.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Thanks for nothing?

    By Pastor Terry Wines

    As you sit around your Thanksgiving table and count your blessings consider this:

    • If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75 percent of the world’s population.

    • If you have money in the bank, cash in your wallet and spare change sitting in your car’s console … you are among the top 8 percent of the Earth's wealthiest people.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for November 6

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

    • Oct. 30, Demi Ember Appling, 24, Old Town, DWLS. Bond $15,000.

    • Nov. 1, Johnnie Russell Arnett, 31, Lakeland, FTA. Bond $10,000.

    • Oct. 30, Bobby Leon Baker, 69, Inglis, FTA. ROR.

    • Oct. 27, Charles Anthony Baugh, 66, Bronson, out of county warrant. Bond $2,000.

    • Oct. 27, William E. Beck, 54, Wellborn, DUI. Bond $10,000.

  • County votes to take bids on legal notices

    For the first time Levy County will put its legal notice business — including the annual delinquent tax rolls — up for bid in an effort to save taxpayer money and put an end to the contentious discussions that have accompanied it. 

  • The hands of time

    Clock repair may sound like a trade of the past to some, but for one Chiefland man it is more than just an old fashioned hobby.

    Jay Fortner of Rosewood Regulators has been repairing clocks and “actually getting paid for it,” he said, for 10 years.  This has been his full time occupation for three years now.

    “I work on ‘em, I don’t watch them,” said Fortner, who says time to get up and time to go to bed are the only two times he knows, though he admits it makes him realize how time is passing when working on clocks.

  • Fanning to see two new faces on council

    "The people will have spoken in just a minute. It's always kind of a cleansing affect," said Fanning Springs Council Member Stoney Smith, not long before he was washed out of office in the town's general election Tuesday night.

    Newcomer Ron Queen won seat 4 by 44 votes.

    "I am honored, and I am humbled by the outpouring of support I received of this election. I won't forget the people. I will always be in their corner," Queen said, adding that he was proud to see a relatively big turnout for the night's election.

  • Man arrested on manslaughter charge

    It was just a simple report by the caretaker of a 96-year-old woman who claimed she died of natural causes.

    But Helen Bishop's story was not yet finished.

    And it was left for a funeral director, the 8th Circuit Medical Examiner, the Levy County's Sheriff's investigators and the 8th Circuit State Attorney's Office to write the final chapters.

  • Levy County stays red

    There may not be a lever on the electronic voting machines to pull to vote a “straight” party ticket, but that did not deter Levy County voters as they cast votes for Republican candidates in every office on the ballot in Tuesday's general election.

  • Two arrested in firearms theft case

    A man and a juvenile are charged with burglary and grand theft in connection with a break-in where eight firearms, a computer, a cell phone and other personal property were taken from a residence south of Williston on U.S. 41 on Oct. 15, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Bald Eagle rescued near Bronson

    Levy County Sheriff's Office Victim Advocate Amanda Sauder, and other motorists observed a wounded Bald Eagle beside U.S. Highway 27, just north of Bronson on Oct. 19 and reported it to the Sheriff's Communications Center.

    Sheriff's Cpl. Joe Sabbag and Deputies Chase Gregory and Franco Almeida responded to the call and determined that the eagle had most likely been struck by a car.  It was unable to fly but appeared to be in good condition otherwise. 

  • State chooses Chiefland for rural economic initiative

    TALLAHASSEE - Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that the City of Chiefland has been selected to participate in the Competitive Florida Partnership, a rural community development initiative. The Competitive Florida Partnership focuses on improving local economic development activities, particularly in the rural areas of our state. DEO will assist Chiefland in creating strategic economic development plans that are tailored to the community’s unique assets.