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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Jan. 5

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Dec. 31, Jonathan Maurice Allen, 23, Chiefland, aggravated battery, methamphetamine possession, drug equipment possession. Bond $85,000.
    n  Jan. 1, Krystal Lynn Boyle, 29, Chiefland, two counts battery, obstruction w/o violence. Bond $45,000.
    n Dec. 26, Charles Rowland Bray, 54, Inglis, obstruction w/o violence, disorderly intoxication in public place causing disturbance. Bond $12,500.
    n Dec. 28, Christopher Lee Brunelle, 20, Williston, VOP.

  • Court dispositions published Jan. 5

    n Reginald Ventrell Adams, resisting an officer with violence and possession of more than 20 grams marijuana, nolle pros; resisting arrest without violence and battery, 180 days with credit for 50 days served, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and jail fund.
    n Melvin Alday, sale of synthetic narcotic, adjudication withheld, 5 years probation; trafficking in controlled substance, nolle pros. Must pay $218.50 cost of investigation.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Jan. 5

    Tonight through Jan. 15

    "Rumors" play hottest gossip in Ocala
    Neil Simon’s hit comedy "Rumors" opens tonight at Ocala Civic Theatre and runs through Jan.15. It's a lightning-quick farce full of fast-paced banter, zany physical comedy and explosions galore.  The zingers fly like bullets in this crazy show, widely regarded as one of Neil Simon’s funniest work.

  • Port Citrus not new idea

    Imagine what you expect to find inside an abandoned 1954 Spartan trailer: vintage furniture, out-of-fashion clothing and a 1969 Port Citrus feasibility study.
    While cleaning out a 1954 Spartan mobile home used for decades as a storage unit, Jeff Nigels discovered the document he holds, a 1969 Port Citrus feasibility study, which he displayed last week at his home in Lecanto.
    The last item likely would be unexpected. It was a surprise Jeff Nigels said tickled him a couple of weeks ago when he started cleaning out the old mobile home.

  • Blood drive in Old Town

    LifeSouth and the community of Old Town invite you to be a part of saving lives when they team up to host a blood drive on Saturday, Jan. 14 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Hitchcock’s Foodway.  Donors are entered into a drawing to win an iPad2 on Jan. 31.

  • Explore Zora Hurston and others at Knotts Library

    The Friends of the A.F. Knotts Library invites the public to join the January activities that  the under-recognized talent of black artists of another age through books, films and a live performance.  The A.F. Knotts Public Library at 11 56th St., Yankeetown, is the place to meet.
    Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 8 p.m. the award-winning film by Vincent Minnelli “Cabin in the Sky” will be shown. This 1943 musical film has an all black cast which includes singer Lena Horne, Ethel Waters and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson.

  • Business development council meets Tuesday

    The Nature Coast Business Development Council will conduct its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Dogan Cobb Municipal Building in Bronson.
    The board will discuss a presentation by economic consultants for possible work for the NCBDC, as well as the appointment of new members to its board. The 10-member board was formed by the Levy County Board of County Commissioners in 2000.
    The board's mission is to foster business and job growth in Levy County, and promote available incentives such as tax credits and grants.

  • Keyhole Gallery Artist of the Month for January: Joey Barkhouse

    The Cedar Keyhole Gallery is proud to announce:
     
    Taking nothing more than the flotsam and jetsam of our native waters and estuaries, Joey Barkhouse has been able to create intricate works of art. A stray rock or piece of driftwood magically transforms into owls or fish. Her carvings and rock paintings have become legend in the area and Joey is willing to work into the night to meet the growing demands of her fans. Ms. Barkhouse will have her latest works on display at the Cedar Keyhole for the entire month of January.
    GALLERY HOURS: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • GLOBAL CITIZEN Feeling like family

    By ELIZABETH WARREN

  • Today in Levy County History

    Submitted by TONI COLLINS
    Levy County historian