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Today's News

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of May 14

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

    • May 4, Juan Secundino Alpizar, 40, Williston, probation violation, ROR.

    • May 9, Cari Lynn Arganbright, 44, Ft. White, disorderly intoxication in public place. Bond $500.

    • May 6, Kevin William Barclay, 40, Newberry, armed trespassing, ROR.

    • May 9, Timothy Lawrence Bartzen, 36, Ft. White, disorderly intoxication in public place. Bond $500.

  • How Sweet It Is – State Champs~Again!

    The thrill of victory came home again last week when the Chiefland Lady Indians downed the Jay Royals to make its mark in history with back-to-back state championship crowns.

    The team celebrated with Spirit Night and fund raising has started on championship rings.  

  • Get ready for Chiefland Watermelon Festival

    The 61st Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival is on Saturday, June 6, but work on this big fundraiser for the Chiefland Woman's Club begins much earlier.

    Karen Schultz Tillis is head organizer for the event and she said vendors and volunteers are needed.

    The schedule for the festival calls for the Chiefland Watermelon Queen's luncheon and contestant interviews to be on May 30 at 11:30 a.m. followed by the pageants at 2 p.m. in the Chiefland Elementary School Cafetorium.

  • Fanning man dies in fire

    A Levy County man lost his life in a structure fire on Friday, May 1.

    The call came in at 10:02 p.m. that a residence at 7911 NW 166th Street, in unincorporated Levy County was on fire. The first truck arrived on the scene at 10:12.

    The Fanning Springs Fire Department responded along with Chiefland Fire, Levy County EMS, the sheriff’s office with deputies and investigators and then the state fire marshal’s office was called onto the scene.

  • ALS issue smoulders; county wants budget request by May 29

    Chiefland has decided to hold off on asking Levy County to include money for Advanced Life Support non-transport services in its budget request for fire services money this year.

    In Monday's City Commission meeting Chiefland Fire Rescue Chief James Harris said county Department of Public Safety Director David Knowles had asked that the proposed budget be submitted by May 29 for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.

  • South Levy fire chief scorched

    South Levy Volunteer Fire Chief Roger Crossman sat patiently through Tuesday's Levy County Commission meeting before asking if he could address the panel. He said the department is broke and could the commission help with $8,610 in bills. 

    “We took a pretty heavy hit on our budget for the year,” he said, noting it had been reduced. 

    He said the department must pay $5,906 for insurance by May 10or the vehicles cannot answer calls. The rest of the money is needed for repairs and maintenance on the department's vehicles. 

  • Pet adoption event in Bronson May 16

    The Bronson Ace Hardware, whose manager is Levy County Commission Chair John Meeks, is hosting the next pet adoption event for Levy County Animal Services and adoption fees will be discounted.

    The discount was approved during Tuesday's commission meeting at the request of Animal Services Director David Weatherford.

  • Walk for Angels Community Dog Walk

     Amvets Ladies Auxiliary 88 is hosting a four mile dog walk along the Nature Coast State Trail beginning at Fort Fanning Historical Park in Fanning Springs. It begins at 10:30 a.m. and entry is $15 per person (dogs are free). All proceeds benefit Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. Lunch (and dog treats), t-shirts and bandanas will be available to show your support.

       For more information, contact Anna Elkins at 352-222-9453.

  • Community Calendar for the week of May 7

    Friday, May 8

    Movie Night at Fort Fanning

       Fanning Springs is hosting a movie night on Friday, May 8, at Fort Fanning Historical Park. Free fingerprinting will be available for kids beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the movie, “Big Hero Six,” will begin at sunset, around 8 p.m.

    Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Concessions will be available or moviegoers may bring a picnic dinner. No glass containers, alcohol or tobacco products are permitted.

    Plant Sale

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of May 7

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

    • April 29, Diana Lynn Abshier, 41, Summerfield, fraud, insufficient funds check. Bond $1,000.

    • May 1, Jason Eric Adams, 20, Inglis, probation violation. No bond.

    • May 1, Markita Louise Bowers, 27, Bronson, six out of county warrants. No bond.

    • April 28, Samuel Scott Deloach, 44, Chiefland, felony DUI. No bond.

    • April 30, Daniel Lee Dinkins, 31, Glen St. Mary, two out of county warrants. Bond $35,000.