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Local News

  • 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...

  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, April 26

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Levy County Prevention Coalition will be participating in the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency's National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative.

  • Preparations begin for April 26 Williston Crab Fest

    The Levy County Sheriff’s Office is ramping up planning for the 2014 Williston Crab Festival on April 26, working with a committee of community leaders to ensure a fun, peaceful celebration. 

  • Support learning at Cycle for Education

    Join in for a day of cycling to help support public education in Levy County on Saturday, April 19.

  • Trash at park gets stink eye

    Recent shenanigans alleged to have happened at a Chiefland park over the weekend have city officials worried that activities there may cut into the city's bottom line.

  • FWC once again restricts boating on Suwannee River’s zones 3, 4

    Two additional idle-speed, no-wake zones were reactivated on the Suwannee River Saturday, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials. Three zones are now active on the Santa Fe and Suwannee rivers.

    Zone 3, a 23-mile segment, which runs from Little River Spring to the County Road 340 Bridge at Rock Bluff, was activated when the gauge at Branford reached 24 feet. Zone 3 was previously activated March 25 and lifted April 3.

  • 10 sex offenders caught not following rules

    Ten sex offenders on probation — including two living in a group home in East Williston — have been arrested on charges of violating their probation by having email accounts, Internet access, child pornography, computers and mobile phones. All are prohibited by the terms of their release into the communities in Levy County.

  • Andrews Road closed in Devil's Hammock

    From the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:

    Due to hazardous road conditions where flooding is taking place and to ensure public safety, the following WMA roads have been temporarily closed to vehicle traffic.  This is effective from April 10 until lead managing agencies determine that flooding has subsided such that these roads are safe for public vehicle use.

    Devil’s Hammock WMA – Andrews Road (closed by Levy County).