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Today's News

  • MD-Meds fills a need

    Matt Brooks and Derrick Wise feel they have hit on a business that can help fill a need — mail-order maintenance drugs and medical supplies from verified international pharmacies at lower cost than those offered in the U.S.
    The two Williston entrepreneurs presented their business, MD-Meds of Williston to the Suwannee Valley Rotary Club on March 8.

  • Communty Calendar for the week of March 15

    Today

    Give blood, save lives at
    Bronson blood drive
    LifeSouth and the community of Bronson invite you to be a part of saving lives when they host a blood drive between noon and 4 p.m.  Look for the bloodmobile near the County Courthouse in Bronson. 

  • Ocala man charged with fleeing

    Marshal Myrick Jr., 22, was arrested for fleeing and attempting to elude a police office, resisting arrest without violence and driving with a suspended driver's license on March 6 by Agent Burt Miller, according to a Levy Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Man charged in truck theft

    Brian Lloyd Sutherland, 47,  is charged with grand theft auto in connection with the theft of a 1995 white Dodge Dakota truck  from a Williston residence on March 8, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Sheriff's Deputy Scott Stancil tracked footprints from the victim's home to Sutherland's residence, but Sutherland denied being involved.

  • Two arrested on multiple drug charges

    A woman who had her one-year-old infant in her truck while she and a man purchased oxycodone was arrested March 7 on child neglect and other charges along with her companion, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    The Levy County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force conducted an undercover drug operation in the Chiefland area that resulted in the arrest of Tracy James Smith, 37, of Alachua, and Kelly Michelle Colson, 26, of Fanning Springs

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for March 15

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n March 6, Jerry Donovan Arnold, 34, Inglis, two out of county warrants.
    n March 6, Lloy Frances Balboni, 42, Old Town, possession of drug equipment, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, abuse without great harm to child, possession of controlled substance without a prescription. Bond $60,000.
    n March 9, Tiffany E. Berry, 40, Bronson, battery.
    n March 6, Clayton Thomas Cannon, 33, Dunnellon, out of county warrant.

  • Bembry assesses final year in state House

    GREENVILLE – With the end of the 2012 regular session of the Florida Legislature on March 9, State Rep. Leonard Bembry has completed his last days in the House chamber. After two terms, he has announced he is not seeking re-election to the seat he was first elected in 2008.
    “I am proud of my time here and all I have been able to accomplish this year for the people of North Florida,” said Bembry. “Highest on that list has to be keeping the Jefferson County prison open.”

  • Baker to run for school board

    My name is Avery Baker, and I am campaigning for the School Board of Levy County, District 2 seat.  I have lived in Levy County for over 25 years and I feel I have the appropriate qualities and experience to be an effective school board member and to govern with the best interest of the students and employees of the Levy County schools in mind.

  • New water partnership hopes for solutions

    Three state agencies saying they want to help solve Florida’s looming water crisis have partnered and are looking for leaders in a number of fields for input.
    Since February, the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership has visited nine counties in north Florida with the message that it wants to work together to find a solution.

  • Staff urges commission to keep impact fee

    Chiefland commissioners say they’re unsure about paying thousands of dollars for a study to address city impact fees for new construction.
    According to City Manager Grady Hartzog, the study is required to be done every five years and is meant to re-assess factors such as population size and the value of property and equipment to keep fees lower than costs associated with improvements needed as a result of new construction.
    The impact fees help fund various city departments, including police and fire.