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Today's News

  • SHINE needs you!

    You are needed to be a SHINE Volunteer in your community!

    SHINE is a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Elder Options, Inc (Gainesville).  SHINE volunteers assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers in all things Medicare, including understanding their Medicare benefits, Medicare Part D Drug Plan assistance, Advantage Plans, supplemental insurance options and much more.  Volunteers also assist Medicare beneficiaries to apply for low income programs and other prescription drug assistance programs.

  • Employee recognized for service

    Logistics Technician Ronnie LeCompte, of the Levy County Department of Public Safety, was named 2014 Employee of the Year at the annual LCDPS Christmas Dinner Dec. 19.

    LeCompte, who has worked for the department since 2012, received the award by vote from his peers.

  • Bronson burglaries solved

    One man is in jail, a second suspect is being sought, and at least one other unnamed suspect is being sought as the Levy County Sheriff's Office cleans up after as many as 20 separate burglaries in the past 14 months in the Bronson area.

    Victims included churches, businesses and schools. The target was money, but other items were also taken according to Lt. Scott Tummond, spokesman for the Levy County Sheriff's Office.

  • Indians Alumni baseball game Jan. 16

    Former Chiefland Indian baseball players are invited to come out and take part in an Alumni Baseball Game Friday, Jan. 16 at the Chiefland Middle High School baseball field. In order to participate, you must have played at least one full year of varsity baseball.

  • County wants to improve access

    It does not take a handicapped person to know that the Levy County Courthouse and Administrative Building in Bronson needs updating to accommodate those with disabilities. 

    The courthouse, the county's fourth, was constructed in 1937, and the administrative building was added in 1963. The sidewalks have been patched several times, but still there are cracks. Ditto for the stairs leading to the main administrative entrance; they are showing their age.   

  • Driver checkpoint on US 19 for New Year's Eve

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office and The Florida Highway Patrol will team up for a Comprehensive Roadside Safety Check Point (CRSC) to be conducted on Wednesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 10 p.m. at 13574 N. U.S. Highway 19, Chiefland. 

    Deputies and troopers will be working to:

    1.     Deter vehicles with defective equipment from being operated on the highways;

    2.     Deter drivers without a valid driver’s license, or proper insurance and/or proper registration from operating a vehicle;

  • University of Florida experts predict food trends for 2015

    For the second year, University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members predict the food-related trends that could end up on your dinner plates and grocery store shelves in 2015:

  • A vet's last wish

    Everything about Steven Rhonomus shouts military.

    From his close-cut hairstyle to the way he carries himself, there's no doubt this man served his country and was proud to do it.

    And if a medical discharge hadn't forced him out of his 11 years of service, he'd most likely still be active duty.

    Rhonomus, 43, now wants to make sure that the men and women who swore to protect their country are given something back for their service.

  • Spreading the Christmas cheer

    Members of the Fanning Springs Fire Station traveled around the small town giving out toys to local kids.

    The firetruck and emergency vehicle — with Santa in tow, played their sirens and loud Christmas music to alert families of their presence.

  • Toy seekers turn out in droves

    More than 1,100 people of the 1,200 who registered for toys showed up for the Toys for Tots distribution Saturday in the Walmart parking lot.

    "We had a great turnout at distribution Saturday," Toys for Tots Coordinator Bryan Chrisp said Monday.

    The effort wasn't without its challenges, though, he admitted.

    Sponsorship from businesses and organizations was down this year, which resulted in the Toys for Tots program having to pay for about three quarters of the cost, he said.