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Today's News

  • Fort Fanning to be used for future events

    Things are happening in the city of Fanning Springs.

    The council meeting March 3 brought plans for and announcements of events in the upcoming months to take place at the city park, Fort Fanning.

    Anna Elkins of the AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary 88 said a dog walk is planned May 9 to benefit the Guardian Angels medical service dogs, many of which, she said, benefit veterans.

  • Cats and dogs find forever homes

    Three cats and 11 dogs went to new homes on Saturday.

        Levy County Animal Services teamed up with Chiefland's Tractor Supply store for their third successful adoption event.

       It was “very successful,” David Weatherford, Director of LCAS, said on Monday, adding that a high percentage of the animals they bring get adopted. This time that meant three of the four cats they brought and 11 of the 14 dogs, the latter of which included some rambunctious puppies.

  • Fun day on the farm

    Kindergarten students from Chiefland Elementary and Whispering Winds Charter School got to experience a taste of farm life at the Chiefland Middle High School agriculture land lab with a program designed specifically for them.

  • Trenton man charged with destructive device

    Matthew Holder, 23, of Trenton was arrested on Saturday, Feb. 21, by Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers after he and another man were found to have an explosive device sitting between them in the vehicle they were in.

    Holder, who was released on his own recognizance, is charged with possessing, making or attempting to make a destructive device and possession of drug equipment.

  • Two more sex predators move to Williston

    On Feb. 24, Ronnie L. Floyd registered as a sexual predator and on March 9 Timothy R. Thomas also registered as a sexual predator with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    By Florida law Floyd and Thomas are required to notify law enforcement whenever he changes addresses.

  • Three inducted into Civil Rights Hall of Fame

    Gov. Rick Scott announced the selection of Gov. Reubin O’D Askew, Sallye B. Mathis and Edward Daniel Davis to the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame. Scott chose these three from a list of 10 distinguished nominees selected by the Florida Commission on Human Relations for making significant contributions to the improvement of life for minorities and all citizens of the great State of Florida.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for March 12

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

    • March 5, Kelby Andrews, 52, Chiefland, order of indirect criminal contempt.

    • March 7, Garry Edward Barnett, 32, Bronson, out of county warrant.

    • March 4, Nicholas Edward Barnett, 25, Odessa, possession of marijuana, possession of drug equipment. Bond $1,500.

    • March 7, Jarrod Byron Behrens, 35, Gainesville, DUI. ROR.

    • March 5, Sesaley Bretz, 30, Bell, domestic battery, battery. Bond $1,000.

  • Children follow parents' voting patterns

    Supervisor of Elections Tammy Jones says the turnout for elections – even in Levy County – can be hard to understand. And young voters have some of the lowest turnout.

    Last year’s county races only attracted 30 percent of the 25,000 plus registered voters and the general election saw only 50 percent of registered voters cast a ballot. And that was despite one primary race coming down to three votes in deciding a winner.

  • 4G Verizon tower coming to Bronson

    Following a public hearing Monday night, Bronson town council approved a site plan for a Verizon Wireless cell tower.

  • See Charlie Brown and Friends

    The final weekend for “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” is this weekend at the Chief Theatre. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for seniors/students, $12 for adults and children 4 and under are free. The Chief Theater is located 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland. Call Becky Gill at 352-443-9096 to reserve your seats. Tickets are also available at the Gathering Table Restaurant in Chiefland and Point of View in Fanning Springs.