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Today's News

  • Scholarship Showdown benefits Gilchrist schools

    The Education Foundation of Gilchrist County is hosting a Scholarship Showdown on Friday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Suwannee River Fair Arena on U.S. Highway 19 in Fanning Springs.

    All proceeds go toward scholarships. Tickets are $100 each and only 300 tickets will be sold. They are on sale at the Gilchrist County Courthouse, Ameris Bank in Gilchrist County, Capital City Bank in Trenton and Bell, and Drummond Community Bank.

  • Duke Energy nuclear cost hearing begins Monday

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) will convene a hearing Monday, Aug. 4, to consider Duke Energy Florida, Inc. (DEF) and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) petitions for cost recovery related to nuclear construction projects.  The hearing could continue through Friday, Aug. 8, if needed.

  • Suspicious incident with child in Inglis

    This is from the Levy County Sheriff's Office:

  • Teens arrested in theft, arson

    Levy County mud boggers may have been upstaged July 19 by a couple of out-of-town teenagers with a unique flare for the sport, according to Chiefland police.

    On July 20, Andrew Hooks Murray, 18, of Saint Petersburg, and a 16-year-old juvenile were arrested by CPD officers when the teens, reported by locals as acting suspicious, were found in possession of stolen items.

    Murray had given police a fake name, but his identity was discovered when authorities found his driver's license on him.

  • Pancakes support Haven

      It will be Pancakes for Haven at The Gathering Table in Chiefland, from 6 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23.

    Visit the restaurant for breakfast and 10 percent of your purchase will benefit Haven Hospice.

  • Suwannee River Fair: important dates

    • Weigh in/ Tag in

    • Fat steer – Sept. 27 (7 – 9 a.m.)

    • Feeder steer – Dec. 5 (3 – 6 p.m.)

    • Swine – Dec. 6 (7 – 9:30 a.m.)

    • Heifer – Dec. 6 (10 am – 12 p.m.)

    • General Election

    Sept. 2, at 7 p.m.

    • Parent/Advisor Leader Meeting – to review all new rules and ask questions of the superintendents and board members

    Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m.

  • Community Calendar for the week of July 31

    Libraries wrapping up summer

    Readers of all ages have been exploring all things scientific this summer as the Levy County Public Library System presents “Fizz, Boom, Read!” during their summer library program.

       The 2014 Summer Reading Program is open to children of all ages. Each week will feature a presentation, craft, snack and take home goodies. For more information, call your local library or visit, www.levylib.org.

    All programs are free of charge and begin at 10:30 AM.

  • 2 teens arrested for torturing tortoise

    Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested two Clay County teenagers July 25 on charges of torturing a gopher tortoise.

    Danielle Susan Dionne, 15, and Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, have been arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony, and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise, a second-degree misdemeanor.

  • EMS team represents Levy in contest

    Levy County Department of Public Safety members, Stephen Ferguson, Humberto Jimenez, Mandy Willis, Paige Hiers, Cody Basham, Tyrone Edwards, Jonathon Crawford and David Florance, volunteered to represent Levy County in the Bill Shearer International Advanced Life Support (ALS)Competition at CLINCON 2014 in Orlando on July 17-18.

    This event is a challenge for critical thinking and problem solving in advanced life support skills used in the field.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of July 31

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

    • July 25, Valrize Latrice Bristol, 34, Bronson, domestic.

    • July 25, Marcus Kevron Burch, 29, Lake City, criminal attempt to solicit, battery, grand theft. Bond $50,000.

    • July 21, Demetrius Kenard Christia, 21, Williston, fraud, no valid DL, petit theft. Bond $11,500.

    • July 27, Kristi Cooprider, 26, Inglis, two counts FTA. Bond $2,000.