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  • Disability Expo May 10

    The Levy County Commission gave its endorsement to the Fanning Springs Disability Expo hosted by the The ARC of Levy County, Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), the Florida Disabled Outdoors Association (FDOA) and the Department of Environmental Protection.

  • City makes formal request for county ALS workshop

    Chiefland is moving forward in its pursuit of advanced life support (ALS) status from the county.

  • Deputies bust 2nd meth lab in week

    Levy County Sheriff's deputies on Wednesday arrested a man on a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, better known as meth, and dismantled the chemical operation the second such bust in a week, according to an arrest report.

  • 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.