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  • Reveling in the rain

    Jeff Hurd paddles a kayak along the spring run at Manatee Springs State Park Saturday afternoon, Nov. 16,  just as a light shower of rain begins to fall.

    The Chiefland forecast calls for a chance of rain on Thursday and partly cloudy skies for the rest of the week. Daytime highs in the low 80s. The lows will be going from 61 to the high 40s on Saturday and 37 on Sunday. 

  • Levy Commission agenda for Tuesday, Nov. 19, meeting

    AGENDA

    REGULAR MEETING

    November 19, 2013

    Call to Order

    Invocation

    Pledge to Flag

    Public Comments

    -Issues related to Agenda items

    -Complete public comment form and submit to clerk

    -State your full name and address

    -Discussion must be limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per person

     

    9:00 a.m. - Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Florida

    Jason Smith, Director

  • Operation Christmas Child collecting boxes this week

    In 1993, Franklin Graham, International President of Samaritan’s Purse, adopted Operation Christmas Child.  Since then, more than 94 million shoe boxes have been distributed to children between 2-14 years of age.  In Fiji, last year, a young boy named Ajay sat quietly with his head down and his hands in his lap. One of the workers handing out shoe boxes saw Ajay and went over to help him.  She soon learned that Ajay was almost blind and had recently lost his mother.  As she assisted Ajay in opening his box tears began to come in her eyes.

  • Lynetta Usher Griner named Woman of the Year in agriculture

    Tallahassee – Lynetta Usher Griner of Chiefland is the 2013 Woman of the Year in Agriculture, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced on Monday. The award, now in its 29th year, recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture.

  • Sheriff shuts nightclub in East Williston area

    A mobile home in East Williston converted to a nightclub serving alcoholic beverages in return for a $5 cover charge and a $5 cup of ice was shut Friday night and three people arrested by the Levy County Sheriff's Office wih the help of several local and state agencies.

  • Shed fires last weekend in Inglis

    Firefighters responded to two shed fires that sparked up in Inglis Saturday, Nov. 9, according to the Levy County Department of Public Safety.

       The fires, which were reported at about 9 p.m., occurred at 44 Vicki St. and also included the burning of a 36-foot-long boat. Two homes nearby were protected from the fire by emergency crews.

    Levy County Department of Public Safety, Battalion 1, Engine 5 (Yankeetown), Medic 3 (Inglis), Squad 2, Inglis Fire Department, Levy County Sheriff’s Office and State Fire Marshal responded to the fires.

  • Operation Bronson Ink nets drug arrests

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force (DTF) has announced the arrests of 19 people with more expected in a six-month investigation of street level drug sales dubbed Bronson Ink, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.

    The Bronson area investigation utilized confidential informants to make 68 cases resulting in 148 charges for 30 defendants. Informants purchased a myriad of narcotics such as crack and powder cocaine, prescription medications including oxycodone, marijuana, Molly (Ecstasy)  and one firearm.

  • Pole barn, hay burn in Bronson

    Bronson Fire Department, Levy County Department of Public Safety Battalion 1, Medic 6 and Chiefland Fire Department were dispatched to a Bronson pole barn on fire just before 8 p.m., Nov. 6. 

       The first unit on scene found a fully involved structure full of hay located in Bronson. The owner of the barn had filled it with hay earlier in the day. The building was a total loss. No animals were inside the barn or injured in the fire. Bronson Fire Department remained on scene to secure the area and exposures. 

  • Court Dispositions published November 14

    The following cases were decided in Levy County in the 8th Judicial Circuit criminal court in the month of September.  When a case is nolle pros, it means the charge will not be prosecuted, in essence it is dropped.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for November 14

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