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Today's News

  • Copper thief sentenced to 5 years

    James Blundy Jr., 42, of Williston was sentenced to five years in prison on June 15 in connection with the theft of copper from a rotation sprayer at Stevens Farms.
    Blundy was one of three men arrested in connection with the theft on April 8. Blundy was charged with dealing in stolen property and grand theft. He is also responsible, along with two other men, to pay $30,000 restitution.

  • Facebook photos result in arrest

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook.
    The complaint said that a deer and alligator had been freshly killed and that the suspected hunter, Kyle Edwards, 21, was also in the photos.
    The animals allegedly were killed near Bronson in Levy County on private property north of Otter Creek.

  • Court Dispositions

       The following persons were sentenced, found not guilty or the case nolle pros — dropped — in the Criminal Division of the 8th Circuit Court in Levy County. The information is taken from public records. VOP means violation of probation.

  • Community Calendar for June 23

    Today

    Tourism grant meeting
    The Levy County Tourist Development Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. at the Levy County Agricultural Center, 625 N. Hathaway Ave. in Bronson. The meeting is for the 2011-2012 advertising grant application review and recommendations. The meeting is open to the public.

    Tourism task force to meet
    The monthly meeting of the Original Florida Tourism Task Force will take place June 23, at 10 a.m. at the Best Western Inn Plus of Wakulla in Crawfordville.

  • CK Pirates in Paradise announce JennieFest

  • LifeSouth Community Blood Drive

    LifeSouth and the Chiefland community invite you to be a part
    of saving lives when they team up to host a blood drive at Walmart on Friday and Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. 
    Or, you can choose to donate at the LifeSouth Donor Center on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The donor center is located across the U.S. Highway 19 from Walmart in the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center, 2201 N. Young Boulevard.

  • FWC fishing clinic

       A free fishing clinic for ages 6 to 16 will take place July 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 21 at the George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab in Cedar Key from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       Participants will learn about angling techniques, fish identification, catch and release techniques and habitat identification. Participants completing the clinic will also get a free rod and reel combo and tackle box courtesy of Fish Florida.

  • Yankeetown, Withlacoochee residents sue to stop Tarmac

    The Town of Yankeetown and the Withlacoochee Area Residents group are separately asking a judge to overturn the Levy County Commission's approval of a conditional special exception permit for the proposed Tarmac King Road mining project near Inglis.
    Yankeetown is petitioning for a writ of certiorari — basically a review of the commissioners' decision to grant the exception, while the Withlacoochee group is asking for an injunction on the grounds that the approval is inconsistent with the county's own Comprehensive Plan on environmentally sensitive lands.

  • Levy high school graduates recognized by Plum Creek

    Plum Creek has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to three Levy County high school students.  Plum Creek annually awards scholarships to exemplary high school seniors who plan to continue their education after graduation.  The scholarships recognize demonstrated academic excellence, involvement in school and community activities and overall achievement throughout their high school careers.         The winners are:

  • Scholarship winner

    The Levy Gilchrist Retired Educators Association presented its annual scholarship award to Amanda Mesa, center. Allison Pelletier, Mesa’s mother is on her left, while her grandmother Victoria Free sits on the right.