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Today's News

  • Levy County Sheriff's Reports

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

    Mary Kathleen Ott, 59, Bronson. Arrested June 8, battery. Bond $1,000.

    Loraine Sabina Verts, 51, Chiefland. Arrested June 8, domestic battery. Bond $1,000.

    Robert Wayne Thomas, 43, Chiefland. Arrested June 7, Violation of Probation (VOP) use of a child in a sexual performance. No bond.

    Melanie R. Sawyer, 35, Morriston. Arrested June 7, Failure to Appear (FTA) larceny, petit. Bond $1,000.

    Pamela Tucker, 45, Bronson. Arrested June 6, drugs. Bond $500.

  • Jammin’ the Hamilton way

    Back in 1938 as the country was on the fringe of coming out of the Great Depression and right before terror would break out in the Second World War, little Anna Johnson watched with delight as her mother, Thersia, would make treats for the family of five girls from whatever fruit was available.

    Hot, sweltering days were spent in the Kentucky-mountain kitchen as she cooked jellies and jams from scratch.

  • Morriston man shot during alleged drug deal

    An Apopka man is being held in the Marion County jail where he is facing a charge of attempted homicide, according to the Levy County Sheriff’s Office.

    James Douglas Sexton, 21, was arrested in Ocala June 6 after authorities investigated a shooting that occurred the day before on SE 181 Court, Morriston.

    Upon arrival at the residence deputies found Joshua Eubanks lying on the ground bleeding from multiple gun shot wounds.  The victim’s girlfriend, Rebecca Saverns and her 4-month-old child was present during the shooting.

  • County jumps into fox penning issue

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is considering adopting rules to govern the penning and hunting of foxes and coyotes in enclosed lands, something the Levy County Board of Commissioners wants continued.

    The commission, in its regular meeting Tuesday at the County Courthouse, voted unanimously in favor of a resolution stating support for legally operated fox hunting enclosures. The resolution says such businesses “are a benefit to Levy County and should be allowed to continue lawful operation.”

  • Community Happenings

    Thursday, June 10

    SHARE-Dunnellon

    Help yourself and your community. SHARE, acronym for Self-Help-And-Resource-Exchange, is a private, not for profit organization that strengthens and builds communities through volunteer service and offers participants great savings on food. No income requirements; just you, your family, and your desire to make a difference.

    SHARE Registration/Sign-Up at Peace Lutheran Church, is Thursday, June 10, and Saturday, June 12, from 9 AM to 11 AM. Distribution/Pick-Up Day is Saturday, June 26, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Sheriff's Report

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

    • Guy A, Eads, 40, of Chiefland. Arrested June 5. Battery. Released on own recognizance.

    • Vincent L. Ever, 34, of Yankeetown. Arrested June 5. Domestic battery. Released on own recognizance.

    • Theresa Wilson, 60, of Bronson. Arrested June 4. Possession on marijuana, less than 20 grams and sale of cannabis. Released on own recognizance.

    • David Darrell Ables, 30, of Cross City. Arrested June 4. Driving while license suspended or revoked (DWLSR) knowingly.

  • Williston Police Reports

    The Williston Police Department reports the following arrests:

    •Tina Louise Butler, 42, of Williston. Arrested June 2. Violation of Probation forgery.

    • Ronnie Levene Walker Jr., 26, of Lake City. Arrested May 29. Possession of crack cocaine.

    • Kathryn Jane Shroka, 23, of Morriston. Arrested May 29. Possession of paraphernalia.

    • Dana Kaye Ward, 41, of Micanopy. Arrested May 29. DUI, paraphernalia, refusing to sign a citation and possession of drugs.

  • Vets will get parade

    The details are to still be worked out but Levy County veterans will get their overdue parade.

    The Board of County Commissioners, which normally gives its blessings to an annual Veterans Day parade in Bronson, was not asked to approve one in 2009, something which disappointed some folks.

    Chiefland Police Chief Robert Douglas is working to rectify that by uniting the county's veterans service organizations and the commission behind a countywide annual Veterans Day celebration.

  • Miss Florida encourages Williston girls to reach high for scholarships

    She hadn’t participated in any type pageant until she was 20 years old, but when she heard the prizes included scholarships for college, Rachael Todd jumped feet first onto the runway.

    Two and a half years later, not only does she have scholarship money, she is the reigning Miss Florida.

    Saturday, Todd, 22, visited the Williston School of Dance to speak to the students about her reign and demonstrate the talent she exhibited in the Miss America pageant in February of this year.

  • Bell announces candidacy for District 4

    Ryan Bell of Chiefland has announced his candidacy for the District 4 seat held by incumbent Lilly Rooks of Rosewood on the Levy County Board of County Commissioners.

    Bell, a fifth generation Levy County resident, is the second candidate in the Republican Party primary being held Aug. 24. He will face off against Noel K. Desmond.