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  • 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. 

  • Free Rape Aggression Defense training

    The Chiefland Police Department will be holding free women's physical defense classes beginning in May.

  • FFA Alumni weekend rodeo starts tonight

    Local cowboys and cowgirls will be joining the Flying “G” Rodeo Company on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. to put on a show at Brookins Arena at Lotoma Ranch to raise money for the Chiefland FFA Alumni Chapter. 

  • Child abuse investigation uncovers sex offender

    Levy County Sheriff's investigators checking out a child abuse complaint found a convicted sex offender who was not registered in Levy County was living in Chiefland with the 6-year-old child's mother and arrested the couple.

    Reggie Coneil Kearney, 37, is charged with one count of felony child abuse and failure to register an address in Levy as required, He is jailed on a $150,000 bond. Kearney was registered at a Gainesville address.

  • More spills in Valdosta

    Pray it doesn't rain in Valdosta, Ga.

  • No formal request yet on ALS

    About 60 people, including two county commissioners, showed up Tuesday night at the Tommy Usher Center in Chiefland to hear what city officials had to say about why Chiefland needs Advanced Life Support status from the county.

  • Atheists monument request denied, again

    The Williston Atheists request to place a monument on a county courthouse forum that is home to a Ten Commandments monument was unanimously denied a second time by the Levy County Commission citing deficiencies in the group's amended application. 

  • Power line parties cause problems

    A Williston woman is in jail, charged with beating a 16-year-old girl so badly during a 4x4 truck party at the Power Lines area on April 7 that the victim needed surgery to repair three breaks in her nose. 

  • Flood warning for Levy County

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL HAS ISSUED A

    * FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... COASTAL LEVY AND INLAND LEVY.

    * FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT

    * WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT... WITH SOME LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...