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Today's News

  • Andrews Nursery building catches fire

    A large industrial building at Andrews Nursery in Chiefland caught fire on Thursday, March 17. The first units responded to the location at 9850 NW 42nd Court within four minutes of the call coming in at 1:23 p.m. and reported heavy fire showing through the roof on the west end of the approximately 5,000 square foot metal building. The building was built in 1956 and was used for the main nursery office, packaging trees and a large workshop.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of March 24

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

    •March 16, Jacoby Uriah Anderson, 23, Williston, criminal conspiracy, two counts property damage criminal mischief, two counts burglary, grand theft. Bond $235,000.

    •March 16, Melvin William Anderson, 30, Williston, criminal conspiracy, two counts criminal mischief property damage, burglary, grand theft. Bond $135,000.

    •March 20, Santos Bautista, 25, Morriston, operate motor vehicle W/O valid license. ROR.

  • Easter Week services

    Easter sunrise service at Fanning

    There will be an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, March 27 at 7 a.m. at Fort Fanning Historical Park on U.S. Highway 19 in Fanning Springs.

    The service is open to the public. Please join us for Easter Sunrise Service as we celebrate the risen savior through worship music and message. Pastor Alan Harmon of Fanning Springs Community Church will speak.

    Services at St. Alban's

  • Tomorrow's Equestrian Center gears up for Special Olympics

    Tomorrow's Equestrian Center Therapeutic Riding Program held their annual Totally TEC horse show at the farm on Sunday, Feb. 28.

    The horse show gives all of the riders an opportunity to showcase what they have accomplished as some riders do not qualify for Special Olympics. They had 20 riders each compete in two classes – one trail and one equitation.

    Equestrian Center volunteer judges were Kristina Olsen and Beth O'Rourke from Far Out Farm.

  • 'Uncorked' at Dakotah Winery

    The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will host “Uncorked,” an evening of ARTFUL Dining, Sunday, April 24, from 4-6 p.m. at Dakotah Winery, 14365 U.S. 19, Chiefland.

    Guests will savor hors d’oeuvres and Dakotah’s most popular wines on a verandah overlooking the winery’s wildlife refuge, koi pond and wood ducks. Enjoy classical guitar by Pete Smith and the onsite pop-up gallery featuring artists from Charlie Parker Pottery; artwork is available for purchase.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 24

    Thursdays

    Homemakers

    meeting

    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting

  • Candidate Profile Florida Congressional District 2

    Dr. Neal Dunn is a Republican candidate for Florida Congressional District 2. As a surgeon, a veteran and a businessman in Panama City, Dr. Dunn is committed to fighting for conservative values, such as repealing Obamacare, cutting spending, stopping illegal immigration, protecting the Second Amendment and rebuilding our military.

    Dr. Dunn graduated from Washington & Lee University as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He then attended George Washington Medical School and completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

  • Department of Public Safety succession plan approved

    For everyone who has asked – including the Chiefland City Commissioners – the county Department of Public Safety which operates the ambulances and fire services in the unincorporated county areas is “working fine.”

    That was the description given to the Levy County Commission on Tuesday by County Coordinator Fred Moody who sought the commissioners' approval of a succession plan for the department first drafted in 2012 and updated on March 3, just days before DPS Director David Knowles resigned.

  • Fanning fire chief demoted

    A hearing is scheduled to be held for Fanning Springs' Fire Chief who was suspended on Jan. 8 and later demoted from the position.

    The public hearing regarding the employment of Ron McQueen is set for Thursday, April 7 at 10 a.m. at Fanning Springs City Hall. M. Michael Osteen will preside as the hearing officer.

  • CF Levy campus gets $7.28M to build

    After years of disappointment and governors' vetoes, the College of Central Florida Levy Center is guaranteed a $7.28 million appropriation that will move it from a shopping center storefront to a 44,000 square foot permanent building on a wooded campus north of Chiefland on U.S. Highway 19.