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Today's News

  • Man charged with enticing child

    A 63-year-old Fanning Springs resident has been charged with impersonating a police officer, and luring and enticing a child into his vehicle.

    Levy County Sheriff's Investigator Lauree Allen arrested William Silas Johns July 10 on the charges.

    The 6-year-old girl who reported the July 2 incident was not physically harmed, according to a sheriff's office press release.

  • Chiefland Police Department

    Chiefland Police Department reports the following arrests:

    _ David Ceddrick Flanders, 27, Chiefland, is charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a church, possession of crack with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a church, trafficking in cocaine, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia on May 22.

  • Sheriff's Reports

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

    _ James Thomas Jr., 27, Chiefland, on two charges each of sale of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine after the sheriff's office arranged two drug buys from Thomas behind the South Chevron on Southeast 1st Street, Chiefland.

    The report says the area behind the Chevron in South Chiefland is known as being a place to purchase drugs. Bail for Thomas on all charges is $30,000.

  • RV sites will become permanent fixtures

    A request by Goethe Trailhead Ranch to convert 37 of 73 recreational vehicle sites into stationary park trailers drew sharp criticism from neighbors before being approved by the Levy County Commission on Tuesday.

    The Ranch, located at 9171 Southeast Levy County Road 337 between Williston and Dunnellon, is a horse-themed resort with a lighted arena, convenience store, tack and feed store, the Chuck Wagon Diner, 96 box stalls for horses, and access to more than 120 miles of trails in Goethe State Forest.

  • Who is responsible for crossing guards?

    A stalemate over who is responsible for funding school crossing guards' pay is headed to the state attorney general's office for an opinion.

    The Chiefland City Commission decided in its Monday night meeting to seek the opinion after the Levy County School Board rejected its request to increase funding from $10,400 per year to $12,960 to provide the guards for two hours per day at Chiefland Elementary School.

  • PSC approves need for nuke plants

    The public's opportunity to give the Levy County Commission their opinion on the proposed Progress Energy two-unit nuclear plant near Inglis will come at an informational hearing at 7 p.m. on August 7 in the Levy County Courthouse courtroom.

    The hearing, required as part of the plant's application process, would be the only one held by the Commission.

  • Suwannee Valley Players presents
  • Bronson questions fire chief's health

    BRONSON - A recent workers' compensation claim by Bronson Fire Chief Rick Lombardo has town officials wondering if he is healthy enough to perform his duties.

    Plus it has brought about the question, would a possible merger with Otter Creek put an added burden on his physical condition and affect the best interests of all concerned?

    The quandary surfaced at the July 7 monthly meeting when Town Lawyer Stephen Warm surprised council members when he revealed Lombardo's compensation claim history over the past couple of years.

  • A 'spring fling' can be a refreshing experience

    Up in snow country, folks get something called cabin fever.

    Days are short. Weather is ice cold. Travel, if possible, is treacherous.

    People get trapped indoors and lethargic. They need something, like perhaps spring, to make them want to bust out.

    In a way, the economy is like cabin fever.

    The price of fuel has folks staying close to home, less adventurous, to say the least.

    Yours truly is no exception.

    With gasoline prices at around $4.10-$4.15 a gallon, staying instead of straying had become the rule.

  • LARC challenges political candidates

    "Batter up" will be the cry at Strickland Park in Chiefland, on Saturday, Aug. 9 when the board of directors, staff, and consumers of the Levy Association for Retarded Citizens will play the candidates for political office in a softball challenge game.

    LARC has challenged all those currently seeking, or unopposed for, political office to step up to the plate and play two innings of softball.

    But LARC isn't stopping with just two innings.