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Today's News

  • One step at a time

     "...so he led them through the depths...And he saved them...."  Psalm  106:9,10
     

  • 11 students complete CF Levy Center CNA course

     The College of Central Florida recognized 11 students who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant program at the Levy Center on Tuesday, May 24.
    Receiving Certificates of Completion were Tiffany Bukszar, Jennifer Carranza, Justina Farnell, Robert Kreinbihl, Susan Kyser, Tammy Legendre, Gail Loyd, Ginger Nutter, Christina Plummer, Stevie Shell and Shelly Theorgood.

  • The young pay respects to veterans

       Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 543 gathered at the Trenton Cemetery and Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery on May 24, to pay their respect to veterans. Armed with American flags and full hearts, they walked the cemetery placing the a flag on each veterans' grave. The Scouts placed flags on the graves in celebration of Memorial Day.  Scouts then gathered around a memorial cross honoring all veterans and gave the Scout salute in remembrance of all the heroes.

  • Helping Hands for June 2

     Central Florida Community Action Agency has funds available now to help pay household cooling bills. To qualify, the calls for assistance are accepted on the first three Mondays of each month beginning at 8 a.m. Appointments are given on a first-come-first-served basis. Some evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. No assistance can be given to walk-in applicants. Please bring all requested documents to the appointment. In Levy County call 352-493-1734.

  • Power pilfering leads to grow house arrest

    Two people were arrested at a Chiefland home on May 25 after a probe into electricity theft by Central Florida Electric Cooperative led investigators and drug agents to a marijuana grow house.
    Rafael Russinyol, 47, and Katia Calleiro-Russinyol, 61, were arrested by Levy County Drug Task Force and federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents at a Northwest 127th Place home.
    The investigation found electricity had been rerouted underground in two ditches. One line led to a concrete building where the odor of marijuana was evident.

  • World Ocean’s Day Celebration at Santa Fe Zoo

    The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is hosting a celebration of the world's oceans for the entire family from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. There will be activities for both kids and adults, including crafts and fun, informative sessions about the oceans and Florida-specific animals such as the manatee.
    Learn about sustainable seafood and ways to protect and preserve the world's oceans. This year's theme is based on the Dr. Seuss book, "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish," and there will be colorful illustrations throughout the zoo.

  • Community Calendar for June 2

    Today

    School Board ESE meeting
    The School Board of Levy County, through its Exceptional Student Education department, is in the process of reviewing and surveying needs for services within the school district for the upcoming 2011-12 school year.

  • Click It or Ticket crackdown under way

       The Florida Department of Transportation will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization through June 5.
       During the campaign, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their safety belts – both day and night.

  • Weekend proves jail has revolving door for Otter Creek teen

    Some folks might say Brian Smetana, 19,  just had a bad weekend. The Otter Creek resident is in Levy County Jail after being arrested twice — once on a charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling and, the second time after being found naked in the bedroom of a 15-year-old — in less than 24 hours.

  • Williston man arrested in animal cruelty

    Three stories were told, and together, led to the arrest of a Williston man on animal cruelty charges.
    Wayne Smith, 63, of N.E. 154th Avenue, was arrested May 27 after a neighbor made a call to the sheriff’s office.
    According to the arrest report, Deputy Clint Anderson, the K-9 deputy, contacted the alleged victim, who told him she did not see her dog when she looked out the window. The dog was on a chain in the backyard, she said, and was now missing.