Today's News

  • 'Pollyanna' final performances this weekend

       Suwannee Valley Players is proud to announce the opening of the Summer Youth Workshop production of Pollyanna, adapted by Susan Pargman, and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, Colo. This is the delightful, classic tale of the greatest optimist of all time: Pollyanna. But it's much more than that. It's the story of how a little girl's faith in her father's promise that  good can be found in anything that happens guides her steadfastly through circumstances that most adults would find formidable.

  • Community Calendar for Week of July 7

    Through August 12

    4-H Summer Camps
    The Levy County 4-H hosts a variety of camps at the Bronson Agricultural Center this summer. Campers must be at least 8 years old by the date of the camp. The cost is $25 per camp or $50 for ATV camp. Camps are Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Camp fee includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, field trips and recreation.

  • 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.
    n Tonya Boyatt, fraud and grand theft, 24 months with credit for 46 days served on each; VOP on dealing in stolen property, probation revoked, 24 months with credit for 104 days served, served concurrently. Must pay civil judgment and $926.65 restitution.

  • Sheriff’s reports & Most Wanted for July 7

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n June 30, Reginald Ventrell Adams, 48, Chiefland, cause bodily harm, obstruction w/o violence, battery, possession. Bond $30,000.
    n June 30, Carl Appling, 45, Williston, DWLSR.
    n June 28, Mandy Raye Ashley, 31, Williston, unoccupied structure, petit theft-12 counts, altering public record-11 counts, altered instrument-13 counts, uttering false instrument, misrepresenting self-11 counts. Bond $380,000.

  • Deputy Joyner retires, school deputy becomes agricultural investigator

    Levy County Deputy Mike Joyner, who is also the agricultural investigator,  has stepped down from 38 years of full time law enforcement  to part-time status.
    Joyner, a long time Levy Countian has worked in all areas of law enforcement from patrol work to undercover drug investigations and serving as chief deputy in Jefferson County.
    Joyner is assigned to the Civil Division as a bailiff for 8th Judicial Circuit Criminal Judge David A. Glant. He will continue working with Glant.

  • Levy looks to improve FCATs

    Florida's Comprehensive Assessment Test grades are in for a few middle and elementary schools in Levy County. Despite As and Bs across the board, superintendent Bob Hastings wasn't excited with the results.

  • The trail to Oklahoma

    It will be happy trails for six area equestrians as they gallop to Shawnee, Okla. next week for the International Youth Finals Rodeo.

  • Nominations open for Business of the Year

     The State’s 28th annual observance of Industry Appreciation Week begins Sept. 12 and Chiefland will join other communities around the state in showing support for local industry and trade by hosting a Sept. 13 banquet honoring two local notable businesses.

  • Wedding: Adkins - Poole

    Joan Adkins and Mack Poole are proud to announce their upcoming wedding July 16, 2011, at the Trenton Community Center at 4 p.m. No gifts.

  • Firefighters honored

     Fanning Springs Volunteer Fire Department volunteers were honored for their service at the department’s annual Summer Slam event on the Suwannee River June 11. City officials presented the department with a new basketball hoop. From left, Chris Anderson, Brett Boyce, Mike Mackenzie, Deputy Chief Elania Spain, Roy Spain, Chief Ron McQueen, Quinn Lesher, Steven Edgell and Alisha Decker.