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Toys for Tots gives 800 bags of toys in Cheifland Walmart
Rain didn’t stop those in line today at the Walmart in Chiefland. Toys for Tots had two trucks—with over 800 bags of toys, so those in need could have gifts on Christmas. The Gilchrist County and Levy County Sheriff’s Offices also came to help with.
Levy County deputies warning parents about 'fake news' post saying student was killed
BRONSON, Fla. (WGFL) — Levy County Sheriff's deputies want everyone to know that a "fake news" post circulating the internet is not true. A screen shot taken by the sheriff's office shows a post appearing to be from a news site that doesn't exist. The post names a Bronson Middle/High student and say
Wanted Wednesday: Deputies searching for woman who cooked meth near kids, school
TRENTON, Fla. (WGFL) — The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman who they say was cooking meth just steps away from a school, and now they are asking for your tips to help find her.
Woman arrested after crashing into liquor store and stealing a bottle of Jim Bean
BELLEVIEW, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - A woman was arrested after she drove a vehicle into a Bellieview liquor store and then stole a bottle of Jim Bean. The Belleview Police Department says that officers responded to a Winn Dixie liquor store on south U.S. Highway 301 on Tuesday in reference to an alarm.
Opioid use high among youth in Alachua County
Gainesville, Fla. — A nationwide opioid crisis could be closer to parents than they think. In 2016 a statewide survey on substance abuse revealed that opioid addiction among teens in Alachua county was the second highest in the state.
Ask SCORE: Why have a mentor?
Just ask extremely successful and award-winning local entrepreneurs James and Heather Cook of Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters, Brett and Janell Mueller of OMG Pretzel Bites or Debbie Selsavage of Coping with Dementia how much credit they give SCORE Citrus/Levy County mentors with helping them translate t
CKCG DECEMBER 2018 WORK DAY ..PERFECT WEATHER
Though the evening of December 10 dipped to the high thirties, the morning of December 11 was sunny, clear, in the forties and fifties, and absolutely beautiful…perfect gardening weather at the Cedar Key Community Garden.
Rodriguez: Oops…they did it again
Suwannee County residents who live along any of the area rivers are making preparations for some flooding that will occur this week. The flooding is due to some heavy rainfall that we had last week on top of some steady rain that preceded that event. Those residents are going to want to avoid contac
Severe weather threat pushes into Central Florida Friday
A few strong to severe storms are possible Friday evening and into early Saturday morning in Central Florida. The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has labeled most of Central Florida as under a “slight risk” of severe weather from 8 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday.
GIRLS SOCCER: Columbia, Suwannee battle to a draw on Senior Night
An injury-riddled Columbia team showed its scrappiness and managed a 1-1 draw against Suwannee on Thursday night. On the team's senior ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Florida Executes Inmate As Report Cites 'Continuing Erosion' Of Death Penalty
At 9:48 p.m. on Thursday, Jose Jimenez became the 25th person to be executed in the United States in 2018. Jimenez was convicted of a 1992 murder; his execution had originally been scheduled for August, but the Supreme Court of Florida issued a stay that was later lifted.
Woman crashes into Belleview store, steals Jim Beam
A Belleview woman crashed a car into a liquor store early Tuesday and then stole a bottle of Jim Beam bourbon whiskey, according to officials with the Belleview Police Department.
Prep Roundup: Eastside edges Bronson in girls hoops
Senior Deasia Danzy gave the Lady Rams the edge they needed to ward off the visiting Eagles with a 48-44 win on Monday. Danzy scored a game-high 16 points and came up with seven steals on defense to boost Eastside to 5-3 overall. Senior guard Breezae Miles contributed nine points and five assists, w
LSCKNWR PEPPER BUSTING 2018 DECEMBER 13
LOWER SUWANNEE AND CEDAR KEYS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE... Brazilian Pepper Busting will begin at 9 am on Thursday, December 13. The weather looks good. We will meet at the Lukens Tract entrance on the west side of State Road 24 just north of Number Four Bridge. We will proceed in from there. We had
World champion kayaker talks course feasibility for Levy County
Eight hours into his visit to Florida and the Inglis Bypass Spillway, Whitewater Park Designer and Olympic Kayaker Scott Shipley said, “I think it’s a homerun here.” State, County and City officials and other invested representatives of environmental and economic organizations met with Shipley on No
BOYS BASKETBALL: Bell & Smith back together again in CHS backcourt
The backcourt is back together again. Jordan Smith returned from a sprained ankle Saturday night to score 18 points for Columbia ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!
Wanted Wednesday: Man wanted for possession of a gun despite being a convicted felon
Gainesville, Fla. WGFL — The Levy County Sheriff's Office is looking for man who was in possession of a gun despite being a convicted felon. Now they are asking for your tips to help find him.
Local motocross racer finishes year off strong
At just eight years old, Austin Meads of Elizabeth City recently finished off yet another successful year on his dirt bike. He participated in the THOR Winter Olympics National Championship at Gatorback Cycle Park in Newberry, Florida.
University of Florida leads effort to restore Cedar Key oysters
CEDAR KEY — Here, on a barge a little more than a mile off of Shell Mound Campground, about 60 scientists, conservation officials, builders and oystermen gathered to celebrate a collaborative effort.
Site southwest of Gainesville chosen for new elementary school
The Alachua County School Board on Tuesday night selected a site in southwest Gainesville for a new elementary school funded by a sales tax intiative for school construction and maintenance approved by voters in November.