Today's News

  • Thinking of the troops

        Children at the Clyatt House Learning Center in Chiefland spent part of their afternoon Tuesday putting together care packages for 25 soldiers in Afghanistan for the holidays.

  • ‘A Little Christmas Spirit’

  • Food distribution Dec. 15

     The Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Community Building, in Old Town, located at 1950 S.E. Highway 55A, Thursday, Dec. 15, from 4 - 5 p.m.

  • Community Calendar for the week of Dec. 8


  • Fish on Friday at Courthouse

    There will be a benefit fish fry at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, behind the Levy County Courthouse in Bronson to help the families of two county employees with their medical bills.

    Once again County Commissioners Mike Joyner and Danny Stevens will be frying the mullet and Sheriff's Civil Deputy Bubba Castell, known for his fingerling hush puppies, will be frying his famous side dish for the lunches.

    There is no set price for the fried mullet lunches but donations will be accepted.

  • Commission honors AMVETS Post 88

    Bronson's Sons of AMVETS Squadron 88 has been commended by the Levy County Commission for its projects including a meal for homeless veterans served on Dec. 3 at the HONOR House in Gainesville and a wreath ceremony for Rosemary Cemetery on Saturday at noon.
    Ivan Chubb, Veterans Affairs representative, said the Post marshaled an effort to feed the veterans at the one-stop shop for helping homeless veterans get back on their feet.

  • Heavy traffic nets four arrests on drug charges

    Complaints from residents about heavy traffic to a residence located across from St. John the Evangelist Church on U.S. Highway 27A has resulted in four arrests, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.
    The Levy County Sheriff's Office and Chiefland Police Department executed a search warrant on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Northwest 40th Avenue residence following an investigation into the complaints that there was an unusual amount of vehicle traffic driving to the residence.

  • Accused cocaine trafficker arrested in Rhode Island

    The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force, with assistance from U.S. Marshals in Rhode Island, located and arrested fugitive Mario Ginorio, 30, on Dec. 5 at a home in Coventry, R.I.

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for Dec. 8

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office reports the following arrests:
    n Dec. 2, Klaytin Ezrha Adams, 32, Trenton, grand theft, trespassing.
    n Dec. 2, Jonathan Maurice Allen, 23, Chiefland, keeping a shop for drugs. Bond $10,000.
    n Dec. 2, Thomas Bar, 36, Chiefland, keeping a shop for drugs. Bond $10,000.
    n Dec. 4, Sean Michael Beach, 30, Trenton, possession of weapon or ammo by a convicted felon. Bond $10,000.
    n Dec. 4, Susie Ann Bennett, 56, Chiefland, burglary, trespassing, threat to do violence. Bond $2,000.

  • More cracking of containment wall at offline nuclear unit


    The cracking of the concrete in the nuclear containment building's walls at Progress Energy's Crystal River plant has increased since the second incident of cracking in March of this year.
    The plant was taken off-line two years ago before cracks were found and so there is no safety concern, but the question raised by the damaged walls is one of cost and, ultimately who bears it – for repairs and more expensive replacement fuels.