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Today's News

  • Old caboose gets moved to new home

    The Levy County Historical Society has turned yet another page in the history of Levy County by purchasing the Atlantic Coast Line caboose located on County Road 326 in Gulf Hammock from a local family.

    After the purchase, Director Toni Collins set about finding out how one moves a caboose from one place to another. The caboose had been located on CR 326 for 14 years. Today it rests on the Gulf Hammock Wild Hog Canoe Race property at U.S. 19/98 and the Waccasassa River.

  • American Legion auction and bake sale May 21

    On Saturday, May 21, American Legion Post 236 of Bronson and the Auxiliary are uniting for a Quarter Auction/Bake Sale as a fundraiser starting at 2:00 p.m. sharp until 3:30 p.m.  

  • Community calendar for the week of April 28

    Thursdays

    Homemakers

    meeting

    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting

  • 'Coffee with a Cop' today at McDonald's

    The McDonald's in Chiefland is giving all law enforcement officers free breakfast from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and free coffee or tea for the rest of the day to any law enforcement that stops in the restaurant.

    The event is a thank you to the officers for the work they do and an opportunity for the public to sit and chat with officers over a cup of coffee.

    The McDonald's is at 1415 N. Young Blvd. For more information, call Erin Tremblay.

  • Teen takes officers on 105 mph chase in city

    Chiefland Police Capt. Ray Tremblay was heading into Chiefland from Fanning Springs on U.S. Highway 19 Saturday shortly before 10 p.m. to work a second job when a gray 2016 Hyundai Elantra with five occupants blew by him.

    Tremblay alerted officers on duty and started pursuing the vehicle as it headed into town at speeds that reached 105 mph.

    Tremblay said in a phone interview on Monday that traffic was “kinda light” in Chiefland at the time.

  • Ex-ag office manager arrested on theft charge

    The former office manager of the Levy County Extension Office was arrested on April 14 in Marion County and charged with misuse of a county-issued credit card in purchasing $7,700 in merchandise for herself.

    But that arrest is not the end of the case as there is an investigation under way by the University of Florida IFAS Extension Service program into the finances at the Levy Office that is jointly operated by the county and UF.

    Lacy Shae Harris, 26, of Ocala was booked into the Marion County Jail and released on $30,000 bond.

  • Rover’s barking could cost $300

    Owners of noisy animals in the city could face warnings and a court summons that carries a fine up to $300 if they are visited multiple times by Chiefland Police Department officers under a new ordinance adopted by the City Commission on Monday.

    The ordinance, which goes into effect immediately was adopted unanimously after a discussion on whether multiple visits on the same day could trigger and summons and fine.

    City Manager Mary Ellzey said the city will not be proactive in enforcing the ordinance, reacting to complaints only.

  • Work to start soon on RV resort

    One of the developers of a 450-space RV resort says he is ready to begin construction of the $4 million-plus project that is expected to bring 30-35 jobs to the area. And that later will bring tourists and their business.

    Tommy Miles, co-developer with Lois Livingston, of the Chiefland RV Resort, was in the audience when the Chiefland City Commission unanimously approved the final plans for the construction and an agreement on the infrastructure for underground utilities running along Suwannee Drive to the resort.

  • Softball game postponed to Thursday

    UPDATE: The Chiefland Lady Indians 1A state softball semifinal game against Franklin has been postponed from Wednesday, May 4, to Thursday, May 5,  at 8:35 a.m. due to thunderstorms in the Vero Beach area. 

    The Lady Indians traveled to Vero Tuesday, leaving town at 11 a.m. after parading past fans and well wishers.

     

    The following link can take you to the Florida High School Sports Network website where you can sign up for the webcast of the game. http://www.nfhsnetwork.com

  • Daytime burglaries solved with arrest of duo

    By Buster Thompson

    Investigators from several agencies are still sifting through a cache of goods believed stolen by an Ocala couple suspected of burglarizing over 60 homes around central Florida.

    Darren Decker, 41, and his 44-year-old wife Jessica Baker were arrested April 18 during a traffic stop in Marion County on an arrest warrant stemming from a burglary that happened that day in Sumter County.

    They are being held without bond at the Sumter County Detention Center on charges of unarmed burglary and grand theft.