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Today's News

  • Deputies receive K-9 cards

    Kids for K9s, a volunteer group that provides education for the public about the roles of service dogs in every day life, has presented Levy County Sheriff's K-9 deputies with “trading cards” about their K-9 partners to distribute to children.

    The glossy cards were presented to Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum on Monday at the Sheriff's Office by Kaye and Michael Gaither and Barbara Snow, executive director of the U.S. War Dogs Association, Southern Chapter.

  • Court Dispositions published November 13

    • Vincent Louis Baker, VOP on destroying evidence, dismissed.  

    • David Bezanson, possession of paraphernalia, 35 days with credit for 35 days served; possession of controlled substance, 35 days with credit for 35 days served, 24 months drug offender probation; served concurrently. Must pay probation cost, civil judgment, jail fund. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for November 13

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

    • Nov. 7, Isaac Buchanan, 33, Chiefland, three counts aggravated assault.

    • Nov. 7, Salvador Jose Calvillo, 35, Bronson, out of county warrant.

    • Nov. 9, William Stephen Escue, 34, Alachua, DUI, possession of marijuana.

    • Nov. 6, Kyle Guthrie, 22, Bronson, domestic battery.

    • Nov. 10, Michael Hawkins, 53, Bronson, possession of drug equipment.

  • More sewer on the way for the City of Fanning Springs

    Fanning Springs is pushing ahead with a growing service area for its sewer system.

    Talks of the expansion sparked some debate among Fanning Springs City Council members and a concerned citizen at a meeting last Thursday.

  • Meeks to take over commission

    County Coordinator Fred Moody was faced with a dilemma Tuesday that was a first in his 20 years or so with the county: No commission chair or vice chair to call the Nov. 18 meeting to order so new members can be sworn in.

    That's because Commission Chair Ryan Bell of Chiefland (R-District 4) and Vice Chair Chad Johnson of Chiefland, (R-District 2), lost their re-election bids in the Aug. 26 primary and Tuesday was their last day on the job.

  • Smoke advisory for Dixie

    From the Florida Highway Patrol:

    Smoke from a controlled burn on private property near Old Town, Fla may affect portions of the following roadways: , SR 349 and Dixie County Road 351a. Motorist traveling in this area are advised to drive with care, by reducing their speed, watch for advisory signs and using headlights when encountering areas of reduced visibility. Motorist may want to consider an alternate route if possible. FHP is monitoring SR349 and CR 351A. Smokey conditions in this area are expected to continue over the next several days .

  • Car lot vandal at large

    Law enforcement officials are looking for information on a man who smashed the windshields and cut the tires of 44 cars at at a Chiefland auto dealership Sunday night.
    "Every car here. Every car in the back. Junk cars and everything," is what Stickland Auto Solutions Inc. Owner David Strickland said Monday afternoon about the damage he was confronted with.

  • Event honors veterans

    More than 100 veterans and their family members attended Friday's veteran's resource fair and luncheon at Haven Hospice in Chiefland.
    State representatives  Charlie Stone (R-district 22), Keith Perry (R- district 21) and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, along with Haven, helped organize the event as a way to honor veterans and help them learn about eligibility for a range of benefits and resources. More than a dozen organizations had booths at the event.

  • New manatee decals available

    Staff report
    Manatee decals for 2014 -2015 are now available at tax collector's offices, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
    The decals, which cost $5, are given to boat and vehicle registrants who voluntarily contribute to the campaign. A portion of the money goes toward the Save the Manatee Trust Fund, which is put toward education, research and facilities used in manatee recovery when the animals are injured or sick.

  • Bronson mayor questions early voting petition

    The subject of early voting in the Town of Bronson, though sleeping dormant for more than a year, was again brought to light Monday night during a discussion on revisions to various amendments to be placed on a referendum ballot early next year.
    The issue, which was hotly debated by council members from June to August of 2013 and rejected by council two times, received the most attention Monday night, especially from Bronson Mayor Franklin Schuler.