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Today's News

  • Those crazy jumping sturgeon, what’s it all about?

    The Friends of the Lower Suwannee & Cedar Keys National Wildlife Refuges host Dr. Ken Sulak, U.S. Geological Survey at 5 p.m. Today at the Cedar Key Public Library for a talk on the Suwannee River's sturgeon.
    The Suwannee River supports the largest population of the Gulf Sturgeon, a species unique to Gulf Coast rivers. The Gulf Sturgeon, a member of an ancient group of fish, and the largest fish — up to eight-feet long and 200 pounds — inhabiting the Suwannee River, signals the health of the ecosystem.  

  • Community Calendar for the week of November 3

    Today

    Love and Remembrance Memorial
    at Haven Hospice
    Haven Hospice will host a Fall Love and Remembrance Memorial service at the Tri-Counties Hospice Care Center Garden, 311 N.E. 9th St., Chiefland.  The memorial will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to anyone in the community who has lost a loved one.
    Attendees are encouraged to bring pictures and mementos of loved ones that can be placed on our Table of Memories.

  • Concealed weapons class

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Nov. 3

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Oct. 25, Victor Alonso, 18, Fanning Springs, battery. Bond $20,000.
    n Oct. 28, Paul Jeffrey Argo, 46, Williston, driving on permanently revoked driver’s license. Bond $2,000.
    n Oct. 27, Kenneth Eugene Brown, 42, Chiefland, possession four grams to under 30 kilograms. Bond $25,000.
    n Oct. 29, Terry Leon Byrd, 49, Immokalee, DWLSR. Bond $1,500.
    n Oct. 25, Teagan Carney, 26, Florahome, two out of county warrants. Bond $15,000.

  • Lawmaker promotes early release for inmates

    By LES COLEMAN
    Florida News Connection

    Clearing Florida's bulging prison population is the topic of the state House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. The debate is about HB177, a bill to provide early release for non-violent drug offenders who are currently clogging prisons and crimping the state's budget. Rep. Ari Porth (D-Coral Springs) introduced it.
    "In the language in the bill, you have to serve 50 percent of your sentence before being reconsidered for re-entry."

  • Williston man arrested in jury tampering

    A Williston man who tried to persuade a juror to vote not guilty for his friend on trial for drug charges is now sitting in the Levy County jail under a $250,000 bond.
    Robert Earl Patterson, 38, was arrested on Oct. 27 and charged with tampering with a juror after the juror told deputies Patterson came to her home and left his cell phone number for her to call. When the juror's mother called the phone number Patterson asked that the juror vote not guilty in the trial of Hermie McClendon and offered to buy her dinner and pay her.

  • Leading the way

    Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Rebel Post 5625 lead Chiefland High School's Homecoming Parade down U.S. Highway 19 on Oct. 27.

  • Free driving class for veterans

       During the month of November AARP is offering free safe driving classes for any veteran and their spouses. The AARP safe driving class entitles drivers to a three-year discount on auto insurance well as updates on various motor vehicle laws in Florida.  

  • Face of Defense: Twin brothers serve in Iraq

    By Army Staff Sgt. Paul Evans
    77th Sustainment Brigade
    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq—The Saunders brothers have plenty in common — they’re twins and they’re both Kentucky National Guard soldiers serving together in Iraq.

  • Make plans for Veterans Day

    County parade in
    Bronson this year
    Levy County's official  parade to honor military veterans comes with a bonus this year. Because Bronson High School's Homecoming is on Friday, Nov. 11, the students will be joining the county's official salute.
    The combined parade will roll at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, from the intersection of Pine Street and U.S. 27A, at the U.S. Post Office with at least 40 floats and units from veterans' organizations and the usual number from the high school, including the Marching Eagles band.