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Today's News

  • Resident raises ire of council

    A Bronson councilman told one of his constituents Monday night that he was sick of his bi-monthly rants against the council.

    Elijah Williams was on the agenda to speak for no more than five minutes about holding an election to fill a council vacancy; but by the time he took to the lectern, the council had already agreed to call for a special election.

    “This should have gone to a vote in the first place,” Williams said, “but the reason it didn’t is this house is divided.”

  • Sheriff's office gets first deputy certified in drug program

    Levy County Deputy Sheriff Brandin Sullivan recently completed all the training requirements of the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, also known as the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program.  Sullivan became one of approximately 240 DREs in the State of Florida and is the first with the Levy County Sheriff’s Office. 

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for December 18

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

    • Dec. 14, Iverson Tyrone Aiken, 23, Cross City, battery, resisting office. Bond $35,000.

    • Dec. 13, Shawn Daniel Bailey, 34, Williston, causing cruelty, death, pain or suffering to an animal. Bon $3,000.

    • Dec. 9, Michael Bivins, 45, Jennings, resisting arrest.

    • Dec. 10, Edmundo Trinidad Bocanegra, 60, Trenton, no motor vehicle registration, violating nonresident exemption driver's license. Bond $500.

  • FHP monitoring conditions on CR 326, SR 26

    The Florida Highway Patrol is monitoring an area on County Road 326 between County Road 337 and County Road 343 in Levy County throughout the night for the possibility of smoke and fog which could create hazardous driving conditions.

    Drivers should use caution especially during the night time and early morning hours.

    Motorists are reminded to reduce their speed and utilize low beam headlights in order to adapt to changing weather conditions.

  • Queens of Quilting

    The ladies of the Levy County Quilt Museum are in the midst of their annual quilt show that began the day after Thanksgiving and continues until Christmas.

    “We’re a museum and more … much more,” Myrtice Scabarozi said last Thursday as she pointed out the varieties of items for sale. Everything is handmade, more or less, by local people she said. They are also run by volunteers and supported by donations. She said they made $3,000 last month, a record month. “We’re extremely lucky,” she said.

  • Group hopes to build flagship facility for wounded vets at Otter Springs

    It's often said that for every negative outcome, something positive arises to put things back in balance.

    Such was the case when volunteers, inspired by the life of wounded Marine Sgt. Michael Nicholson, organized to form ForVets Inc.

    Nicholson's life was changed forever when he lost both legs and part of his left arm to an IED while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2011.

  • Man's 3rd strike makes him sex predator

    A 21-year-old Williston man's third conviction since 2010 on sexual offenses against a minor under the age of 16 will result in him being labeled a sexual predator for the rest of his life and possibly cause him to lose his freedom for an undetermined amount of time.

  • He's makin' a list ....

    Santa and Mrs. Claus spend time listening to the Christmas wishes of children at Saturday's Chiefland Christmas Festival. 

    Then he led the lighted float parade down Main Street. 

  • Fanning Springs signs developer’s agreement

    In a unanimous decision, with the absence of Marty Sanchez and Stoney Smith, the Fanning Springs City Council approved a motion to sign the developer’s agreement for the Holiday Inn project.

    The motion came after the public hearing - required due to the changes made in the grant application -held last Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. The project went from promising 50 jobs down to 30 with the loss of the Dairy Queen that was to be brought in by Hudson Foods.

  • Bronson will hold election for vacant seat

    Two weeks ago the Bronson Town Council reached a stalemate when it came to the appointment of someone to fill the seat left vacant by the resignation of Berlon Weeks.

    Monday night members were in one accord to hold a special election and let the town’s voters decide who should represent them.

    Council members had been asked to rank applicants, but Vice Mayor Beatrice Roberts said she didn’t feel comfortable numerically ranking the candidates.