Local News

  • Water district to hold rule change workshops

    The Suwannee River Water Management District will hold two public workshops on Sept. 25 to explain changes to the District’s Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) program as a result of the statewide rule changes that will go into effect Oct. 1.

  • A Day to Remember

    The Chiefland area DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will be honoring A Day to Remember this weekend. The group will be in front of Winn Dixie in Chiefland on  Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will be honoring POWs (Prisoners of War) and MIAs (those Missing In Action) as well handing out Forget Me Nots. Organizers stress that any contributions they receive remain in the Tri-County area and goes to our area veterans.

  • Remembering Sept. 11

    Levy County Sheriff Bobby McCallum speaks at Williston Elementary School to students, educators and community members about the importance of remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

    The school marked the 12th anniversary of the takeover of American passenger planes and crashing them into the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania and the more than 3,000 deaths at the hands of terrorists.

  • Business of the year winner

     Chiefland Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram was named this year’s Business of the Year recipient at the annual Industry of the Year Award Banquet, sponsored by the Greater Area Chiefland Chamber of Commerce. 

    Award recipients are chosen by the Chamber Board of Directors based on nominations made by the general public each year. The selection is based on how the business operates and its level of involvement with the community.

  • Motorcyclist in traffic death identified

    The 68-year-old man who died in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 15 has been indentified as Ewald Josef Hackenberger of Berlin, Germany.

    He is Levy County's 15th traffic fatality for 2013. 

  • County millage at 8.3307

    Levy County property owners will pay a property tax of 8.3307 mills — that is $8.3307 per $1,000 of a home's assessed value after exemptions this year.

  • County renews fire, EMS assessments

    The Levy County Commission unanimously renewed property assessments for fire, EMS and solid waste and raised the road assessments for some property owners to keep up with rising costs in a public hearing on Wednesday, Sept. 11.

    But it did not pass the fire and emergency medical services assessments without first hearing from Morriston resident Frederick Brouse and Pine Lodge bed and breakfast owner Sergio Soares of Inglis.

  • School Board agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 17


    September 17, 2013

    9:00 a.m.

    Regular Session

    1. A)  Call to Order

    2. B)  Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation

    3. C)  Welcome Visitors

    4. D)  Employee Disciplinary Action:

    5. E)  2013-2014 Insurance Renewal Recommendation:

    6. F)  District Strategic Plan:

  • County Commission agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 17, meeting



    September 17, 2013

  • Williston grocery robbery solved with arrest

    A Williston man has admitted committing the Thursday night armed robbery of a manager at the Grocery Depot supermarket, formerly Hitchcock’s, in Williston, according to a Williston Police Department press release.

    Brian Hernandez of Williston was arrested on Friday, Sept. 13, following an investigation and after being advised of his rights confessed to Sgt. James Bond. Hernandez will be charged with armed robbery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault and burglary.