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Today's News

  • Drug team shuts Bronson meth lab

    Levy County Drug Task Force Investigators responded to 9590 N.E. 78 Lane in Bronson to investigate a possible clandestine methamphetamine lab.  Investigators made contact with the home owner, Joseph Heath Morgan, 39, who agreed to speak with the investigators. 

  • State inspections find skimmers on pumps

    TALLAHASSEE —A Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has sweep of more than 6,000 gas pumps in the state has found 81 “skimmers,” devices that capture consumers’ credit and debit card information.

    Adam Putnam, commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in announcing the results of the inspections on Thursday, Apriul 23, said, “From Okaloosa County to Miami-Dade County, these skimmers are being placed on gas pumps throughout the state.”

  • Jobless rate keeps dropping; Levy lowest in region

    The jobless rate for the three-county region of Levy, Citrus and Marion counties is continuing to drop, with Levy County leading the way, according to CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, which tracks such data.

    The regional jobless rate in March dropped by 0.3 percentage point over the month to 6.8 percent and is down 1.1 percent over the year. Out of a labor force of 194,747 there were 13,237 unemployed, a decrease of 630 since February and 2,455 fewer than the same time last year.

  • Green Light a mixed success

    Operation Green Light ― a one day amnesty that allowed paying overdue traffic tickets without the 40 percent collection fee ‑ was a mixed success for Levy County as only five people chose to take advantage of it.

    The main attraction of the amnesty was not just the elimination of the collection fee, but the opportunity to get driving privileges restored as driver licenses are suspended when a ticket is unpaid for more than 30 days.

  • FWC: Don't feed the alligators

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a publication available on its website, “A Guide to Living with Alligators,” that warns the public of the dangers involved in feeding alligators.

    It's against the law. And violators can be cited and spend time in court or pay a fine.

    The brochure , by Jamie Feddersen and Tim Donovan, both of the FWC, advises swimmers to not swim outside of posted swimming areas or in waters that may be inhabited by alligators.

    Feddersen and Donovan write in the brochure:

  • Baby gator empties Blue Springs

    Swimmers at Blue Springs county park had to scramble out of the water after a young alligator – about 3 feet long – decided it would join in the fun of splashing around on the first day of spring break on Monday, April 6.

    Matt Weldon, director of the Levy County Parks and Recreation Department, said the waters were evacuated for a short time until the gator decided it would return to the woods.

  • Cemetery cleanup set for Saturday in Bronson

    Cemetery Cleanup at Jim Milton Cemetery off of Main St. Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Bring rakes and pressure washers if you have them.

  • Hudson, Kirkland, Sims reunion is Saturday

    The Hudson, Kirkland and Sims family reunion will be held Saturday, April 25 beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Long Pond Church and Cemetery, Chiefland.

    Bring chairs and tables.

  • Funeral home has new ownership

    A Chiefland funeral home is now family owned and operated with the staff and new owners excited to be a part of and give back to the community.

    Most recently Hiers Baxley changed hands, the new sign is already up announcing Langford-Rogers Memorial Funeral Home.

  • Church News for the week of April 23

    Food distribution

    The Food for Life food distribution is on the second and fourth Saturday of the month starting at 10 a.m. at the Chiefland First United Methodist Church with a suggested donation of $3.50.

    Peace Lutheran

    The annual rummage sale at Peace Lutheran Church will take place Saturday, April 18, from 8 a.m.– 2 p.m. There will be no early sales.