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Today's News

  • Time running out to register for youth football, cheerleading in Bronson

    Children in the Bronson area interested in playing contact football or cheerleading are encouraged to register at the Bronson Town Hall as soon as possible.

    Bronson Parks and Recreation Football includes 8U (7 and 8 year olds), 10U and 12U classifications. Cheerleading is open to ages 6 through 12.

    Costs for football players and cheerleaders is $100 per child. Payment is required at the time of registration.

    Town Hall is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Mon through Thursday.

  • Indians clean up all-state honors in softball

    It’s a safe bet individual accolades will come pouring in on the heels of a third straight state championship.

    A trio of Chiefland High School players and Coach Wayne Weatherford gave the Indians a full sweep of the four most prestigious spots on the 2016 Class 1A Miracle Sports All-State Softball Team, as eight total CMHS players and coaches notched all-state honors.

  • Olive grower at Rotary

    Mike Casey, who is partnering with dairyman Ron St. John to plant an olive grove outside Trenton and co-owner of River Run Olive Oil Company in High Springs was the guest speaker at the Chiefland Rotary Club meeting on July 13.

    Casey, left, was presented with a token of appreciation after his well-received talk by club President Jason Kennedy.

  • No, it didn't rain much in June

    LIVE OAK Suwannee River Water Management District's rainfall in June averaged 5.95 inches below the long-term June average monthly rainfall of 6.39 inches a 7 percent shortfall.

    The highest rainfall amounts fell in the southern portion of the district as both Alachua and Levy counties received more than 8 inches of rain. Some areas of Alachua, Dixie and Levy counties saw rainfall totals over 11 inches, generally associated with the passage of Tropical Storm Colin early in June. But mush of that was in neighboring districts.

  • Trenton man gets back lost wallet containing $902 thanks to Samaritan

    When Trenton resident Richard Brock Jr. visited the Chiefland Wal-Mart to purchase a pair of nail clippers for his dog on the night of July 4, it was about to be a much costlier trip than he could ever have imagined.

    Brock didn’t realize it when he grabbed his wallet before heading out, but it contained more than $900. When he arrived back at home, the wallet hadn’t made the return trip.

    He was sure he’d lost the money for good, even if his wallet were to eventually be returned.

  • Williston man arrested on sex charges

    A Williston man has been arrested on multiple charges of having sex with an underage girl and is being investigated for similar activity with a second underage girl, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    Dillon Arnold Bird, 24, of Williston was arrested after Sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Narayan and Investigator Mike Wilkinson met with the parent of a 17-year-old-female. The parent reported discovering evidence that the daughter had been involved in a sexual relationship with Bird. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 28

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

    • July 21, Wyatt Morgan Arrow, 18, Morrison, touch or strike, deprive means of protection or communication, possession of a controlled substance W/O a prescription. Bond $86.000.

    • July 18, David Lee Beech, 38, Trenton, VOP.

    • July 23, Michael Joseph Butler, 57, Crawfordville, DUI, refuse to submit to DUI test after LS, operating a motorcycle W/O license, DWLS-habitual. Bond $100,000.

    • July 20, Joseph William Clark, 42, Bronson, DWLS.

  • Millennials sought for agricultural leadership

    The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is seeking agriculturists between the ages of 18 and 35 to apply for its 2016-2018 Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group. The group consists of young men and women who are interested in representing production agriculture and the farm families who make it successful.

    The Young Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Group allows members to develop and refine their leadership abilities by focusing on personal growth, public speaking, media training, legislative awareness, issue advocacy, business management and service leadership.

  • Backpack meals program helps children in need

    When it comes to important factors in a student’s education and well being, his or her time in the classroom is only the tip of the iceberg.

    The Food4Kids Backpack Program has been successful in addressing Levy County children’s basic nutritional needs outside of the school halls.

    Students take home a backpack on a Friday with seven meals, and bring it back empty the following Friday to receive a refill.

  • Remembering the man

    The runners honoring Citrus Sheriff's Capt. Phil Royal passed through Levy County on Saturday, July 23, honoring his commitment to complete the Run for Money for Key Training Center.

    Royal, a candidate for Citrus County Sheriff, collapsed and died earlier in the week as he was beginning the annual run by law enforcement officers from Tallahassee to Citrus County.