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Today's News

  • 13 is a good number for graduates

    The number 13 might scare some people, but not this group.
    Dressed in their bright blue gowns and mortarboards, the latest class of graduates to receive their Florida state high school diplomas from the College of Central Florida Levy Center were covered in smiles.
    Among them, a father-daughter duo, James C. Barber, of Fanning Springs, and Cheyenne N. Barber, of Chiefland. And for father a small triumph as he was a high scorer on the reading test with 670.

  • School board tables decision on selling old high school property

    The Levy County School Board voted to table a decision on the possible sale of the old Bronson High School property to the city of Bronson at the board’s regular meeting Tuesday morning after being advised by Board Attorney Sheree Lancaster that  it cannot hold a mortgage on any property sold.

  • CF Levy Center offers Word, web design courses

    • The College of Central Florida Levy Center will offer Microsoft Word 2007 Intermediate beginning May 24. The course will meet Tuesdays from 6:15 - 9:15 p.m. through June 21. The fee is $119 and includes course materials.

  • Man arrested for shooting rifle

    Richard Brock, 56, of Trenton was arrested on Monday on a charge of domestic battery and domestic aggravated assault after Levy County deputies responded to his home after a call about a domestic fight, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    The victim told deputies she got into an argument with Brock over the kids and he grabbed her around her arms and shook her.
    She fled to the bathroom hoping to get away from Brock, but he came in armed with a rifle. He threatened her and shot one round nearly striking her in the head.

  • Suspect arrested for crime spree

    Jeromy Daniel Smith, 20, of Old Town, came to Chiefland at 4 p.m. April 9 with $200 to pay bills for his grandmother, but instead went on a crack cocaine fueled crime spree, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    He bought and used crack, but was slowed some when his vehicle ran out of gas and he had to get around on foot.

  • Bronson accident kills one

    A four-vehicle accident April 12 that involved seven people resulted in the death of one person.
    According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on US Alt 27 at NE 100 Court, approximately a mile east of Bronson around 9:47 p.m.
    The 16-year-old juvenile driver of a 2005 Toyota was traveling north across the westbound lane of US 27A, the report says, and a motorcycle was traveling west on US 27A in the outside lane.
    The Toyota rotated counterclockwise and came to rest  facing south on the paved median and colliding with the motorcycle.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for April 21

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 15, Deana Michelle Anderson, 29, Cedar Key, VOP forgery, VOP passing forged instrument and VOP grand theft. Bond $25,000.
    n April 16, Miranda Jo Armitage, 31, Bronson, DWLSR.
    n April 16, Mariano Francis Bonilla-Perez, 27, DWLSR times four.
    n April 14, Lacrisha Mae Bills, 19, Bronson, possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond $500.
    n April 16, Amy Lynn Combs, 29, Fanning Springs, petit theft.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 21

    Today

    Levy Cattlemen and Landowners meeting
    The Levy County Cattlemen and Landowners Association will meet at 7 p.m. at the home of Don Quincey on the Suwannee River. For more information, call the Levy County Extension Office at 352-486-5131, or 352-528-3119.

    Legion Post 91 meeting

  • Food preservation (canning) update

       Spring is here and your garden soon will be producing tons of vegetables and fruits. Or, you may want to take advantage of farmer’s markets, road-side stands or you-pick operations. Preserving some of that food for use later in the year will give you great taste and good nutrition and will also make memories for a lifetime.

  • Bull Bash

    The Chiefland FFA Bull Bash will be starting at 8 p.m. at Carter's Arena, just outside of Chiefland. Advance tickets are $10, or tickets can be bought at the gate for $12.