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Local News

  • Gov. Scott includes Levy in emergency declaration

    Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday morning included Levy County in a long list of Panhandle and Big Bend counties in an emergency declaration. 

    Scott's action came as a storm front that dumped up to 13 inches of rain and caused high winds in the Panhandle moved toward the area bringing with it lightning, high winds and rain. According to National Weather Service, the front is slow moving and will bring rain to the area which is already experiencing high water levels. 

  • Chiefland meth lab busted; 2 arrested

    Levy County Sheriff's deputies investigating vehicle burglaries came across an active meth lab in Chiefland and arrested two people operating the business on Sunday, according to a Sheriff's Office press release.

  • Drummond customers targeted by scam

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office has received several reports from citizens saying they are receiving an automated phone call from an unknown party. Complainants are Drummond Bank customers and are being told during the message their card has been stolen.

    The call center at Drummond Bank is checking each member’s account, and has not reported any fraudulent transactions. Drummond Bank assures LCSO they are not making these calls and will not contact customers in this manner.

  • Biggest Wild Hog Yet

    The 37th annual Wild Hog Canoe and Kayak Race grew by leaps and bounds this year with 103 participants compared to last year’s 72 and 49 in 2012.

  • Retiring librarians honored

     Mary Read and Michelle Traylor, who are retiring from the Levy County Public Library System, were honored by the Levy County Commission at its meeting on Tuesday.

    Read kept the Williston library open on Tuesdays, as a volunteer, for over 25 years. This is her second retirement — having retired as a public school teacher in Levy County. “This has been a true labor of love and a rare dedication to service,” said County Libraries Director Lisa Brasher.

  • Bronson officials: wastewater bids too high

    The Town of Bronson will have to make accommodations to help cover costs of the upcoming wastewater expansion project.

  • State wants Bronson to honor agreement

    State officials are saying the Town of Bronson will have to make good on a promise to develop some of its land into a park before it can move on to other endeavors.

  • Chiefland, Otter Creek at impasse over water deal

    Otter Creek officials aren’t backing down from what could turn out to be a lawsuit against the City of Chiefland.

  • Williston plans for safer Crab-Fest 2014

    The Ministerial Faith Alliance, Inc. (MFA) and the Williston Community announce plans for a more organized and safe Crab-Fest 2014.

  • Department of Public Safety visits CES

    April is recognized as National 9-1-1 Education Month, and, with this in mind, the Levy County Department of Public Safety (LCDPS) approached the Chiefland Elementary School to present 9-1-1 information to children. LCDPS invited Chiefland Fire Rescue to join the team to deliver the information to students in grades 3 through 5. The two Departments were at the school for three hours April 2, teaching the children when to call 911 and what information they would be asked if they ever had to make that call.