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Today's News

  • Community Calendar for June 2

    Today

    School Board ESE meeting
    The School Board of Levy County, through its Exceptional Student Education department, is in the process of reviewing and surveying needs for services within the school district for the upcoming 2011-12 school year.

  • Click It or Ticket crackdown under way

       The Florida Department of Transportation will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization through June 5.
       During the campaign, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their safety belts – both day and night.

  • Weekend proves jail has revolving door for Otter Creek teen

    Some folks might say Brian Smetana, 19,  just had a bad weekend. The Otter Creek resident is in Levy County Jail after being arrested twice — once on a charge of shooting into an occupied dwelling and, the second time after being found naked in the bedroom of a 15-year-old — in less than 24 hours.

  • Williston man arrested in animal cruelty

    Three stories were told, and together, led to the arrest of a Williston man on animal cruelty charges.
    Wayne Smith, 63, of N.E. 154th Avenue, was arrested May 27 after a neighbor made a call to the sheriff’s office.
    According to the arrest report, Deputy Clint Anderson, the K-9 deputy, contacted the alleged victim, who told him she did not see her dog when she looked out the window. The dog was on a chain in the backyard, she said, and was now missing.

  • 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.

  • Police say man caught with his pants down

    A Chiefland man was arrested Friday after a witness said the man appeared to be masturbating in the woodline of a portion of the Greenway Trail. The witness noticed the man during a bike ride down the trail, according to a Chiefland Police report.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for June 2

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n May 24, Marlena Annette Batey, 25, Bronson, grand theft, petit theft. Bond $20,000.
    n May 28, Joseph Paul Beauregard, 38, Williston, domestic battery. Bond $2,000.
    n May 30, Allison Davis Berry, 38, Chiefland, domestic battery.
    n May 25, Katia Russinyol Calleiro, 61, Chiefland, possession of marijuana, cultivation of marijuana, theft of utilities, possession of firearm during the commission of a felony. Bond $120,000.

  • Charitable table

    From left, Billie Ray Sharp shakes hands with Betty Walker, of LARC. Sharp has donated this table for the purpose of raising funds for LARC. The table, over the next few months, will be on display at Capital City Bank. Tickets to win the table, crafted from cherry and black walnut, can be bought for $5 at the bank.

  • Cleanup

    Conservationist Debbie Meeks and former Lower Suwannee Refuge Youth Conservation Corps employee Vance Renaud, picked up litter along the scenic Dixie Mainline between Suwannee and Shired Island last Saturday.   The two covered the 9-mile nature drive and the salt marsh habitat of Salt Creek Point. The wildlife approved.

  • Engagement Braswell-Douglas

    Donnie and Patricia Eplee announce the engagement of their daughter Kelly Braswell to Jared Douglas, son of Greg and Susan Douglas. Miss Braswell attends Sante Fe College and is employed at Drummond Community Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and attends New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the collegiate and missions pastor at Pince Grove Baptist Church.
    The wedding will take place at Pine Grove Baptist Church on July 9 at 4:30 p.m. Reception will follow.