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Today's News

  • Dixie music celebrates 23rd anniversary

    Old Town's music products retailer, Dixie Music Center, hosted its 23rd Anniversary Bash on Oct. 11.

    The event, which has run for 14 years consecutively, presents a wide variety of live musical acts from North Central Florida and attracted about 200 people from the area. About 10 acts donated their time to the event.

    The local Marine Corps league sold hamburgers, hot dogs and other treats to raise money to help support their Toys-For-Tots Christmas gift program for underprivileged children.

  • Gently used books needed

    The Friends of the A.F. Knotts Public Library is gearing up for its fall book sale Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library in Yankeetown, 11 56th St.

    The Friends group is looking for book donations of gently handled hardcover books to add to the sale inventory. You may drop your donations at the library, or call 352-447-4212 for pickup arrangements during regular library hours.

  • Aquatic Dream

    The Two Hawk County Circus is this year partnering with the Florida Springs Institute to raise awareness of Florida's aquatic ecosystems.

    The event, which features musical acts, arts and crafts vendors, equestrian performances and the Gainesville Youth Circus, will take place Nov. 22, from 2 - 10 p.m., at the Two Hawk Hammock in Williston — near Devil's Den Spring.

  • LCSO needs senior volunteers

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office is looking for seniors -- Seniors Vs. Crime.

    For more information on volunteering, contact LCSO Lt. Sean Mullins at 352-577-4235.

  • Florida celebrates Silver Alert system

    This month, Florida celebrates the sixth anniversary of the Silver Alert program.  Silver Alerts are activated statewide shortly after a senior with Alzheimer's or related dementia goes missing. Since Silver Alerts began in 2008, 909 alerts have been issued and 87 seniors have been found after an individual saw a Silver Alert, recognized the missing senior and called law enforcement.    

  • Department of safety hires four new faces

    Earlier this month, the Levy County Department of Public Safety welcomed four new members: Ignacio Fernandez, Hanniah Woods, Nicholas Henderson and Wallace Taylor.

  • Crash on SR121 injures 5

    A two-vehicle crash on Friday, Oct. 24, at about 5:30 p.m. on State Road 121 and County Road 335 caused injuries to five people, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. 

    Xavier D.V. Brown, 18, of Williston, was driving a 2008 Hyundai Sonata south on SR121 approaching the intersection with CR 335 when he attempted to turn left onto CR 335. His vehicle was struck by a 2001 Honda Civic, being operated in the northbound lane by Latoya B. Driver, 28, of Gainesville.

  • Two injured in US27 crash

    Emergency personnel got to use their extrication skills when a two vehicle accident on Tuesday, Oct. 21, shortly after 12:30 p.m. at U.S. Highway 27 and County Road 335A trapped the occupants in the vehicles.

  • Pistol class Nov. 8

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office will host a basic pistol class to qualify for a Florida concealed weapons permit Nov. 8, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Sheriff's Office, 9150 N.E. 80th Ave., Bronson.

    The class will serve as a fundraiser for Bronson FFA.

    Online registration is $60: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bronson-ffa-alumni-pistol-class-tickets-136....

    Registration the day of the class is $65.

    For more information, contact Lt. Scott Finnen at sfinnen@levyso.com or 352-577-4211

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for October 30

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:

    • Oct. 21, Galdino De Jesus Araisa-Madera, 21, Morriston, public order crimes violation non-resident exemption driver’s license. Bond $500.

    • Oct. 21, Christopher Barron, 31, Chiefland, possession of marijuana.

    • Oct. 23, Kyle Bryan Bell, 19, Archer, burglary, grand larceny. Bond $150,000.

    • Oct. 26, Elbert Scott Bullard, 42, Cedar Key, battery.