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  • Arrest reports and Most Wanted, week of 8-29-2013

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    • Aug. 19, David Charles Albritton, 38, Morriston, VOP battery.
    • Aug. 23, Cody James Blair, 22, Bronson, FTA, battery. Bond $31,000.
    • Aug. 25, Brian Lee Bowmer, 25, Old Town, disorderly intoxication. Bond $500.
    • Aug. 20, Joseph Jay Brocato, 49, Tampa, non support of children or spouse.
    • Aug. 21, Ryan Bullard, 25, West Palm Beach, battery.
    • Aug. 22, Gary Colon, 55, Williston, burglary, obstruction W/OV, theft. Bond $60,000.

  • Candidates weigh in at Bronson forum

    Five candidates, a handful of local officials and a room full of citizens turned out Monday night to hear what Bronson candidates had to say about themselves and the direction the town should be going in.

  • CORRECTION: Deadline looms for Chiefland hospital

    CORRECTION:

    In the story published in the Aug. 29 issue of the Chiefland Citizen and posted on the Citizen website, a quote concerning money spent for the hospital was incorrectly attributed to Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay.

    Kevin Gay did not make the statement. It came from an email sent in by an anonymous Citizen reader.    

    Lou Elliott Jones

    Editor

     

     

    If the fate of a proposed hospital in Chiefland is known, then it’s not being shared, and deadlines are fast approaching.

  • City manager off fire issue

    Chiefland City Manager Kevin Gay is no longer part of the discussions with Levy County on fire department issues, and Vice Mayor Teresa Barron and Fire Chief James Harris will meet with county officials on Sept. 3.

  • One dead, one wounded in dispute

    A man who was served with a restraining order last week is dead after returning to the home he once shared with a woman and another man and getting into a shootout that left the other man wounded, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Department press release.

  • Kennedy pulls out of Bronson race

    The pool of candidates for Bronson Town Council has dropped by one with Monday’s announcement by Council Member Jason Kennedy that he has dropped out of the race.
    Kennedy, who for the last four years served on Seat 5, said in an interview Monday evening after a candidates’ forum he attended but did not participate in, that he was tired of dealing with the conflicts among council members.
    “I can’t bring that home to my family,” Kennedy said, adding that serving on the council was taking away from his responsibilities to God, family and to his business.

  • Kennedy pulls out of Bronson race

    The pool of candidates for Bronson Town Council has dropped by one with Monday’s announcement by Council Member Jason Kennedy that he has dropped out of the race.
    Kennedy, who for the last four years served on Seat 5, said in an interview Monday evening after a candidates’ forum he attended but did not participate in, that he was tired of dealing with the conflicts among council members.
    “I can’t bring that home to my family,” Kennedy said, adding that serving on the council was taking away from his responsibilities to God, family and to his business.

  • One dead, one wounded in domestic dispute

    A man who was served with a restraining order last week is dead after returning to the home he once shared with a woman and another man and getting into a shootout that left the other man wounded, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Department press release.

    John Paul Robinson, who has a criminal record dating back to 1977 according to the Florida Department of Corrections, is dead of a shotgun wound to his upper left shoulder. The other man in the incident is hospitalized with wounds to his lower extremities.

  • Closing arguments today for suspect who dumped girl in Levy

    By Abdon Sidibe

    INVERNESS — The jury in the capital murder trial of Byron Lee Boutin is expected to begin deliberations Friday after both the prosecution and defense rested.

    At the close of the trial Thursday, Boutin, 42, of Homosassa elected not to take the stand.

    Attorneys are expected to present their closing arguments Friday morning and soon after the 14-person jury is expected to begin deliberations.

    Boutin is charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Brooksville teen, DeAnna Stires, 18.

  • Happy to get the money

    Levy County Commission Chairman Ryan Bell, standing left, happily accepts a check for $30,401 from Jon Dinges, assistant executive director of Suwannee River Water Management District.

    The check represents the District's payment in lieu of property taxes on lands it owns in Levy County.