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Today's News

  • Poker Run to benefit volunteer firefighters

    A poker run is being held this weekend to benefit volunteer firefighters in Bronson.

    The AMVETS Riders Chapter 88 in Bronson will be hosting the event that is open to the public on Saturday with kickstands up at 10:30 a.m.

    “I think it’s great. I’m glad to see someone in the community going above and beyond to help the volunteer fire department,” Bronson Fire Chief Dennis Russell said in a telephone interview.

  • Bubbas to invade Beef O’Brady’s Monday

    Those who want to get a preview of the laughs to come in the comedy “The Rednecks Bite Back” can stop by Beef O’Brady’s in Chiefland on Monday, April 18 between 6 and 9 p.m.

    The invasion is being brought to you by the Suwannee Valley Players and their merry troop of actors. That beloved redneck family the Bubbas and the redneck paramilitary ninja troop known as the Blubbers are planning to invade one of their favorite restaurants along with a host of other characters from the show.

  • Williston's Crab Fest on April 30

    Because April has five Saturdays this year, the timing of the Crab Fest in East Williston has been moved back from its traditional date.

    Although traditionally the fourth weekend in April, this year's Crab Fest will be held April 30.

    The decision came after a community meeting was held Monday night and residents voiced their opinions.

    The festivals, which draws thousands of people, is a loosely organized festival where cars parade and food is sold by neighborhood residents.

  • DAV poker run on Saturday

    The Disabled American Veterans local chapter is holding a poker run on Saturday, April 16 starting t 10:30 a.m. at Bett's Big T in Chiefland.

    Other stops are: Willards in Williston, continue to  Los Avina in Archer and Cherry's Seafood & Steak in Trenton, then finish at Beef O' Brady's in Chiefland.

    Registration fee is $20/ extra poker hand $10, Raffle Tickets are available: one for $1 or six for $5 and you do not have to  be present to win.

    The proceeds from the Tri-County Chapter 63 run will go to veterans.

  • Florida recognizes Work Zone Awareness Week

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is recognizing April 11-15, 2016, as National Work Zone Awareness Week. In order to raise awareness and educate citizens on work zone safety, FDOT has collaborated with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSVM) and law enforcement partners. Work zones provide unexpected road conditions, and motorists should use extra caution in these areas.

  • Fleeing suspect fails to outrun deputies

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received several calls from citizens reporting a reckless driver on State Road 121 at approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 1. Deputy Ryan Sullivan located the green Mustang described by the 911 callers as it turned onto U.S. Highway 19 in Lebanon Station driving south in the north bound lane. 

    Sullivan paralleled the Mustang driving south in the north bound lane with his emergency lights and siren on attempting to gain the driver’s attention and get him stopped.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of April 14

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

    April 6, Carlos Alonzo Allen, 43, Bronson, FTA. Bond $2,000.

    April 5, Shelby Don Boyette, 66, Fanning Springs, sex offender fail to register email address. Bond $200,000.

    April 10, Keith Allen Colson, 54, Chiefland, petit theft, possession of methamphetamine.

    April 6, Travis Donald, 27, Chiefland, resist W/O violence, possession of methamphetamine, possession and/or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond $41,000.

  • Substitute teacher arrested on sex charge

     By Lou Elliott Jones

    A 29-year-old Levy County substitute teacher has turned herself in Tuesday to the Levy County Sheriff's Office on one charge of sexual battery by a person over 24 years of age on a person between 16 and 17 years old.

  • Dog kennel wins hearing, one more to go

     

    By Lou Elliott Jones

    Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs kennels’ request for a variance from Levy County’s zoning ordinances was approved on April 6, a win for the non-profit group, but it is not the last hurdle for the operation outside Williston. 

  • Poker run to help mom with cancer battle

     

    By Ashley Andresen

    The season for poker runs is beginning and a Fanning Springs group has adopted the cause of a local woman who is battling cancer.