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Today's News

  • Bronson to feel out annexation

    Robbie Blake says she wants more say about what goes down in Bronson.  And she'd have it, too, if she didn't live just outside of the town limits in Lake Johnson Estates.
    "I was really in favor of annexation and have been for years," Blake, who said she's lived in the area for 33 years, told Bronson Town council members Tuesday night.

  • YEAR IN REVIEW

    Ten Commandments
    In November, the 6-ton granite slab in front of Chiefland City Hall bearing the Ten Commandments was uprooted and sent on a tour of the state by the monument's owner, Joe Anderson, of Old Town. The commission agreed unanimously to allow Anderson to make off with the monument.
    "My desire is for as many people as possible to have the opportunity to view the monument and its significance in American history ..." Anderson wrote in a letter to the commission.

  • Elections official retiring at end of year

    Levy County Supervisor of Elections Connie Asbell has announced that she will be retiring on Dec. 31 after 20 years in the office.
    Asbell who has faced tightening budgets while integrating mandated changes in election methods has worked for Levy County for 24 years, according to her announcement.

  • Jones announces for elections office

    Tammy Jones, a long time Levy County resident has officially announced her candidacy for the Supervisor of Elections.  
    She has been involved in the process of planning and overseeing elections for 18 years as the assistant supervisor of elections.  As a longtime employee of the elections office, she said she is uniquely qualified for the position because of her experience and knowledge of the office.

  • 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.