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Today's News

  • Basic training graduate

       Air Force Airman 1st Class Benjamin R. Nutt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
     The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
     Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
     Nutt earned distinction as an honor graduate.

  • Military Order of Cooties

  • Sheriff's Report and Most Wanted for April 5

       The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n March 22, Austin Ryan Bouten, 20, Williston, lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim. Bond $100,000.
    n March 22, Crystal Elaine Braswell, 29, Old Town, VOP.
    n March 22, Spencer McSwain Colson, 28, Newberry, obstruction, fleeing/eluding. Bond $65,000.
    n March 23, Ashley Nicole Coronado, 23, Bronson, VOP. Bond $10,000.
    March 19, Jeanne Cutrona-Vera, 52, Morriston, out of county warrant. Bond $2,000.

  • Man charged with arson

    The state Fire Marshal's Office has determined that a house fire on Sunday, April 1, on Northeast 92 Court in Bronson was an arson and a man on felony probation on a drug charge has been charged with setting the fire, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    Jermain Lashaun Griffin, 28, of Bronson, is being held without bond on an arson charge at Levy County Jail.

  • Morriston man arrested in farm thefts

    Henry Joel Melendez Prestol, 32, of Morriston, faces three counts of burglary, three counts of grand theft, six counts of dealing in stolen property, forgery and uttering a forged instrument according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    He was arrested after two horse farms in the Morriston area reported numerous thefts from January through March.

  • Levy officers get their man a year later

    A drug bust in Chiefland last year has led to the arrest of a Melrose man who initially escaped arrest by the Levy County Sheriff's Office, but has found out he could not escape their notice, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.
    Kenyatta Daron Howard, 36, of Melrose, was arrested Saturday, March 30, for possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia by Sheriff's Capt. Scott Anderson.

  • Community Calendar for the week of April 5

    Saturday

    Easter egg hunt
    Pine Grove Baptist Church's Annual Easter Egg Hunt is from 10:30 a.m. to noon for ages 1 through 12. There will be prize eggs, a bicycle giveaway, an Easter basket giveaway, Easter story time and a hot lunch provided.
    For more information, call 352-463-2151

    Butterfly walk in refuge
    There will be a butterfly walk beginning at 9:15 a.m. Starting from the south entrance to the Nature Loop Road in the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.

  • Library friends to meet

    The Friends of the Luther Callaway Public Library (FLCPL) Board of Directors, will hold its monthly meeting at the library, 104 NE 3rd Street, Chiefland (a block behind City Hall), at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 12.  The Luther Callaway Public Library is the Chiefland Branch of the Levy County Public Library System. For an agenda, email: tomreitz@msn.com.  

  • National Day of Decision — April 16

    By Linda C. Scaz RN, PhD
    The fifth-annual National Day of Decision (NHDD) is set for April 16. Started by the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), this is a day set aside for individuals and families to have some open and honest dialog about advanced directives. Put more simply, it is a day to think about one’s wishes concerning medical treatment or non–treatment at end of life.

  • Want better brain health? Take a trip!

    While you’re having a great time taking photos of the Swiss Alps or the Colorado Rockies, you may not realize it but your travel experience is benefiting your mind.  Scientific research agrees that lifelong learning, which includes discovering first-hand new places, people and cultures, is one of the primary factors that lead to better brain health.
    Preparing to learn and travel