Community Bank, last Thursday at the Cedar Key Historical Society’s last morning coffee meeting of the year.

  • Ambulance, vehicle lose side mirrors

    Two vehicles crossed paths on a bridge on State Road 40 on Sunday, April 19, at 10 a.m. and each came away with a damaged side mirror, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

    No one was injured and no one was ticketed in the accident because fault could not be determined.

  • 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.

  • Bronson councilmen have many questions

    Council member Bruce Greenlee said he's been to a lot of city commission meetings and what Bronson has been doing is not normal in a lot of places.

    They're making a lot of decisions to expend funds without it being an agenda item, he said.

    It helps a person be prepared to make sound decisions and not come into the meeting and spend $10,000 more than they intended, he said, adding it's out of fairness to the public, reporters present and the council to know what they're going to discuss.