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Today's News

  • Thanksgiving Half-Price Sale

    The Friends Book Store at the Dunnellon Public Library, 20351 Robinson Road, will have a Thanksgiving Half-Price Book Sale from Nov. 12 through Nov. 22. It's a storewide sale that includes thousands of books of all categories. The book store is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. All proceeds benefit the library.
     

  • Clay Landing Days at Manatee Springs

    To celebrate the living history of this beautiful first magnitude spring, Manatee Springs State Park, with the help of the park’s Citizens Support Organization-The Friends of Manatee Springs Parks, Inc, present Clay Landing Days on Nov. 25-26. The event features rides through the north trail system, where visitors will experience the lifestyle of early settlers and Seminole Indians.

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 10

    Today

    World War II vets group
     celebrates 20 years
    The World War II Veterans Club will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their existence at the Moose Lodge in Fanning Springs at 11:15 a.m.
    This will also remind all of the upcoming anniversary of Pearl Harbor. It has been 70 years since the beginning of WWII. If you are a veteran of this war, mark your calendar and join the group on this special day.
    Bring your spouse, a care giver or designated driver. Lunch is free to all WWII veterans.

  • Two die in accident

    A Williston man and a Bronson man died when their pickup trucks collided head-on two miles south of Bronson on U.S. Highway 27A shortly after midnight Sunday according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.
    James V. Race, 48, was driving his 1997 Mazda B3500 northbound in the inside southbound lane of U.S. 27A, headed towards Bronson when he struck a 1988 Ford F150 pickup driven by Eric L. Miller, 48, head on.
    Race was airlifted to Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville where he later died.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Nov. 10

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Nov. 2, Jerry Arnold, 33, Inglis, out of county warrant. Bond $50,000.
    n Nov. 3, Barry Barnett, 62, Dunnellon, disorderly intoxication public place causing disturbance, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $15,000.
    n Oct. 31, James Littlehawk, 34, Perry, DWLSR.
    n Nov. 1, Lynne Bouchard, 42, battery. Bond $1,500.
    n Nov. 2, Leamon Brown, 28, Gainesville, failure to register. Bond $150,000.
    n Oct. 31, Robert Lee Buening Jr., 22, Bronson, aggravated battery. Bond $10,000.

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    Chiefland City Manager Grady Hartzog, left, talks with city workers Monday about how to install the city’s new Christmas lights, seen in snowflake splendor.

  • Levy County Veterans parade in Bronson Friday

    Levy County's official Veterans Day parade rolls down U.S. Highway 27A from the Bronson Post Office to State Road 24 at 11 a.m. Friday.
    Because Bronson High School's Homecoming is  the same day the students will be joining the county's official salute.
    The parade will split into two with the Veterans Day portion continuing left on SR24 to  the turnoff for the Bronson Sports Park. The Homecoming portion of the parade will continue to the right on SR24.

  • McCallum enters Levy sheriff's race

    Bobby McCallum, a veteran of Levy County law enforcement, announced his candidacy for sheriff, citing the need for positive change, fiscal responsibility and more effective leadership in the Sheriff's Office.

  • 11 arrested in Levy, Dixie drug raids

    Eleven people have been arrested on a variety of drug charges in two separate raids conducted last week by the Levy and Dixie counties sheriff’s offices and the Chiefland Police Department.
     The Levy County Sheriff's Office and the Chiefland Police Department executed three drug search warrants simultaneously in the Chiefland area.  The operation began shortly after dark on Nov. 3.

  • Two die in plane crash

    Two men died when the 1956 Beech Craft T-34 plane they were in crashed shortly after takeoff from a private field into a wooded area in Morriston at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
    Dead are Ralph Ken Terry, 74, of Daytona Beach, the passenger, and Mike Fuller, 47, of Port Orange, the pilot.
    The plane was registered to Terry, a pilot with over 60,000 hours of flight time and retired after 30 years of service with Northwest Airlines.