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Today's News

  • If at first you don't shoplift

    A 49-year-old Cross City woman wasted no time following through with shoplifting after being questioned about a failed shoplifting incident earlier that same day.
    Bennie M. Wiley was charged with misdemeanor retail theft on April 12. She first was questioned during a traffic stop by the Chiefland Police Department about attempted shoplifting at Chiefland Package. According to the arrest report, Wiley stated, "The lady got it back." No charges were filed because no items were actually removed from the store.

  • Couple charged with drugs, child neglect

    John Pierce, 35, of Cedar Key, was charged on March 4 with five felonies after a traffic stop in Chiefland. Pierce was charged with possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of prescription drugs, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and child neglect.
    A passenger in the vehicle, Callie Robinson Pierce, 28, of Cedar Key, was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and felony child neglect.

  • Crime up in Levy County

    Gov. Rick Scott may be crowing about Florida having its  lowest crime rate in 30 years in 2010 with a drop of 6.6 percent, but Levy County experienced a 4.1 percent increase in crime.
    The numbers released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Monday come from crime report information submitted by local law enforcement agencies to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    According to the report:
    • Population went from an estimated 40,674 residents to 41,451 in 2010
    • Murder was dwon from 1 murder in 2009, to none in 2010

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for April 28

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n April 21, Richard Demond Addison, 24, Archer, housed for Alachua County–possession of cocaine, attempted murder/robbery.
    n April 19,  Paul Edward Brady, 37, St. Pete Beach, DWLSR habitual. Bond $2,000.
    n April 18, Jerry Thomas Brissenden, 49, Crystal River, DWLSR and DUI. Bond $50,000.
    n April 18, Richard Squire Brock, 51, Trenton, domestic battery, aggravated domestic assault. Bond $260,000.

  • Dotti South and the Slackers to perform at stone crab festival

         Local band, Dotti South and the Slackers will be performing Saturday at 5 p.m. during the town of Suwannee’s Stone Crab Festival. There will be lots of activities and plenty of food and fun, along with several other musical acts including: E.T. Morris, Mainstream band, Matt Davis, Amos Neo, Shauna Clark and Section 8. So, come on down and have some fun with Dotti South and the Slackers.
    All proceeds go towards the funding of  Suwannee’s 4th of July fireworks display.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 28

    Friday-Saturday

    Friends' book sale
    A book sale by the Friends of the Dunnellon Library will be in the Dunnellon Library Meeting Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Prices: Hardcover, 50 cents; Paperbacks, 25 cents; and Saturday only, a “bag of books" for $4. The library is at 20351 Robinson Rd, Dunnellon.

    Saturday

    Wild Hog Race

  • Hoped for the saved, grief for the rest

    If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 
    1 Corinthians 15:19
     

  • The zeal that sets a city on a hill

    We were saying our goodbyes in the school parking lot when momma must’ve completely lost her mind! “Here son,” she smiled, handing me her camera, “Take a few pictures on your field trip.”  I gulped like I’d swallowed my tonsils. Did she remember I was just in the fourth grade?

  • Only God could write a story so incredible and full of imagination

    By GARY MILLER

    Outdoor Truths

  • Social Security

    Class is in
    session with Social Security webinars
    You’ve probably been on the web, and it’s likely that you’ve attended a seminar. But, have you ever attended a “webinar?” We recommend that you do.
    Social Security offers a selection of webinars at www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars. You’re invited to attend any of them, anytime. Class is always in session — past webinars are available for you to view at any time. The information can be valuable, but the cost is free.