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Today's News

  • Fanning backs SWAT

    Representatives from Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) attended the July 7 Fanning Springs city council meeting where a resolution passed asking retailers to discontinue the sale of flavored tobaccos.

    From left, Council Member Ron Queen, Chairman Paul Chase, SWAT member and Trenton High School Student Joshua Akin, Council Member Jane Nogaki, SWAT Coordinator Lorrie Akin and Mayor Trip Lancaster.

  • Officials mum on ongoing operation after suspect apprehended

    By Jeff Bryan

    Riverland News

    A three-hour standoff ended peacefully after the Marion County Sheriff's Office SWAT Unit was called onto scene, according to a spokesman with the U.S. Marshal's Office.

  • Bronson offers clerk job

    There were five final applicants for the position of Bronson Town Clerk, and Monday night town council members narrowed it down to their top pick. However, the decision did not come without some controversy.

    Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson excused herself from the room during the selection process because she is related to one of the applicants by marriage.

  • Taxpayers save big on tax roll

    Taxpayers reaped big savings from the Levy County Commission’s decision to bid out publication of the delinquent property and intangibles tax rolls this year.

    The last time the list was published, in 2014, it cost $60,000 because the contract was based on a per line charge of $1.65. There was no statutory requirement to charge that price, it had always been charged to property owners paying delinquent taxes and buyers of tax certificates.

  • Bronson proposes tax increase

    The Bronson town council has proposed a significantly higher millage rate for the coming fiscal year.

    Deputy Clerk Susie Robinson presented the council with the three rates provided to her.

     “We can set it at the highest and can change it later, but if we set it lower, we can’t go higher,” Council Member Beatrice Roberts said and the other council members concurred.

  • Drug arrests made in Levy

    Residents in Levy County have noticed some early morning activity involving law enforcement.

    Here's the official word from the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

    Deputies from the Levy County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal’s Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, are currently concluding follow up investigations (which includes arrests) on a long-term operation.  

  • Sexual predator registers in Levy County

    On July 9, John Wayne Hudson registered as a Sexual Predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Hudson was convicted in 2004 in Levy County for sexual battery by weapon or force. He was released from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2014 and registered a change in address to 11950 NE 116 Street, Archer.

    By Florida law Hudson is required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

  • Man charged with child molestation

    Brandon Michael McClurg of Williston was arrested by Investigator Scott Stancil in the late afternoon of July 7, after confessing to sexually abusing a 5 year old child.

    The child’s father filed his complaint on June 28 after his child disclosed to him “Dude”, as the child refers to McClurg, had touched her inappropriately.

  • AG, FTC stop credit card interest scam

    TALLAHASSEE – For the second time in two weeks, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and the Federal Trade Commission have filed a federal court lawsuit to protect consumers from a credit card interest rate reduction scam. This time, Bondi and the FTC halted a Pinellas County-based group of businesses and individuals from operating a nationwide telemarketing scam that defrauded consumers out of at least $8.5 million.

  • $15,000 reward offered in Rosewood arsons

    The Florida Forest Service and the Florida Forestry Arson Alert Association, in conjunction with a private landowner, are offering up to $15,000 for information leading to an arrest of an arsonist who recently set multiple wildfires in the Rosewood area of Levy County.